Reconnect Earth Summer 2021 Trips Application Questions Preview

Below are the questions you should be prepared to answer when filling out our summer trips application form. Complete the actual form here when you’re ready.

Basic information

First name 

Last name

Email

Phone number

Your age

School you go to, or what you’re doing these days if not in school (optional)

Town or city you would be traveling from

State/province

Please check the set of trip dates you MOST prefer

  • July 17th – July 25th
  • August 14th – August 22nd

Please check ALL sets of trip dates that would work for you 

  • July 17th – July 25th
  • August 14th – August 22nd

Did another participant recommend you apply to join a trip? If so, what is their name? (Optional)

The questions below will help us understand why you’re interested in joining a Summer 2021 Reconnect Earth trip.

What motivates you to want to join a Reconnect Earth trip this summer? 

What’s one or more social, environmental, or other issue you would like to be able to take action on? List as many as you want! 

Please briefly describe any experience you have with activism, grassroots organizing, or advocating for causes you care about. (Optional – having experience is not required)

These next questions will help us ensure you can participate safely and comfortably.

Please briefly describe your level of experience with hiking, camping, or other outdoor activities (having experience is not required). 

How much exercise do you get in a typical week? Please provide the type of activity, duration, and number of times per week (example: biking, 45 minutes, 3 times per week). 

Do you have a history of any of the following medical conditions?

Heart/cardiac issues (heart attack, coronary artery disease etc.)?
Asthma or other respiratory problems?
Gastrointestinal issues?
Neurological issues?
Seizures?
Diabetes?
Disorders of the urinary or reproductive tract?
Dizziness/vertigo or fainting spells?
Recent broken bones or other severe injuries?
No history of medical issues
Other: 

If you checked any of the physical/medical conditions above, please provide some details about your history with the condition and how you think it might affect your participation in a Reconnect Earth trip. (Optional)

Do you have any of the following cognitive, behavioral, or emotional conditions?

Depression
Anxiety
Eating disorder
Alcohol/drug addiction
No cognitive, behavioral, or emotional conditions
Other: 

If you checked any of the cognitive, behavioral, or emotional conditions above, please provide some details about your history with the condition and how you think it might affect your participation in a Reconnect Earth trip. (Optional)

If you checked any of the physical/medical OR cognitive, behavior, or emotional issues above, what could we do to help you participate in a Reconnect Earth trip more comfortably? (Optional)

Reconnect Earth is committed to making our trips accessible to people regardless of race, gender, and economic backgrounds. It’s helpful if you answer these questions to the extent you feel comfortable. (Optional section)

How would you describe your race/ethnicity?

What gender pronouns do you use?

What would you say is your economic class background?

  • Lower-income/working class
  • Middle class
  • Upper class
  • Other

Do you identify as any of the following?

  • Recent immigrant
  • Speaker of more than one language
  • Current or aspiring first-generation college student
  • Veteran
  • Member of the LGBTQ+ community

Scholarship request (Optional section)

Normal tuition for Reconnect Earth’s Summer 2021 trips is $575. Our scholarship fund is an essential part of our commitment to making our trips accessible for all. We welcome scholarship applications, but ask that you only fill out a request if you really need it to participate. I would like to request:

  • A 50% scholarship (you pay $267.50)
  • A 83% scholarship (you pay $95)

Would you please briefly describe your current financial situation to the degree you feel comfortable?

If you did not receive a scholarship, would you still be able to participate in a Reconnect Earth trip?

  • No, I would not be able to participate
  • I would still participate
  • I could participate but would choose not to
  • I’m not sure

Have you looked into ways you might be able to raise money to help cover tuition, for example from your school or through creative fundraising ideas? If so please describe.

Ready to join a trip? Fill out the actual application form here!