P.O.E.T. Get-A-Way FAQs
- How much does the POET Getaway cost and what is included?
- What skill level do I need to have?
- When can I register?
- Can athletes participate in the POET Getaway?
- What are the time requirements?
- I've registered for the POET Getaway, what now?
- I have my completed forms. How do I submit them?
- How do I get to the Whittier College campus from the airport?
- When can we move in to our Whittier College residence hall?
- Can I ship my belongings to Whittier College ahead of time?
- Are you going to feed me during the POET Getaway?
- What is the POET Getaway Cancellation Policy?
Common Pre-Registration Questions
The fee for the trip is $350. Some scholarships are available at the discretion of the LEAP Director. Spaces will be filled in the order applications are received. Once registered for the POET Getaway, LEAP staff will contact participants with further direction. Note: All documentation required by the Student Heath & Wellness MUST be submitted prior to check-in.
Costs include transportation, a canteen to use throughout the excursion, camp fees, permit and park entrance fees, group gear (such as tents, stoves, etc.), experienced guides, and all meals starting from dinner on check-in day and ending with dinner the night before the start of Orientation. Make sure to include dietary concerns on the registration form.
The trip is suitable for all skill levels and is a great way to experience the outdoors for the first time in a friendly environment. Our guides are also comfortable adjusting their trips at any point to suit the skill levels and needs of participants. A positive attitude and willingness to try new things is, of course, also important.
Registration for POET Getaway 2014 opens May 7. Last day to register is July 15.
Athletes should check with their coach. Some athletes arrive back to campus early for try-outs and practices, making participation in the POET Getaway difficult.
If you register for the POET Getaway it is understood that you will participate in all activities. Scheduled activities begin with dinner on September 2 at approximately 4:30 p.m. and conclude with a closing dinner on September 5 at approximately 8:30 p.m. Do not make any plans during this time.
Common Post-Registration Questions
You will receive a confirmation email to let you know that we have received your registration. In addition, LEAP will also send along a few trip-specific forms you will need to complete prior to attending the POET Getaway. Note: All documentation required by the Student Heath & Wellness MUST be submitted prior to check-in.
Forms should be submitted to the LEAP Office:
Via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Via fax to: 562.464.4501
Via mail to: LEAP Office, 13406 E. Philadelphia Street, Whittier, CA 90608.
The closest airports to Whittier College are Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Ontario Airport (ONT), or Long Beach Airport (LGB). Unfortunately, we are not able to provide transportation to campus from the airport. Check out any of the following websites for transportation options available to you:
Those registered for the POET Getaway will have the opportunity to move in to their residence hall room between 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. the day before the getaway starts. Stop by the Leadership Experience & Programs (LEAP) Office for your key. The LEAP Office is located in the Campus Center (on the corner of Painter Ave. & Earlham Dr.) next to the bookstore. When arriving to campus, you will be given time to settle into your residence hall room (this will be the room you will stay in for the academic year). You will stay in your residence hall room that first night and leave for the POET Getaway the following morning.
If you ship any of your belongings ahead of your travel, they will be available to pick up after you have settled in to your residence hall room. The Whittier College Mail Room is open until 4:00 p.m. on weekdays. Sometimes shipments may take an extra day or two to be delivered to campus, so make sure you ship everything with enough lead time! For information on shipping address, etc. visit the Mail Room website: www.whittier.edu/mail
Meals will be provided to all POET Getaway participants starting at dinner on check-in day and ending with dinner the night before the start of Orientation. Make sure to include dietary concerns on the registration form.
No refunds, credits, or cancelations after August 1