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Policy

  1. New enrollees will have one (1) year to complete the requirements for graduation. WBC will no longer be offering the second year free for students who do not complete the course in the first year.

  2. If you lose your WBC ID card during the year, you may obtain a new card by paying $10.

  3. Harassment, drunkenness or any other behavior deemed disruptive by a WBC Staff member or Chapter Outings Leader will not be tolerated. Such behavior will be grounds for immediate dismissal from WBC and all functions.

  4. Guns, electronic sound-generating equipment, pets, and children are not allowed in class or on outings. Please shut off the volume on your phone before class and turn your phone's Airplane Mode ON before a trip, or you may be asked to leave.

  5. WBC encourages you to carpool to conserve resources but the staff and/or leaders cannot organize carpools or caravans because of liability issues. However the leaders will usually set aside time during the class for you to make your own arrangements.

  6. All students need to be able to hike Iron Mountain, from the parking lot to the saddle (where the sign is at the T-intersection) in 50 minutes, while carrying 15 pounds in their daypack. If you need more time than 50 minutes to complete the day hike at Iron Mountain, we will strongly encourage you to take time to further condition and return for class the following year.

  7. You are responsible for you own safety and well being. If you do not feel safe performing any aspect of an outing, notify the leader and request an alternative.

  8. It is your responsibility to "stay found" at all times.

  9. Due to the fact that sign up sheets carry personal medical information about a student, no student can sign up for another student unless a permission form has been signed and submitted by the first student. 

  10. Refund policy:

    We understand that there are times when you may register for a course such as WBC and then life gets in the way. Therefore, if you would like to transfer your registration to a friend, family member, colleague or stranger, that is possible, you would just get the payment from them and let us know who you would like to transfer the registration to by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    In the past, we have had a waiting list. If we are able to fill your spot with a paid registration, we would be happy to do so and refund your registration fee. In order to do this, you must let us know that you'd like to cancel by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will put you on our cancellation list. There is no guarantee that we will have a wait list.

    If you have a sudden, unexpected medical condition that can be verified by a medical doctor's documentation prior to the second class, we will be able to provide you with a refund. We will not be able to provide refunds after the second class.

    No administrative or handling fees will be charged, but the WBC book, compass, and UTM grid will have to be returned before receiving a refund.

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18 Years of Age

Persons 18 years of age and older are eligible to take this course.

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