General Trip Information

The following general information pertains to all overnight trips.

Participants must be able to meet general trip expectations for all overnight trips. Specific trip eligibility is listed in the program guide information. For all trips lasting longer than three days and two nights, participants must attend an NSSRA overnight trip prior to the registration deadline for the desired trip in order for NSSRA staff to assess the individual’s readiness for the trip. Assessments will be completed at the end of all trips to determine eligibility for future trips.

General Trip Expectations
To meet the essential requirements for all NSSRA overnight trips, participants must be able to:

1) Meet all expectations outlined in the Code of Conduct, listed in each program guide.
2) Participate in a group setting and follow all scheduled activities.
3) Demonstrate appropriate social skills with peers, staff and members of the public.
4) Carry out activities of daily living, with or without staff assistance.
5) Respectfully share living space with other participants and staff.

Activities of Daily Living
All participants are required to adhere to NSSRA participant expectations on page 9 for the duration of the trip. Depending on the trip, NSSRA staff are available to provide different levels of reminders, prompting and assistance for activities of daily living (i.e. toileting, showering, brushing teeth, dressing and feeding). Specific expectations for carrying out activities of daily living on trips are listed in the program guide information.

Participants may be expected to share rooms, and possibly beds, with peers of the same gender. Specific housing details are listed in the program guide information. To arrange for a single room or bed, if available, please call the trip contact listed in the program guide by the designated registration deadline. An additional fee may apply for these arrangements.

NSSRA staff may not be present in all rooms during downtime, personal care/hygiene time or overnight. Room assignments will be made at the staff’s discretion. Participants are expected to stay in their rooms and be respectful of their roommates. To arrange for a staff member to be present in the room overnight, please call the trip contact as listed in the program guide by the designated registration deadline.

Full refunds will be made up to the registration deadline. Refunds of no more than 50% of the fee will be made up to four weeks prior to the trip pending pre-paid expenses. In the event that NSSRA cancels a trip, a full refund will be made.

For registration information, click here to view our Registration Policies.