The application process for True North Treks is pretty straightforward. Because there are a couple steps, please make sure to read and follow our application instructions below before getting started:
Step 1: Medical Approval. Click on this linked Medical History Form Page and send either a PDF of this form or a URL (it's also a secure online form) to your medical professional who is knowledgeable of your cancer history and situation. Please ask them to return it to the attention of Gwen Victorson (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than 2 weeks after you send it to them. Once we receive your form it will be reviewed by our medical advisory board members, which can take between 2-4 weeks.
***For survivor/caregiver treks we also require caregivers to send us their completed Caregiver Medical History Forms, however caregivers may complete it themselves without needing a medical professional to do so on their behalf unless we have questions or concerns. Caregiver medical history forms should also be emailed to Gwen Victorson (email@example.com).
Step 2: Online Application: Complete the following online application below to the best of your ability. If you are a caregiver who is applying for a survivor/caregiver trek, you also need to complete your own separate application form below.
Step 3: Refundable Deposit: If you prefer to mail us a refundable deposit check of $350 instead of providing us with your credit card number, please mail this to us within 2 weeks of submitting this application. You can learn more about the details of this in the online application form below.
Step 4: Booking Flights: Once you have: 1) Completed your online application; 2) Been medically approved, and 3) Provided us with your deposit, we'll book your flight.
Step 5: Pre-Trek Orientation: After all of these logistics are in place, we'll put you in touch with one of our staff, who will set up a phone call to get some information on your experience in the outdoors and what gear you might have (or not have) and what you can do to be best prepared. It will also be a good time for you to ask any specific questions you might have. We'll also send you some pre-trek info to help you get a sense of the area and some of the activities we'll be doing.
Our Gratitude In Advance For Your Responsiveness & Conscientiousness: As you can imagine, we're processing a lot of applications with a very small and mostly volunteer staff. We greatly appreciate your efforts to be responsive to our emails or phone calls if we have any follow up questions. If you encounter any problems or have questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us and we'll be happy to assist!