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Expeditions Application

We are excited that you have chosen to do a La Vida College Expedition! We will do our best to process your application within one week of submission. Once we have reviewed it, we will send you a confirmation of acceptance to the trip you requested, or we will inform you if you have been placed on a waitlist. Please wait to hear from us before making travel plans. 

By submitting this application, you agree that you have read and understood the cancellation policy as stated in the dates and costs page.  

Please Note: This form will timeout and erase answers after 20 minutes.

College Expeditions Application

Please give thought to each answer so that we can get to know you a little better before your trip. The La Vida staff use your application to place you in a group. We will follow up with you on any food or medical needs you might have.

1. Course preference and availability for PED016 2020. Please note that the May and August trips are split into two departure dates to accommodate the number of students. You will be notified of your departure date after you apply.

May Trip 5/17 or 5/18-29 (current students only)
June Trip 6/22-7/3 (incoming and current students)
July Trip 7/7-7/18(incoming and current students)
Late July Trip 7/21-8/1 (incoming and current students)
August Trip 8/8 or 8/9-8/20 (incoming students, current students by petition)

2. Specific patrol request (The main mode of travel for "Mountain" is hiking on trails. The main mode of travel for "Canoe" is on the water.)


3. Reason for specific patrol request:

4. Year in college at time of registration


5. First Name

6. Last Name

7. Nickname

8. College ID number (Given to you by admissions. You do not need this to apply, but it is helpful in distinguishing students.)

9. Home Address

10. City

11. State

12. Zip

13. Country

14. Home Phone

15. Cell Phone

16. Personal Email (if you have not been assigned a Gordon email yet)

17. Gordon Email

18. Household/parent or guardian email

19. Sex


20. Age

21. Birth date (mm/dd/yyyy)

22. Height

23. Weight

24. Major

25. Extracurricular activities:

26. How did you hear about and decide to apply for this Expedition? What is the main reason you want to go on the trip?

27. Most students have never camped before La Vida, but if you have any previous camping, hiking, or canoeing experience, please let us know:

28. What three words best describe your temperament?

29. What three goals would you hope to accomplish during your La Vida experience?

30. La Vida highly values community and the input of each individual in the group. What gifts, talents, values, etc., would you bring to your La Vida small group?

31. Are you taking any prescribed medications? Please list the medication and reason for taking it.

32. Do you have any food allergies or dietary needs? Please check all that apply.

Lactose Intolerant
Other Food Allergies

33. If you made a selection above, please explain the allergy and its severity:

34. Do you carry an EpiPen for your food allergy? (If yes, please note you must bring your own EpiPen in addition to the ones we carry in the first-aid kit.)


35. Do you have an allergy to bee stings? (Yes/No/Severity) If yes, do you carry an EpiPen? (Please note that you must bring your own EpiPen in addition to the ones we carry in the first-aid kit)

36. Due to the strenuous nature of the activities and remote environment, are there any physical, emotional or mental health concerns we need to be aware of?

37. Are there any special logistical needs, requirements or prayer requests for this upcoming experience? Your Sherpas pray for you by name before the expedition.

38. On a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the highest, rate yourself in health

39. On a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the highest, rate yourself in physical strength

40. On a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the highest, rate yourself in endurance

41. On a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the highest, rate yourself in desire for spiritual growth

42. Are you interested in carpooling? If we see that multiple students are coming from the same area, we will connect by email those that say they're interested.


43. I have read the cancellation policy and agree to abide by that policy. I understand that I may be charged $50-$300 for cancelling before the trip starts.