Reservation & Payments – Space at the Cripple River Camp is limited, so registration should be done as soon as possible. An initial payment of $175 is required at the time of registration (initial payment is non-refundable and non-transferable). All outstanding balances and documentation must be received by the Alaska Department on or before June 1, 2013. Non-payment is subject to cancellation. If you register after June 1, 2013, payment in full is required and may be subject to additional fees. Registrations are not reserved or guaranteed until a participant has paid in full or been set on the Monthly EZ Pay Program.
Payment Plans – The GPAA offers affordable payment plan options that are customized to meet the requirements of your trip. Payment plans are offered with no interest or penalty fees and are deducted in equal monthly installments every third Thursday prior to your trip. Opting for the payment plan also guarantees that your trip space and/or ATV’s are reserved for you. All major credit and/or debit cards are accepted for the payment plans.
What is Included – The 2013 Alaska Expedition price is offered at $1,450 per person (base price). Each additional week is $1050, except the eighth week which is $850, but only if registering multiple weeks. The eighth week price does not apply if participating only one week, base price required. Special offer: Pay for seven weeks and get the eighth week free. Ground transportation provided between Nome Airport and the Cripple River Mining Camp for arrivals and departures. Lodging, meals, prospecting and mining equipment, classes and seminars are included. The price does not include personal items, ATV’s, fishing licenses, gifts, etc. The Alaska Expedition price does not include cost of airfare. A complete list of “what to expect” and “what to bring” will be in your confirmation packet. Must be 12 years or older to participate.
Trip Schedule – Current plans are to operate the Cripple River Mining Camp between June 29th, 2013 and August 25th, 2013. These are seven-day weeks with the choice of Saturday-to-Saturday arrival and departure or Sunday-to-Sunday. Non-standard arrivals and departures may be arranged prior to your trip beginning (Subject to additional fees).
Cancellations – Payments are refundable (less initial $175) only if GPAA is notified in writing no later than April 1, 2013.
Travel Information – The Expedition cost does not include airfare to Nome. Participants are responsible for acquiring and making their own travel airfare arrangements to Nome. If a participant needs assistance arranging travel to Nome, they are encouraged to contact the GPAA Travel Department at 888-446-5333. The GPAA will require a copy of the travel itinerary of arrival and departure dates no later than June 1, 2013. Trip begins and ends at the Nome Airport. The GPAA highly recommends you acquire travel insurance.
Accommodations – Participants will be assigned to a four or six-man hooch or couples/partners to a two-couple, semi-private hooch. No promises or guarantees will be given for special accommodations or requests. Outer Camp trip reservations are available on a first-come basis depending on availability.
Trip Documents – When participants register, the GPAA will send documents that will be required to be completed and returned. A liability waiver will be included relieving the GPAA of responsibility. Other forms may be required. All required documents are due on, or before, June 1, 2013.
ATV Rentals – There are a limited number of ATV’s available at camp for rent. The price is $370 per trip week for a 2x4 ATV and $450 per trip week for a 4x4 ATV . Advance payments are required to register them ahead of time, or $65 a day paid in camp. Both are on a first- come, first-serve basis. Fuel fees may apply. Please mark on the registration form if you are interested in an ATV rental and for how many weeks. Must be 16 years or older to operate the ATV’s (prices are subject to change).