Updated 11/16/2021

Dear BOSS community,

We ran all of our scheduled courses for 2021. Thanks to the massive efforts of all our field and logistical staff, our students, and our community, we are happy to report no known COVID cases associated with BOSS.


For 2022 courses 

We are asking that all students show proof of COVID vaccination or reasonable exemption. Exemptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All student will be required to show proof of a negative PCR test from within five days of their course start date.

We recognize that this is a thorny issue, and are proud of BOSS’s history of welcoming everyone up to the challenge. We don’t make these decisions lightly. BOSS has decided to require vaccinations for students on the strong recommendation of our medical advisor, and in consideration of all the best information we can gather. If conditions change, we will update our policy.


Resources for making this policy and these procedures

– BOSS medical advisor
– Peer organizations
– SouthWest Utah Public Health Department

COVID-19 Cancellation Policies:

– Students who cancel due to direct impacts of COVID-19 fall under our standard cancellation policies.

– Students who fail to receive a test within five days before they come to BOSS or they do not provide proof of vaccination or reasonable exemption will not be allowed to join their course, and our standard cancellation policies will apply to these students.

– If BOSS cancels your course due to COVID-19 impacts or restrictions, BOSS will provide a 100% transfer*, credit*, or refund (minus non-recoverable processing fees**). BOSS will not cover any travel or lodging expenses lost.

BOSS strongly recommends all students purchase travel insurance to cover travel expenses and tuition impacted due to COVID-19 or other unforeseen circumstances.

*Tuition credit must be used in the 2022 or 2023 BOSS seasons.
**Processing fees: includes a $5.95 registration fee and 3.95% for credit card payment or 1.95% for eCheck payments made on tuition, per student. These fees come from the registration and credit card processing software we use and are non-refundable.
Contact us with any questions.

BOSS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Join our community to receive exclusive survival knowledge, news, and discounts in your inbox.