Altruism Institute
A once in a lifetime experience for park & recreation professionals
2017 Program - Monday, September 18 thru Friday, September 22

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What can I expect after I register?
    Once you have registered for the Institute, you will receive a Profile & Request Form for completion as well as an Institute Schedule. The Profile & Request Form is where you will have the opportunity to tell us a bit more about yourself and your travel plans, select your preferred accommodations, select your vest and shirt size, etc.
  2. How should I prepare for my trip?
    Once you have committed to participating in the Institute, you will need to make travel arrangements while keeping in mind that the Institute will begin at 5 p.m. on Monday, September 18 at Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort. Packing for Colorado in September will be a pleasure - mild daytime temperatures averaging in the mid 70s with 50s in the evenings, lots of sunshine, and beautiful landscapes await you. Pack for comfort - casual attire is encouraged. Don't forget things like sunscreen, sun glasses, a hat, your camera, walking or hiking shoes, a jacket and play clothes!
  3. Getting to and from the Institute
    Plan to arrive at Denver International Airport on Monday, September 18, prior to 1:30 p.m. Shuttles will pick up participants in the baggage claim area at noon and 1:30 pm. The ride from the airport will include beverages and snacks, and a guided history of the area including the famed South Park national heritage site (for which the animated sitcom was named). Transportation back to the airport will be provided after the Institute concludes at 10 am on Friday, September 22. Participants are encouraged to schedule return flights for anytime after 2 pm on September 22.
  4. Will I get any prep materials in advance?
    Approximately 6-8 weeks out from the Institute you will receive a Resource Packet that will include readings, information about the host region, and a variety of other valuable information intended to help you in your preparation.
  5. What is the Colorado Gear Package?
    All Institute participants will receive a Colorado Gear Package which will include a high quality outerwear vest, shirt, a daypack, a stainless steel water bottle and other Colorado brand goodies as keepsakes of the Institute experience.
  6. Why just 24 participants?
    Due to the intensive nature of the content and an interest in making sure the program is grounded in conversation (and not lecture), it is important that participation numbers be limited. We wish to create an interactive experience for everyone involved.