Wilderness Youth Project offers a wide range of pricing options to meet your family’s financial needs. Families who can support WYP by paying our Program Fee are supporting the actual cost of our work. We work hard to raise funds from community members and supporters so that we can offer scholarships to families needing financial assistance. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 805-964-8096 for more information.
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Please see specific pages for our various camps for pricing for specific camps.
WYP Pricing Levels
Program Fee: This is the actual cost of running the program for Wilderness Youth Project
Scholarship Levels 1-6, Subsidy: For families that need financial assistance. Scholarship amounts are automatically calculated in our registration system based on the income/family size information you provide per the chart below.
If your family qualifies for a scholarship, and would like to pay above or below the amount shown for your preferred program in the “Price with Scholarship” column, you may enter a different amount on the “Review and Pay” page at the end of the registration process.
WYP has a limit of one session/week (School-year programs) or two weeks of camp (Summer camps), per child, with a scholarship below Scholarship Level 2. Additional sessions or weeks require payment of at least Scholarship Level 2.
Scholarship Eligibility by Income
WYP Scholarship Level
HUD Income Level
Family Size (across top)
|Level 5||Extremely Low||$20,200||$22,750||$25,250||$28,440||$32,580||$36,730||$40,890|
|Level 4||Very Low||$33,700||$37,900||$42,100||$45,500||$48,850||$52,250||$55,600|
Note: Income limits are based on California Housing and Community Development Guidelines, FOR SANTA BARBARA, CA, found at http://www.hcd.ca.gov/hpd/hrc/rep/state/incNote.html
WYP programs seem so expensive. How much does the camp actually cost? The program fee represents the actual cost per camper for our program and is $15 an hour. In order to provide the “magic” of WYP we maintain a 4:1 ratio of youth to mentors. That ratio means we can do real mentoring and adventuring, safely and outside. Paying for two staff (starting staff pay is $10.50 per hour) plus vans and insurance adds up. It also adds value! If you break our program pricing down by the hour ($15 an hour for Program Fee to $10 for Scholarship Level 2), it might be less than you pay your babysitter.
Price per week for our programs
(Prices listed are Program Fee, Scholarship Level 1, and Scholarship Level 2):
Chickadees meet for 4 hours (9 am to 1 pm), with 9 participants per group.
Pricing per week is $65 (Program Fee), $55 (Scholarship Level 1), $45 (Scholarship Level 2).
Young Eagles, PMJ and NWL meet for 3 hours (3 pm to 6 pm) (2.5 hours Nov-March), with 12 participants per group.
Pricing per week is $45 (Program Fee), $38 (Scholarship Level 1), $30 (Scholarship Level 2).
Homeschool meets for 4 hours (9 am to 1 pm), with 12 participants per group.
Pricing per week is $60 (Program Fee), $50 (Scholarship Level 1), $40 (Scholarship Level 2).
Ojai Young Eagles meets for 2.5 hours (3:30 to 6), with 12 participants per group. Pricing per week is $35 (Program Fee), $30 (Scholarship Level 1), $25 (Scholarship Level 2).
A one-time non-refundable deposit of $30 will be charged upon registration, per session. A $30 retainer fee per family, per session is non-refundable on cancelled registrations.This retainer fee may not be transferred to a different session or participant.
We require families to pay their full program balance for any cancellations that happen within 5 working days of the start of a session. WYP staff will do everything possible to fill the spot, and if filled, you will only be charged the $30 non-refundable deposit. Though we do have waiting lists, people often make other plans and we can’t always fill a spot on short notice. Thanks for your understanding and support!