Pricing & Scholarships

WYP is for everyone!

Wilderness Youth Project offers a wide range of pricing options to meet your family’s financial needs.

Thanks to the generosity of community members and supporters, we can offer scholarships and subsidized programs to families needing financial assistance.  You'll see these financial aid options presented as you register for programs.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at ertvfgene@jlc.bet or 805-964-8096 for more information.

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How Pricing Works

Program Fees

WYP charges the actual cost of the programs (staff compensation + program expenses). You can find the program fees on the current master schedule on each program's webpage (school yearsummer programs) or on the registration website. Scholarships are available based on financial need for WYP school year and summer programs.

WYP also offers Bridge to Nature subsidized programs at no cost to participants at a variety of low-income schools and partner organization sites.

Scholarships Available

Scholarship Amounts:  For families that would like financial assistance, scholarship amounts are automatically calculated in our registration system based on the income/family size information you provide during registration. The amount is based on the Scholarship Eligibility by Income chart below.

Scholarship Limits: WYP has a limit of one session per week (school-year programs) or two weeks of camp (summer camps), per child, with scholarship levels 3-6. Additional sessions or weeks require payment of at least Scholarship Level 2.

If you would like to waive your scholarship or request more significant financial support, please contact us at ertvfgene@jlc.bet or 805-964-8096 for more information.

Scholarship Eligibility by Income Chart

WYP Scholarship Level HUD Income Level
Family Size (across top)
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Scholarship 6
(95% discount)
Acutely Low $16,770 $18,870 $20,955 $22,635 $24,315 $25,984 $27,661
Scholarship 5
(80% discount)
Extremely Low $33,540 $37,740 $41,910 $45,270 $48,630 $51,968 $55,321
Scholarship 4
(57% discount)
Very Low $55,900 $62,900 $69,850 $75,450 $81,050 $86,614 $92,202
Scholarship 3
(32% discount)
Median $80,080 $90,090 $100,100 $108,108 $116,116 $124,124 $132,132
Scholarship 2
(22% discount)
Lower $89,550 $100,750 $111,900 $120,900 $129,850 $138,756 $147,708
Scholarship 1
(15% discount)
Moderate $96,096 $108,108 $120,120 $129,730 $139,339 $148,949 $158,558

Note: Income limits are based on California Housing and Community Development Guidelines for Santa Barbara.

WYP Cancellation Policy

We understand that sometimes cancellations are necessary and we will work with your family to issue refunds when possible and reasonable. If you have any concerns or questions about the refund policy detailed below, do not hesitate to contact us at ertvfgene@jlc.bet or (805) 964-8096.

Session Deposits & Transfers

A one-time, non-refundable, deposit of $30 will be charged upon registration, per seasonal session. This $30 fee is per family, per seasonal session, and is non-refundable on canceled registrations. 

  • School Year: We require families to pay their full balance two weeks before the start of the session. Deposit fees may not be transferred to a different session (for example a deposit paid for fall session may not be transferred to winter session), but the deposit may be transferred one time to a different registration in the same session. After one transfer has been made to a different registration, a new deposit fee will need to be charged for any new registrations.
  • Summer: We require families to pay their full balance as of June 1st for all weekly programs during summer session. You may change your child's camp once at no cost if a request is received 15 or more full working days before the original reserved camp date. The deposit fee already paid will be applied. After that, a new deposit fee will need to be paid for any new registrations. 

Cancellations & Refunds

All cancellations must be made in writing, clearly stating your request to cancel and your desired last-day or weekly camp dates. The $30 deposit fee is non-refundable on canceled registrations. 

We do not give refunds for participants that are unable to attend a program because they are sick.

  • School Year: Families pay for multiple weeks of seasonal programming that we call sessions (eg fall, winter spring).  If you need to cancel during your enrolled session, you will be charged for the next scheduled week of programming.  A prorated refund will then be issued for any remaining weeks left on your paid balance. 
  • Summer: When summer camp cancellations are received 15 or more full working days before the reserved camp date, you will receive a 90% refund minus the $30 non-refundable deposit. Between 7-14 full working days before the reserved camp date, you will receive a 50% refund minus the $30 non-refundable deposit.When cancelation occurs fewer than 7 full working days before the reserved camp date, families are not eligible for a refund. Although we do have waiting lists, people often make other plans and we can’t always fill a spot on short notice.

Additionally - you can consider turning your refundable amount into a tax-deductible donation to support one of the many children in our programs receiving a scholarship.

Next Steps

Donate to the scholarship fund

Most WYP participants receive scholarship support. That support comes from a generous community of supporters - from the eight year old who donates $5 of his allowance to our generous grant makers and major donors who make scholarships possible.  You're invited to join the family of WYP supporters!

We're here to help!

Reach out if you still have questions we haven’t answered here or if you want to find out more about WYP.