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 gro.pyw@rartsiger or 805-964-8096 for more information.
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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||$24,100||$27,100||$30,100||$32,550||$34,950||$38,060||$42,380|
|Level 4||Very Low||$40,150||$45,150||$50,150||$54,200||$58,200||$62,200||$66,200|
Note: Income limits are based on California Housing and Community Development Guidelines, FOR SANTA BARBARA, CA, found at http://www.hcd.ca.gov/grants-funding/income-limits/state-and-federal-income-limits/docs/inc2k17.pdf
WYP programs seem so expensive. How much does the camp actually cost? The program fee represents the actual cost per camper for our program. 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 plus vans and insurance adds up. It also adds value!
Cancellation Policy (for non Nature Link programs)
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!
**COVID-19 refund policy: WYP will offer a full refund if a camper cannot attend camp due to any illness of the camper or any shared household person of the camper. This includes the deposit.