Pricing & Scholarships

WYP is for everyone!

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.  You'll see these financial aid options presented as you register for programs.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us at or 805-964-8096 for more information.


How Pricing Works

Program Fee: This is the actual cost of the programs. (Staff costs + program expenses)

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)

2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Level 5 Extremely Low $28,600 $32,150 $35,700 $38,600 $41,450 $44,300 $47,150
Level 4 Very Low $47,600 $53,550 $59,500 $64,300 $69,050 $78,800 $78,550
Level 3 Median $70,250 $79,000 $87,800 $94,800 $101,850 $108,850 $115,900
Level 2 Lower $76,250 $85,800 $95,300 $102,950 $110,550 $118,200 $125,800
Level 1 Moderate $84,300 $94,800 $105,350 $113,800 $122,200 $130,650 $139,050

Note: Income limits are based on California Housing and Community Development Guidelines, FOR SANTA BARBARA, CA

Cancellation Policy 

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.

You may change your child's camp once at no cost. (The retainer fee already paid will be applied.) After that, WYP will charge $5 per change. (This applies to both summer camps and school-year programs.)

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.


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.