We require a $150.00 nonrefundable deposit at the time of registration for all participants.
We believe it is vital for everyone, regardless of means, to have access to wild places, high-quality experiential education, and meaningful stewardship opportunities. We do not discriminate based on any factor, including your ability to pay at one level or another.
What is Tiered Pricing?
Tiered pricing is a personal pricing system used by similar organizations across the country. We offer a three-tiered pricing structure. Fees are based on the type of activity and length of the course. Our tiered pricing allows everyone to choose the level of payment that meets your financial capabilities. We do not require any documentation–you choose what tier you can pay.
Tier 1 pricing covers the true cost of the program you are signing up for-including full salaries, facility upkeep, gear, and insurance costs. When you choose to pay our Tier 1 price, you are taking an active role in supporting the full cost of your program.
Tier 2 pricing includes a small subsidy for families, in or out of the state of West Virginia, who may not be able to swing the fully loaded price.
Tier 3 historically our ‘in-state tuition” level. We are now happy to extend this rate to any family in need including those who live outside of West Virginia.
What is included in this price?
Experience Learning will provide all necessary technical gear while on a program including, expedition size internal frame backpacks, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, tents, stoves, water filters, helmets and other activity specific gear, use permits, all program food, and guided instruction (each group will contain 8 – 14 participants, and 2 Experience Learning instructors). All of our gear undergoes screening, cleaning, and sanitization processes before going into the field. All sleeping bags are made of synthetic materials and are rated below 32 degrees. If bringing gear from home, it must meet the same specifications.
We require a $150 non-refundable deposit to hold your place on the week of camp. If you cancel more than two weeks before the program start date, we will retain the $150 deposit and you will receive a refund for the remaining camp tuition. If you cancel within two weeks, we unfortunately cannot issue a refund. However, we can transfer the amount you have paid to a camp later on in the summer, or if you find someone to take your spot we can transfer the funds to their registration. Your funds can only be applied to a new participant to your camp, not someone already registered. The new participant can be registered for another camp, but must keep that enrollment in addition to the new camp.
A limited amount of need-based scholarships is available to families to help further reduce the cost. Applications are considered on a first come first served basis and priority will be given to campers who have not previously received a scholarship.
Apply for a Need-based Scholarship Here
We require a $150.00 non-refundable deposit at the time of registration. If a participant cancels more than 30 days before the program start date, we will retain the $150.00 deposit and the remaining program tuition will be refunded. If a participant cancels within 30 days of the program start date for any reason you will not receive a refund. If you apply for a scholarship and don’t receive one you will be eligible for a full refund.
Payment is due in full by April 1st, 2023. If payment is not received by then the spot on the program week will be forfeited to a camper on the waiting list. No refunds will be issued within 30 days from the program start date. Please contact us if you need to set up a payment plan to help alleviate the pressure of paying the full tuition at once.
Removal of Participant from Program
If a participant chooses to leave or is removed from the program for behavioral, motivational (including homesickness), and/or medical reasons Experience Learning will not offer a refund.
In Case of Course Cancellation
We require a minimum of eight participants and reserve the right to cancel the program if we do not meet the minimum. In the event that we need to cancel a program session, you will be notified within 30 days of the start of the program, and you will receive a full refund.