Mountain Stewards Summer Camp Payment Policy
We believe it is vital for everyone, regardless of means, to have access to wild places, high-quality experiential education, and meaningful stewardship opportunities. Thanks to the generosity of private donors, we are able to provide all West Virginia youth this experience at a reduced rate (see program page for specific price per course). A limited amount of need based scholarships are available to West Virginia families to help further reduce the cost. We require a $75.00 deposit at the time of registration for all participants. We encourage families that are able to make an additional donation above the minimum cost to please do so. Your tax-deductible donation will be used to provide this meaningful summer program to more youth.
Suggested Income Guidelines for Camper Scholarships
Household of 2 – up to $33,400
Household of 3 – up to $37,600
Household of 4 – up to $41,750
Household of 5 – up to $45,100
Household of 6 – up to $48,450
Household of 7 – up to $51,800
What is included in this price?
Experience Learning will provide campers with all necessary technical gear while on course including, expedition size internal frame backpacks, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, tents, stoves, water filters, helmets & other activity specific gear, all program food from dinner on the day of arrival to breakfast on the day of departure, and guided instruction (each group will contain 8 – 14 campers, and 2 Experience Learning instructors).
We require a $75.00 non-refundable deposit at the time of registration. If a participant cancels 2 weeks before the program start date we will retain the $75.00 deposit and the remaining program tuition will be refunded.
Payment is due in full 2 weeks out from the program start date. 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 2 weeks out from the program start date.
Removal of Camper from Program
If a camper chooses to leave or is removed from the course 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, we will notify families within thirty days of the start of the program and they will receive a full refund.
What Folks are Saying:
In this program I was able to be my own leader, which has allowed me to see the ways in which I can improve myself and the ways in which I am strong. – Summer Camper, Leadership Camp
I learned about who I am as a person and that if I look within myself I can find some of the strength and courage that I’ve felt was missing from me. – Summer Camper, Leadership Camp
I love the freedom at this camp. It doesn’t feel like a structured camp with strict rules. We are free to have fun and learn in our own ways while still effectively accomplishing the goals of the program. – camper
Mountain Stewards at Experience Learning is a fantastic week-long summer camp for kids who like the outdoors (or who WILL like the outdoors after this wonderful experience!) Stewardship of our natural resources, self-reliance, leadership, and fellowship, are all integral to this program. My daughter LOVES this camp, and that makes me a happy dad. Experience Learning also has great programs for learners of all ages. I recently completed an excellent Wilderness First Aid course at their wonderful Spruce Knob Mountain Center. Check it out! – Mark Wenzler
I learned so many interesting facts about the world around us that I will definitely take with me, but I also learned how wonderful it can be to be a part of a group in which everyone gives their all and wants to have a great time no matter the challenging situations or the rainy days. – camp participant
The staff were terrific helping us coordinate what camp would fit us best. So patient and understanding. My daughter had a wonderful week and learned so much and made memories and friends. Great experience! – Kristin Potts
I learned to trust myself more and not be afraid to advocate for myself. – Summer Camper, Leadership Camp
The mountain stewards camp is a wonderful, fun, confidence and skill building experience every kid should go through! – Sandy Frank