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?
We are offering a three-tiered pricing structure this year. Fees are based on the length of the camp session.
Tier 1 pricing covers the true cost of the camp you are signing up for-including full salaries, facility upkeep, and 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 child’s summer camp.
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 campers with all necessary technical gear while on course including, expedition size internal frame backpacks, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, tents, stoves, water filters, helmets and other activity specific gear, permits, all program food, and guided instruction (each group will contain 8 – 14 campers, 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.
A limited amount of need based scholarships are available to families to help further reduce the cost. Applications are considered on a first come first served basis.
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
We require a $150.00 non-refundable deposit at the time of registration. If a participant cancels 2 weeks before the program start date we will retain the $150.00 deposit and the remaining program tuition will be refunded. If you apply for a scholarship and don’t receive one you will be eligible for a refund.
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.