Since 1992, thousands of youth have gone on our exciting programs and nature adventures. We are improving the mental and physical health of young people and our communities on each and every excursion. Half of attendees come free of charge thanks to support by foundations and individuals. If you would like to help someone attend our programs, please donate to our Scholarship Fund.
Meaningful experiences in nature are what inspires passion for stewardship, whether it be quietly journaling in the shade of a giant redwood, kayaking into Elkhorn Slough, or having a condor soar so close overhead that the rustle of its feathers can be heard, VWS works to inspire hope for humans and wildlife to thrive together by offering meaningful educational experiences for all ages.
Up until two weeks before a regular program’s start date you may receive a full refund, less processing fees (15% of program cost), if you cancel your reservation. Should a program need to be cancelled due to incremental weather or dangerous conditions, VWS will issue either a credit or a full refund.
It is VWS policy that no refunds will be made due to late arrivals, early withdrawals, or participant dismissals due to misconduct (see below). Refunds requested in writing, by fax, mail or email, will be considered according to these guidelines. Refund requests should be directed to:
Ventana Wildlife Society
9699 Blue Larkspur Ln
Monterey CA 93940
or Fax (831) 455-2846 or email email@example.com
VWS has a ZERO TOLERANCE policy towards any type of violence (hitting, pushing, kicking, verbal assaults, etc.) and will not hesitate to dismiss a participant from a program due to violence or other misconduct, in order to maintain a high level of safety and comfort for our other participants. Participants with discipline issues consistently require our staff to direct their time and energy from the rest of the program - this is unfair to the other participants who enrolled to be in a fun, educational and safe environment. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED FOR PARTICIPANTS DISMISSED OR WITHDRAWN FROM PROGRAMMING DUE TO BEHAVIORAL ISSUES.
All scholarships are awarded by participant and are available on a sliding scale. The maximum scholarship award available is 75% off the program fee
Fill out the application by logging in or register for an account.
Please allow 3-7 business days for a response after submitting application.
2018 Student Enrollment