Why nature is essential
When people have meaningful outdoor experiences their health, quality of life, and social well-being improve, and in turn their communities become stronger and more sustainable. Everyone deserves the opportunity to enjoy time outdoors, because when people connect with nature we all benefit. Let's remove the barriers!
Being outside is everyone's right - Being outside is essential
. . . Being outside is only a step away!
"Thank you so much - my kids had an epic time at camp, they loved all the counselors. They talked about it with every family member we met this summer, about how memorable it was. My son wants to be a counselor someday, which is great." - Natural Science Discovery Camp Parent
Summer Camps and School Year
Inclusion for Spanish speaking youth
KIDS AT HEART
Adult sharing corner
Community groups, libraries, more
For educators and students
Projects by Kids
Donate for children in need to attend
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED FOR PARTICIPANTS DISMISSED OR WITHDRAWN FROM PROGRAMMING DUE TO BEHAVIORAL ISSUES.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
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Please allow 3-7 business days for a response after submitting application.