WB Surf Camp Financial Aid
To ensure access to a broad range of well qualified and enthusiastic marine biology students and future surfers, WB Surf Camp, encourages those who need financial assistance to apply for partial scholarships to participate in our summer learn-to-surf overnight camps, day camps, and marine biology adventures. Our Financial Aid committee carefully considers several factors: family income; ethnic, racial and cultural diversity; teacher references; student essays; and commitment to the program as reflected in the application.
Our goal is to empower financially disadvantaged students by helping them experience physical accomplishment, become more environmentally conscious, assume leadership roles, and build self confidence. Our program changes lives!
The deadline to receive financial aid applications is still open. If you have previously received financial aid, please do not assume that the same award can be offered again. We strongly believe that everyone should have the chance to experience the magic of surfing and its connection towards coastal conservation. Every year we award thousands of dollars to deserving participants. All you have to do is apply, and we will do everything we can.
Who is eligible for financial aid?
Any student is eligible, but we only have a limited number of partial scholarships and they will be awarded to those with the most demonstrated need. If your household makes over 50,000 it is unlikely that you would be awarded a scholarship.
What information is required for the financial aid application?
WB Surf Camp requires a completed application, two teacher references, letter of intent written by the student, and the family’s most recent 1040 form.
Can financial aid be used towards any WB Surf Camp program?
No, partial scholarships will only be awarded into our Wrightsville Beach Teen Overnight and Speciality Camps, Wrightsville Beach Day, Kure Beach Day, Surf City Day, Guppy Camps, and Grom Ocean Academy. Travel programs are not eligible.
How much money is available to a student?
We only offer partial scholarships, up to 75% off the tuition price. Not included in the price reduction is the cost to transport the student to camp and any additional spending money.
When is the application deadline?
April 1. However, because our full pay customers come first, the program that you want may no longer be available. To secure a spot in the camp of your choice, you would need to put down a deposit and be prepared to pay the full tuition should you not be awarded financial aid.
What if it's after June 1 and I haven't heard anything?
What if I have questions about the financial aid process?
Please be patient with us as we are still finalizing program placements. You will be notified by either phone or email about your status shortly.
All questions should be directed to one of our reservation specialists at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
Financial Aid Application
To ensure that more campers are able to participate in WB Surf Camp, we only offer scholarships of up to 75% tuition. Only the following program are eligible for scholarship:
- Wrightsville Beach Teen Overnight Camp
- Wrightsville Beach Teen Specialty Overnight Camp
- Teen Hawaii Surf Camp
- Spring Break Overnight Surf Camp
- Wrightsville Beach Day Camp
- Kure Beach Day Camp
- Surf City Day Camp
- Guppy Ocean Safety Adventure Camp
- Grom Ocean Academy
Please be sure to review the qualifications and expectations with your camper, including the commitment to our community giving program Bags for Bucks and newsletter essay.
Click here to download our 2014 Financial Aid Application
Bags for Bucks Financial Assistance
We've created a unique, community-based initiative to help offset the cost of camp tuition. Bags for Bucks offers students the ability to create positive change in their neighborhood through the simple act of cleaning up litter and recycling the waste. This is a great way for you to beautify your neighborhood areas, do something great for the environment, and earn your way towards attending one of our stellar summer programs.
To get started with Bags for Bucks, talk to your friends, family, and maybe even local businesses, to see if they would be willing to sponsor you. Each sponsor will determine a dollar amount they want donate for each bag of trash you collect. For example, if your Uncle Joe will sponsor each bag at $2 and you collect 20 bags of trash, then you just earned $40 towards your camp tuition! So, the more sponsors you get and the more trash you collect, the more money you earn towards your camp tuition.
For students interested in the Bags for Bucks program, click here.
For sponsors interested in the Bags for Bucks program, click here.
Bags for Bucks Tracking Form
As you can imagine we get many requests for charity donations every year. In our opinion most every non-profit is a good cause. Although our programs have an international range, we give priority to donation requests from our local community.
Click here to download our Charity Donation Application