WB Surf Camp Financial Aid
To ensure access to a broad range of well qualified participants, 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, including 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.
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 camps.
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 $5 and you collect 20 bags of trash, then you just earned $100 towards your camp! 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.
As you can imagine we get many requests for charity donations every year. 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
Financial Aid FAQ
What information is required for the financial aid application?
We require a completed application, two teacher references, letter of intent written by the student, and the family’s most recent 1040 form.
What programs can financial aid be used towards?
Financial aid can be used for all of our kid, teen, and family camps.
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.
What if it’s after March 1 and I haven’t heard anything?
Please be patient with us as we are still finalizing program placements. You will be notified by either phone or email about your status.
What if I have questions about the financial aid process?
All questions should be directed to one of our reservation specialists at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
Where can I download the financial aid application?
Click here to download our Financial Aid Application