We do have scholarships! To provide nature connection for diverse populations, we want to make our programs available to ALL children, regardless of ability to pay.  We would like to assist as many families as possible with a small scholarship fund, so please consider the value of children in nature, and how much you can contribute to your child’s experience. Please email us at with your inquiry about a scholarship. Thanks! 

DONATIONS: If you believe time in nature is one of the best gifts we can give our children and our community for a sustainable future, think about making a donation to our scholarship fund! Click here to find out how – and Thanks! 


If the cost seems high to you, we want to offer some explanation because we know the challenges of paying for all the good things you want for your children.
Ventura Wild provides a uniquely “wild” experience, and while exploring creeks and canyons doesn’t require much in costly equipment or supplies, it does require a uniquely qualified staff of leaders, and the 4:1 ratio children to staff is super important in the wilds! This means we can actually spend time with each child and do real adventuring and real mentoring in real wild places with the unknowns of nature a part of the learning and growing experience.  We hope you find this money well spent, and still we continue to offer scholarships and discounts whenever possible.