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Wilderness Awareness School and COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, Wilderness Awareness School has suspended all in-person programs, gatherings, and events for the safety of our students and staff through the month of May. We are monitoring the situation closely and following national and local agency guidelines. Our number one priority is the health and safety of our students, staff, and community. We will update this announcement as we have further information.


The Summer Guarantee

This summer, nature connection at our summer camps will be more important than ever, and at this time we’re still looking forward to connecting with you and your families in the brighter months ahead. Our low student-to-staff ratios and small camp sizes will strike a perfect balance between reconnecting with peers after months of isolation, while still limiting exposure to large groups. Our Summer Guarantee states that students and/or families are eligible for a full refund of all summer programs if Wilderness Awareness School cancels summer programs due to COVID-19, or if COVID-19 adversely impacts a student and/or family (i.e. job loss, illness, or caring for a sick family member).

For more information about our Summer Guarantee, click here to view it in our Registration Policy.


The School Year Guarantee

We are still planning to start our youth school year programs on schedule in September 2020. However, with ever-changing circumstances, we've rolled out a School Year Guarantee. 

This states that if school year programs are canceled by WAS before the start date, or if a student has been adversely impacted by COVID-19, full refunds will be offered and deposits refunded. After the program start date, if we cancel any in-person classes due to COVID-19, we will offer a 50% prorated refund per day missed. We will also offer online learning opportunities during any cancelation period. Additionally, we're rolling out a $15,000 Relief Fund to assist families who experience hardship during the year due to COVID-19. 

For more information about our School Year Guarantee, click here to view it in our Registration Policy. 


Anake 2020/2021

We very much look forward to Anake Outdoor School beginning on schedule in September 2020. At this time, we do not anticipate that any closures would inhibit this program from starting on time.