WHY DOES IT COST MORE THAN IT DID LAST TIME?
It's costing us way more to do this camp than previous camps — travel expenses are higher for our West Coast staff and talent and the site itself is about twice as much per night as Alpine. If we adjusted the cost proportionately, this camp would cost $975 per person. But we're not doing that, 'cause we want to make this accessible to as many campers as possible, even if it cuts into the profit we need so desperately to keep this website afloat.
If you have more questions about the cost of A-Camp, we have answered them in great detail on this page.
CAN I COME TO A-CAMP FOR A PARTIAL SESSION?
Unfortunately, no — there is no pro-rated camp option, there are no day passes, and the camp experience is really best felt from start to finish. While we can allow campers to come for shorter periods of time, you'll be missing a lot and you will have to pay for the entire session. Also, we cannot provide you with transportation from the airport to the campsite, and you'll have to work around our schedule w/r/t getting you checked in and set up.
I CAN’T AFFORD CAMP, BUT GOING WOULD CHANGE MY LIFE. HOW CAN WE WORK THIS OUT?
Camperships! Every session we give out 5-8 camperships and also 10 partial camperships (discounts of 25%-75% off the regular price.) The camperships are funded by generous members of the Autostraddle community, and we'll updating our Campership page soon with information to apply! We also usually have a few sponsored camperships every session, so look out for those.
PayPal also offers a credit program that is easy to get approval for, if you'd like to go that route!
WHAT IS YOUR REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY?
The $75 deposit you put down at registration is non-refundable and non-transferrable with absolutely zero exceptions, and you must pay your tuition in full by April 1st or risk losing your spot. If you cancel before April 1st, you forfeit your $75 deposit but will receive a refund of the balance of any payments above your deposit. If you cancel between April 1st and April 15th, you forfeit your deposit and 50% of payments above your deposit. After that there are no refunds of any kind. There are absolutely no exceptions to any of these rules, asking for one just makes us all feel bad, so please don't.
Our cancellation penalties are non-negotiable. We suggest securing travel insurance should you need to cancel A-Camp due to unexpected illness, injury, or other emergency.
BUT CAN I TRANSFER MY DEPOSIT TO BE A CAMPERSHIP IF I CANCEL?
No. The $75 deposit you put down at registration is non-refundable and non-transferrable. There are no exceptions to this. No exceptions. Zero. No exceptions at all. None. Thank you.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER APRIL 15TH?
No refunds of any kind for your tuition are offered after April 15th. If you request an extension and cancel before paying your full tuition, you still owe the full tuition. Extensions are not a way to put off paying to get out of losing your tuition if you're not sure about attending or not, they are a kindness extended to y'all to help out campers with less reliable financial situations. Please don't take advantage of this kindness and risk us not being able to offer it anymore!