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Financial Policies

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General Camp Information

Outlined below are financial polices including deposit, fees and dates information. Below are answers to most common financial questions we receive from parents.

Contact our Admission office at 828-456-3435 for more information.

Camp Financial Policies

$250 Deposit

by May 1st


Prior to April 1st, families will be required to submit payment information to be kept on file for a $250 non-refundable deposit that is charged if and when the camper is accepted.

We accept check, echeck, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover. The deposit will only be charged if a camper is accepted.

Cancellation Policy

If a camper must cancel a course, the deposit may be used for another course during the current season. After that, the deposit will become unavailable for use.

Full Payment

Due by May 1st

On May 1st, any remaining balances will be automatically charged to the payment selected during the application process. All international courses will also require final balances be paid by April 1st. If paying via an alternate source (i.e. check from family member, DSS, or other) payment must be received prior to April 1st to prevent your card from being automatically billed. Tuition payments made via credit card or e-check, prior to April 1st, may be completed by phone or online by logging into your CampInTouch account.

Card on File

When completing your online application, you will be required to submit payment information for all future billing, including tuition balances and additional expenses that may occur. All tuition fees are due on or before May 1st. After May 1st, payment must be received in full for the student to be confirmed for the course.

Possible Expenses

Your child may incur additional expenses while at camp. This includes prescription medication costs if your child gets sick, damage fees for intentional damage done to SOAR property, or additional airline expenses. The airline expenses may include, but are not limited to; airline baggage fees, airline escort / unaccompanied minor fees, flight change fees due to missed flights, etc.

Card on File

In the event any additional fees occur, SOAR will charge the payment method selected for future billings and will notify you of the amount charged to your credit card on file.

Spending Money

Spending money for all course and layover days will be added to your invoice. We have carefully evaluated the amount of spending money appropriate for each course and ask you to not send more money beyond the invoiced amount.

Approximately $15.00 of your child’s spending money will be held aside for a celebratory dinner near the end of their course. Any remaining money may be used by the student for souvenirs or necessary personal items during the course. Unspent money from purchases will be returned during the debrief. I

Unspent Money

SOAR will not be responsible for any money sent over the recommended amount.

Request For Receipts

If requested, the staff will keep track of student spending through receipts, which may be returned to parents. This may be used to help teach financial accountability.

Damage to Equipment

Although we take precautions to ensure gear is treated respectfully, SOAR reserves the right to charge students for damage done to SOAR equipment due to negligence or non-compliance. This may include damage to tents, vehicles, cabins, etc.

Paying For Damages

Parents will be notified of the damage and will be billed in the amount necessary.

Course Cancellation

Upon cancellation of a course for any reason, the tuition balance (excluding the registration deposit) will be refunded on the following schedule:

61 days or more from course start date Full refund
31 – 60 days from course start date 50% refund
16 – 30 days from course start date 25% refund
Within 15 days of course start date No Refund

SOAR reserves the right to cancel a course due to insufficient enrollment.

No Refund

Once the course begins, if a camper is removed from course for any reason, there will be no refund. This includes illness, injury, behavior, family emergency, or any other reason necessary.


Scholarship Fund

Make a tax deductible contribution.

When you give to SOAR, you make it more affordable to others who might not otherwise attend.

SOAR Scholarship Information

LD & ADHD Scholarships—Need-Based Financial Support for Summer Camp at SOAR

Our programs provide participants the opportunity for growth in a nurturing, supportive environment. We know that the cost of tuition is out of reach for some families that may benefit from our services, so we strive to bridge the gap by offering various types of financial assistance in the form of ADHD scholarships to those who qualify.

Limited Scholarships

SOAR has a limited number of scholarship funds for our Summer Programs. Partial scholarships are awarded based upon financial need. Applicants will be required to submit a Financial Aid Application, along with a camper application. Requests will be reviewed and granted based on need.

Scholarship Amounts Vary

Keep in mind that SOAR’s summer camp tuition varies by location, program length, and activities included in the session, and the amount of financial support provided in the form of scholarships may vary accordingly.

Honesty Policy

All of our ADHD scholarships are given based on need. We ask our families to be honest when completing the Scholarship Application.

Here are the Scholarships SOAR Offers for Camp:

We create a nurturing and supportive environment where participants can experience personal growth. Recognizing that tuition costs can be a barrier for some families who could benefit from our services, we are committed to fostering inclusivity by providing a range of financial assistance options, including ADHD scholarships for eligible individuals

General Camp Scholarship Fund

This fund is for any family that qualifies, based on need, to receive a scholarship from SOAR.

Military Camp Scholarship Fund

These scholarships are reserved for families that have a member in any branch of the military. It is one way that SOAR is able to say THANK YOU for your service!

Memorial Scholarship Fund

Memorial scholarships were created to honor the lives of those who have made a difference at SOAR and in our community.

Apply For Need-based Scholarship

Contact SOAR’s Admissions Director at or 828-456-3435 and let them know you are interested in receiving financial assistance.

Complete the camper application here. Once submitted, our Admissions Director will make the Scholarship Application available to you.

Complete the Scholarship Application. This is a separate application and can only be completed once the camper application has been received.

After both applications have been received the Admissions Director will contact you to discuss your options.

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