Payment and Cancellation Policies


 Upon acceptance to the program, a $50 non-refundable acceptance fee is due by May 20, 2016 to hold your spot. Full balance of course fees must be received by June 3, 2016.* Fees are non-refundable after this date. Enrollment after June 3 requires payment in full at time of registration*.

For payment options, we accept personal checks made out to North Cascades Institute, or Visa, Discover, and MasterCard via mail, fax, or over the phone.

If you need to cancel, please notify us as soon as possible so we can offer your spot to another student. Short-notice cancellations often prevent others from attending. Course fees are not refunded after June 3, 2016.

We reserve the right to deny admission to any student we believe is unable to meet the safety standards of our program. We will expel any student who exhibits unsafe or disruptive behavior during a course. We cannot provide refunds to any student who is expelled or removed from a course, regardless of reason.

If you would like to make a donation to support a student in need so they may attend, please see our Support page.

*If submitting payment in full by June 3 is a burden, please contact us to arrange a payment plan. Full balance of course fees must be received seven days before the start of the course if on a payment plan.

Questions? Please see our FAQ page or contact North Cascades Institute at (360) 854-2579 or .

Youth Leadership Ambassadors

New program for high school students in Skagit & Whatcom counties interested in adventuring outside & earning service hours! Learn more »

Apply here! Deadline to apply is November 15. For more information, contact Taylor Ulrich at or (360) 854-2581.

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Youth Leadership Adventures is a program that opens up a whole new perspective on the way we view nature, a program that Flor-Hernandeztests your limits while still creating a strong community for support and trust."

-- Flor Hernandez, 2014 Participant

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