How much does it cost? What's included for that price?
Prices and detailed descriptions can be found here.
Is a deposit required?
Yes, a $100 deposit is required at time of registration. There is a 10 day grace period if mailing a cheque. Your deposit is the ONLY way to guarantee your spot. Even if you are registering a year in advance, your deposit is necessary to hold your spot.
Is my deposit refundable? Deposits are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend and you provide at least two month's notice, you will receive a credit for your deposit which you can apply towards a future event. Or you may transfer your spot to another person and they can reimburse you for the deposit amount. With less than two month's notice, we will only transfer your deposit to a future event if we can fill you seat from the waiting list. We do our best to fill every spot, however we offer no guarantees that this is possible.
Why do you need deposits so far in advance? The Ultimate Retreats are in big demand and spaces are very limited. Waiting lists are long. If you are serious about attending an event then a small deposit is not a big deal. In the past we have experienced people putting their name on the list for multiple events, and then disappearing. It takes time to track people down and get them to commit to a date and get their payments in on time. $100 is enough of a reminder for most people.
Also, we have had experiences with people dropping out at the last minute, which in turn doesn't give us enough time to fill the spots, nor does it give people on the waiting list adequate notice. Waiting list people will take their names off the list or make other plans, only to be disappointed when they find out that they could have gone after all. We would like to make as many scrappers happy as possible!
If you have any other questions about payment and deposits, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and put "payment questions" in the subject line.