Being here always makes me feel grateful for life.

– Growing Oaks Participant

Our Fall 2022 Immersion program registration is now open! Please stayed tuned for details by signing up for our newsletter


 Fall Circles will have 14 participants with two guides. Payment plans and scholarships are available. Please see our Refund Policy. 

Think about how you can stretch, work with our payment plans, or find other creative ways of raising money for your program, before requesting a scholarship. Offering financial resources to the best of your ability is supporting your child’s well-being now, but the influence of deep connection, supportive mentoring and community can last for the rest of their life. In addition, you are supporting your child’s mentors to be paid a living wage, and a movement that is creating widespread connection, confidence, courage, and care-taking of our planet, whose ripples will have positive effects far and wide.

How To Apply For A Scholarship

We offer scholarships and work trade for participants with financial need prioritizing BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and LGBTQIA+ youth or families.  Limited scholarships+work trade are available and we do our best to not turn anyone away.   We offer limited scholarships through the registration process.

If you would like to apply for a scholarship beyond what is offered through the registration process, please complete  our Scholarship Application Form. We will get back to you within 2 weeks and inform you of your application status.

A bit on why our programs cost what they do

In order for us to bring the depth and scope of programming that we do, from wilderness skills to social emotional skills, from kindergarteners to highschoolers, parent programs, camp trips, summer camps, and more, it takes a lot of behind the scenes scheming and dreaming. This includes curriculum design, staff training, infrastructure management, legal and financial upkeep, parent communication, and so much more. We also value having very low staff:student ratios, with 6:1 in our older programs and 5:1 in our younger programs, and offering meetings and gatherings for adult caregivers outside of our kid programs to create community and support for families. In order to give our time, expertise, and resources to create something of precious value for your child and family, our staff need to be paid a living wage (for the crazy expensive Bay Area) so that we can stick around to be long term mentors for your youth. We know that people local to the Bay Area are struggling to keep up with the rising cost of living. It is putting tension on you, the consumer, and us, the provider. So – our goal is to be as transparent with our finances as possible so that we – together – can be the team that supports Gaia Passages to thrive for your child and for many more who need this support into the future.

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