The Best Day Ever Bursary Fund is a limited fund that enables people to participate who would otherwise not be able to afford the full cost of Pine programs. The fund only provides assistance for program fees, not for travel or other costs. The majority of our bursaries are for 20-50% of a program’s tuition; however, in special circumstances more may be awarded. Priority is given to children and families, and to educators working with children and families. As the availability of bursaries is limited, we ask that bursary recipients attend the majority of the program.
Registered participants* are asked to submit their applications by the following deadlines to be considered within the first round of bursary applications:
- March Break: December 1
- Summer Camps: April 1 (extended to May 1 for Summer 2021)
- Outdoor School: August 1 (extended to Sept 1 for 2021/22)
- Wild Deer: November 1
Following the first round, applications will be considered on a rolling basis, but we cannot guarantee the availability of funds.
For our daily Forest School programs, bursary applications are considered on a rolling basis. Interested families are should apply as soon as possible. Participants are asked to register prior to submitting a bursary application if possible, but registration is not required for applications to be assessed. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a program spot to be held while your bursary application is assessed.
***Bursary Fund Closed for Outdoor School 2021/22***
We’ve received an unprecedented number of bursary applications for Outdoor School 2021/22. While we’ve done our best to accommodate all applications to date, we’re sorry to announce that our bursary fund has been depleted for this school year.
Though our fund is now closed to applications, in exceptional circumstances, we may be able to address individual bursary requests and/or custom payment plan options for participants offered spots in the coming months. Please reach out to us at email@example.com if you’d like to discuss options with our team.
*Bursary applications are only assessed for registered participants. Please register for your chosen program, pay the deposit and enrol in a payment plan prior to applying for a bursary. We try our very best to work with each family to make the program accessible; in the rare case that we are not able to meet your financial need, we will provide a full refund. If you are not able to pay the deposit prior to receiving a bursary, please reach out to our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
**Please complete one application per participant per program.