Below are various fees that you may incur when registering for an event, both online and on the Land. Please check the event instructions and offers carefully before enrolling. 

Tuition: the cost for the training/workshop/gathering as indicated per each event.

Lodging: This includes overnight stay on the Land during a local program, and is a separate cost from tuition. A Land Use Fee applies if commuting/staying off the land during a multi-day program. Please refer to the registration form for current fees.

Meals:  Our outdoor, community kitchen is open to share a potluck dish, prepare your own meals or participate in a community-meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner during residential events. We do the shopping and menu plan, and as a community, we prep, setup and clean up after each meal. Coffee and tea are always available. Community meals are not included in tuition unless indicated per event. 

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Discounts & Scholarships

From time to time we extend discounts such as early bird, to offset the tuition. Other discounts are available to:

  • Families/Couples: 10% off the tuition fees are offered to adult family members when registered together.
  • Teens: some intensives are not appropriate for children under 18. When appropriate, teens 13-18 receive a 50% discount off event fees.

Please note that discounts cannot be combined! Only one discount/credit program will be extended per event.

Learn more about work exchange and scholarship opportunities.


Online: for payments made in advance we offer online registration via Paypal, which accepts MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express.

By Mail: you may submit your registration form along with a check or money order (please don’t send cash in the mail) to the address on the form. Your space is not confirmed until we receive your payment.

At the Door: space permitting, we may accept late registrations on the day of the event. Please call ahead to determine if there is space available. Plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the event start time to complete your registration.


When registering for an event, a deposit of no less than 50% of the tuition fee is required. Payments to complete the balance owed must be arranged by contacting the facilitator of the program.

All outstanding balances must be paid in full prior to start of the event. A participant is not considered to be registered until full payment is made, including tuition fees plus room and board.

If paying a balance on location, please arrive at least 30 minutes before the first session to complete registration. Incomplete registrants prior to the start of the first session will not be able to participate.


Prior to the start date of the event, if you submit notice of cancellation:

Two weeks or more – a refund will be granted on all fees (tuition, room & board) minus a processing fee of 5% of tuition.

More than 48 hours but less than two weeks – a credit (but no refund) on all fees will be granted minus a processing fee of 5% of tuition. Credits are valid for 12 months following the cancellation date.

The processing fee will be waived if you transfer to another program at the time of cancellation or if you donate your deposit to the Ancestral Wisdom Bridge Foundation as a tax-deductible contribution.

Less than 48 hours – No refunds or credits will be granted.

We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule an event due to insufficient enrollment or acts of nature. Registered participants will be notified of such changes at least 48 hours prior to the start day. When cancelled by us, a full refund will be issued or you may opt to receive full credit for future event(s).

Refunds are also granted in cases of documented medical emergency.


You understand and agree that programs or services offered by the East Coast Village are not to be used as a substitute for professional advice on legal, medical, financial, business, or other matters. You understand that all actions taken or decisions made in these areas based on information provided by the East Coast Village are made at your own discretion and you acknowledge that any decisions or actions undertaken as are for educational purposes only and are undertaken at your own risk and personal responsibility.