The unique nature of this course requires increased fees to cover the cost of:
- A greatly reduced maximum class size (15 students max)
- Food, tents and group equipment
- Land use permits
- An additional field instructor
- Specialized course supplies (topographic map sets, water purification, etc).
Based on this, course cost is:
Lab Fee: $909.82
Total Cost: $2,167.89
While this is considerably more expensive than traditional courses at VIU, similar wilderness leadership training run by other organizations cost in excess of $4000.