Discounts and Scholarships

CFI Offers Discounts and Scholarships for School and Youth Programs and Summer Camps


Early Bird:

To encourage early commitments that aid our staffing and support planning, CFI is pleased to offer to ALL schools, colleges and youth groups: Early bird discounts: one participant free when the deposit for a spring reservation is paid by October 15 or a fall reservation is paid by May 15. To secure the dates that you want and to obtain our Early Bird Discount, we encourage you to act soon as our calendar fills quickly, especially for May and September of each year.

Fall Special 5% Discount:

All Fall school trips, August 15th through October, will receive a 5% discount off the published price Act soon as our calendar fills quickly, especially for May and September of each year.

Chaperone Discount:

For groups of 15 students or more, one chaperone is free and a second is half-price.


For Schools:

Additional scholarship/discounting is available to K-12 public schools and Indian Reservation Charter Schools. We are initiating a new scholarship/discount program starting in 2014. Please start your application by completing: Scholarship Application for Public Schools (pdf).

There is a scholarship fund developed each year through annual fund giving at CFI and thus a cap exists on the total amount that can be awarded for this school year; so please apply early! The awards are based on the percent of the school's student body enrolled in the Federal Free & Reduced Lunch program (not just students on this field trip).

The scholarship/discount will be as follows:

  • If 5-25% FRL, then CFI regular school trip  fees will be discounted 10%;
  • If 26-50% FRL, then 20% discount
  • If 51% or more, then 30% discount.

You are asked to provide documentation of the FRL rate on your scholarship application.

For Summer Camps:

Scholarship assistance is available for our summer camps. Please contact CFI for more information and we will send you a form.