Length of Stay

We find that students’ stay depends on their age and therapeutic goals, and we work with each family to determine appropriate length of stay. In general, adolescents are enrolled between 8-10 weeks, and young adults are with us between 10-12 weeks.

Financial Assitance: Sky’s the Limit Fund

Pacific Quest offers grants to qualified applicants from Sky’s The Limit Fund. Sky’s the Limit Fund’s mission is to provide the opportunity for families who (due to financial restrictions) are unable to participate in a wilderness therapy program without grant assistance.

Sky’s the Limit Fund, a non-profit organization, transforms at-risk youth’s lives by providing grants, support, and hope, through wilderness therapy programs and beyond. To learn more about Sky’s The Limit Fund or to apply for a Sky’s The Limit Fund grant, visit:

Additional Resources

Many families may find it helpful for getting insurance or out-of-pocket reimbursement by working with these Healthcare Advocate companies:

SJ Health Insurance Advocates
Mental Health & Autism Insurance Project

For more information regarding funding aid and Pacific Quest tuition cost, please contact Admissions at: or call us at: 808-937-5806.

Rates and fees

There are two essential fees:

1. Enrollment Fee: $4900 (One time fee covers all clothing, equipment, academic credits, and toiletries for entire stay)

2. Daily rate: $750

All fees are subject to state tax of 4.712%

The fees are largely all inclusive, but some services like psychiatry and formal psychological/educational testing are billed separately. Please contact our Admissions team 808-937-5806 or for more information.


Pacific Quest does not work directly with insurance, and our individualized treatment approach means that most of the costs remain out of pocket. All reimbursements will be part of out of network benefits, which cover visits with licensed providers. Insurance companies do not cover “wilderness programs” or total program costs other than provider hours, which may include a portion of individual, group, and family therapy sessions, as well as on-site medical visits administered during the program. If you still have quesions about insurance and Pacific Quest tuition cost, please contact our Admissions team

Our daughter went to Pacific Quest (PQ) in the spring of 2018. She suffered from depression and anxiety. Regular therapy at home was not enough and we heard about PQ. We were very reluctant to send her away from home. However, the staff made us feel better about the decision. Now, we know it was the best decision we could have made. It changed her life! The healthy living made a huge difference. The on-going therapy with Andrew Vispo (who was absolutely fantastic) helped her immensely and helped us. We will be forever grateful to PQ, Andrew and the rest of the staff.

-Kerrie H