Cancellation and Refund Policy

Updated 1/8/2017

We hope you would only be considering canceling if an emergency comes up! And we know those happen. If you are reading this because you are in a situation, we sincerely hope everything works out.

Workshop content may change from that advertised based on weather, access to shooting locations, and other unforeseen situations. We have to roll with variables that are not under our control. Whenever possible, registered students will be notified ahead of time of any changes. National Parks at Night (NPAN) reserves the right to cancel any program that does not meet minimum participant requirements, in which case participants will be informed as soon as possible and all money will be refunded. NPAN is not responsible for any losses incurred as a result of a course cancellation. We encourage participants to purchase refundable airline tickets and consider purchasing trip cancellation insurance.


  1. All cancellation requests must be received by email.
    Please email using this link:
  2. Deposits are due when you register. Remaining Balance is due 60 days prior to workshop start date.
  3. There are no exceptions. Logistics for workshops are complicated, and these rules exist to ensure we have time to arrange everything for our attendees.

For cancellations received in writing 91 or more days prior to the workshop start date:
NPAN refunds tuition paid to date, less a $50 processing fee per ticket.

For cancellation requests received in writing 61-90 days prior to the start of the workshop:
NPAN refunds tuition paid to date, less a $100 processing fee per ticket

For cancellations received 60 days or fewer prior to the start of the workshop:
NPAN retains full tuition.

For cancellations after the workshop is in progress:
NPAN retains full tuition.

For no-shows:
NPAN retains full tuition.

Refunds will be processed within 30 days after our office receives email notice of cancellation. Note: once processed, refunds may take 5 to 10 days to appear on your credit card statement.

How to count days prior to a workshop?
Use this handy link and enter a negative number (e.g. -91, -61, -60): 

Need to cancel? Email us ASAP at