Wild Kids is an inter-generational community committed to building a brilliantly sustainable future for everyone.
We offer a variety of programs designed to help adolescents develop lifelong friendships, a strong sense of purpose, and a deeply personal land ethic.

 

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Wild Kids is on a mission!

Our goal is to provide students an opportunity to unplug and reconnect with their inner-wild-child. We hope to impart a lifelong conservation ethic and a profound appreciation for the preservation of wilderness areas on this planet because we believe that open space, dark nights, and quiet moments are necessary to our survival as human beings.

Everyone deserves unstructured adventures in order to develop honest self-confidence and a genuine faith in others. Through exploration, authentic challenges, imaginative play and shared leadership, Wild Kids seeks to develop and nurture 10 core traits:  

  • Mindful Engagement

  • Situational Awareness & Initiative

  • Insatiable Curiosity

  • Imaginative Play

  • Healthy Self-Efficacy & Self-Sufficiency

  • Creative Problem Solving & a Solution-Oriented Mindset

  • Flexible Thinking

  • Courageous Choices

  • Consistent & Authentic Gratitude

  • Compassionate Relationships with Self, Others and Nature


At Wild Kids, we truly believe "it takes a village," but we worry that there aren't many villages left. So, we have set out to build a village of individuals bound in our commitment to caring for one another and for the planet. Our motto is Henry David Thoreau's assertion that, "All good things are wild and free."

Free thinkers. Free spirits. Free to roam and explore, skip and jump and climb trees. Free to sing at the top of our lungs and howl at the moon. 
Free to create new systems and models that honor our present experience.

And, wild enough to believe we can do it.

Curious?
Contact US to learn more!

wildkidshawaii@gmail.com

wildkidsmontana@gmail.com

wildkidsjcs@gmail.com

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Learn more about our program offerings below!

Hawaii After School Program

 

Wild Kids seeks to foster a community of adventurous individuals who value "wildness" in the natural world, in each other, and within themselves.

 

Our Hawaii after-school program is currently centered at Le Jardin Academy on the Windward Side of O'ahu. Our place-based focus invites people of all ages to explore the tropical jungle of the Ko'olau mountains after school during the week. On weekends, we venture off to new locations on the island with the single purpose of spending unstructured time together outside. 

Wild Kids Hawaii builds confidence, creativity, compassion and an intergenerational community by unlocking the inner-wild and connecting over our most fundamental commonality: the planet.


Short film made by Wild Kid, Andrew Levora.

NPR Article Captures the Wild Kids Philosophy

Our vision at Wild Kids was captured quite well by a recent NPR piece called: The Value of Wild, Risky Play: Fire, Mud, Hammers and Nails. It's well worth your time and we are certain you'll feel quite proud to consider Wild Kids part of the solution, as we are quite clearly a group firmly rooted in Wild Play!!

 

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JOIN US FOR A SUMMER IN BIG-SKY COUNTRY!

Join us for a classic family road trip or a backcountry trek into the wilderness. Our itineraries include hiking and camping in Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks, white water rafting on the Clark Fork, canoeing the Missouri River, a chance to experience ranch life on the Wild Spirit Ranch, cultural education on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, and miles of spontaneous, life changing exploration through undeveloped land and rural communities.

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