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.
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:
Situational Awareness & Initiative
Healthy Self-Efficacy & Self-Sufficiency
Creative Problem Solving & a Solution-Oriented Mindset
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.