Why Wild Kids?


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