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Hawai’i After-School

Nature immersion in the forest adjacent to the Le Jardin campus. Children enjoy mud slides, scavenger hunts, hiking, tree climbing, making up games, building shelters, creating nature-based art, camouflage activities, scouting for trails, tracking birds, and searching for the magical forest elves known as "Little Greenies."

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Montana Summers

Middle and High School front country and backcountry trips. They are designed to foster the Wild Kids core traits and values, while building a strong, intergenerational community that is authentically compelled to care for our planet and one other.

 
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Wild L.A.N.D.S.

LEADERSHIP, ACTIVISM, NETWORKING, DEVELOPMENT, STEWARDSHIP

 
 

Mission & 
Philosophy

Wild Kids provides community members an opportunity to unplug and reconnect with their inner-wild-child in the wild jungles of Hawai'i and the wide open spaces of Montana. We hope to impart a lifelong conservation ethic and a profound appreciation for the preservation of wilderness areas on this planet because open space, dark nights, and quiet moments are necessary to our survival as human beings.

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

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.