Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
At W.I.L.D.--Wilderness Intensive Leadership Development--we know that when youth have a transformative wilderness experience, they will naturally become stewards of themselves, their environment, and their communities. We engage youth in experientia... Read more
At W.I.L.D.--Wilderness Intensive Leadership Development--we know that when youth have a transformative wilderness experience, they will naturally become stewards of themselves, their environment, and their communities. We engage youth in experiential adventure education that empowers their lives by:
Providing conscious and intentional "rites of passage" within a safe and supportive community wilderness experience.
Encouraging confidence, self-reliance and responsibility.
Using everyday experiences, especially challenging ones, as opportunities to learn.
Creating the conditions where personal growth and leadership can flourish.
We are very excited about building a Viking ship to provide unique, life-changing wilderness experiences for youth!
Philosophy:Our mission is to give what we consider the greatest gift to young people: an experience of knowing they can be powerful and responsible while keeping an open heart. Our educational and adventure-filled journeys are a powerful way to give young people this gift by providing an unforgettable, life changing experience.
At WILD, we seek to build a community based on trust. We value:
open and clean communication
respect for each individual's needs and emotions
challenging individuals and the group to live up to their higher potential