This monthly program inspires passion and builds connection between young people and the local wild places in and around Kitsap County.
Explore, Learn, Thrive
During day-long, immersive experiences we’ll provide a unique opportunity to explore the diverse natural history of the region with adventurous mentors and tenacious peers.
Wild Society’s trained guides will lead activities and games to help participants learn wilderness skills, develop leadership abilities, and build long-term friendships rooted in a shared passion for the outdoors.
Co-ed groups (age 8–16) meet one Saturday per month, from 9 a.m until 5 p.m., throughout the school year (September–May).
- Kids can stay with their same group year after year.
- No prior experience necessary.
- Staff to participant ratio is 1:6.
- All guides are trained in first aid and CPR.
Saturdays, 9 a.m.– 5 p.m.
2018: Sep. 22, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec.15
2019: Jan. 26, Feb. 23, Mar. 23, Apr. 20, May 18
Open to ages 8–16, with a limit of 12 per co-ed group.
$675 ($75 per day), with financial aid available.
Examples of Activities
Guides use natural history, wilderness skills, games, and activities to create a sense of wonder and belonging in the natural world.
- Explore beaches with a naturalist to learn about intertidal ecosystems
- Play games that sharpen awareness, develop stealth and foster creativity
- Study friction fire-making and shelter building in the local woods
- Harvest and eat wild roots, shoots, and berries
- Travel by canoe to explore uninhabited islands of Puget Sound
- Enjoy stories that capture the imagination and stretch the mind
- Hike up mountains, across ridges, along beaches, through valleys
- Follow a watershed from beginning to end