Fostering lifelong connections with nature and community through outdoor exploration and service.

Established in 2010, Wild Whatcom is a non-profit organization offering innovative, experiential outdoor education programs in northwest Washington.

Our programs include:

• Explorers Club for boys and girls ages 7-14 

• Wilderness Explorations for youth ages 9-18

• Community Programs - including Family Field Trips, Full Moon Walks (Ladies Night Out) and Wild Things

• School Programs - our after-school K-5 program, Neighborhood Nature, plus classroom presentations and field trips.

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Our History

It all started in 2004 when one mother began to regularly guide her children and their friends along the beaches and trails throughout Whatcom County. Their shared inquiry, discovery, and play naturally materialized into the place-based and community-centered environmental education programs of Wild Whatcom.  

The inspiration to develop ecological stewards and empowered leaders remains the same today. Using nature as our tool, programs and staff facilitate personal, social, emotional, and cognitive transformation among groups and individuals. These life skills are nurtured alongside naturalist skills to build high quality, healthy relationships with self, others, and the earth. 

As families and friends exchange stories about the transformation and growth among participants, requests for our programs continue. Our goal is to serve and meet the needs of our community. We work hard to ensure accessible programs to a diverse audience, and are committed to quality education, effective community engagement, and sound business practices. 

For more information about our programs or other opportunities, please contact us at

Named by Outside Magazine as one of the top 5 summer camp experiences for children. 

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