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More than just teaching naturalist skills and fostering an appreciation of nature, these programs encourage the personal, social, and emotional development of participants through relationships within themselves, with others, and with the earth.
Exploring widely, connecting deeply, and serving others are the foundation of all our programs. Read more here.
Wild Whatcom is a non-profit organization founded by experienced outdoor educators with the shared vision of providing innovative experiential education in northwest Washington.
Thank you Outside Magazine for selecting Wild Whatcom as one of the top five summer camp experiences for children!
We currently offer three areas of programming to a variety of ages: Boys and Girls Explorers Club for youth ages 7-14, Wild Whatcom Walks for families, and Neighborhood Nature school-based programs. These all share our mission to foster a lifelong connection with nature and community through outdoor exploration and service. The video below shares more about these opportunities from the experienced voices of participants and staff. Enjoy!
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 email@example.com.