Frequently Asked Questions
Is Growing Up Wild a nonprofit organization?
Yes. Growing Up Wild is a project of a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization called, The Children Are Our Future, and hence has all the rights and privileges afforded to an educational nonprofit.
Does Growing Up Wild carry liability insurance for programs?
Yes. We have insurance that meets the standard in the outdoor education industry.
How often does Growing Up Wild run programs?
Right now our activities are in limbo due to the coronavirus. We are currently doing a fund drive to lead outdoor trips for small groups during the school year.
What is the group-size capacity at your base camp?
Normally, our Boys in the Woodz Summer Camp Program caps the group-size at 20 youth. On our camping and backpacking trips, we limit the group-size to between 8 and 12 youth depending on the destination.
Does Growing Up Wild provide camping and backpacking gear for participants?
Yes, we have a small lending library of gear. We also have a partnership with Bay Area Wilderness Training, which provides outdoor gear for youth programs across the Bay Area. Hence, we can provide all major camping gear such as tents, sleeping bags, backpacks, camping stoves, hiking boots, etc.
Does Growing Up Wild offer scholarships?
Yes, our programs offer scholarships when possible to economically disadvantaged youth.
How can I donate to Growing Up Wild?
Please visit our Donate page to support our program. Thank you!