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 we only run summer programs. We are currently doing a fund drive to acquire a minibus to lead outdoor trips during the school year.
What is the group-size capacity at your base camp?
Our Boys in the Woodz "Base Camp" Program caps the group-size at 20 youth. On our camping and backpacking trips, which involve transportation, 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 or our own. 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 Boys in the Woodz Program is grant-funded which makes it possible for us to offer partial scholarships to economically disadvantaged youth.
How can I donate to Growing Up Wild?
Please visit our Donations page to learn about ways to support our program. Thank you!