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 interested in running programs 9 months a year from March to November, however, we do not have the resources to do so at the moment.
What is the group-size capacity at your base camp?
We have different group-sizes for each program. 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. Our family camps can accommodate up to about 60 people including children.
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 partially grant-funded which makes it possible for us to offer partial scholarships to economically disadvantaged youth. To request financial assistance, please contact us.
Does Growing Up Wild host any community events?
Yes, at the beginning of each summer we put on a family-centered outdoor benefit concert at our base camp. We also put on an outdoor concert at the end of each summer geared more for adults. Check our calendar page for details.
How can I donate to Growing Up Wild?
Please visit our Donations page to learn about ways to support our program. Thank you!