The MISSION of Growing Up Wild is to help youth connect with nature, build character, and learn about the environment by providing outdoor-based programs in wild places.
NEW camping program for boys that
teaches mindfulness meditation
while exploring themes of substance use
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO INVESTed IN THE GUW MINIBUS!
read the interview of our director by the California Environmental literacy intiative
"I have been a camper at Growing Up Wild for the past 6 years. I was a counselor-in-training (CIT) this past summer. My experience as a CIT was unique and special. I give credit to the campers and the other counselors that were with me. It was a privilege to be given leadership to work with younger youth and show them different values and life skills. My overall experience helped me mature as a young man and gain a better understanding about myself and others. I hope and look forward to doing it again next summer!!"
-Summer Camper, 2018