boy diving in to the ocean off a boat in Hawaii
sea kayaking on the spanish coast
Person canyoneering down orange slick rock.
Ariel view of hikers on a trail in the Alps.
Leader teaching student how to tie knots

Do Something Wild


Bringing students together from around the world to embark on life changing adventures since 1973. Today, Wilderness Adventures offers immersive programs for students K-12th+ grade to explore, grow, and build community. 

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Why Wilderness Adventures?

Girl with both arms in the air at a beautiful Yosemite overlook.
3 young boys sitting on a rock in the woods smiling.

Unique Operating Permits

Wilderness Adventures boasts more outdoor permits than any other camp, granting our teens exclusive access to the most spectacular national parks, forests, and Wilderness areas in the country.

1985 Group in front of a waterfall
Travelers walking in a line over a stream, all with backpacks
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Rich History

Since 1973, Wilderness Adventures, or as some might know us as Wilderness Ventures, has grown to serve more than 30,000 alumni on trips throughout 6 continents.

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With students coming from all across the country and from all different backgrounds, the tight-knit Wilderness Adventures community is one where everybody is welcomed and celebrated.

Two campers with space-themed hand made costumes.
kids outside rockclimbing
Traveler with rock climbing helmet, getting ready to climb
young boy camper surfer half moon bay california
group of campers hiking in the jungle costa rica

Discover Our Programs

Base Camp Parent

"Wow! Finally a day camp with heart!! My kids ages, 10 and 11 had a ball. The counselors were beyond fun and kids loved ALL the choices for outdoor activities without all the waiting. Feels good to send the boys to a camp that is a GRAND leap beyond the usual day camp experience."

Susannah, Parent

Yellowstone Teton Discovery Student

"The things I did and saw this summer were so unique and incredible just like the people I met. I learned that determination is the key to success."

Charlotte, Student

Hawaii Explorer Student

"There's just a special thing about these trips that bonds everyone together and a great way to see the world."

Jonah, Student

Grand Teton Student

"Wilderness Adventures is so different from anything else and it is an experience of a lifetime. I think that everyone should try something like this once in their life because it's such a special experience."

Zach, Student

Gap Semester Student

"The most valuable learning experiences on my trip were during WFR training, meal planning, cooking, navigating trails, and adapting to changes in the itinerary. I learned how to remain calm and effectively treat patients, create meals and grocery lists, delegate tasks while cooking, read topographic maps and identify trails, and lastly how to revise a plan and implement it successfully when the original plan is faulty or unexpectedly changed."

Alex, Student
Group of people backpacking along the Lost Coast of California.

Ready to start your Wilderness Adventure?