WYLD’s primary focus is Catapult, our long-term wilderness experience, youth development and mentoring program that does team mentoring with US Veterans and middle school youth starting in 6th grade and continuing through high school graduation. To learn more, please visit

 - Catapult Program

 - Veteran Mentoring program 

WYLD also offers three other opportunities to provide quality wilderness leadership programs to urban youth.  You can learn more about these programs by visiting the individual program pages:

 - Sister Schools

 - Family Camp

 - Custom Programs


All WYLD programs are comprised of four program pillars:

1. personal development

2. environmental stewardship

3. community connections

4. academic/career opportunities in the outdoors

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