As fall arrives in Santa Barbara, the song of the white-crowned sparrow is a beautiful reminder of the fact that, in spite of challenges facing our human community, nature is still open.   Along with the migrating birds and fall-blooming coyote brush, another Santa Barbara fall tradition is our campaign seeking your support.  This is our way of inviting you to make a transformative difference in the lives of low-income kids in this community by making a donation today.

Can you make a donation today to sustain Wilderness Youth Project?

While nature has remained open during the pandemic, the closures and lockdowns of 2020 have had an outsized impact on the kids. And that the kids are not OK. 


One way you can make a big difference in the lives kids in our community is to make a donation today.


Please donate today and give nature connection to the kids who need our help.



Dr. Tony Rogers, M.D. for Santa Barbara County Public Health and Board Member for Wilderness Youth Project, writes: 


“I’m very concerned about the lasting health impacts of prolonged inactivity as a result of this pandemic.  Nature Deficit Disorder is a serious risk in our community, even right here in nature-rich Santa Barbara.”  


Dr. Tony goes on to say:


“Wilderness Youth Project  provides a powerful antidote. Time in nature with WYP makes kids smarter and healthier and happier.”

There are 1,896 of you who support Wilderness Youth Project financially.  Thank you! We must raise $114,000 to provide need-based scholarships.  Please make a generous gift today so that we’ll have the funds to get scholarships to 816 low-income kids.

Your support connects kids to nature!

Donate to Wilderness Youth Project today, support the kids who need us most in getting out into nature and growing smarter, healthier and happier.

Read our fall fundraising letter here.

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