Wilderness Youth Project (WYP) enjoys relationships with specific schools around the Santa Barbara region. Wilderness Youth Project picks the children up on-site directly after their school day ends and returns to the school at the end of a 3 hour program. Typically, these programs have a slightly broader age range than our general after-school program. For registration inquiries related to School Based Programs please contact the registrar (gro.pyw@rartsiger).
Bridge to Nature in Schools: Wilderness Youth Project’s “Bridge to Nature” program serves our community’s low income students and meets them where they already are, at our partner organizations and schools. Beginning at age four, we connect with participants experiencing homelessness at Storyteller Children’s Center. For fourth graders, we take participants into nature for four hours once a month at half of Santa Barbara School District elementary schools. Then, as participants get older we lead a weekly after-school group for teens at the Santa Barbara Police Activities League (PAL). These programs, paired with the opportunities to join summer camps, allow participants to maintain consistent and reliable connections with our mentors. Learn more.
Cold Spring Elementary School: This program was started in the Fall of 2013 and it meets at Cold Spring Elementary school. Register.
Crane Country Day School: The first Crane program started in the Fall of 2011. Register.
Police Activities League & McKinley Elementary School: This program starts with meeting participants at McKinley Elementary, then we pick up at Police Activities League (PAL). Contact us for more details. 805-964-8096.
Peabody Charter School: This program was started in the Fall of 2013. Register.