Celebrating 25 Years

Wilderness Youth Project Turns 25 This Year! Sponsorship Deck + Options Sponsorship form online Save the Date! 25th Anniversary Community Celebration Saturday, October 5 at SBCC’s Great Meadow This all-ages festival will be open to the public and bring together over 300 community partners and supporters together to celebrate 25 years of Wilderness Youth Project. […]

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Give the best day ever

Give the best day ever Donate Today We’ve heard that sharing a story is the shortest distance between two people, so we are hoping this story makes you feel close to the work of Wilderness Youth Project. Imagine this You’re sitting in your fourth-grade classroom when your Wilderness Youth Project mentors Mario, Andrew, and Amanda

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Imagine for yourself

Imagine for Yourself Donate Today Imagine this …it’s your first ever visit to the Carpinteria Bluffs.  The January rains mean the grass is tall. So tall, you realize, that when Miranda flops down flat on her back, you can’t see her, even though she’s just a few feet away from you! Soon, all fourteen of

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Donor Spotlight: The Coastal Fund

Donor Spotlight: The Coastal Fund At Wilderness Youth Project, we have become deeply connected to our coastal ecosystems at places like Gaviota, Haskell’s Beach, Ellwood, Campus Point, and many more beaches from Goleta to Carpinteria. Witnessing many of our participants explore our local coast for the first time in their lives, we understand the power

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The Treasures of Nature

The Treasures of Nature Donate Today You are the reason kids are out in nature exploring, playing, learning, and growing with us at Wilderness Youth Project.  You help children open their eyes to the treasures of nature while supporting their mental and physical health. Imagine this You are with a group of young Treefrog campers,

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The Heart of WYP

The Heart of WYP: A Community Zine Read Zine Now Dear WYP Community, At Wilderness Youth Project, we encourage gratitude in every facet of our work, whether it’s in a circle of kids on program or in our staff meetings. Giving thanks has become as natural to us as the rocky sandstone of the Santa

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The Gift of Time in Nature

The Gift of Time in Nature Donate Today The foggy marine layer is rolling in and out most days while the Tipu and Gold Medallion trees counter the gloom with bright yellow flowers. The local streets and parks are lined with nature’s confetti, soft purple Jacarandas flowers. Out your own window, on your own walks,

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Top 10 Reasons We Love WYP in Winter

TOP 10 REASONS WHY WE LOVE WYP PROGRAMS IN WINTER 10. Our open spaces are the least crowded they are all year 9. Climbing trees that no longer have leaves and remembering what they look like during the rest of the year 8. The creeks start to run wild and we get to play in

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Stress graphic *Graphic adapted from the "Roadmap to Resilience: The California Surgeon General’s Report on Adverse Childhood Experiences, Toxic Stress, and Health"

Adverse Childhood Experiences & Stress Busters

Adverse Childhood Experiences & Stress Busters In the past year, the California’s Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, announced that the state was adding “access to nature” to its list of seven Stress Busters as published in the Roadmap for Resilience which highlights how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress impact long term community

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