A School of Outdoor Adventure!

Adventure Scouts climbing Hurricane Hill
Cultivating lasting community and connection to the natural world by providing dynamic experiences for children, youth, adults, and families, to learn valuable life skills, build strength of character, and value diversity in culture.

Spring & Summer Camps

Adventure in the woods with us while learning new skills, cultivating new awareness, and developing a new sense of place. A healthy balance of skills, challenge, and fantasy!

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Forest School

Forest School fosters a child’s intimate connection with the natural world while engaging them in developing personal, social, ancestral, and bushcraft skills. Integrating Story Quests, Folk Lore, Seasonal Nature Crafts, Games, Songs, and Storytelling in a classroom of tall trees, grassy fields, and sandy beaches.


After School

Step off the bus and into a forest full of mysteries and fun adventures. Adventure Scouts invites youth to explore diverse landscapes full of old growth trees, dancing creeks, and endless animal trails.

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Rites of Passage

A Rite of Passage marks the beginning of a point of transformation. Coming of Age Rites have been used in cultures all around the globe since time immemorial and are a foundational element of healthy societies.

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Adults and families learn new skills, develop confidence in the woods, make new friends. Our classes and workshops help students discover their passions and become students of nature.

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About Us

We provide dynamic experiences for children and adults to learn valuable life skills, build strength of character, and value diversity of culture. WildWise is a place to become the hero within, and live the adventure!

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Wisdom. Awareness. Connection. Adventure. Reverence. Honor.

These are the virtues of WildWise School. Each virtue represents a Guild within the school, and each guild is represented in the Mark of WildWise. WildWise is made up of six unique, but interconnected Guilds:

  • The Crofters Guild, the spiral located in the center, are represented by Wisdom.
  • The East arm is The Rangers Guild and Awareness.
  • To the South, The Bards Guild and Connection.
  • The Voyagers Guild is to the West represented by Adventure.
  • The Mystics Guild is to the North with Reverence.
  • Protecting it all, shown with the outer circle, is The Companions Guild and Honor.

Each guild learns the responsibility of serving and protecting their realm through service work in their communities. Students are encouraged to pick a primary Guild of focus, but are free to participate in any Guild they wish, and earn Marks of Achievement in any of the core skills each offers.

After mountain adventures, we enjoy some time in Lake Crescent
Adventure Scouts snacking and enjoying the view toward Canada
  • Summer Camps
  • Youth Programs
  • Rites of Passage
  • Adult & Family Workshops
  • Folk Skills & Off-Grid Living
  • Alt-Ed Programs
  • Young Adult Programs
  • EduLARP
  • Natural History
  • Wilderness Awareness
  • Edible & Medicinal Plants
  • Forest School
  • Fiber Arts & Nature Crafts
  • Lore & Mythology
  • Survival Skills & Archery
  • Homestead & Permaculture