A School of Outdoor Adventure!

WildWise School is the premier EduLARP outdoor school in the United States offering enriching nature-centric Spring and Summer programs, year-long Forest School courses, guided backpacking journeys and wilderness rites of passage for youth, adults, and families.

 

Spring & Summer Camps

Spring and 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

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

 

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After School

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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Coming of Age

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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Workshops

Workshops

Outdoor school isn’t just for youth!  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 UsAbout 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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Forest Schoolers look at Bird BookThe curriculum for every program at WildWise School is carefully crafted to ensure participants learn practical life skills combined with real academic knowledge that will open their heats, enrich their souls, and propel them into a future of intelligent and grounded nature connection.

Our experienced and certified staff meets each participant where they are in their individual physical aForest Schoolers dig up coyote carcassnd emotional development, assisting them to forge a path forward to succeed not just in our programs, but in their lives now and into the future as individuals and members of the larger community.

 

LARP instructor teaches archeryWildWise is divided into six interconnected guilds of study.  Each guild holds a virtue within the school, and the respective guild is represented in the Mark of WildWise.

    • 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.

Individual guilds hold 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.

Boy with swords and apron

 

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

Our Partners

Leave No TraceLeave No Trace

Center for Outdoor Ethics

Youth PassagewaysYouth Passageways
Wilderness Guides CouncilWilderness Guides Council
Rite of Passage JourneysRite of Passage Journeys