Programs

U.S. Wilderness Programs for Urban Youth:

  • City Kids Wilderness Project (Wyoming/Washington, D.C.)
  • BAWT – Bay Area Wilderness Training (for youth educators), LAWT – Los Angeles Wilderness Training (California)
  • Youth Opportunities Program (for youth educators)
  • Blairstown New Jersey Outdoor Center (New Jersey)
  • Fresh Air Fund Camps
  • Girl Ventures (Bay Area)
  • B.O.L.D. & G.O.L.D. (Seattle)
  • Pacific Leadership Institute (Bay Area)
  • Urban Wilderness Project (Seattle)
  • Project AVARY (youth with an incarcerated parent)
  • Girl Scouts Beyond Bars (girls with an incarcerated mother)
  • Outward Bound (National)
  • Sierra Club, Inner City Outings
  • cityWILD (Colorado)

U.S. Alternative to Incarceration Programs:

  • CASES
  • CHOICES
  • Fortune Society
  • DOME

U.S. Wilderness Alternative to Incarceration Programs:

  • VisionQuest.org
  • Project Adventure

U.S. Experiential Programs in the Justice System:

Conflict Mediation and Transforming Power:

  • Alternatives to Violence Project – AVP

Yoga and Mindfulness:

  • The Lineage Project – Teaching yoga and mindfulness to youth in the Juvenile Justice system
  • The Art of Yoga (Bay Area)
  • Prison Yoga Project (Bay Area)

U.S. Wilderness Therapy Programs:

  • Open Sky Wilderness (Mindfulness and Wilderness – Durango, CO)
  • The Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Industry Council (OBHIC)

Additional Resources:

  • Association for Experiential Education
  • Leave No Trace

U.S. Urban Gardening and Farming Programs for Youth:

  • The Food Project
  • Just Food
  • New Settlement Apartment’s Bronx Helpers’ Cooking Garden Club
  • Bronx Food Justice Alliance

* This is an ongoing list and in no way reflects the breadth of programs currently available in these fields.

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