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City Kids Wilderness Project Annual Report 2017

View Annual Report > Dear Friends, Every year, City Kids provides programming and support for over 130 DC youth and young adults. In recent years, several alumni have joined our staff and are now leading City Kids program activities. This has a tremendous impact on our work and is a testament to the impact of […]

City Kids Receives Award of Excellence

“In the sixth episode of CampWire, meet the five winners of the Eleanor P. Eells Award for Program Excellence. These award winners will be honored at ACA’s National Conference next month in Orlando. Listen to full episode here. City Kids is honored to have received the Award for Program Excellence from the American Camp Association.

Get Out: Nurturing A Bond Between Black People and Nature

“Is nature a white thing? It can certainly seem so. A 2011 National Park Service survey found that just 7 percent of all park system visitors were black. But there is a growing effort to nurture the relationship between African-Americans and the outdoors. Online clubs and social media groups geared at getting African-Americans into the wilderness are […]

Program Connects At-Risk Kids with Nature

Thomas Jones, 17, is an inner-city kid who, statistically, had a greater chance of dropping out of high school or getting shipped off to prison than he had of summiting a 13,000-foot peak in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Yet despite the odds, Jones found himself climbing the Grand Teton peak this summer as […]

Official Selections for the 2016 SHIFT Awards

What do a Washington DC nonprofit, a hunting and angling organization and an outdoor adventure app have in common? They, and thirty other initiatives, are all official selections for The 2016 SHIFT Awards. The SHIFT Awards, which will be announced at The 2016 SHIFT Festival, October 13-15 in Jackson, WY, recognize individuals, initiatives, or organizations […]

GET OUT: Mountain Medicine

JACKSON HOLE, WY – As I sat there with tears in my eyes I couldn’t find anything to say to my teammates, people who were now my family. We had made it so far but I was ready to retrace every grueling step back down. I didn’t know how to look them in the eye […]

City Kids Learn Life Lessons

It’s your first time in Jackson. You step off the plane, gawking at your surroundings. Then what? “I looked up at the sky, I looked up at all the stars,” Martinae Irving said. “In D.C. what you think is a star is really just a plane.” Irving is just one of many children who are gob […]

City Kids Featured by the Outdoor Industry Association

Shouldering full packs as they hiked along in the Gros Ventre Wilderness, a group of high school students caught a glimpse of something moving in the distance. Taking a minute to look, they realized the commotion was a black bear chasing cows in a nearby field. Most Wyoming residents have never seen such a spectacle, […]