Applications for the 2023 – 2024 Ranger Class will open soon!

  • Complete an Application

    Applications for 2023-2024 will open soon! The registration link will appear here when applications open.

    Questions before applications open? Contact us.

    Phone: 202-557-8966
    Mail: City Kids Wilderness Project, 2437 15th St NW, Washington DC 20009

  • Attend Orientation Events

    Attend 2 required orientation events in the spring. All dates and times will be updated when applications open.

    Applicant Family Fun Day:  Required orientation event for parents & applicants.

    Date: TBD – Mid-March 2024

    Time: TBD

    Location: 2437 15th St NW Washington, DC 20009

    Applicant Camping Trip: Required camping trip for all applicants. Must attend 1 of the trips listed below:

    Trip 1 Date: TBD – Early April 2024

    Trip 2 Date: TBD – Late April 2024

  • City Kids may ask for an additional interview or recommendation from your school.

What are we looking for in applicants?

  • Excited to travel and OK being away from home
  • Enjoy the outdoors or are willing to learn
  • Like to try new things & challenge themselves
  • Like to meet new friends
  • Ready to commit to a 6 year program
  • Willing and able to follow the City Kids honor code
  • Meet City Kids cognitive and physical ability criteria
  • Qualifying for free & reduced lunch is prioritized

Nondiscrimination Policy

The City Kids Wilderness Project admits students of any race, color, gender, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available replica watch wholesalersclick resources to students in the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships, and other school-administered programs.

Gender Inclusion Practices

City Kids welcomes youth of all genders!  You can learn more about our gender inclusion practices here.  Please contact with any questions.

Essential Eligibility Criteria

The health and well-being of our participants and staff are top priorities. The wilderness environments City Kids programs live in and travel through are remote, dynamic, and physically and emotionally challenging.

To determine if City Kids program is a good match for your child’s abilities, City Kids has a list of essential eligibility criteria to help applicants and families identify the basic and fundamental elements of participation required to participate.  Please read through the following list of City Kids Essential Eligibility Criteria and contact us if you have questions about accommodations.