The application season for the 2022 Ranger Class will be open in early January!

  • Complete an Application

    Applications will open for the 2022 cohort in early January.  Please fill out this INTEREST FORM to be notified with additional information when applications open.

    We have created a step-by-step instruction guide to support families in the completion of the enrollment application. We strongly encourage families to review it HERE.

    In the meantime, please reach out if you have any questions:

    Email to
    Fax to 1-888-317-8831, or
    Mail to City Kids Wilderness Project, 2437 15th St NW, Washington DC 20009
    Deadline:  Spring 2022, Date TBD

  • Attend Orientation Events

    Attend 2 mandatory orientation events on the weekends in the spring: Family Orientation and Student Camping Orientation.

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

City Kids also recruits new youth from partner organizations, including:

To learn more about the application process, please contact Rodney Fuller at

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 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.

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. We are looking for participants who are in good health, physically and emotionally, and have an interest in being a part of a community.

To determine if City Kids program is a good match, 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.