City Kids Wilderness Project is accepting applications for our 2019 Ranger Class! We welcome all 6th grade DC youth to apply. All applicants must:

  • Complete an Application

    View and print the application materials here: CKWP Enrollment Form 2019.

    You may submit your application via
    Email to
    Fax to 1-888-317-8831, or
    Mail to City Kids Wilderness Project, 2437 15th St NW, Washington DC 20009

  • 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 Cassie Degener at

Nondiscrimination Policy

The City Kids Wilderness Project admits students of any race, color, 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.