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5 Ways City Kids Summer Camp Stands Out

City Kids provides DC youth with a transformative six-year journey marked by lasting friendships, personal growth, and invaluable life skills gained through wilderness exploration and experiential learning at Broken Arrow Ranch in Wyoming. Grounded in a robust youth development curriculum and with a commitment to accessibility, City Kids’ impact extends far beyond the summer months, […]

What is a JET?

The theme of the City Kids program for high schoolers (JETs)  is “create your vision.” JETs build skills for the future while exploring the aspects of professionalism, outdoor leadership, and post-graduation opportunities that interest them most. But what exactly is a JET? High school participants choose their own summer adventures– they can develop their professional […]

Snow Much Fun: Reflections from Snow Club

This January marked another exhilarating season for City Kids as we embarked on our third year of Snow Club programming. Thanks to the generous support of the Vail Resort and Katz Amsterdam Foundation’s Epic for Everyone Youth Connection to Winter Sports Program, we were able to provide a transformative experience for our youth, expanding their […]

City Kids Top 5 Hikes in the DMV

Did you know that Washington, DC, was rated the best big-city park system in the country for the third consecutive year by the Trust for Public Land? At City Kids, we believe that all DC residents should have equitable access to nature and feel welcome in outdoor spaces. Our programs, starting in 6th grade, give […]

Empowering Youth Through Mindfulness

Empowering Youth Through Mindfulness In Year 1 of our groundbreaking partnership with Inward Bound Mindfulness, we’ll focus on empowering youth through mindfulness, sharing a commitment to personal empowerment, and nurturing a deep connection with nature. City Kids staff and Inward Bound faculty will lead programs to introduce the transformative potential of mindfulness, fostering self-awareness, well-being, […]

Volunteer Food Drop-Offs

We love our community of volunteers! If you are interested in helping out for one or more of these drop-off opportunities, please email your availability to Yael at, with “Friends of City Kids” in the subject line. Thank you! Preferred Drop-Off Time & Date Event Expected Attendance Food Needs 10am-4pm Thursday 12/07/23 JET Holiday […]

Fall Programs Update

Mountaineers in the Potomac River in late October. City Kids participants and staff kicked off the fall programs season with two fun gatherings, one for volunteers and one for participants and families! We have weekly programs for all cohorts, and monthly events for participants across different cohorts to come together. We’re very excited to announce […]