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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, […]

Watch City Kids on the Food Network!

Holiday: Impossible For the holidays, Chef Robert Irvine is heading west to Jackson Hole, Wyo. to visit the City Kids Wilderness Project, a camp in the heart of the Grand Teton Mountains that welcomes at-risk teens from the inner city of Washington, D.C. Robert’s giving back by redoing three of their spaces in just three […]

City Kids Featured in JH Style Magazine – 2015

Spotlight on Nonprofits Every summer, kids from Washington D.C.’s most vulnerable communities come out to Jackson for an experiential program that teaches them valuable skills and provides inspiration and encouragement to follow their dreams. Students join the program in sixth grade and participate in school year programs in D.C. as well as Jackson-based summer programs. […]

City Kids Featured in Jackson Hole News & Guide – 2015

City Kids Know No Bounds Over the last three weeks a large group has spent time in Jackson Hole kayaking, whitewater rafting, backpacking, camping and even climbing the Grand. The group has accomplished more in 21 or so days than most 90-day wonders ever dream of. But these aren’t your typical outdoorsmen or “dirtbags.”  The […]

City Kids Featured in Washingtonian – 2015

City Kids Wilderness Project Turns 20, Looks Forward to Its Next Decade Landing at the airport in Jackson Hole in 1996 was a breathless experience: I was immediately transformed by the cool, crisp mountain air and clear sky that was devoid of Washington, DC’s congestion, honking horns, and tall buildings. I was in Jackson scouting […]

City Kids Wilderness Project Annual Report 2014

For nearly 20 years, City Kids has provided extraordinary opportunities for our youth, and in 2014, we worked to strengthen our foundation to ensure that City Kids will be able to offer stability and support to our youth and families for many more years to come. In the past year, City Kids launched a new […]

City Kids featured on the NOLS Blog – 2014

City Kids and the Wilderness Risk Management Conference The Wilderness Risk Management Conference (WRMC) unites hundreds of the nation’s leading outdoor organizations, schools, and businesses annually in an effort to “offer an outstanding educational experience to help mitigate the risks inherent in exploring, working, teaching, and recreating in wild places.” WRMC attendees absorb and learn […]

City Kids Wilderness Project Annual Report 2013

In the past three years, City Kids has undergone a significant transformation in order to increase our impact and provide more comprehensive services for our youth. City Kids enrolls new youth in the 6th grade and supports them for 6+ years through our unique continuum of programming. Youth graduate from the program with a vision […]