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Program Connects At-Risk Kids with Nature

Thomas Jones, 17, is an inner-city kid who, statistically, had a greater chance of dropping out of high school or getting shipped off to prison than he had of summiting a 13,000-foot peak in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Yet despite the odds, Jones found himself climbing the Grand Teton peak this summer as […]

GET OUT: Mountain Medicine

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.

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.”

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.

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 […]

Building Resiliency. Broadening Horizons. Ensuring Skills for Success.

City Kids Wilderness Project

202-525-4930
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City Kids Wilderness Project is a non-profit organization founded on the belief that providing enriching life experiences for DC children can enhance their lives, the lives of their families and the greater community.

Washington, DC

2437 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

13055 So. US Hwy 191
Jackson, WY 83001

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