Day and weekend excursions in the Washington D.C. area offer students an opportunity to get acquainted with many of the wonderful natural resources of the region. Children learn to adapt to the challenges of the wilderness environment by learning outdoor skills, experiencing new physical challenges and developing personal assets such as problem solving, initiative, determination, communication, responsibility and caring.
Activities range from overnight trips where students have the opportunity to camp and go whitewater rafting in West Virginia, to day trips where students participate in ropes courses or boat trips on the Potomac River. Our Spring Break trips this year include kayaking along the South Carolina Coast for the Elite Team, biking and camping along the C&O Canal on a trip from Georgetown in DC to Cumberland, Maryland for the Mountaineers, and service-learning programming for our Leadership youth.
City Kids also runs an after school program for middle school youth as well as academic, internship and job training and support for older youth.
City Kids Afterschool Program
The City Kids Afterschool Program currently runs for three hours per day, two days per week for middle school youth enrolled in City Kids Wilderness Project. The afterschool program provides structured recreation and snack time, tutoring time and a City Kids lesson. City Kids lessons have three main areas of focus: outdoor living skills, art, and environmental education. Our lessons provide students with hands-on and engaging opportunities to learn new skills, as well as strengthen the skills that they are learning during the school day. Our afterschool program is currently located in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of NW, Washington, DC.
The students enrolled in the afterschool program also have access to the weekend and spring break programming, including a summer session at our camp in Jackson, WY.