With experiences, relationships and much more Wilderness Works is a positive alternative needed by all children and especially economically disadvantaged children. Wilderness Works provides children time in safe and nurturing environments – largely in nature and the outdoors. Wilderness Works delivers cognitive, emotional, physical and social developmental experiences to the children we serve. Wilderness Works equips youth with multiple years of program continuity.
Wilderness Works provides a series of graduated programs allowing children to develop between the years of eight and eighteen. Continuity is the watchword so that a child can “grow up” in Wilderness Works. Wilderness Works complements school calendars by providing a powerful alternative especially on weekends, school holidays and during summer months. Wilderness Works provides five chief programs: Day Camp, City Camp, Summer Camp, Core Camps and Field Camp.
Wilderness Works serves primarily elementary aged children with approximately half as many youth that continue in more advanced programming on through teen years. Many Wilderness Works alumni continue in service during high school and college years in a chaperone or leadership capacity.
Wilderness Works gives highest priority to either homeless children or those facing significant economic disadvantage.
“…I look forward to being reunited with my friends at City Camp!
…I spent a week on Cumberland Island and saw the ocean for the first time and also 15 different species of animal life!
…I hiked over 50 miles from Tennessee to Cherokee on the Appalachian Trail!”
…I learned how to ride a bicycle at City Camp and now ride every weekend!”
…My favorite summer experience is zipping on the zip line at Camp Glisson!
“…I overcame my fear of heights with the Wilderness Works Girls Core Group at the Georgia Tech Climbing Tour!