WILD.ECO (Wilderness Immersion for Leadership & Discovery through Education, Conservation & Opportunities) believes that immersion in nature is an important part of development, especially during the formative years when we begin to discover sense of self, build self-esteem and hone skills for leadership. We challenge our physical well-being and acquire the ability to live a balance life in a world dominated by technology.
EDUCATION is one of the cornerstones of success. Education of the mind, education of the soul, education of the body and learning to become a better human being are core mandates of WILD.ECO.
CONSERVATION is a mindset, an understanding of the world we live in. Conservation is driven by our ethics based on respect, reciprocity and connectivity with the world we inhabit touching all life form.
OPPORTUNITIES promote growth by creating experiences which pave the road for a productive and rewarding future. While Education and Conservation nourishes the mind, Opportunities allow the mind soar and thrive.
Understanding the importance of how today’s youth will shape the future, WILD.ECO's primary effort is targeted on giving youth, especially under-privileged teens, the opportunity to experience first-hand the positive impact nature can have on their lives through wilderness immersion camps. The experience in the wild is a powerful first-step that can trigger or enhance the desire to explore and discover the natural world, to uncover the beauty and challenges inherent in nature, to realize their individual strengths and weaknesses and potential. It is a journey of self-discovery that fosters self-confidence, boosts self-esteem and lays the foundation for leadership skills.