If we don’t provide opportunities for children to love nature, how can we expect them to grow into adults that will conserve nature?

Donate to the Child Nature Connection


  • To inspire a truly joyful exploration of the earth, life and learning for all children.
  • To provide consistent and meaningful employment for staff dedicated to experiential wilderness education.
  • To reach families and children that might not have access culturally or financially to wilderness in our communities.
  • To grow a community of responsible, self sufficient and fully grounded human beings for a better future. 

Ventura Wild is a true catalyst for change in our community. Our staff provide nature connection mentoring to children and families, leading to a value of wild places and discovery based learning in their personal lives. With that value comes wildlife stewards, environmental advocates and independent learners in all walks of life that have a personal stake in preserving and renaturalizing our planet.

So many families express their appreciation and heartfelt value of what we do with their children. We hope that everyone will find a way to contribute to Ventura Wild’s scholarship and staff training funds.

Since 2009 Ventura Wild has successfully provided programs to thousands of children and parents from Ojai, Ventura and neighboring communities.

With community support we can keep trained and talented staff, we can offer more diverse programs, and we can build the community support and involvement it takes to grow a generation of concerned citizens and healthy human beings.

Are you intrigued? Are you looking for ways to contribute to your community that have a real and beautiful impact?

CONTACT US! Call Heather King, the program Director and Instructor at 805-310-1461, or email hking68@gmail.com.

  • We work under the umbrella of the Ojai Recreation Department, so we are not a 501c3.
  • Address:
    Ventura Wild
    9998 Creek Road
    Oak VIew, CA 93022

    Phone: 805-310-1461

  • Push the button below and provide nature to a child!

Donate through Paypal by pressing the button above, or contact Ventura Wild at 805-310-1461, or hking68@gmail.com for more options. Thank you