Ventura Wild isn’t just a wilderness program! 

WHAT WE DO: Ventura Wild creates meaningful outdoor experiences to reawaken an innate human affinity for Nature. We believe that a physical and emotional connection to Nature at an early age promotes basic principles of human development that inspire a sense of belonging, resiliency, and interdependence. Returning humans to our indigenous awareness, knowledge and skills are the first steps toward a life of sustainable relationships with each other, the self and the planet.

Small Group Learning Pods

Individual Mentoring

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Interested in starting a pod of children for learning and / or outdoor adventures? We have a network of leaders & educators that can support your journey in providing meaningful experiences.

We also provide trained wilderness mentors  that can support a young person in their exploration of the world.

Teacher & Parent Resources

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This pandemic, along with racial tensions and climate change, is creating the need for us all to learn new ways of teaching, parenting, and existing together on this planet. We have a network of people that are coming together, inspired to offer their time and energy, skills and resources to support parents, educators and the community in creating a better way to teach our children, to experience family, to find community, and more. Join us in this difficult and unknown landscape…because we can do better together!

Weekend Family Outings

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Join us for a weekend hike as a family. We will facilitate a wonderful mix of information and free time to relax, explore and just BE in nature.

Ventura Wild Adult Hiking & Adventure Club 

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Rejuvenating Dayhikes and More!
Sometimes the only thing that helps is a little vitamin N. Nature reminds us to breath, and that we are never alone on this journey. Parents and adults that need to sink into a joyful connection to nature: This is for you!  Come immerse yourself in a blissful soak of quiet, peaceful wilderness…and go with other good people.