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All kids benefit from active, engaging summer programs. Summer “slide” or learning loss affects all children, but it has a dramatic effect on low-income students and widens the opportunity gap for kids whose families cannot afford typical summer programs like camps, lessons, or sports.

Wildwood transforms summer into a season of learning, youth development, and outdoor adventure for all kids, but especially for low-income KC youth. In week-long summer sleep-away camps, our campers practice critical thinking, reading, STEM activities, and build eight youth-development outcomes:

Our evaluation data shows more than 75% of our campers experience growth in all eight areas! Our campers enjoy daily reading time, unique STEM activities, swimming, hiking, canoeing, fishing, archery, low and high ropes courses, three healthy meals a day, increased physical activity, and stress-relieving time outdoors.

You can be a part of making summer different for children in need. Help us transform lives by connecting with Wildwood.



  • Join us for a week or an hour. You will learn and grow as much as our campers! Visit our volunteer page or email us for more information.

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