Wildwood’s Vision, Mission and Values


To offer all children the chance to experience the wonders of living and learning in the outdoors. 


We bring kids outside to learn and grow together, transforming summer into a season of learning, youth development, and outdoor adventure for low-income Kansas City area youth.


  • Wildwood is where kids grow better outside. We celebrate learning and recognize that we are all constantly learning from each other and from nature.
  • We commit to stewardship, living thoughtfully on the land and in community with each other. We use resources wisely.
  • And, we are committed to equity and diversity. Wildwood campers and staff come from many geographic, racial, ethnic and economic backgrounds. We reduce barriers to participation so children have equal access to our programs. We create space that is safe for all. We intentionally design our program so all staff and campers can be their best and whole self at Wildwood.