Description & History

It is the mission of Team Wilderness to grow teamwork, leadership, and character within our urban youth through wilderness excursions.

To achieve our mission we emphasize striving to be E.T.H.I.C.A.L. in the wilderness and reflecting on its application to life.

Empathy - Through co-dependence to force students to develop compassion towards each other

Teamwork - To understand and embody a positive team culture

Health - Through mental and physical challenges recognizing what is necessary to be your best self and live a healthy and balanced life

Inclusive - Through interdependence to learn to value and work to create an environment inclusive of everyone that supports and respects differences

Community - Understanding social and environmental responsibility

Adversity - Using a foreign setting to compel students to challenge themselves mentally and physically resulting in increased self-confidence and self-actualization

Leadership - Out of necessity to demonstrate the ability to collaborate, communicate, problem-solve and resolve conflicts promptly and effectively

About the organization

Team Wilderness

Steve Cunningham
Executive Director
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