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A Week in the Life of 49 Wilderness Kids: Priceless

Updated: May 8

Sunday April 14: 

  • Gas to pick up students & get to/from Carderock: $13.60

  • Cooler full of sandwiches, fresh fruit, and granola bars: $51.54

  • Harnesses, Shoes, Helmets: Lent by Potomac Appalachian Trail Club

  • Conquering fears, problem-solving, accomplishing feats: Priceless


Monday April 15: 

  • Gas & Snacks for a crew of 8 students from Jefferson Houston MS: $19.76

  • Playing games at Founders Park during After-School Program: Free

  • Scavenger hunting for nature in art @ the Torpedo Factory as lightning flashed outside: Free

Laughing, deepening friendships, and learning about local wildlife: Priceless


Wednesday April 17:

  • 2 tennis balls for an After-School warm-up activity: $1.77

  • Gas to get kids from Hammond MS to Ben Brenman Park and back home: $5.10

  • Healthy Snacks to Feed 8 Students: $16.00

  • Admiring baby geese, searching for frogs, breathing fresh air, sharing words in Dari, Spanish and English (and hiding from the camera): Priceless


Thursday, April 18: 

  • Discounted Climbing Fees for our Climbing Cohort at Movement Gym: $25.00

  • Fuel to get away and back home: $4.25

  • Snacks for our group: $10.00

  • Enjoying the trust a fellow Wilderness Kid student puts in us to keep them safe on belay: Priceless


Saturday, April 20: 

  • Registration for the Challenge Course at Gallaudet University: $425.00

  • A picnic lunch: $59.42

  • Talented Wilderness Kids Staff to guide for the day: $110.00

  • Learning to cooperate, problem solve, and communicate with our hands, eyes, and whole body: Priceless


Sunday, April 21: 

  • Gas to drive to Great Falls Park & the cost of a healthy picnic lunch: $60.31 

  • Annual National Park Pass: $80

  • Wages of a Wilderness Kids Educator: $132.00

  • Admiring Great Falls; learning about lichen, brackish water, and river currents; falling asleep tired in the van after a great hike on a crisp spring day: Priceless


A week in the life of Wilderness Kids: $1013.75

Getting 49 young people off screens, into nature, breathing fresh air, taking risks, learning new skills and ideas, in community of peers, across difference, with caring adults?


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