leafPrograms in Santa Barbara

Wilderness Youth Project

Wilderness Youth Project (WYP) promotes meaningful social change through an innovative, nature-based curriculum and mentoring program. Our programs return children to the traditions of childhood: outdoor time, child-centered exploration, skill/self-esteem development and connection with the natural world.


The Outdoor School at Rancho Alegre

The Outdoor School facilitates the development of community and environmental stewardship in students through a direct experience with nature. We broaden students' horizons by inspiring a sense of wonder and curiosity about our local and global environments.