We are committed to a world where everyone has the knowledge and ability to contribute to peace within themselves and with others, and where this wisdom is passed on from generation to generation.
Play in the Wild!
Initiations into Nonviolence
Outdoors-based nonviolence trainings for youth, families, and educators
The Way with & without Words
Trainings in Mindfulness and Nonviolent Communication for everyday life
Where Cultures Meet
Empowering former refugee youth through community-based mentorship
The Next Generation
Supporting the advancement of peace and nonviolence in grassroots movements
We turn love into action
" Love can be this lofty thing...
I define love as Listening, Observing,
Validating, and Empathizing – all action."
– Catherine Cadden, Program Director, Baba Tree International
We celebrate differences
" [My kids] told me it's okay to speak your feelings. How to respect others, how to listen, how to offer help – all of these ideas my kids developed through the camp."
– Ashraf Alamatouri, parent of Play in the Wild! kids Ryan and Adam
We remember who we are
"Play in the Wild! helped break down the conditioning I had developed...
I was able to rebuild myself into who I wanted to be...
It taught me that authenticity is valued."
– Irvin Martin, Play in the Wild! student
We share this with others
" Those practices really ended up being one of the backbones of the kind of culture that we tried to build... where we could see that it was our relationships on our team that was actually the source of our power."
– Morgan Curtis, climate justice activist & Trainings Coordinator, SustainUS
You sustain us!
Donations from ordinary people make up over half of our operating budget.
Up to 80% of the participants in our programs each year are wholly or partially sponsored by people like you.
Without that support, we literally could not do what we do.