School of Outdoor Adventure

Silverdale, WA   |
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EIN: 81-1170694


To build lasting community and connection to the natural world while adventuring and questing in the wilds, providing dynamic experiences for children and adults to learn valuable life skills, build strength of character, and value diversity of culture. Wild Wise is a place to become the hero within, and live the adventure!

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Aidoneus Ajjvealmaj

Co-founder & Program Dirtector

Natalia Brightwood

Main address

PO Box 2774

Silverdale, WA 98383 USA

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Subject area info


Environmental justice

Environmental education

Elementary and secondary education

Population served info

Families of origin

Families of choice

Non-adult children

Ethnic and racial groups

Tribal and indigenous religious groups

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NTEE code info

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Our programs

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Forest School

WildWise Forest School models a five day all outdoor interdisciplinary program. Our unique curriculum blends contemporary academics with traditional wilderness, homestead, and naturalist skills. Forest School incorporates real world experiential learning that is rooted firmly in nature connection and community.

Population(s) Served

Quest for Fire marks the initiation of the journey into adulthood, and gives rise to the opportunity for young adults to explore what adulthoody means to them, what sort of man they hope to be, and what their role will be in todays society. The canvass of the mountains, skies, forests, glaciers, and cold waters of the Olympics is the medium that allows WildWise guides and mentors to provide the space for young adults to orient to their own internal wisdom, learn to communicate with intention, explore and develop their weltanschauung, and enkindle wonder of the world around them. As young adults face and overcome the trials and challenges of the journey and what it means to live closely in a community of mentors and peers away from the influences of media, video games, and daily life, a quieting of the mind begins to allow for their internal voice to be heard.

Population(s) Served
Young girls
Young women
Young boys
Young men
Young adults

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2024

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Contributions, Grants, Gifts $5,000
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $245,195
Program Services $193,651
Administration $64,189
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $257,840


Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2024

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Total Assets $10,855
Total Liabilities $0
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $10,855


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Aidoneus Ajjvealmaj

Co-founder & Program Dirtector

Natalia Brightwood

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Board of directors
as of 03/01/2024
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Board chair

Aidoneus Ajjvealmaj

Natalia Brightwood

Melissa Bell

Robin McMillen

Organizational demographics

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Pite Sámi
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