About Wild explorers Club
The Wild Explorers Club is a monthly, online membership program designed to ignite a heart for exploration and wonder in our kids. The program is intended for kids ages 6-12, but younger children can participate with the help of their parents.
The cost of the Wild Explorers Club is $14/mo and includes:
+ Weekly adventure assignments for each animal level
(plus bi-weekly emails to chart your progress)
+ A monthly "Wild Explorers" print magazine in the mail
(ships only to US & Canada / PDF for the rest of us)
+ A free logo patch in the mail for starting / A free patch per account after applying for each animal level (US & Canada)
+ Certificates for completing the weekly assignments
(with the opportunity to purchase patches for $8)
+ An online video show from our wilderness outpost
(with Ranger Kyle explaining each week's assignment)
+ And other adventure content on the Outpost website
The Wild Explorers program is available to families in every location. However, we are currently only able to ship magazines and patches to participants in the US and Canada. As the program grows, we hope to add shipping to all international locations.
*Creating Your Own Club
If you'd like to put together your own local club, we recommend having everyone in your group sign up on the same week. This way, all of your assignments will start at the same time.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What Age Group Is This Program Designed For?
This program was designed for kids ages 6-12. However, younger children can also participate with their parents' help. Each assignment requires a parent's signature, and a parent must apply for each animal badge before the child can go to the next level.
Do I Need to Buy a Membership For Each Child in My Family?
Not at all. The account and emails will address your entire family, and multiple kids can participate in the program together. You can print multiple certificates and purchase multiple patches.
Do You Ship Magazines and Patches Internationally?
Right now, we can only ship magazines and patches to the USA and Canada. However, you can download a certificate at each level of completion, and everyone will receive access to a PDF version of the magazine. As we grow, we hope to add other countries.
How Do I Earn the Embroidered Patches?
After your child completes each level of the Wild Explorers Club, you'll receive a link to our "secret store" where you can purchase an animal patch for $8. The patches are exclusive to each level. Also, the patches are not a required component of this program. You can download certificates for each level of completion.
How Long Does it Take to Complete the Program?
The Wild Explorers Club takes 24 months to complete from start to finish if you complete one assignment each week. You'll get access to one assignment a week for two years. The weekly assignments will pause at the end of each level until you apply for the badge.
How it works
When you sign-up for the Wild Explorers Club, you'll get access to our Outpost website with weekly assignments to complete. A new assignment will appear on the site each week, but our Wilderness rangers will also email you every other week with reminders. You can print out the assignments to collect in a binder, and a parent is responsible for signing each one to confirm they were completed.
The program is broken up into 10 animal merits that represent 10 values. It takes two years to complete the entire program. You'll receive a certificate at each level of completion, a free patch, and access to a "secret store" where you can buy additional patches for $8.
We have something special in store for those who complete the final level at the end! Here are the 10 levels of Wild Explorers Club:
- Wolf - Embrace the Life of an Explorer
- Bobcat - Be Relentlessly Curious
- Bear - Learn New Things
- Elk - Care For Others
- Fox - Know How Things Work
- Bison - Read Great Books
- Beaver - See the Adventure in Everything
- Owl - Discover Your Passion
- Hawk - Make Awesome Things
- Eagle - Travel to New Places
You will receive a "Wild Explorers" magazine in the mail each month (beginning in the month following your membership), along with access to our online video show by Ranger Kyle from the wilderness Outpost. We'll also share some of your photos on Instagram, so be sure to hashtag your images with #wildexplorersclub.
As a member of the Wild Explorers Club, you'll get a print magazine delivered to your door every month. Each issue is packed full of articles about "far out families," unforgettable adventures, "explorer of the month," and so much more. The subscription starts on the month following your membership.
If you miss an issue, don't worry, we'll post back-issues on the Outpost website as PDF downloads so you can enjoy the same content as everyone else. You'll love this full-color magazine that will inspire you, connect you to other explorers, and provide helpful content on your own Wild Explorer journey.
Right now, we regret that we can only send magazines to the US and Canada.
With Ranger Kyle at the Wild Explorers Outpost
Each weekly assignment will be accompanied by a video from Ranger Kyle at the Wilderness Outpost. He'll guide you through each week's assignment and give you ideas to make it even more exciting! Check out the sample video above.
WILD EXPLORER GEAR
Get a group of siblings and friends to do the Wild Explorers Club together! Then visit our online shop where you can purchase official Wild Explorers t-shirts and patches. (You can order animal-themed t-shirts and patches upon the completion of each level in our "secret shop.") Go exploring and look good doing it!