The Wild Explorers Club is a monthly, online adventure program designed to ignite a heart for exploration and wonder in our kids.
The assignments are designed for kids ages 6-12, but younger children can certainly participate with the help of their parents.
The cost of the Wild Explorers Club is $16 USD a month and includes:
*We can only ship patches, magazines, and awards to the US & Canada
When you sign-up for the Wild Explorers Club, you'll get access to our full website with weekly assignments to complete. A new assignment will appear on the site each week, and you'll receive weekly reminders.
The weekly assignments will continue regardless of whether you complete them. However, you can apply for the badge when you are finished with the assignments, and we'll send you an animal patch in the mail.
Additional patches can be purchased for $8 in a password-protected store. The password will be made available at the completion of each level.
The program is divided into 10 levels that represent 10 themes. You'll receive a special award in the mail at the completion of the program.
As a member of the Wild Explorers Club, you'll receive a copy of Wild Explorers magazine in the mail each month (US & Canada).
Each issue is packed with fascinating articles such as:
We send out the magazine to everyone subscribed by the third week of the previous month. But if you miss an issue, don't worry! We upload back-issues of the magazine on the Outpost website as PDF downloads.
Not only this, but if you hashtag your photos #wildexplorersclub on Instagram, you could get featured on our feed, or in the magazine itself!
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.
Each week, you'll get access to a fun video from Ranger Kyle to help guide you through each assignment. They're funny, fast-paced, and full of interesting content to keep you engaged.
If you're starting a group, you can log-in and show your friends the videos when you're together and download as many assignment worksheets and certificates as you'd like. The program comes with one patch per account, but you can order as many additional ones as you'd like.
We've added new field guides and sticker books in the mail for each level!
When you join the Wild Explorers Club or apply for a patch, you'll receive a guide book for the next level of assignments and some "paw print" and "animal" stickers so you can mark off your accomplishments as you go.
You'll receive one per account, but you can order additional ones in our outpost store for the kids in your group or family. We provide a password upon the completion of each level that you can use to order them.
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. Now you can go exploring and look good doing it!
Psst... if you're looking for specific animal patches, you'll receive a password at the completion of each level that will allow you to access our secret store. Those patches are awards, so we keep them exclusive!
What Age Group Is This Designed For?
This program was designed for kids ages 6-12. However, any child can participate with their parents' help. You're welcome to try our free two-week trial to experience the program and earn a Wild Explorers magnet.
Do I Need to Buy a Membership For Each Child in My Family?
Not at all. Multiple kids can use one account. You can watch the videos together, download as many assignment worksheets and certificates as you'd like, and order as many additional products as you need.
Can I Participate if I Live in Another Country Besides the US?
Anyone can participate in the *online* program. However, right now, we are only able to ship patches, field guides, magazines, and awards to the US & Canada. Some overseas families participate by using the shipping address of a friend or relative in the US, who passes along the products to them.
How Can I Find a Group Near Me?
As an online adventure program, we don't offer local groups. However, you're free to gather friends and do it together. Our sister organization Wild + Free offers groups, many of whom use the Wild Explorers Club program.
How Do I Start a Group?
You can have everyone sign up at the same time... or use only one account. You can watch the videos together as a group and print out as many assignment worksheets and certificates as you need. You can buy additional items with a password upon completing each level. If you're using separate accounts, we recommend starting at the same time.
What Kind of Assignments Are They?
All of them are designed to be easily accomplished by a kid... sometimes with the help of an adult. We keep the specific assignments a secret, but you can sign up for a free two-week trial to get a taste of what we offer.
How Many Assignments Are There For Each Level?
Some levels have 4 assignments, some have 8, and others have 12. They also increase in difficulty as you progress in the program.
How Do I Earn Patches?
After your child completes each level, we'll send you a free patch and field guide in the mail. You'll also receive a password for our store where you can purchase additional products. You can order as many as you'd like.
How Long Does it Take to Complete the Program?
The Wild Explorers Club has 96 weekly assignments from start to finish. You'll get access to one assignment a week for the entirety of the program. The weekly assignments will continue regardless of whether you complete them. However, you can apply for each badge when you are ready.
How Do I Cancel My Account?
Simply visit the Sign Up page when you are logged in. There's a cancellation link at the bottom of the page. If you decide to sign-up again later under your same account, the program will pick up right where you left off.
Do You Accept Purchases from Charter Schools?
Right now we are only able to receive recurring monthly credit card payments. If your charter school is okay with this... then yes!
Is the Program Suitable for All Climates and Environments?
Yes. We offer alternative assignments for any weather. For example, a fort-building assignment could be outdoors... or in your living room. A hiking adventure could happen in your backyard, a national or state park, or even the vacant wooded lot behind your local grocery store.
Does the Wild Explorers Club Have Religious or Secular Content?
We keep the content neutral so that all families can participate.