2700 SOUTHWEST FREEWAY, SUITE A / HOUSTON, TEXAS 77098 / 281-371-6696

Exploring, Learning, Life.

What
We Do

Building Character, Changing Lives

“The Woods Project helps you to really find your true potential and what you’re capable of achieving.”
 

“When I’m struggling with something, I know I can push through my struggles and problems and know how to solve them.”
 

“I see myself more self-independent. If I can climb a mountain for 9 hours, I can do many more things.”
 

“I learned not to doubt myself. I now know that I am a strong young lady and that I can do anything I set my mind to.”
 

“I’ve learned not to underestimate myself. There were several times I thought I couldn’t do it, but in the end I managed to do it so I learned not to say “I can’t do it” if I haven’t even tried doing it.”
 

“I have to try my best at everything I do. This program taught me grit and perseverance.”

SCHOOL YEAR PROGRAM

  • After-School Clubs, hosted at several of our Houston School Partners. The curriculum for club promotes a bigger vision of the world and includes projects related to both outdoor and environmental studies. Students learn everything from Leave No Trace principles to how to work as a team to conquer everyday challenges.
  • Fall and Spring Weekend Trips, including environmental service projects, backpacking, canoeing and kayaking programs in the national forests and park areas near Houston. These activities are intended to improve self-esteem, self-reliance and leadership skills while giving the students a preview of the challenges they will encounter during the summer session.

SUMMER PROGRAM

The school-year programming prepares students for the core of our program, which is an intensive two-week summer trip at locations around the country. Students spend their time at nationally recognized wilderness institutes which offer in-depth work in the sciences, journaling, creative writing, and more. In addition to the academic sessions, students participate in a 5-night backpacking trip covering 30-40 miles over mountain peaks at places like Yosemite and Glacier National Park. The summer immersion session reinforces the lessons learned during the school year and exposes the students to a wide variety of new experiences that serve to further develop the character strengths and life skills necessary to function effectively in the college environment and beyond.

 

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