Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification

Wilderness Awareness School

  • Duvall, WA
  • www.wildernessawareness.org

Mission Statement

Our mission is to help youth and adults cultivate healthy relationships with nature, community and self.

Through nature connection and cultural mentoring, we provide transformational experiences that awaken people's unique gifts, deepen their relationship with nature, and empower them to enrich the health of their communities.

While most of the youth for our programs come from King County in Washington State, our adults come from throughout the US and worldwide. Many of our adults students have gone on to start their own schools throughout the US and internationally.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Youth Programs
  3. Adult Programs
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Youth: We run programs throughout the year at 5 different locations in Seattle and the Eastside of King County in WA state.

Adult: We offer programs in Duvall, WA that attract students locally, nationally and internationally.

ruling year

1993

Executive Director

Self-reported

Warren Moon

Keywords

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wilderness survival skills course, outdoor education instructor training

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Also Known As

Wilderness Awareness School

EIN

22-3190778

 Number

3658444302

Physical Address

26425 NE Allen Street Suite 203

Duvall, WA 98019

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs (C60)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Youth Programs: Summer Camps and Expeditions (1000 youth served), school year on-going and contract programs (600 youth served) Adult Programs: Outdoor College (31 adults served), workshops and expeditions (200 adults served), home study course(1500 adults served)

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

Program 2

Youth Programs

Through nature connection and cultural mentoring, we provide transformational experiences that awaken people’s unique gifts, deepen their relationship with nature, and empower them to enrich the health of their communities.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

1,101,518

Program 3

Adult Programs

Through nature connection and cultural mentoring, we provide transformational experiences that awaken people’s unique gifts, deepen their relationship with nature, and empower them to enrich the health of their communities.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

497,133

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Youth: We run programs throughout the year at 5 different locations in Seattle and the Eastside of King County in WA state.

Adult: We offer programs in Duvall, WA that attract students locally, nationally and internationally.

Funding Needs

1) Funds for scholarships to students that would not otherwise be able to attend our programs. We give up to $90,000 in scholarships each year. 2) Funds for infrastructure development in order to help us serve more students. 3) Funds to build our cash reserves in order to improve resiliency and sustainability.

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The Awareness Society dba Wilderness Awareness School
Fiscal year: Sep 01-Aug 31
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Wilderness Awareness School

Leadership

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Executive Director

Warren Moon

BIO

Warren Moon is the current Executive Director of Wilderness Awareness School and a member of the Board of Trustees. He began working with Wilderness Awareness School in 1995 as Youth Programs Director. He has since served as an instructor and administrator for all aspects of Wilderness Awareness School's programs until becoming Executive Director in 2001. Warren has a BS in Mechanical Engineering, and worked as an environmental engineer until he discovered that nature and mentoring were his true passions. His vision is to help restore people's reverence for life so that we can be better stewards of ourselves, our communities and our planet.

Warren and his wife M'liss have two daughters Kylah and Cassidy, whose favorite day of the week is when they are in program at Wilderness Awareness School. Warren loves gardening, sports, playing guitar and enjoying the beauty of the Snoqualmie valley with his family.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Kristen Bauer

The Threshold Group

Term: Sept 2016 - Aug 2017

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