Explorers Club Interest List

Thank you for your interest in Explorers Club!

If you would like to join an Explorers Club group, please complete the form below and we'll add you to the Interest List. Most Explorers Club (EC) groups are currently full. Some spots are open, especially in the older grades, and we do form one or two new groups a year.

Because of robust interest among younger grades, we use a randomized selection process to fill groups (aka: drawing names from a hat on June 1 of each year) rather than a sequential list. To be included in the randomized selection process in June of each year, a child must be entering 2nd grade or above the upcoming school year. 

To be eligible for placement in a group, please submit the form prior to June 1 of any given year to have your name included in the randomized selection for the following September-June program year. Remember, the specific date of your submission will not be a factor – we just need it by June 1 in order to formulate groups for the following fall. In the meantime, please sign up to receive occasional news and information from us.

We check the Interest List regularly, but please note we do not respond directly to Interest List sign ups. We will add your child to our master list and contact you if a space becomes available. For additional questions, please contact us: info@wildwhatcom.org.

In order to confront societal inequities and increase access to the outdoors for all youth, we give priority to participants from communities that are underrepresented in outdoor education (including, but not limited to, participants that identify as LGBTQ+, as a person of color, are from a low-income family, and/or identify as gender non-conforming). Please do not hesitate to let us know if you feel that your family or child faces any barrier to participation in our program for any reason, so that we can do our best to accommodate and make you feel welcome. Our Interest List form is below. We offer financial assistance for participants from low-income families (up to 75% of program cost for those that qualify) and we give priority to siblings of current participants in order to support family cohesion. Please feel free to contact us if you have additional questions at info@wildwhatcom.org or by voicemail at (360) 389-3414.

Interest List Form

What program are you interested in? *
Is participant from an underrepresented community? *
In order to confront societal inequities and increase access to the outdoors for all youth, we give priority to participants from communities that are underrepresented in outdoor education (including, but not limited to, participants that identify as LGBTQ+, as a person of color, are from a low-income family, and/or identify as gender non-conforming).
Email: info@wildwhatcom.org. Voicemail: (360) 389-3414.
Participant Name *
Participant Name
Date of birth *
Date of birth
Parent / Guardian Name *
Parent / Guardian Name
Please list primary contact.
Phone *
Phone
Would this participant be able to participate in a group that has outings on Thursday afternoons? *
Note: Bellingham Public Schools have regular, early dismissal on Thursdays.
Any preference for Thursday or weekend outings? *
Is there a sibling currently in Explorers Club? *
Feel free to be as specific as you like.