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.

In order to confront societal inequity and to advance access and racial diversity within the outdoor education field, we will prioritize participation for young people of color and provide financial assistance for participants from low-income situations. To support family cohesion, we also give priority to siblings of current participants. Please let us know if these priorities represent your situation by emailing info@wildwhatcom.org or leaving a voicemail message at (360) 389-3414.

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.


Child's Name *
Child's Name
What program are you interested in? *
Date of birth *
Date of birth
Parent / Guardian Name *
Parent / Guardian Name
Please list primary contact.
Phone *
Would your child 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? *
Does this child have a sibling currently in Explorers Club? *