Fundraiser - A Wild Thyme with Wild Whatcom

Photo Credit: Jeff Lewis

Photo Credit: Jeff Lewis

Join us Thursday, June 7, 2018 for a "wild  thyme" at Ciao Thyme as they welcome Wild Whatcom for a multi-course, fundraising dinner to celebrate the season and help raise funds to get even more Whatcom kiddos outside! Celebrate the best food the Pacific Northwest has to offer while supporting Wild Whatcom's work to better serve kids who face disadvantages in our society.

Early-bird special through April 11, 2018: $110/guest

Regular pricing begins April 12, 2018: $125/guest

Reserve your seat today! Tickets available.


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Job Openings: Development and Communications Director and Mentor - Boys Programs

Wild Whatcom is hiring!

Please see full job descriptions and other application instructions on our Employment page.

Join our team!

Mentor - Boys Programs

Applications accepted through Thursday, March 15, 2018. Start date: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Development and Communications Director

Applications accepted through Friday, March 23, 2018. Start date: May 2018

Our Gratitude Overflows - Giving Thanks this Holiday Season


Dear Friends,

Thanksgiving is fast approaching and our gratitude is overflowing. On behalf of all the kids who get to explore outside with Wild Whatcom, and all those we hope to serve in the future – THANK YOU.
You are truly change-makers. In the face of ften difficult orld news, you are nourishing hope by developing youth who care about the earth, understand our interconnectedness, and have the skills to lead collaboratively. 

You deserve to feel extremely proud of what you’ve accomplished this year. You are making a difference, child-by-child, and we are profoundly grateful.

  • 4,000 participant hours – time kids spent outdoors, roaming and romping, learning and growing with Wild Whatcom.

  • ,000 community service hours – kids giving back in meaningful ways.

  • $1,000 in scholarships – bringing the joy of nature to those who otherwise would not have had the opportunity.

  • Over 1,500 youth in our programs, with more focus on eaching kids in Title 1 school and those with disabilities.

We use resources wisely so we can prioritize what matters most – spending time outside with kids to inspire them to love the outdoors, relish community service, and lead with compassion and respect. While our outreach is sometimes limited, please don’t interpret this as lack of appreciation. We are awed by your generosity and filled with gratitude.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones – may your holidays be restorative and delicious.

Emily Barnett Highleyman
Executive Director

Play Poker - Support Wild Whatcom

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Come raise a pint of Greenwood IPA to celebrate Jon, our community of friends & family, & raise some money for Wild Whatcom & Bellingham Youth Paddlesports.

  • Saturday, November 11, 2017
  • 6:00-10:00PM
  • Kulshan 2 - (Kulshan 2 is a 21 & over venue)
  • 1538 Kentucky St., Bellingham. View Map

Texas Hold-Em, Kulshan Beer, Poker / Costume Prizes, Kulshan Swag, Food Trucks, Fun.

Jon would love this. Getting our community together, having fun, & raising some money to support two youth groups that his girls are such a big part of. Please come out, even if poker isn't your thing... Because it's not about that - it's about celebrating life. The way Jon did. As he would say... "Get Some!"

Come play, watch, or just hang out. Look forward to seeing you there.

Tickets on sale now!