About Us

Founded in 1975, Boojum is a nonprofit that helps people learn more about themselves, each other and the environment. It’s an outdoor school with hiking, rock climbing, high-ropes courses, and other fun yet challenging activities.

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Our Mission

To unlock potential, promote self discovery, and inspire growth. We foster positive peer relationships, self-confidence and environmental stewardship by connecting individuals with nature and each other through hands-on learning experiences.

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Every year there are thousands of youth who will never get to experience the outdoors in any significant, connected way. Every year the Boojum Institute endeavors to get more youth, who normally could not afford a camp or outdoor education program, outside.


Boojum.org Videos

All of Boojum’s program videos can be found on TheBoojumInstitute’s YouTube Channel!

Programs & Activities





  • We learned how to communicate with each other, how to be friends. We can do more when we support each other.”

    Student, Santa Cruz
  • We learned how to talk to and get along with people we normally don’t talk to. We learned how to sleep out of a tent and how to take care of the ecosystem.” –

    Student, Pinnacles National Monument
  • Today I thought about my sister to help me face these challenges. She’s always been there for me and believed in me. I don’t get to see her anymore because she’s in the Army now, but I know that she would be really proud of me if she could see what I did today.

    Boojum Participant
  • I’m most proud of myself for jumping off the Leap of Faith. I didn’t think I could do it, but everyone cheered me on and so I realized I could face my fear.

  • I’m glad I did it. I learned that if you let your fear stop you, you might miss out on something good.

    Boojum Participant
  • I appreciate the wilderness so much more and realize that we’re all a part of something bigger than ourselves!

    Boojum Student
  • Thanks for the life changing experience… This made me think differently about my life!

    Boojum Student
  • My school experience with Boojum changed my life! I have more confidence, learned new skills, and enjoy school even more.

    Boojum Student