Support Our Future

We imagine a world where meaningful rites of passage and deep human connection to nature is available to and understood by everyone. Join us in bringing earth-based healing and educational programs into modern culture. Your support makes it so!

Our Initiatives

Contributions are absolutely vital to the ongoing operation of the Wilderness Guides Council as an organization. Your support goes toward general operations of the organization and efforts to fulfill our mission, as well as to the following current initiatives.

Member Scholarships

We offer scholarships to people wishing to be a member of the Wilderness Guides Council, but do not have the financial means to do so. New guides, BIPOC and LGBTQ+ folks are especially encouraged to apply. Supporting new guides and underrepresented guides is essential in increasing accessibility.

Diversity Trainings

The WGC is committed to our ongoing learning as an organization. We also offer educational opportunities for our members and resources for the community. Current initiatives have focused on diversity and inclusion. We aspire to offer more trainings for our guides around the evolving awareness of diversity and inclusion needs within rites of passage work.

Gathering Scholarships

We offer scholarships to assist people, both in the USA and from around the world to attend the Wilderness Guides Council annual gatherings. It is an important event within the community to network, strengthen our relationships, and learn from each other. Scholarships help insure that financial means do not stand in the way of participating.

Invest in the WGC

The WGC has its roots in a motley crew of counter-culture change-makers. Their vision of organic simplicity, right-relationship and mutual support is at the core of our organization 30 years later. We hold to our core, even as we are growing organizationally. Our organizational structure and operation is also something you support when you support us.

Because we tend to think out of the box and into the wild, it just did not seem right to have a traditional strategic plan. Yet we wanted to visualize all the aspects of our organization that we support and nourish. And so in 2021 we came up with a StraTREEgic plan, which we revise each year. We offer it here for you get to know us a bit better, and perhaps delight and inspire you!

Support the WGC

The Wilderness Guides Council is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit corporation.
TIN #47-2754098.

To mail a payment, please make your check out to
Wilderness Guides Council and mail to: 

Kinde Nebeker
4717 Wallace Lane
Holladay, UT 84117

Help by making a tax deductible donation now!

Other Ways to Support

Become a Member

Becoming a member of our community is the most direct way of supporting the WGC. Membership dues provide 50% of our annual budget. Memberships provide many benefits for guides and those who aspire to be guides but you don’t have to be a guide to be a member. Friend membership rates are intentionally kept very reasonable and are intended as a show of support and belonging to this community.

Spread the Word

Let your friends know about the WGC, in the United States and abroad. We are committed to continue expanding our world-wide network of guides, to support nature based rite of passage programs across borders and around the world.

Why I Donate

I donate to the WGC to support the many ways that guides, experienced and aspiring, are invited into conversations that deepen and expand wilderness rites of passage around the world.
Fran Weinbaum
Guide Member since 1999
I donate monthly to the Wilderness Guides Council because I love and respect and value all that the WGC and our network stands for and brings to fruition. Knowing how much money is coming in every month takes the guesswork and stress out of planning for the immediate future of an organization. I invite you to donate generously and monthly!
James Mahoney
Guide Member since 2000
I contribute to the WGC regularly because I have never encountered a non-profit group that does more with less, as volunteers, willing to share resources, and provide a valuable service at a very reasonable cost. I say this with 40 plus years of experience with non-profits.
Ken Pyburn
Friend member since 2006