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Steve C
2419 John F. Kennedy Blvd
New Jersey
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the project

Team Wilderness is a not-for-profit summer program that uses an experiential educational model to teach Jersey City’s high school-aged youth teamwork, leadership, and character.  The program helps to promote confidence in youth, consideration for their peers, passion for the world they live in, and resilience both as an individual and a group.  Facing physical and social challenges, they learn to adapt and develop real-life problem-solving skills while at the same time overcoming fears and obstacles.

"Everyone took their experiences and molded it into something extraordinary.  For me, I was able to step out of my comfort zone and become a leader."

- Kristine, student

Team Wilderness is the only outdoor experiential education program focused specifically on Jersey City and inclusive of the city's most disadvantaged.  Our program is affordable for all income levels; as it caters to the youth from the Jersey City community it therefore helps positively impact the community itself.  Team Wilderness hopes to ensure that all the neighborhoods in Jersey City can participate in the city’s current renaissance.

Team Wilderness allows youth to experience hiking, backpacking and numerous outdoor activities during both single-day and overnight trips.  These trips require the commitment and collaboration of the entire team.  The students understand that and embrace it.  The Team’s adult leaders, and the trip experiences themselves, will cultivate reflection to unearth newfound self-confidence, undiscovered interests and unexplored opportunities.

the steps

Once the funds are raised we will be able to buy equipment such as backpacks, tents, and sleeping bags.  These sustainable purchases will allow us to not only conduct programs for the summer of 2016, but future summers as well.  Additionally, the funds will allow us to hire Junior Leaders.  These recent alumni, now in college and beginning their careers, will serve as mentors to our students.  The funds will also allow us to pay for insurance, facilities, transportation, and permits.

why we're doing it

Participating in an outdoor adventure program that stresses character growth can cost up to $1,000, pricing out many teens in Jersey City.  While Jersey City is currently enjoying a renaissance, that renaissance is slow to spread to many neighborhoods.  Additionally, youth are often choosing to restrict themselves to their own neighborhood, limiting their exposure to new and different opportunities, and restricting their ability to interact with people from other backgrounds.  Team Wilderness strives to alleviate all of these problems by allowing youth from every neighborhood to experience outdoor adventure and character growth together.



RAISED = $805.00
ioby Platform Fee  waived
 Payment Processing Fee (3%) $23.45

This total will go toward payment of self-storage for 2017.



RAISED = $15,283.00
less ioby Platform Fee  $35.00
less ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $705.93
less Payment Processing Fee (3%) $423.56
TOTAL TO DISBURSE = $14,118.52

Funds raised beyond the original goal will be spent as follows:

2 packs of bungee cords $30
camping shovel $10
fire starters $10
air horn $10
pair of two-way radios $60






Executive Director


Senior Leader Stipend


Junior Leaders Stipends (2)




















SUBTOTAL = $13,966
ioby Platform Fee  $35
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $698
Payment Processing Fee (3%) $419
TOTAL TO RAISE = $15,118


Amount needed for services, such as transportation, was determined by estimates supplied to Team Wilderness. Equipment amount total determined by prices listed for entry level equipment on  Equipment purchased is only utilized by students and Junior Leaders.  The Executive Director and Senior Leader supply their own equipment.

Itemized Equipment List:

High Sierra Sentinel 65 Internal Frame Pack
Item #:    84250NAV
Quantity:   5
Price:       $99.99
Total:       $499.95

High Sierra Appalachian 75                              

Item #:    84264BLK

Quantity:   5

Price:       $109.99              

Total:       $549.95

Outdoor Products Mantis Dragonfly External Frame Pack

Item #: 90387COB

Quantity:   5

Price:       $59.99

Total:       $359.94

ALPS Mountaineering Zion External Frame Pack

Item #: 84667OLI

Quantity:   6

Price:       $109.99

Total:       $659.94

Rome Heavy Duty Grill

Item #: 80288

Quantity:   1

Price:       $19.99

Total:       $19.99

Pack-Lite Closed Cell Foam Pad

Item #: 41312

Quantity:   20

Price:       $11.99

Total:       $239.80

Thermarest RidgeRest Closed-Cell Foam Pad Regular

Item #: 47725

Quantity:   2

Price:       $19.98

Total:       $39.96

Kelty Luxury Pillow

Item #: 42093BUR

Quantity:   2

Price:       $12.98

Total:       $25.96

Coghlan's Inflatable Pillow - 15in. x 15in.

Item #: 23032

Quantity:   11

Price:       $5.99

Total:     $65.89

Coleman Brazos 20 Degree Sleeping Bag

Item #: 85298BLU

Quantity:   20

Price:       $32.98

Total:       $659.60

Coleman Green Valley 30 Degree Sleeping Bag

Item #: 85336GRE

Quantity:   2

Price:       $39.99

Total:       $79.98

Kelty - Acadia 4 - 4 Person Tent

Item #: 28678GRY

Quantity:   5

Price:    $149.97

Total:     $749.85

Eureka Tetragon 2 Tent

Item #: 29477TAN

Quantity:   1

Price:       $69.96

Total:       $69.96

ALPS Mountaineering Meramac 2 Tent

Item #: 29324SAG

Quantity:   1

Price:       $79.96

Total:       $79.96

Black Diamond Gizmo Headlamp

Item #: 85390MAB

Quantity:   5

Price:       $14.96

Total:       $74.80

Black Diamond Cosmo Headlamp

Item #: 83443MAG

Quantity:   2

Price:       $19.96

Total:       $39.92

Adventure Medical Kits .9 Ultralight & Watertight Medical Kit

Item #: 60035YEL

Quantity:   2

Price:       $29.99

Total:       $59.98

Campmor Backpacking Long Rain Poncho

Item #: 90029GRE

Quantity:   22

Price:       $8.98

Total:       $197.56

6 ft. x 8 ft. Polyethylene Tarp

Item #: 27006

Quantity:   5

Price:       $3.49

Total:     $17.45

5 ft. x 7 ft. Ripstop Woven Polyethylene Tarp

Item #: 27009

Quantity:   2

Price:       $2.99

Total:       $5.98

subtotal before tax: $4,496.42

order total before tax: $4,496.42



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