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Youth Services Unit: Wilderness Program


Wilderness Program

Youth Service Unit

Community Relations

630 Valencia St

San Francisco, Ca. 94110





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2011 Wilderness Program Summary


Established in 1981 the Wilderness Program brings San Francisco's at-risk youth and the city's police officers together to share positive and challenging adventures.


Purpose of the Program:

  • Break down barriers and foster better relations between our officers, youth, parents, teachers and the community.
  • Develop leadership, communication skills, teamwork, as well as build self-confidence, self-respect and an understanding of one's own abilities and possibilities.
  • Help our youth experience life outside their urban environment and gain an appreciation and respect for nature and the world around them.

We Accomplish This Through:

  • Backpacking.
  • Day Hikes.
  • River Rafting.
  • Kayaking.
  • Sailing.

During the school year the program provides services to the San Francisco Unified School District.


During the summer the program provides services to the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco and various community agencies.


All programs are provided at no cost for our children.


Officers that would like to participate on our wilderness adventures can contact:


Officer Michael Rivera
SFPD Community Relations
630 Valencia St
San Francisco, Ca. 94110
Ph # 415-558-5509 


The Wilderness Programs works in partnership with:


The San Francisco Unified School District.

Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco.

Environmental Traveling Companions.

Blue Water Foundation.

National Park Service.

California State Parks.


Supporters of the SFPD Wilderness Program:


We are a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, staffed totally by

volunteers.  We were established in 1994

to provide funding and community

support for the San Francisco Police Department's

Wilderness Program. 


Lee Stimmel

155 Montgomery street 12th Floor

San Francisco, Ca. 94104

Phone:  415-392-2018

Fax:  415-391-2124




Board of Directors


Tim Foley     (President)

Lee Stimmel    (Secretary)

Kyle Childress    (Treasurer)

Bob Bogiages    (Member)

Leonard Lee    (Member)

Tom Johnson    (Member)

Rick Tally    (Member)







Last updated: 12/4/2012 2:58:46 PM