Cascade WILDS (Wilderness, Immersion, Learning, Discovering, Surviving) is a nature awareness program for youth offered through Oregon State University Extension Service - Deschutes County 4-H. This program is designed to help participants connect with the natural environment through nature-based skills, lessons, challenges, games, and stories. The program is held entirely outdoors giving participants the opportunity to be totally immersed in nature for hours at a time. Youth get the chance to learn skills that have been passed down for generations in ways that are fun, empowering, and hands on. Participants are mentored in wilderness survival, tracking, awareness, and in other core routines through an approach that has come to be known as Coyote Mentoring.