Programs

Project U.S.E. is dedicated to offering high-quality experiential learning opportunities to young people and adults. Specializing in the out-of-the-ordinary, our tools and tactics support academic learning and promote self-respect, strong character and social and environmental consciousness.  Below is a brief overview of the programming we currently offer along with links to view more information about each specific program.


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Our Wildcat Program provides outdoor adventures to thousands of young people and adults every year. Our adventures are designed to support New Jersey’s Core Curriculum Content Standards (NJCCS) in the areas of Character Education, Environmental Education, Service Learning and Arts and Literacy in a manner that is fun, challenging and memorable. The Wildcat Program is primarily based at our Wildcat Mountain Wilderness Center nestled deep within a 50,000-acre natural area in northern New Jersey. In these beautiful surroundings, participants can hike and backpack, challenge themselves using team initiative activities, rock climb and rappel, experience a ropes course, and canoe.

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The Boatbuilding Program is a unique initiative by Project U.S.E. that is presented through a long-term, on-site relationship with participating schools and agencies. Students of middle- or high-school age explore the maritime history of their region and learn the science and art involved in boat building.

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The Pedal Farmers program has engaged young adults from Newark in urban gardening and horticulture every summer, beginning in 2007.  The program is designed to provide job training, develop business and entrepreneurship skills, and allow for participating students to give back to their community through various service projects.

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Our Special Projects division was formed in response to the rapid growth of adventure education at school and camp facilities.  We are involved in all aspects of challenge course design and construction, and in experiential education curriculum development and training.

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