The Boojum Institute for Experiential Education offers outdoor programs that provide for personal growth and environmental education in a variety of wilderness residential and basecamp wilderness settings. Participants on Boojum programs are challenged to develop personal skills in leadership communication team building and self confidence through facilitated adventure experiences. The environmental education component of Boojum programs explores natural history through hands-on investigation allowing the participant to develop a relationship with the environment and providing insight into and skills for responsible and sustainable environmental behavior. The Institute is dedicated to personal and organizational development through unlocking potential promoting self-discovery and inspiring growth. Boojum offers three types of programs: Experiential outdoor education courses for public and independent school students leadership development and organizational development programs and Adventure Challenge Programs for urban and rural youth at-risk populations. Since its founding in 1975 over 70000 youth and young adults have participated in its base camp rock climbing challenge course (ropes course) canoeing sea kayaking and backpack programs in locations such as Joshua Tree National Park Idyllwild Point Reyes National Seashore Yosemite National Park Colorado River and Lake Mead and the Sierra Nevada San Bernardino Santa Cruz and San Jacinto Mountains. The Boojum Institute is based in the foothills of the San Jacinto Mountains of southern California about 100 miles east of Los Angeles in the town of Anza.