We have several membership levels that reflect the different reasons why people or organizations join the Wilderness Guides Council. For a complete list of benefits per level go to our Benefits Page.  Dues are annual and cover the calendar year in which they are paid. Typically people renew during the first months of every year. Individuals that can't afford the low end sliding scale of membership, can apply for a reduced membership rate HERE.

Solo Guide Membership

$75 - $125 sliding scale

For adult individuals who are currently guiding wilderness rites of passage programs or similar nature-based programs, or are in training to be a guide.

You are eligible to list your bio and any programs that you are offering on our website.  You can also mention your organization's name in your guide listings.

Solo Guide Membership

Family Guide Membership

$125 - $190 sliding scale

For a couple or family in which at least one adult is currently guiding wilderness rites of passage programs or similar nature-based programs, or is in training to be a guide.

You are eligible to list your guide bio(s) and any programs that you are offering on our website.  You can also mention your organization's name in you guide listings.

Family Guide Membership

Organization Membership

$300 - $700 sliding scale

For organizations who are offering wilderness rites of passage or similar nature-based programs, and who want to support the WGC on a higher level.

Supporting organizations are listed on the WGC homepage.  We offer two levels of organizational membership:  

RACOON ($300 - $450) covers 1 membership and all associated benefits & RAVEN ($450 - $700) covers 2 memberships and all associated benefits.  

Additional members of the organization can be added via individual membership.

Organization Membership

Friend Membership

$35 - $100 sliding scale

Friend memberships are for people who are not guides, don't intend to become guides or have retired from guiding.

Friend members are not listed in the guide directory but are fully empowered members for all other intent purposes.  

As a friend member, you are supporting the mission of the WGC at large, and are a vital part of our community.  You will have full access to WGC specific resources, publications, emails and newsletters.

Friend Membership