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 email the Netkeepers and we will discuss your needs.

Solo Guide Membership

$75 - $150 sliding scale

For individuals 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, organizations name and any programs that you are offering on our website. Personal publications may also be listed.  Membership provides mentorship and networking with fellow guides.

Solo Guide Membership


For those interested in the WGC, not yet a member and wanting to engage with a community of nature-minded individuals.

View Website and Facebook page; view guide bio's; programs and promotions; join community calls and events, including the annual gathering; sign up for general WGC newsletter.

SIGN-UP for our newsletter:  wgcnetkeeper@gmail.com


Organization Membership

$200 - $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 logo's are listed on the WGC homepage.  We offer two levels of organizational membership:  

RACOON ($200-$350) Covers 1 organizational membership including 5 guides & all associated benefits/gathering discount for 5.
RAVEN ($450-$700) covers 1 organizational membership including 10 guides & all associated benefits/gathering discount for 10.

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

Organization Membership

Friend Membership

$35 - $75 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. You may join members only calls and events and enjoy a discount for the WGC gathering.

Friend Membership