Project U.S.E.

Partner Overview

Project U.S.E. is a private, nonprofit education organization with a focus on developing character, building community, enhancing traditional school curriculum, and connecting with the natural world.
Founded in 1970, we work with over 3,000 young people and adults annually from all over New Jersey and the northeast. We provide experiential and outdoor education programs to public and private schools, state and municipal agencies, community groups and corporations. To learn more about who we serve and our impact, click below.

Service Overview


Wildcat Mountain Wilderness Center: Our Wildcat Program provides outdoor adventures to thousands of young people and adults every year. In these beautiful, scenic surroundings, participants can hike and backpack, challenge themselves using teambuilding initiative activities, rock climb, rappel, experience high and low ropes courses, and canoe.

Pedal Farmers: 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 students to give back to their community through various service projects.