Several years ago I took a group of high school boys on an Outward Bound trip in the Smokey Mountains, outside of Ashville, North Carolina. For six days we hiked, rock climbed, and backpacked. The days were long, the physical demands were significant, and the constant interaction with each other was extensive. What’s also crucial to underscore is that most of the students were city kids who had never ventured into the woods. At the start of the trip, one boy revealed that the most nature he had experienced was walking through Central Park.