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Let's Get Outside

We believe in the power of outdoor recreation and the value of a strong connection with nature.

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On the Road to Healthy Lifestyles

We support programs that seek to increase physical activity with the goal of fostering and modeling healthy lifestyles.

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Experience Challenge

Self-confidence grows from learning new skills, gaining new knowledge and successfully completing new endeavors.

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Our Focus is Youth

We strongly believe that rewarding recreational experiences can improve the lives of young people in need.

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Recent News

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Lessons from Muddy Sneakers: Outdoor Science Learning is Especially Powerful for Girls

April 28, 2021

Learning outside can have all kinds of advantages for students who don’t perform at their best in a traditional classroom setting. While outdoor learning has become a popular idea during the pandemic, lots of

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Time Outside Builds Resilience in Youth Mental Health

April 12, 2021

It’s clear by now that the pandemic is having a negative effect on our collective mental health, especially among young people. You can check out our February blog post to learn more about those trends. Adolescents

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Technology in Nature: Not an Oxymoron After All

March 26, 2021

Today, it’s common to hear concerns about the negative effects of too much screen time among kids. There are certainly reasons to be worried, but it’s also not reasonable to assume that technology is always

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At A Glance

47K+

youth served

$1.76M

invested in youth recreation programs

45+

grants made

$18M

to 180+ organizations across the U.S. in the past decade