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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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Challenge Courses Provide Valuable Experiences for Youth

November 24, 2021

The challenge course industry has changed a lot over time. The field has moved away from a focus on intense physical challenge to center more on team building and communication skills, as well as now seeking to meet a

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Mountaineer, Outdoor Recreation Leader and Advocate Tyrhee Moore Awarded NRF's 2021 Crawford Prize

November 12, 2021

“When you are a mountaineer, you’re not entitled to a summit, you’re not entitled to a peak. You understand the amount of work and effort that it takes. The journey itself is so much more important than the

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LGBTQ+ Leaders Working to Change Outdoor Recreation

October 28, 2021

There are many amazing people and organizations working to make outdoor recreation more accessible and welcoming to folks with marginalized identities. This work is happening at intersections of race, gender, ability,

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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