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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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Camp is an Important Experience for Counselors

January 23, 2022

Earlier this month, we posted about the many benefits of going to camp for kids. But the experience of being at camp is not only valuable for campers. Counselors are often young people who also benefit from the

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Camp is an Important Experience for Kids

January 17, 2022

Summer camp is an annual fixture of many kids’ lives. For some families, camp serves primarily as a form of childcare when schools are out. For others, camp represents an intergenerational legacy that becomes an

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Intertwined Outcomes: Connection to Nature, Mental Health, and Outdoor Activity

December 17, 2021

It’s no secret that the pandemic is having adverse effects on youth, especially adolescents. Youth benefit from stable routines, and the habits they develop as young people as part of those routines are likely to

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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