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Photo courtesy of the Camping & Education Foundation

Grantee Spotlight: Camping & Education Foundation

The Camping & Education Foundation (CEF) has been in operation for almost 100 years. For most of that time, CEF has focused on providing wilderness expedition experiences through immersive summer camp programs in the

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Reflections from Grantee Reports

Every year, NRF grantees tell us about the work that they’ve accomplished over the course of their grant period. Every year, we get the opportunity to appreciate all the effort each organization puts into making their

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Outdoor Recreation and Climate Change

Historically, outdoor recreation and environmental conservation often were interconnected. For example, the national park system in the U.S. was established both to conserve natural resources and create places for

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20th Anniversary of Crawford Prize

NRF's Crawford Prize Turns 20!

The National Recreation Foundation is experiencing a most historic moment. Its Robert W. Crawford Prize turned 20! Enjoy this video where Prize recipients from over those 20 years join NRF in celebrating this major

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A little boy smiles while leaning on a tree stump in the woods
Photo courtesy of Backyard Basecamp

New Cohort of Grantees Fosters Outdoor Connection

In 2021, the National Recreation Foundation (NRF) and Tom’s of Maine (TOM) decided to work together to ensure that the next generation of kids has more equitable access to outdoor recreation and education experiences

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Jackie Joyner-Kersee Joins NRF's Board of Trustees

Jackie Joyner-Kersee has a long and distinguished career beginning as an outstanding high school athlete in East St. Louis, Illinois. She was unmatched as a basketball player and track athlete at Lincoln Senior High

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