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a young man uses tools to hand build a boat
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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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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Two people kayak together on a lake.

Outdoor Experiences Can Support Diversity Education Goals Among College Students

The outdoors has long been a place for people to explore what they’re capable of and who they want to be. For young people who pursue higher education, college is also a time to think about identity and meet people

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Taking the Classroom Outdoors! Is it as Equitable as it Sounds?

Environmental educators, along with park and recreation professionals, have been presented with an opportunity. The outdoor industry has a chance to partner with school systems to get kids out of the classroom, where

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Ryan Zwart
Ryan Zwart

NRF Hartsoe Fellow, Ryan Zwart, Says Goodbye

Dear National Recreation Foundation Trustees, Grantees and Staff, It has been a great pleasure to work with the Foundation and interact with you all over the course of the last four years. I am incredibly grateful for

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