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Arshay Cooper Awarded NRF’s 2022 Crawford Prize

  “For a lot of young people out there, the question is: ‘How do I allow this fire inside of me to shine brighter than the fire that happens around me?’ I think the answer is the power of outdoors.” –

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kids smile standing on a ski slope together
Photo courtesy of SOS Outreach

Grantee Spotlight: SOS Outreach

SOS Outreach was founded in 1993 to introduce and welcome urban kids to the snowboarding community. Over the past 30 years, SOS has grown to provide youth development programs centered around several mountain sports at

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girls hold out dirt covered hands

Green Camps: Sustainability in the Summer Camp Industry

Summer Camps are where many kids learn about making new friends, trying hard things, and leaving home for the first time. These are all priceless lessons that the camp industry has been offering youth for generations.

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a group of young girls practice jump roping
Image courtesy of Jubilee Consortium

Grantee Spotlight: Jubilee Consortium

At NRF, we have the honor of working with many incredible community organizations doing important work across the U.S. One of these organizations is Jubilee Consortium, which is based in Los Angeles. One of the programs

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a counselor stands with three campers looking up at her

Camp is an Important Experience for Counselors

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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