NON PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
House in the woods
Our Mission is to create a therapeutic, recreational, and educational retreat for our nation's U.S. armed forces and their families, using outdoor wilderness activities in Maine and natural habitats to help participants share common challenges related to their service and sacrifice in protecting our nation's freedom and democratic ideals.
We strive to provide the highest caliber outdoor experience to those seeking a remote Alaskan wilderness adventure.
We provide an immersive experience where you can find peace, adventure and learn wilderness survival skills while you stay at Wyldwoodz Wilderness Retreat.
Music 4 kids
Music4Kids is the result of a vision followed. When Joshua was growing up, he had many hardships. Foster care and emotional issues were among the list. Along the way, he was fortunate enough to receive special attention from a few people who could see his aptitude for, and love of, music. Joshua now teaches guitar, performs at special events, and is a member of the music team at church. He and Sarah have set out to recreate the experience he had as a young boy - providing access to musical instruments, music lessons, special classes, music production, performance, mentoring and even music therapy to children in need. The goal is to allow kids to express themselves through music, and to have an outlet for creativity. Music is so powerful. Music4Kids is here to share that power!
We are a diverse group of outdoorswomen passionate about providing females with a connection to the outdoors through workshops, events, mentoring and community service. We empower by teaching skills to create outdoor independence and competence.
American Rivers protects wild rivers, restores damaged rivers, and works to conserve clean water. They focus on strategic river basins around the United States for maximum impact.
They work closely with local and regional environmental advocates, businesses, and recreational groups to protect and restore wild rivers.
American Rivers was born in 1973 when a group of river runners and conservationists decided to address the reality that unnecessary dams were disrupting and destroying rivers. They consider themselves the voice for waterways and clean drinking water all across the country.
American Daughters of Conservation
Our short term goals for the next few years are to continue fundraising and recruiting members, continuing to schedule and host outdoor educational events, and continue working with our local fish and game on local conservation projects. Our long term goals are to raise enough money to acquire land and keep it for conservation purposes nation wide, work with land owners and help them facilitate their land to sustain habitat, and to work with other conservation partners either by volunteering or donating.
Outdoor Women's Alliance
“OWA is a volunteer-run nonprofit media and adventure collective that engages, educates, and empowers females worldwide. Through the lens of human-powered adventure, we work to inspire confidence and leadership in women of all ages, believing that confident women have the power to build healthy communities and — quite literally — change the world.”
“Latino Outdoors is a unique Latino-led organization. We are working to create a national community of leaders in conservation and outdoor education. As part of this work, we are focused on expanding and amplifying the Latino experience in the outdoors; providing greater opportunities for leadership, mentorship, professional opportunities and serving as a platform for sharing cultural connections and narratives that are often overlooked by the traditional outdoor movement.”
Native Women’s Wilderness
To inspire and raise the voices of Native Women in the Outdoor Realm. To encourage a healthy lifestyle grounded in the Wilderness. To educate Natives and non-Natives on the rich beauty and heritage of the Ancestral Lands beneath our feet.
National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center
“The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, Inc. (NIWRC) is a Native nonprofit organization that was created specifically to serve as the National Indian Resource Center (NIRC) Addressing Domestic Violence and Safety for Indian Women.”
“Outdoor Afro has become the nation’s leading, cutting edge network that celebrates and inspires African American connections and leadership in nature. We help people take better care of themselves, our communities, and our planet! "
“GirlVentures combines outdoor adventure with social emotional learning for adolescent girls, at a critical time in their lives. Our programs nurture girls’ self-esteem, resilience, and leadership skills, catalyzing their development as empathetic, confident conservationists and allies.”
Get Out, Stay Out / Vamos Afuera
“Get Out Stay Out/Vamos Afuera is a grassroots, Central Coast nonprofit, that invites Indigenous Migrant youth to run, play, and discover themselves in the natural environment. Through equitable and culturally sensitive, outdoor programming GOSO believes the natural environment provides the perfect tools needed for youth to build self-confidence, develop leadership skills, and build community.”
“Connecting youth to the transformative power of the outdoors. We use the outdoors to inspire youth to see possibility and opportunity in their lives to realize the positive attitude and behavioural changes that help them become happy, healthy, and successful adults.”
National Parks Conservation Association
NPCA works to protect and preserve national parks, advocate for public lands, and educate the public about culture, history, and the natural world. “We’re protecting and enhancing America’s National Park System for present and future generations.”
“SheJumps increases the participation of women and girls in outdoor activities to foster confidence, leadership, and connection to nature and community through free and low-cost outdoor education.”
Hike It Baby
“Parenthood is an adventure. Bring it outside.” Hike it Baby “parents” are comprised of all and any caregivers of young children. We love nature and we love getting our kids out together in community.”