Launched in 2010, Outdoor Nation is a first-of-its-kind nationwide initiative created by the Outdoor Foundation to engage and activate young adults in the outdoors. Built on the belief that lasting cultural change must be led by those most affected by the outcome, Outdoor Nation empowers young leaders, primarily college students, to mobilize and motivate a new generation of outdoor enthusiasts.
OUTDOOR NATION CAMPUS CHALLENGE
THE CHALLENGE IS ON
Outdoor Nation will launch the 5th annual Campus Challenge in September 2018 where schools will go ‘head-to-head’ during a 4-week competition to determine which school can get the most people outside and active. Students and schools work together to build a stronger outdoor campus community and culture.LEARN MORE
OUTDOOR NATION AMBASSADORS
ENGAGING AND ACTIVATING COLLEGE CAMPUSES
Leveraging pre-existing school events and campus outdoor clubs, Outdoor Nation ambassadors implement creative ways to encourage outdoor activity in their campus community and reward random acts of recreation. Ambassadors have a special focus on recruiting novice outdoor participants and utilizing close-to-home outdoor resources.AMBASSADOR PROFILES
OUTDOOR NATION NORTHEAST CAMPUS CLUBS
The Outdoor Nation Northeast Campus Clubs program engage colleges and universities over the course of a full academic year – building a strong connection between campus communities, outdoor recreation and the National Park Service. College and universities in the following states are eligible for this opportunity: Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine (defined as the Northeast Region of the National Park Service).LEARN MORE
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