outdoor Welcome

Teaching kids to enjoy the outdoors is a rewarding experience for both kids and mentors. But while you may be able to paddle Class V rapids, make an all-day climb of a snow-capped peak, and spend a full week in the wilderness backpacking, can you lead and manage a group of teenagers on a local day hike?

This online resource, created by The Outdoor Foundation, will introduce you to the soft skills that make great outdoor leaders. The material highlights stories, advice, and lessons gathered from professional outdoor leaders around the country. We hope that their shared experiences inspire you and help you grow as an outdoor leader.

The Outdoor Foundation will release resources for all six activities
listed below over the next few months. The first release focuses
on paddling. Enjoy!