We want to know

How do you get away, even if
it's just for a little while?

Outdoor activities aren't just good for the body but good for the soul. You don't have to be a professional wilderness explorer to enjoy outdoor activities. We're looking for hikers, bikers, & everything in between.

How to Enter, Inspire & Win!

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    Sign UpCreate an account here

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    SubmitSubmit your own personal story.(With a photo or video)

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    ShareShare your story& earn extra entries

Share your story >Inspire youth>Change the future

With their ever-busy lives, outdoor participation among young people has dropped. Today's youth do not believe that they have time to enjoy the outdoors and that's not true. By sharing your story, you can help encourage future generations to hop on a bike, grab a paddle or even just take a walk outside.

What can you do to help?

Share what you like to do outdoors, what you did when you were young or ideas for future generations to get out in the fresh air! We want to hear your ideas and see your photos or videos.

Outdoor activities can be any of the following:

  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Water skiing / Wakeboarding
  • Running / Jogging
  • Climbing
  • Bird Watching
  • Biking
  • Kayaking / Rafting
  • Nature Walks
  • Surfing / Paddle boarding
  • Skiing / Snowboarding
  • Exploring
  • Camping
  • Skateboarding
  • Just enjoying nature!

What doesn't qualify: Outdoor Team Sports

Why the initiative?

Outdoor Foundation is committed to being a driving force behind a massive increase in active outdoor recreation in America. With the number of youths participating in outdoor activities declining, we need your help and your example to inspire generations to get outside, which is a key component to a healthy lifestyle.

  • With just over half of adolescent girls participating in outdoor recreation, the participation rate is the lowest recorded since 2006.
  • Outdoor participants as a whole rate their health as a 7.3 on a scale of 1-to-10.
  • For young adults, lack of time is a bigger barrier than lack of interest when it comes to outdoor activities.