Catamount Institute outdoor programs with schools, after school, and during the summer show kids, they have the power to be leaders in their community and change the world. By connecting thousands of kids to the outdoors each year, we harness their natural sense of wonder & curiosity to help kids change how they see themselves, the world, & their role within it.
A local teacher said, “You make science come alive for our kids! The activities are geared to ignite their curiosity.” We believe that all kids should have access to nature and high-quality outdoor education programs. Time spent in nature boosts happiness, positive emotion, kindness, physical & mental health. We take a holistic approach to ensure the greatest benefit to each child & our environment.
Volunteers who love the outdoors
Studies show kids who learn outdoors develop: independence, confidence, creativity, problem-solving skills, empathy towards others, motor skills, and initiative.
“"[The program] helped me make friends that enjoy the outdoors like me and helped me gain confidence in myself."” — Anna age 16