2018 Beneficiary

WinterKids is a Maine nonprofit that teaches Maine children to move, learn and explore in the outdoors during winter. Since its founding in 1997, the organization has helped more than 100,000 Maine children to get outside and active with innovative outdoor education programs for preschools and elementary schools in Maine and New Hampshire.

WinterKids provides children, families, schools and communities with 40+ programs and events each year. This year marks the organization’s 20th anniversary of the WinterKids founding program, the WinterKids Passport, which has afforded thousands of Maine children the opportunity to learn to downhill and cross-country ski, ice skate, snow tube, and snowshoe at 50 participating winter sports partners across Maine. Other programs include Welcome to Winter Festival in Portland, WinterKids Challenge, WinterKids Winter Games, WinterKids FunPass and WinterKids Downhill 24.

WinterKids is guided by its mission to help children develop healthy lifelong habits through education and fun, outdoor winter activity. For more information, visit www.winterkids.org , or find WinterKids on Facebook , Twitter and YouTube .