January 4, 2019 Leon Harris, Michelle Montgomery, and Scott Eisenhuth | NBC Washington Channel 4 “A D.C. nonprofit that believes children do some of their best learning outside surrounded by nature says kids growing up in the city shouldn’t miss out on environmental education. Since 1996, City Kids has been showing D.C. kids there’s an […]
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“…It brought about this inner feeling of peace and self-accomplishment that I had never experienced.” It can be hard to measure the transformative impacts the outdoors has on a person. Yet, many of us have, at some point, experienced profound, life-changing moments that took place outdoors, in nature. Whether it was backpacking for the first time through Shenandoah National […]
View Annual Report > Dear Friends, Every year, City Kids provides programming and support for over 130 DC youth and young adults. In recent years, several alumni have joined our staff and are now leading City Kids program activities. This has a tremendous impact on our work and is a testament to the impact of […]
“City Kids student Daysiana describes her experience coming from Washington DC and discovering the great outdoors in Wyoming.” Listen to the Interview >
“Each year, ACA’s Eleanor P. Eells Award for Program Excellence recognizes camps that embody the award’s namesake by developing superior programming that effectively and creatively addresses the needs of people and society through the camp experience. We commend the 2018 winners. They are all definitive proof of the might of camp programs to equip campers […]
“In the sixth episode of CampWire, meet the five winners of the Eleanor P. Eells Award for Program Excellence. These award winners will be honored at ACA’s National Conference next month in Orlando. Listen to full episode here. City Kids is honored to have received the Award for Program Excellence from the American Camp Association.
“Is nature a white thing? It can certainly seem so. A 2011 National Park Service survey found that just 7 percent of all park system visitors were black. But there is a growing effort to nurture the relationship between African-Americans and the outdoors. Online clubs and social media groups geared at getting African-Americans into the wilderness are […]
Thomas Jones, 17, is an inner-city kid who, statistically, had a greater chance of dropping out of high school or getting shipped off to prison than he had of summiting a 13,000-foot peak in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Yet despite the odds, Jones found himself climbing the Grand Teton peak this summer as […]
What do a Washington DC nonprofit, a hunting and angling organization and an outdoor adventure app have in common? They, and thirty other initiatives, are all official selections for The 2016 SHIFT Awards. The SHIFT Awards, which will be announced at The 2016 SHIFT Festival, October 13-15 in Jackson, WY, recognize individuals, initiatives, or organizations […]
JACKSON HOLE, WY – As I sat there with tears in my eyes I couldn’t find anything to say to my teammates, people who were now my family. We had made it so far but I was ready to retrace every grueling step back down. I didn’t know how to look them in the eye […]