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ABOUT WINTERKIDS

WinterKids helps children develop healthy lifelong habits through education and fun, outdoor winter activity. We create opportunities for children to be active, vibrant and healthy in the outdoors.
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It’s an amazing program that you run, and we are proud to be associated with it. THANK YOU for the incredible honor!

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Johnny Boudreau

I had such great opportunities growing up to ski and snowboard in the Maine mountains, so I am glad to give back by reaching out to kids and encouraging them to get outside and participate in healthy winter sports. WinterKids creates those opportunities for kids.

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Seth Wescott
Two-time Olympic champion in the snowboard cross / Winterstick

WinterKids provides an opportunity to directly impact kids so they develop a love for the outdoors and learn how to make good choices about food and lifestyle. That excites me!

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Derrick Hill

Being a parent and a WinterKids volunteer is a wonderful way to give back, but it also brings it full circle for me. My employer supports WinterKids and encourages my participation which makes it so easy to volunteer! Oh, and don’t forget the WinterKids staff, they have FUN written all over them!

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Erin Embrey

WinterKids provides such an invaluable opportunity. I am forever grateful for their work ensuring that so many Maine kids have a chance to stay active and healthy through the winter.

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Ethan Strimling
Mayor / Portland, Maine

WinterKids passport helped me to start skiing, which is an activity I still love to do today, and I hope the Passport still continues to help kids like me in Maine do what they love!

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Sabie Lindsay
WinterKid Alumni

Being a Passport holder gave me access to a whole world of winter activities I didn’t know were possible.

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Bailey Sullivan
WinterKid Alumni

JOIN WINTERKIDS AT THESE UPCOMING EVENTS!

WinterKids FY2020 Key Event Timeline

  • Shop Amazon Smile to Benefit WinterKids!

    September 19, 2019

  • Life Happens Outside Festival (hosted by L.L. Bean)

    September 20, 2019

  • Dempsey Challenge Festival: Cigna KidZone

    September 28, 2019

  • PumpkinHead Half Marathon & Festival

    September 28, 2019

  • Maine Marathon

    October 6, 2019

  • WinterKids App Renewals Are Coming!

    November 1, 2019

  • Outdoor Classroom Day

    November 7, 2019

  • 8th Annual License to Chill

    November 8, 2019

  • L.L. Bean Northern Lights Festival

    November 22, 2019

  • WinterKids Winter Games

    January 6, 2020

  • Active Maine Expo

    January 11, 2020

  • Welcome to Winter

    January 18, 2020

  • 8th Annual Downhill 24 at Sugarloaf

    March 6, 2020

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WinterKids has helped over 100,000 Maine children to be active outdoors in the winter through unique education programs statewide.
Winter is Fun
  • Interested in incorporating outdoor education into your winter lesson plans? Our Guide to Outdoor Active Learning (GOAL) makes it easy for preschool and elementary teachers to integrate fun, outdoor activity into their winter lessons– all while meeting ME & NH education standards!⁣
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🔗LINK IN BIO to learn more.⁣
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#WinterKids #OutdoorLearning #WinterIsFun
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  • WinterKids is honored to be one of the @MaineMarathon beneficiaries, so by signing up, you’re not just challenging yourself to participate in this event, but you’re helping WinterKids continue to expand critical programs that get kids outside and active!⁣⁣
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⁣👟Will we see you there on October 6???⁣⁣
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⁣#winterkids #mymainemarathon #mainemarathon #mainehalfmarathon #mainerelay
  • Get a sneak peek at all the great deals on family fun that the #WinterKidsApp will have to offer this season (LINK IN BIO)  #WinterKids #outdoorfamilyfun #mainekids #newhampshirekids
  • 🌽🍅New on the WinterKids Blog (LINK IN BIO)!⁣⁣
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⁣Farm-to-Fork Fun with creative play inspired by the book “Summer Supper”! After reading the story, invite your children to head to the “farmers market”, buy their own ingredients and make their own farm to fork dish! Everything you need to plan this fun activity is over on our blog (link in bio).⁣⁣
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  • I mean...it makes sense, right?  #KidsJokes #LaughToday
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#kidjokes #kidsarefunny #funnykids #kidhumor #makesomeonesmile #makesomeonelaugh #laughteristhebestmedicine #laughteristhebest #laughtoday #WinterKids #whyWinterKids #warmupwithwinterkids
  • The #LifeHappensOutside Festival at @llbean is just a couple weekends away!
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Happening 9/20 & 21, it will be FREE to attend, and a fun celebration of all the things we can do to live active and outdoor lifestyles! Come experience something new, or just have fun doing what you love. Check out @teenstotrails’ profile for more info!⁣
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#beanoutsider #teenstotrails #winterkids
  • We LOVE the #StartWithHello call to action program from @SandyHookPromise!  Happening 9/23-27, this is a week that promotes inclusion and prevents social isolation for kids in schools across the country. Learn more and get involved at sandyhookpromise.org (head over to their bio & click the link there for quick access). #BeTheChange #ItsContagious
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  • Meet WinterKids board member, @parkswenson ! This is his #WhyWinterKids: “Winter in Maine = Nov - May … Get outside and enjoy it!!” Parker has been on the WinterKids board for a year, after serving on the WinterKids Downhill 24 Committee for 3 years. He is an avid skier, golfer, and all-around outdoor enthusiast. By day, Parker is a manager at Diversified Communications and brings a ton of excellent event experience to the organization. He is currently serving as the Chair of the Downhill 24 Committee. Parker and his wife, Phoebe, live with their dogs in Cape Elizabeth.  #WinterKids #wkdownhill24 .⁣⁣
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