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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!

    October 21, 2019

  • 2019 Maine Ski Swaps

    October 22, 2019 to November 30, 2019

  • WinterKids App Renewals Are Coming!

    November 1, 2019

  • WinterKids Family Day With the Maine Mariners

    November 2, 2019

  • Outdoor Classroom Day

    November 7, 2019

  • 8th Annual License to Chill

    November 8, 2019

  • WinterKids Family Day With Gorham Bike & Ski

    November 9, 2019

  • L.L. Bean Northern Lights Festival

    November 22, 2019

  • Fire on the Mountain 30th Anniversary Party

    November 22, 2019

  • Tap Takeover with Oxbow Brewing

    December 8, 2019

  • WinterKids Family Day With Salt Pump Climbing

    December 14, 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

WINTERKIDS IN THE NEWS

By Team WinterKids  /  February 13, 2019

Swan’s Island Students Make Most of Winter

via Mount Desert Islander

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WinterKids has helped over 100,000 Maine children to be active outdoors in the winter through unique education programs statewide.
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  • MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Join WinterKids for a Tap Takeover with @OxbowBrewingCompany (Oxford location/beer garden) on Sunday, December 8 with proceeds to benefit the Oxford Hills Bill Koch Nordic Program!⁣
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  • We hope this pick for October Book of the Month will inspire your kids to enjoy the beautiful fall season with curiosity and a hunger to learn more! LEARN MORE via the link in our bio, and look for the WinterKids Blog.⁣
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  • Sending out a huge CONGRATULATIONS to our longtime friend and spokesperson, @SethWescott for his induction into the @SkiMuseumOfMaine Hall of Fame!⁣
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Learn more about tomorrow's ceremony, including its history and past inductees at skimuseumofmaine.org.⁣
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  • We’re proud to have the support of @PTC_inc as a “Snowman Sponsor” for this year’s WinterKids License to Chill on Friday, November 8! THANK YOU PTC!⠀
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Look for the link in our bio to grab your tickets, and join us for our favorite way to kick off the winter season!⠀
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  • While we wait (as patiently as possible!) for November 1, when new WinterKids App memberships will be available, don’t forget that there are still some current offers to take advantage of for current members! Here are just three that can help you get out and enjoy everything this beautiful fall season has to offer:⁣⁣
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⁣① $20 off a tandem kayak rental for adult and child with @portlandpaddle: Explore Casco Bay like never before by kayaking with your family. The pros at Portland Paddle will go over safety tips and procedures. All kayak rentals include paddle, lifejacket, sprayskirt and dry bag. Get your explore on!⁣⁣
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⁣② FREE round of Disc Golf at @PinelandFarms: Try one of the fastest-growing sports in the country for free! No previous experience or equipment needed; Pineland Farms has discs for sale and rent. Two courses will have something for everyone from novices to experienced players. Get the family together and enjoy a day on the farm!⁣⁣
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⁣③ 50% off a basic bike, ski or snowboard tune at @sunandskinorthconway: Whether you’re putting the bike away or thinking ahead to winter, Sun & Ski Sports in North Conway, NH can tune-up your gear at 50% off! Let the professionals make sure your equipment is tip-top and ready to go. You can also save $20 off a purchase of $100 or more (another deal in the app); food for thought if you need new gear or accessories.⁣⁣
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⁣Let’s get out there and have some fun!⁣⁣
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  • Join us for a family day with the @MarinersOfMaine on Saturday, November 2nd. We've got specially discounted tickets, and you'll have an opportunity to skate with the team after the game!⁣
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Check the #WinterKidsApp for more details...it's free to download, and this offer is available whether you're a paying member or not! 🙌⁣
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  • Sugar, Red, and Striped (aka Moose) Maple! What can be found around your house right now?⁣
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  • We’re so grateful for @KitteryTradingPost’s continued partnership this year, as a sponsor for the upcoming WinterKids License to Chill on Friday, November 8!⁣
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Join us at @PortlandHouseofMusic, with our hosts @BlakeHayes of @Coast931 & @ShannonKBryan of @FitMaine! Tickets are on sale now [LINK IN BIO]⁣
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