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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!

    January 18, 2020
  • WinterKids Family Day With Titcomb Mountain

    January 19, 2020
  • WinterKids Family Day With Mt Abram

    January 26, 2020
  • Carnaval Maine

    January 31, 2020 to February 1, 2020
  • WinterKids Family Day With The Rink at Thompson’s Point

    February 7, 2020
  • WinterKids Family Day With Jackson XC

    February 8, 2020
  • WinterKids Family Day With Waterville Valley Resort

    February 9, 2020
  • WinterKids Family Day With William Troubh Ice Arena

    February 20, 2020
  • WinterKids Family Day With Camden Snow Bowl

    February 23, 2020
  • WinterKids Family Day With the Maine Mariners

    March 1, 2020
  • 8th Annual Downhill 24 at Sugarloaf

    March 6, 2020
  • WinterKids Family Day With Mt Abram

    March 8, 2020
  • WinterKids Family Day With Lost Valley

    March 15, 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.
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  • We're so grateful to have the support of @WMTWTV as our exclusive television partner, and @SarahLongWeather, who is a long-time champion of WinterKids (as well as a board member!)⁣
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#WinterKids #WhyWinterKids #Maine #mainelife #mainelifestyle #thewaylifeshouldbe #thewaylifeshouldbemaine #lovemaine #mainelove #winterinmaine #maineliving #livemaine #wildmainers #207isgreat #maineoutdoors #getmeoutside
  • Here's a WinterKids App deal you won't want to miss this month!⁣
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BOGO AT WATERVILLE VALLEY RESORT⁣
Get a free junior lift ticket with the purchase of a full-priced adult lift ticket at @Waterville_Valley! Valid for kids 6-12 and can be used unlimited times through March 29, 2020!⁣
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Learn More via the link in our bio (look for "WinterKids Family Days")⁣
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❉ WinterKids App Membership Required. To learn more about the app, the link in our bio will get you there too!⁣
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#WinterKidsApp #WinterKids #SkiNH #SkiNewHampshire #WinterFun #goodtimesoutside #outdoorfamilies #NewHampshire #WinterInNewHampshire #GetOutAndPlay #skiingislife #skiingday #skiingisfun #skiinglife #weareskiing #skiingismylife #skiingforlife #downhillskiing #skiingmakesmehappy #skiingrocks #skiingisawesome
  • Join us THIS SUNDAY, January 19, from 9 am-6 pm, at @titcombmountain, with TWO great deals to help WinterKids App Members get outside for some fun!⁣
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FAMILY DAY OFFERS:⁣
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1) ALL DAY ALPINE LIFT TICKETS⁣
Kids 12 & under: Free⁣
Kids 13-17: $5⁣
Adults 18+: $10⁣
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2) SNOWSHOEING / NORDIC SKIING:⁣
$5 Per Person⁣
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WINTERKIDS APP MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED (click the link in our bio to learn more about the app)⁣
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#WinterKidsApp #WinterKids #TitcombMountain #SkiMaine #FarmingtonMaine #skiingislife #skiingday #skiingisfun #skiinglife #weareskiing #skiingismylife #skiingforlife #skiingwithfriends #downhillskiing #skiingmakesmehappy #skiingrocks #skiingisawesome
  • We're well into week 2 of the WinterKids Winter Games and are still glowing from an incredible Week 1!⠀⁣
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These photos are just a glimpse at some of the amazing ways in which schools all across Maine are creating outdoor classrooms.⠀⁣
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So proud of these 7,500 kids and 1,200 teachers and staff for getting outside and active more often during the school day.⠀⁣
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It's AWESOME!⠀⁣
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FEATURED:⠀⁣
1) Jonesport Elementary School, Washington County⠀⁣
2) Prescott Memorial School, Knox County⠀⁣
3) Katahdin Elementary School, Stacyville, Penobscot County⠀⁣
4) Dirigo Elementary School, Peru, Oxford County⠀⁣
5) Bristol Consolidated School, Pemaquid, Lincoln County⠀⁣
6) Dr. Levesque Elementary School, Frenchville, Aroostook County⠀⁣
7) Fairview Elementary School, Auburn, Androscoggin County⠀⁣
8) Rangeley Lakes School, Franklin County⠀⁣
9) Leroy H Smith School, Winterport, Waldo County⠀⁣
10) Beech Hill School, Otis, Hancock County⠀⁣
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  • We regret to announce that, due to poor snow coverage in Payson Park, and for the safety of all participants, we have decided to cancel this year's Welcome to Winter Festival.⁣⁣
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We are super bummed and LOVE this event!⁣⁣
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The park is super icy, and with no significant snow in the forecast, it is not safe for participants. Thank you for understanding!⁣⁣
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Due to a very full WinterKids event lineup, this event will not be rescheduled.⁣⁣
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To join us at other upcoming events, please check out out our calendar at www.winterkids.org.⁣⁣
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Thank you! We look forward to seeing you soon!⁣
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#WelcomeToWinterFestival #WinterKids #Maine #PortlandMaine
  • Here is a simple activity for kids as you're gearing up for upcoming adventures in the snow, inspired by the WinterKids Guide to Active Outdoor Learning (GOAL)!⁣
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Teach them math and measurement skills using simple tools you already have laying around the house, along with the snowsport gear they'll be playing on all winter long.⁣
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Click the link in our bio and look for the "OUTDOOR LEARNING" button to find our article on how to do it.⁣
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  • “The community has been super excited, the whole school, there's been a different atmosphere and we're just really happy to be chosen to be part of this, this year." ⠀⁣
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-Hillary Hoyt, Teacher⠀⁣
Leroy H Smith School, Winterport⠀⁣
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Smith School is one of two schools representing Waldo County in the WinterKids Winter Games 2020! To follow along as 32 schools across the state of Maine go for the gold this month, click the link in our bio!⠀⁣
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#WinterKids #WKWinterGames #mainepublichealth #maineschools #mainecommunities #mainelife #mainelifestyle #winterinmaine #maineliving  #207isgreat #maineteacher #educators #physicaleducation #outdooreducation #healtheducation #teachertips #teachertalk #teachersofthegram #teacherfun #teacherideas #teacherinspiration  #goodtimesoutside #outdoorfamilies #kidsoutside #getkidsoutside #getkidsoutdoors #activekidsarehappykids #activekidsarehealthykids #healthykidscommunity #healthykidsarehappykids
  • ***UPDATE 1/14/20: We regret to announce that, due to poor snow coverage in Payson Park, and for the safety of all participants, we have decided to cancel this year’s Welcome to Winter Festival. We will miss seeing you all this year, and will look forward to seeing you next year!***⁣⁣
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⁣The Welcome to Winter Festival was created to welcome new Mainers to winter. With the influx of immigrants and refugees to Portland, there was an opportunity to introduce this new community to the joy and health benefits of winter in Maine….Now the festival welcomes nearly 1,000 people to Payson Park to enjoy sledding, snowshoeing, ice skating, curling, a scavenger hunt, and more.⁣⁣
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⁣Learn more about the history of our annual #WelcometoWinterFestival, and get a sneak peek at what’s new this year via the link in our bio!⁣⁣
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