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Mobile, Kid-Centered, Teacher-Approved,
Results-Driven, and Award-Winning

WinterKids is the only nonprofit in Maine dedicated exclusively to increasing outdoor physical activity in children and families during our longest, most sedentary season.

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Students, Teachers and Families Impacted in Maine & New Hampshire since 2010!
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How We Make an Impact

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Our Areas of Impact

SCHOOLS

Outdoor Fun
MOVE! LEARN! EXPLORE!
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    WinterKids Winter Games
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    Learn Outside Guide for Elementary & Early Childhood
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    Free Snowshoe & StoryWalk Loan Program
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    Free outdoor learning activity ideas and printables

FAMILIES

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GET OUTSIDE! BE ACTIVE! HAVE FUN!
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    The WinterKids App
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    WinterKids Family Days
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    Welcome To Winter at Lost Valley
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    Free outdoor learning activity ideas and printables

COMMUNITIES

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THE SNOWBALL EFFECT!
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    Downhill 24 Outdoor Fund
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    Free Snowshoe & StoryWalk Loan Program
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    Mountain Mayhem at Mt. Abram
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    License to Chill at Après
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    Downhill 24 at Sugarloaf
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    Peisner Nordic Fund
We were able to ski affordably and wouldn't have gotten to do this without the app. We also tried ice skating for the first time.
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Celeste Emery, North Yarmouth
I think the WinterKids Guide to Outdoor Active Learning binder is great!! There are so many things that can be done to help get kids moving, yet connect it back to many areas of education as well. ELC is an alternative school for students who just can't seem to work in a public school setting. We generally try to do activities that do get them outside and moving since the kids we work with tend to do better with hands on activities.
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Stephanie Tyler
Early Learning Center, New Hampshire
How do you combine a community, school, home, nutrition, exercise, team, kids, parents, teachers, school spirit, awareness, and fun? Participate in WinterKids Winter Games!! Seriously had no idea how amazing this would be and what our community was capable of! The support and Camaraderie is incredible. What a positive experience this has been for our kids and all the parents too!
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Christina Barber
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 Volunteer / TD Bank
The WinterKids Guide to Outdoor Active Learning has brought so much to our school, not just in ways that keep the children physically active but also in ways to keep them engaged socially and emotionally. Many of the activities are geared to get the children working together and becoming a team, no winners, no losers...just kids having fun.
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Penni Theriault
We tried cross country skiing for the first time & we all liked it. Lots of fun & a great discount on kids rentals.
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Heike Gondolfo, Scarborough
It has been inspirational to watch our community unite around a common purpose of healthy, active kids.
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Sarah Maxwell
Assistant Principal / Waldo T. Skillen School
I am SO thankful for the impact this Winter Kids competition has on our kids. In this short time, the changes in attitudes, physical activity, even the helpfulness of students was very heart-warming.
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School Nurse
Piscataquis Community Elementary School
Kudos to you and this organization for mapping out such a wonderful program for Maine schools. I have been blown away by every aspect of this initiative.
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Christine Bertinet
Principal / Waterboro Elementary School
Let's just say several parents told me their students were sleeping better at night and at school we've had much less behavior issues this week! Two very big positives for WinterKids Winter Games challenge week #2!!
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C. Ellis
Principal / Miles Lane Elementary
The kids were so excited to go outside and therefore were more engaged in the lesson. It was also a great way for me to get a quick check in on the where the kids were with these skills.
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Kate Moore
Brown Elementary, New Hampshire
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
WinterKids Board President / Oldcastle Materials, Inc.
We loved our WinterKids materials. The kids had so much fun using the animal track tracker. We spent many afternoons looking for new animal prints.
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Toby Watt
Wee Care Daycare, New Hampshire
Because of this competition, my family is now rethinking our snack choices and making healthier ones, our kids and community have formed a wonderful bond coming together for one goal, and you managed to get a Mom, who hates winter and the cold, outside embracing the beauty of Maine having fun with her kids.
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Dayton Consolidated School Mom
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

Photo courtesy of Pine Street Elementary, in Presque Isle, Maine, during the closing ceremonies of the 2022 WinterKids Winter Games

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Upcoming Events

Downhill 24 Outdoor Fund Community Vote

VOTE for your local Maine school, parks & rec department or Non Profit to receive a grant through the WinterKids Downhill 24 Outdoor Fund!

This fund is meant to help get even more kids outside and active across Maine and beyond, aiming to address barriers to healthy outdoor activity, including but not limited to equipment, clothing, and transportation.

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WinterKids App Family Memberships Available!

WinterKids App family memberships will be available on 10/1! Mark your calendar and get an alert as soon as they are.

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WinterKids Welcome to Winter

This free event offers a chance to get outside and try new activities like: Snowshoeing, Nordic and downhill skiing, snowboarding, snow sculpting, and more while enjoying hot chocolate and s’mores. There will also be fun “out-DOOR” prizes!

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WinterKids Winter Games

Our unique annual academic challenge encourages outdoor physical activity, teamwork, and a passion for learning outdoors in winter.

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13th Annual WinterKids Downhill 24

SAVE THE DATE!

Join us for the 13th Annual Downhill 24: February 27-28, 2025

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Recent WinterKids News

Contact Information

Address:
506 Main Street, Suite 10, Westbrook ME 04092
Phone:
207.871.5700

Photo courtesy of Leroy H. Smith School, in Winterport, Maine, during the 2022 WinterKids Winter Games

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