Our Impact

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!

Students at the Dedham School in Dedham, Maine, getting outside as part of the WinterKids 5th Anniversary Winter Games Play-Along Track

Programming and Events

We have an exciting calendar full of events this season! Learn more about WinterKids programming, and explore our full list of upcoming events, including WinterKids Family Days, community events, and more!

WinterKids Learn Outside Guide

The WinterKids App

WinterKids Family Days

Downhill 24 Outdoor Fund

WinterKids' Welcome to Winter

WinterKids Downhill 24

COVID-19 UPDATE

We are continuing to follow the most recent recommendations and guidance from the State of Maine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in regard to COVID-19. Upcoming programs and events may be restructured, postponed, or canceled for the safety of our WinterKids families.

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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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    Traveling StoryWalk Loans
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    Snowshoe Loans
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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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    License to Chill (Silent & Live Auction)
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    Downhill 24 at Sugarloaf (Community Fundraising Event)
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    Traveling StoryWalk Loans
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    Snowshoe Loans
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    Peisner Nordic Fund

Programming Impact & Results

11th Annual License to Chill Fundraiser for WinterKids Raises $45K

Thank you, sponsors, and supporters, for helping us raise $45,000 at this year’s WinterKids License to Chill 11th Annual Fundraiser to kick off a busy winter season! We can’t thank you enough for your generosity.

The Snowball Effect: WinterKids in the Community 

The Snowball Effect: WinterKids In the Community In addition to reaching over 45,000 kids and teachers each year, WinterKids offers financial support to schools, families, and communities to help them […]

WinterKids Announces Downhill 24 Outdoor Fund Winners

WinterKids is awarding $25,000 to organizations working on getting kids outside and active more often! Here are our 2022 Downhill 24 Outdoor Fund Grant Recipients…

Applications open for the 6th Annual WinterKids Winter Games!

Once again, the WinterKids Winter Games is bringing a little healthy competition to elementary schools across Maine, and it’s going to be “wild.”

WinterKids Announces Downhill 24 Outdoor Fund

WinterKids is giving away $25,000 to organizations working to get kids outside and active more often!

WinterKids App Families Share their Favorite Winter Moments

This past winter season (2021/2022), we challenged families to enter a photo contest by sharing photos of their favorite moments using the WinterKids App. We had over 100 submissions to our alpine […]

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