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

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WinterKids To Celebrate the 11th Annual License to Chill with A Live Auction at Portland House of Music
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WinterKids To Celebrate the 11th Annual License to Chill with A Live Auction at Portland House of Music

Presented by Mt. Abram, WinterKids will celebrate the 11th anniversary of their License to Chill fundraiser on Thursday, November 10, 2022 at Portland House of Music.

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The Snowball Effect: WinterKids in the Community 
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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…

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WinterKids Announces Downhill 24 Outdoor Fund Winners
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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…

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Applications open for the 6th Annual WinterKids Winter Games!
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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.”

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Fall Activity Roundup
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Fall Activity Roundup

The changing of the seasons each fall means incredible foliage, the return of snuggly sweaters, pumpkin-spiced everything, and best of all, an opportunity for children to spend time outside learning about all things Autumn!

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2022 Maine Ski Swaps
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2022 Maine Ski Swaps

If your kids seem to outgrow things by the second, you’re not alone! SKI SWAPS ARE BACK across the state of Maine to help ease the burden on your wallet! We will do our best to keep this list up to date as they are confirmed this year. If your organization is hosting a ski swap, or if you know of an organization that is, and they are not yet listed below, we invite you to submit the info using the form at the bottom of this page.

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Summer Activity Roundup
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Summer Activity Roundup

Summer is here! The kids are out of school and you want to keep them busy, but where do you start? Our Summer Activity Roundup is full of ideas to keep your kids busy moving, learning, and exploring this summer.

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WinterKids App Families Share their Favorite Winter Moments
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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

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Season Wrap Up (2021-2022)
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Season Wrap Up (2021-2022)

Learn how we increased our reach by 92% and reached 51,240 kids, parents, and teachers this year with an array of unique, outdoor programs to help them stay active and discover the joy of winter activities in Maine, New Hampshire, and beyond.

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Spring Activity Roundup
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Spring Activity Roundup

With spring officially here, it’s the perfect time for families to get out and move. Before you know it, summer will be here with its busy schedules and long, sunny days. Make the most of the spring months by incorporating active learning into your schedule, with these fun outdoor active learning activities

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5th Annual WinterKids Winter Games Photos, Results, and More!
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5th Annual WinterKids Winter Games Photos, Results, and More!

Between January 17-February 11, 2022, over 12,000 students, teachers, and families participated in 4 weeks of “Olympic Games” themed WinterKids outdoor learning challenges!

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10th Annual WinterKids Downhill 24 Photos, Results, Video & More!
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10th Annual WinterKids Downhill 24 Photos, Results, Video & More!

At the 10th Anniversary of the WinterKids Downhill 24, 58 teams, comprised of 467 participants, skied, snowboarded, and skinned Sugarloaf Mountain for 24 hours straight, raising over $785,000 on behalf…

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2022 WinterKids Winter Games Awards Ceremonies
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2022 WinterKids Winter Games Awards Ceremonies

The 5th annual WinterKids Winter Games wrapped up in February with 22 schools competing statewide to win a total of $50,000 for their schools! This year's 4-week series of challenges…

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WinterKids Announces Gold, Silver, and Bronze Prize Winners in the 5th Annual WinterKids Winter Games!
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WinterKids Announces Gold, Silver, and Bronze Prize Winners in the 5th Annual WinterKids Winter Games!

The 5th annual WinterKids Winter Games wrapped up in February with 22 schools competing statewide to win a total of $50,000 for their schools!

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10th Annual Downhill 24 Podcast-Ep 10: Where Does the Money Go (Part 3: Carrabassett Valley Community)
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10th Annual Downhill 24 Podcast-Ep 10: Where Does the Money Go (Part 3: Carrabassett Valley Community)

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Photos: Having fun in the Carnaval Maine + L.L.Bean + WinterKids Fun Zone
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Photos: Having fun in the Carnaval Maine + L.L.Bean + WinterKids Fun Zone

Many thanks to everyone who came out to have some fun in the L.L.Bean + WinterKids Fun Zone at

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2022 Winter Games Gallery of Play-Along Champions
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2022 Winter Games Gallery of Play-Along Champions

This year, we expanded the WinterKids Winter Games to make it more accessible to more students, teachers, and families with our new Play-Along track! The result? Over 7,000 participants across…

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Two Weeks Left to Register for WinterKids’ 10th Annual Downhill 24 at Sugarloaf
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Two Weeks Left to Register for WinterKids’ 10th Annual Downhill 24 at Sugarloaf

Registration for the 10th annual WinterKids Downhill 24 at Sugarloaf on March 4 – 5, 2022 will close on February 25, 2022. Presented by Agren, the WinterKids Downhill 24 is a 24-hour ski and snowboard challenge to raise money for WinterKids programs – to help more kids build healthy habits through outdoor, winter activity. This is the only night of the year to ski under the lights at Sugarloaf.

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