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WinterKids Offering a FREE Spring Virtual Training for Preschool Teachers

Winter may be over, but outdoor learning happens in all seasons. WinterKids has launched a virtual training to go alongside our Preschool Guide to Outdoor Active Learning (GOAL) and for a limited time, teachers can get both the training and the GOAL binder for FREE.

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Fourth Annual WinterKids Winter Games Kicks off Statewide This Week

WinterKids kicks off the 4th annual Winter Games this week across the state and in New Hampshire, Vermont, New Jersey, and Canada!

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Kick off the new year outdoors with a “pay what you can” WinterKids App Membership for the whole family!

The WinterKids App is the perfect way to begin your new year with outdoor activity. Full of free and discounted winter sports opportunities, the native, mobile WinterKids App is a great way to stay safe and have fun outdoors with your whole family.

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Registration Open for the Fourth Annual WinterKids Winter Games

Registration is now open for Maine teachers and families to participate in the fourth annual WinterKids Winter Games, a 4-week series of fun outdoor physical activity and nutrition challenges for kids.

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Join WinterKids to kick off the season at License to Chill!

Tickets are available now to join WinterKids License to Chill VIRTUAL EDITION featuring your favorite Maine bands at WinterKids live virtual event this Thursday, November 19, 2020.

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With the help of Maine musicians, WinterKids 9th Annual License to Chill Event Launches Virtual Edition

Presented by the Thomas Agency, the 9th Annual WinterKids License to Chill VIRTUAL Edition kicks off today at Noon with a silent auction and ends with a live event on Thursday, November 19 at 7 p.m.

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WinterKids gives $25,000 to Sugarloaf Ski Club

Skiers and snowboarders raised $562,000 at the WinterKids Downhill 24 and the organization chose to support the local kids in Franklin and Somerset counties by giving $25,000 to the Sugarloaf Ski Club’s King’s Kids Fund.

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Knox County School Takes the GOLD in the 3rd Annual WinterKids Winter Games!

On January 6, students and staff at 32 elementary schools around the state will participate in WinterKids’ third annual WinterKids Winter Games. This outdoor physical activity and nutrition competition encourages young children to develop healthy habits over the course of the four-week program. Each school will try to earn as many points as possible for the grand prize: $5,000 donated to their school. In total 7,332 students and 1,113 teachers and staff from every county in Maine (2 schools per county) will be participating in the Winter Games.

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Third Annual WinterKids Winter Games Kicking Off in Maine Schools Statewide on January 6th

On January 6, students and staff at 32 elementary schools around the state will participate in WinterKids’ third annual WinterKids Winter Games. This outdoor physical activity and nutrition competition encourages young children to develop healthy habits over the course of the four-week program. Each school will try to earn as many points as possible for the grand prize: $5,000 donated to their school. In total 7,332 students and 1,113 teachers and staff from every county in Maine (2 schools per county) will be participating in the Winter Games.

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WinterKids Named Beneficiary of Carnaval Maine

Carnaval ME organizers announced today that WinterKids, an organization that creates opportunities for children to be active, vibrant and healthy in the outdoors, will be the non-profit beneficiary of the inaugural three-day festival taking place on Portland’s Eastern Promenade January 30 through February 2, 2020.

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MOBILE, KID-CENTERED, TEACHER-APPROVED, RESULTS-DRIVEN, AND AWARD-WINNING

229,428

Students, Teachers, and Families Impacted in Maine & New Hampshire since 2010!

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

The shorter, darker, and colder days of winter and the increasing allure of screen time make it all too easy for kids and families to “hibernate.”  At WinterKids, we make it our business to provide kids, parents, and teachers with the right option: to get outside, get active, and have fun in the winter – and year-round.

Outdoor kids are active kids. Active kids are healthy kids. Healthy kids are happy kids. Happy kids are “winter kids.”

SEASON WRAP UP

FY2021

With outside being the safest and best place to be, WinterKids has truly thrived during the pandemic! We were able to reach nearly 27,000 kids, teachers and families in Maine and New Hampshire with creative adaptations for safe, outdoor adventures. Check out our 2020/2021 Season Wrap Up Report!

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FY2020

We are so thankful for our WinterKids Family – sponsors, foundations, teams, friends, volunteers, board and staff – and most important, the KIDS we serve. 2020 was a fantastic year for our organization, reaching over 35,000 (!) kids, family members, and teachers with innovative, outdoor education programs.