Join WinterKids in Thinking “Outside the Building” This Winter!

Join WinterKids in Thinking “Outside the Building” This Winter!

WinterKids has always thought “outside of the building,” and this year is no different. With educators, parents, and superintendents taking steps to allow kids to learn in safe, fresh air settings in the midst of the pandemic, WinterKids is more timely than ever. In Maine, we have an even greater opportunity to access outdoor spaces in schools – with the abundance of land available to use statewide.

Winter Games Coming January 2021

Our Winter Games will allow for the participation of all kids, whether they are receiving in-person education or learning at home. Embracing outdoor learning helps to avoid the pitfalls of online learning and the negative effects of excessive screen time – particularly those in elementary school. We will provide resources for both teachers and parents to get their kids outside and active. This year’s weekly challenges (outdoor physical activity, nutrition, family engagement, and winter carnival) will align with themes of resilience, inclusion, community, and service.

The WinterKids App will feature a variety of winter sports and other creative outdoor events for families in Maine and New Hampshire. All told, the App will offer hundreds of free and discounted outdoor opportunities for kids and families to be safe, healthy, and fit this winter – together in the outdoors.

App Memberships Coming Nov 15

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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.”



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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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.