The Many Ways You Can Help Us Get Kids Outside, Active, and Learning

Support WinterKids

Help more kids to move, learn, and explore outdoors!

WinterKids is the only nonprofit in Maine dedicated exclusively to increasing outdoor physical activity in children and families in the winter—our longest, most sedentary season. Thank you for your support!

Donate to WinterKids
Volunteer for WinterKids
Sponsor WinterKids

Shop for WinterKids Gear:

  • Maine Preschool GOAL winterkids

    Elementary Edition: WinterKids Guide to Active Outdoor Learning (GOAL)

  • PreK Goal Training Preview 1PreK Goal Training Preview 2

    ONLINE Training + Preschool Edition: WinterKids Guide to Outdoor Active Learning (GOAL)

    Suggested price: $25.00
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    D24 Vintage Style Poster 2019

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    WinterKids Backpack (Multi-Color)


Other Ways to Give & Get Involved


It's an amazing program that you run, and we are proud to be associated with it. THANK YOU for the incredible honor!
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Johnny Boudreau
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
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.
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
WinterKids provides such an invaluable opportunity. I am forever grateful for their work ensuring that so many Maine kids have a chance to stay active and healthy through the winter.
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Ethan Strimling
Mayor / Portland, Maine

WinterKids passport helped me to start skiing, which is an activity I still love to do today, and I hope the Passport still continues to help kids like me in Maine do what they love!

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Sabie Lindsay
WinterKid Alumni

Being a Passport holder gave me access to a whole world of winter activities I didn’t know were possible.

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Bailey Sullivan
WinterKid Alumni

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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.