Discover Outdoors Foundation

Our Mission

To provide life-changing, educational, and fun outdoor experiences to kids who need it most.

Our Vision

We envision a world where every child has the opportunity to learn and to grow from outdoor experiences.  It’s a world in which all students can see classroom lessons brought to life and can thrive academically because they are passionate and curious.  In this world, kids from all economic backgrounds are empowered to explore beyond their neighborhoods and, in doing so, discover more about themselves.

Core Values

We believe in the importance of getting all kids outdoors, regardless of economic status.

We help our kids learn, grow, and stay healthy both physically and mentally.

We create a deeper understanding of our world through exploration and discovery.

We demonstrate the value of natural places and the importance of preserving them for future generations.

We bring the classroom to life through hands-on experiences.

Personal Growth
We teach respect, teamwork, leadership and sense of self.

We provide the freedom to play and fall in love with the outdoors.

Who We Serve

We serve students in grades K – 12 by partnering with schools and community organizations in New York City, particularly those in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods.

Take the Next Step

 Contact us to learn more about how we can work with your students, your school, and your community.

Download the 2017 Annual Report