HOP Outdoors

HOP Outdoors

Introducing under-served local youth to the great outdoors

IMPACT

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Local children get opportunities to explore the wilderness in their town, create friendships, learn, and grow.
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Trips to the Wasatch Mountains
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Local partners
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Schools and Groups
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Local children

PROJECT HISTORY

All of us at Human Outreach Project and World Wide Trekking have a strong connection to Utah’s mountains. They have greatly enriched our lives, challenged us, and inspired us. However, through economic and social factors, these mountains that are so much a part of our daily life are inaccessible to thousands of children in the Salt Lake valley. HOP Outdoors seeks to create the means for these kids to get outdoors, learn about the environment, stay healthy, and feel inspired by nature. In partnership with local schools and Boys and Girls Clubs, we run multiple trips a week in the summer to bring local children to Snowbird for outdoor education and leadership training programs. These trips have been incredibly meaningful, fun, and rewarding for all involved.

How Can I Help?

Future Goals

We are excited about the impact that this program will have on these children’s lives and their communities. We are working to establish more local partnerships, such as with local climbing gyms, to expand the opportunities we can provide to these youth. We are also looking to incorporating winter outdoor activities, such as snowshoeing, into HOP Outdoors’ programming. We would like to have this be a program that runs year-round, supporting the children and enabling them to access the outdoors every day!

Partners

Our partners help us connect directly with the children in our communities who are most in need of these experiences. Salt Lake City Lied Boys and Girls Club | Capitol West Boys and Girls Club | Backman Elementary School | Glendale Middle School | Riley Elementary School | Utah Food Services | Snowbird Resort

Sponsors