SCA Joins Outdoor Nation


Outdoor Nation Summit June 19-20 in NYC

Outdoor Nation is a growing community of young Outsiders — artists, athletes, advocates and ambassadors — who have joined together to champion the outdoors. This new youth-led movement will reclaim, redefine and rediscover the outdoors – building an Outdoor Nation for this and future generations.

How to Get Involved!

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Outdoor Nation will:

  • Mobilize a movement by empowering young people across the country to champion the outdoors and outdoor issues
  • Influence federal, state and local outdoor policies and programs
  • Provide advice and a youthful perspective to outdoor companies and organizations
  • Create a community that shares outdoor passions and organizes outdoor outings
  • Host events that bring the Outdoor Nation together – providing networking and training opportunities

Outdoor Youth Summit and Festival

On June 19 and 20, thousands of Outsiders from Outdoor Nation will join together for the world’s first two-day Outdoor Youth Summit and Festival in New York City’s famed Central Park. This event will unite young people from across the country with a common mission: to champion the outdoors and advance a youth-driven movement.

Outdoor Nation Festival

On June 19th, thousands of young people of all ages will join together to celebrate the active, outdoor lifestyle. This multi-faceted event will turn the world’s iconic urban park into an adventure playground and festival – fusing pop culture with an outdoor ethic and lifestyle. All activities will be inclusive, open to the public and free of charge.

Outdoor Nation Summit

On June 20th, Outdoor Nation will bring together young people from all 50 states to take part in an Outdoor Youth Summit to develop a national agenda, set priorities and outline strategies to champion the outdoors. The Summit will enable young leaders to craft and deliver their message of change to the country as well as exchange ideas, skills and connections — building a strong Outdoor Nation for all.


Supported by a coalition of more than 40 organizations – including The Outdoor Foundation, The North Face, REI, National Park Service and the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation — Outsiders will receive the tools, training and social support they need to spur a cultural revolution that leads to a strong Outdoor Nation.

Coalition Partners Include:

Access Fund
All Terrain
American Canoe Association
American Hiking Society
American Whitewater
Appalachian Mountain Club
Army Corps of Engineers
Association for Experiential Education
Boy Scouts of America
Bureau of Land Management
The Coleman Company
College Summit
Corps Network
Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation
International Mountain Biking Association
Live Earth
Morsel Munk
Nantahala Outdoor Center
National Park Service
Outdoor Industry Association
Outdoor Outreach
Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation
Red Wing Shoes
Student Conservation Association
The Conservation Fund
The North Face
USA Canoe/Kayak
US Army Corps of Engineers
Winter Wildlands Alliance
WL Gore and Associates
The Woods Project
Youth Noise

Student Conservation Association