get kids outside!
The Outside Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit founded in 2014. The Foundation strives for it's mission through programs and advocacy. To facilitate access to the outdoors for all kids, The Foundation organizes and provides scholarships for the Kids in Kayaks program, which aims to get every 7th grader in Beaufort County out kayaking. In addition, The Foundation coordinates custom outdoor and give-back programming with local schools and clubs. In 2018 The Foundation established the Oyster Recycling and Reef Building Initiative which has created an oyster recycling drop off location and collected over 52 tons of oyster shell. An oyster shell recycling route, volunteer oyster baggings and reef building are also supported and organized by The Foundation. Additional Foundation activities include beach clean-ups, waterway clean-ups, and our annual Keep the Broad Creek Clean Festival - an educational fair for families!
Fall Kids in Kayaks
Over 660 7th and 8th grade students from Beaufort County will be participating in our “Kids in Kayaks” program this October and November. Students get to spend a regular school day, with their teachers, kayaking the local salt marshes and participating in interactive dockside learning activities such as birding, dock fowling, water testing, touch tank, and Enviroscape watershed model.
Upcoming Events & Volunteer Opportunities
A healthy and sustainable salt marsh and coastal environment for current and future residents and visitors to the Lowcountry of South Carolina.
To involve youth in outdoor experiences designed to raise awareness of and educate about the importance of a healthy ecosystem
To involve youth in programs that directly impact our local environment
To educate on the value of protecting and restoring the quality of these natural environments
To practice and promote responsible use of our natural resources
To emphasize recycling as a means of lessening our impact on the environment
Kids in Kayaks is Sponsored By: