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!
Upcoming Events & Volunteer Opportunities
2021 PAGE ISLAND OYSTER ROAST - MARCH 7TH
A BENEFIT FOR THE KIDS IN KAYAKS SCHOLARSHIP FUND
We invite you to join us on Page Island for an afternoon of boating, eating, drinking, music and giving back to local youth!
The Page Island Oyster Roast Highlights
• Round trip boat cruise to remote Page Island - or bring your own boat!
• Oyster Roast & Lowcountry Boil from The Bluffton Oyster Company
• Live local music
• Wine, beer and cocktails
• Live and silent auctions
• Games and family fun
All proceeds from ticket sales go directly to scholarship for the Kids in Kayaks program. This special field trip for 7th grade students includes kayaking and hands-on learning activities following a science-based curriculum. Thanks to your support, the $25 program fee is covered for any students that cannot afford it.
COVID Protection Enhancements
• Open, spacious, outdoor environment allows for social distancing
• Temperature checks
• Contactless ticketing and check-in
• Pod ticketing and assigned seating
• Portioned meals and table service
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: