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! 

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2021 KIDS IN KAYAKS SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER

IN LEIU OF OUR ANNUAL PAGE ISLAND OYSTER ROAST, WE ARE ASKING FOR YOUR DONATION TO KEEP OUR PROGRAM RUNNING. WHILE WE CAN'T BE TOGETHER FOR THE EVENT THIS YEAR, WE ASK FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO ACCOMMODATE FOR THE LOSS TO OUR FUND. EVERY $25 DONATION COVERS THE COST OF THE KIDS IN KAYAKS PROGRAM FOR ONE LOCAL MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT. 

All donations 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.  

 
OUR VISION

A healthy and sustainable salt marsh and coastal environment for current and future residents and visitors to the Lowcountry of South Carolina.

OUR AIM
  • 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:

The Outside Foundation

50 Shelter Cove Lane, Suite H

Hilton Head, SC 29928

304.642.1820

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