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, we will be running three trips a week through the summer to bring local children to Snowbird for outdoor education and leadership training programs.
We have a number of generous local partners who are helping to make this program possible, including Snowbird, Utah Food Services, UTA, Clif Bar, and The North Face. By the end of summer, HOP Outdoors hopes to have reached over 300 children. We are excited about the impact that this program will have on these children’s lives and their communities, and looking forward to seeing the program grow over the coming months and years.
Economically disadvantaged children in the Salt Lake valley
Outdoor education for inner-city children
Mentorship in outdoor safety and access
Community building and leadership
We hope to give over 300 children in the Salt Lake valley their first experience in the mountains
We hope to bring increased connection to and awareness of Utah’s environment to local communities