North Carolina Youth Outdoor Engagement Commission

ENGAGING YOUTH WITH THE OUTDOORS.

FUNDING FOR
OUTDOOR EDUCATION

We fund adventurous activities and life changing learning experiences for kids and teenagers across North Carolina.

270,000+

students impacted

1,312

grants awarded

97%

of North Carolina counties impacted

$7,648,028

awarded to schools and nonprofits

EXPLORE OUR GRANTS

FIELD TRIPS

EXPLORE GO OUTSIDE GRANTS 

EXPLORE GO OUTSIDE GRANTS 

EXPLORE TRAILBLAZERS CLUBS

OUTDOOR PATCHES

North Carolina youth aged 18 and under can earn a free patch for completing activities like archery, hiking, camping, hunting and fishing.

SUPPORT NC YOUTH

Learn more about how you can support outdoor learning experiences for North Carolina's youth.

SPONSOR A TRAILBLAZERS CLUB

Our high school clubs are pursuing adventure and learning incredible outdoor skills - if you'd like to support their journey, consider directly sponsorship a club.

DONATE TO FUND OUTDOOR LEARNING

Donations to the North Carolina Youth Outdoor Engagement Fund go straight back to providing grants for outdoor field trips and the construction of outdoor learning facilities.

Stay updated on our grants and programs