"I learned a lot going on the raft trip and had many new experiences with my friends."

Funding for High School Clubs

Whether your prospective student club members are seasoned outdoor enthusiasts, or trying out activities for the first time, the North Carolina Trailblazers Outdoor Club program provides the framework for high schools to create their own outdoor club, suited to their experience level.

Engaging in outdoor learning experiences connects students with North Carolina’s nature and outdoor learning experiences can offer the ability to learn new hands-on skills, develop leadership and teambuilding potential, and make friends that have similar interests!

Clubs in the inaugural 2023-2024 academic year have exclusive access to grant funds, that can be used to kickstart an outdoor club, fund field trips, adventurous activities, and the purchase of supplies, such as camping, archery, or fishing equipment.

The application window for the 2024-2025 academic year will reopen in January 2024. 

"Getting outdoors has always been important but not always accessible...so having that chance through my school was really great."