This was our second year participating in the WinterKids Challenge. Our teaching staff is always looking for creative ideas to meet the academic and physical needs of our students. We are looking forward to getting outdoors and active with the WinterKids Challenge again next winter!
WinterKids’ efforts to connect kids with nature and provide them opportunities for outdoor physical activity is important to both the health of our children and the health of our state.
We live in a state with troubled health issues, particularly among young people. I feel like I had such great opportunities growing up to ski and snowboard in the Maine mountains, so I am glad to give back by reaching out to kids and encouraging them to get outside and participate in healthy winter sports.
My 5th grader struggles to get outside in the winter. Because of the Passport, we all learned to ski (myself included). My daughter will always remember it was because of WinterKids that we hit the slopes for the first time. I think skiing is a lifetime skill she will enjoy forever.
The WinterKids Passport completely transformed our family’s attitude toward winter and, more importantly, transformed our behavior. Winter went from being a non-physical indoor season to a whole family activity extravaganza! It was so wonderful that we were actually sad to see the snowiest winter in years come to a close!
The Passport helped our family get out and enjoy the season, and made our family come closer together. We had a blast!