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WinterKids Winter Games

Going for the Gold

This year, our WinterKids Challenge for elementary schools is going for the gold with the launch of the WinterKids Winter Games!  Ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics, one elementary school in each of Maine’s 16 counties will compete in a four-week outdoor physical activity and nutrition challenge during the month of January for cash prizes, equipment and more.

The WinterKids Winter Games will inspire 16 elementary schools, 225 teachers, and 4215 students to go for the gold!

Want to train for the 2019 WinterKids Winter Games?

The Challenge

Each school can earn up to a total of 125 points for the successful completion of four weekly challenges*:

1. PHYSICAL ACTIVITY % of students who move
a minimum of 300 minutes outdoors
25 points
2. NUTRITION % of students who complete
5 healthy eating activities
25 points
3. FAMILY INVOLVEMENT % of students who incorporate
outdoor physical activity and
nutrition at home
25 points
4. WINTER CARNIVAL % of students who participate
in an outdoor celebration
of winter activity
25 points

Schools can accrue additional points for school spirit, engagement with WinterKids, creativity, school-wide participation, opening & closing ceremonies, and collaborating with healthy eating and active living organizations in their community.

The Reward

Gold Medal School $5000
Silver Medal School $3000
Bronze Medal School $1500

Honorable Mentions

1. School visit with Maine Winter Olympian(s)
2. Winter equipment for the school ($500 value)
3. Whitewater raft sledding with Adventure Bound


The WinterKids Winter Games are made possible by:

  • The Bingham Foundation
  • Olivia's Organics

Our Major Community Sponsor

  • Hannaford

Our Supporting Sponsor

  • Irving Oil
  • L.L. Bean