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OUTDOOR ADVENTURES MENTORING KIDS WITH INTENT

UP & UP  is focused on connecting youth to the transformative power of the outdoors.  

WHAT WE DO

Provide Mentoring

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ABOUT US

Camping Retreats

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BE A MENTOR

Get Certified

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ADVENTURE CLUB

It's a Community 

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 COMMITTED TO HELPING KIDS GROW 

Up & Up uses humanity’s inherent connection to the outdoors to facilitate lasting change. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing overnight summer camps and other year-round outdoor adventures for underserved kids.

OVERVIEW

We use the outdoors to inspire youth to see possibility and opportunity in their lives…

…to realize the positive attitude and behavioral changes that help them become happy, healthy, and successful adults.

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Partnerships

In association with state parks our kids ages 5-to-8 have the opportunity to earn their Jr. Rangers badges through state parks, learn from their surroundings and connect with the environment they live in.

Youth Development

Our programs are educational, fun and focused on developing a sense of trust. Each game is carefully designed to help our groups learn about themselves.

Environmental Stewardship

Backpacking skills, low-impact camping ethics, yoga and mindfulness practices facilitate team building activities and group therapy.

Adventure Club

Group tribe sessions are perfect opportunities to discuss and share individual stories. Our 4 steps to listening mastery teach kids patience, compassion and empathy.

Leadership

Carefully crafted challenges geared towards personal growth are fundamentally in the core of our programs. 

Mentorship

The boys will have the opportunity to learn from professional photographers, document their stories and share them with their communities. 

OUR ACTIVITIES INCLUDE

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SURFING

 

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ROCK CLIMBING

 

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HIKING

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KAYAKING

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FISHING

 

 

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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

 

Below are a few statistics for you to think about. The Up & Up Foundation is built with purpose.

 

There are over 400,000 children in foster care in America. Help us build a better future for them.

DATA

For more than 400,000 kids in the US this is reality. Up & Up community is providing mentoring solutions and is confident in their approach to helping improve the national statistics listed below. 

61%

STATISTIC

25% will become homeless within the first two year of aging out of the foster care system.

33%

HOMELESS

33% of foster children will be homeless before they turn 18.

21%

MENTAL HEALTH

More then 21% of foster care alumni suffer from PTSD - a higher rate than US war veterans.

47%

STATISTIC

47% of youth leaving foster care are unemployed

79%

STATISTIC

79% of the children killed as a result of abuse are younger than 4 years old

30%

STATISTIC

30% of abused and neglected children will later go on to abuse their own children, continuing the horrible cycle of abuse

PARTNERSHIPS

The Up & Up Foundation is currently seeking partnership with companies looking to help us reach more kids. 

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