Our Mission - WinterKids



Our Mission - WinterKids
Our Mission
“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!”
– Kelly Desrosiers, WinterKids Passport Parent
WinterKids helps children develop healthy lifelong
habits through fun, outdoor winter activity.
WinterKids programs are made possible
thanks to the generosity of
Our Major Community Sponsor:
And Our Supporting Sponsors:
Special thanks to our
50 WinterKids Passport Partners!
WinterKids appreciates individual gifts from
people just like YOU! Please visit our website
to make your contribution today!
PO Box 7566
Portland, ME 04112
Phone: 207.871.5700
Fax: 207.879.9483
We Make Winter Fun
“WinterKids is making great strides in encouraging students to foster healthy lifelong habits. It’s
more important now than ever that we offer our students fun, effective programs that stretch the
body as well as the mind!” – Pam Libby, School Guidance Counselor
WinterKids FunPass
Little people love big snow! Our FunPass offers Maine’s youngest
children, from preschool through 4th grade, the chance to try
cross country skiing and snowshoeing on groomed trails at 20
locations – for free! Sign up today at www.winterkids.org!
WinterKids Passport
Join us as we celebrate the 15th Anniversary of
the WinterKids Passport!
Our Passport for all Maine 5th, 6th and 7th
graders is your ticket to winter fun! From downhill
and cross country skiing to ice skating and snow
tubing, the Passport offers something for everyone.
Whether you’re new to winter sports or a seasoned
“pro,” the WinterKids Passport will help you get
outside and active more often this winter, with free
and discounted tickets, lessons, and rentals at 50 areas all over
Maine! Sign up today at www.winterkids.org!
Our Top 5 Most Popular Passport Destinations
Thank you to our 2012-2013 WinterKids
Passport Partners:
Downhill Ski Areas
Baker Mountain
Big Rock
Black Mountain
Camden Snow Bowl
Eaton Mountain
Lonesome Pine Trails
Lost Valley
Mt. Abram
Mt. Jefferson
Powderhouse Hill
Quoggy Jo
Shawnee Peak
Spruce Mountain
Sunday River
Titcomb Mountain
Cross Country Ski Centers
Beech Hill
Bethel Nordic Ski Center
The Birches
Black Mountain of Maine Touring Center
Caribou Ski Club
Carter’s Cross Country Ski Center
Five Fields Farm
Harris Farm Cross Country Ski Center
Lake George Regional Park
Lost Valley Cross Country Center
Millinocket Municipal Ski Center
New England Outdoor Center
Nordic Heritage Ski Center
Pineland Farms
Rangeley Lakes Trails Center
Spruce Mountain
Titcomb Mountain Touring Center
Viles Arboretum
10th Mountain Ski Center
Ice Skating Arenas
Androscoggin Bank Colisee
Bank of Maine Ice Vault
Bridgton Ice Arena
Family Ice Center
The Forum
Hebron Academy
John A. Millar Civic Center
Millinocket Public Skating Rink
Midcoast Rec Center
Portland Ice Arena
Sawyer Ice Arena
Sukee Arena & Events Center
Snow Tubing Parks
Oxford Plains Snow Tubing
Seacoast Fun Park
Dog Sledding Parks
Cold Beans Kennel
Heywood Kennel Sled Dog Adventures
FunFest in the Park
FunFest brings winter fun to the heart of the city! Held in
Portland’s Deering Oaks Park, this festival encourages children
to get outside and active over February vacation week. Kids
enjoy interactive StoryWalks, lively relay races, team-building
activities, and more!
Welcome To Winter
Guide to Outdoor Active Learning
Our Guide to Outdoor Active Learning (GOAL)
makes it easy for preschool and elementary teachers
to integrate fun, outdoor activity into their winter
lessons—all while meeting education standards. For
more information, visit www.winterkids.org.
What’s more thrilling than sledding down a snow-covered hill
for the very first time? Our Welcome to Winter festival introduces
outdoor winter fun to immigrant and refugee families that are
new to Maine. Through outreach and education, we promote
positive perceptions about winter and show kids and their
families how much fun winter can be!
WinterKids Challenge
To find out when WinterKids will be in your neck of the woods,
check out our Upcoming Events on www.winterkids.org!
Teachers, can you facilitate at least three lessons
from the WinterKids GOAL this winter? Show us how
your classroom puts the “win” in winter by joining
the WinterKids Challenge. When you take on the
Challenge, WinterKids is with you every step of the
way to ensure your outdoor lessons are a success!
Participation requires attendance at a WinterKids
Challenge orientation session.
For more information, visit
Join the Fun!
From working with schools to helping out at
special events, our volunteers have fun and make a difference.
Call us at 207.871.5700 to get involved with WinterKids.
Support Our Kids!
WinterKids is a nonprofit 501(c)3
organization that depends on the generosity of our sponsors
and supporters—and people just like you. To help more kids
get outside, get active and have fun, please make a donation at
Sponsor WinterKids!
WinterKids welcomes partnerships
with local businesses that care about the health and wellbeing of Maine families. Contact the Development Office
at 207.871.5700 for more information about exciting
sponsorship opportunities!
“We live in a state troubled with 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.” – Seth Wescott, Two-time Gold Medalist in
Snowboardcross, Spokesperson for WinterKids

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