With funding from VOF’s Get Outdoors Fund in 2022, Camp Under the Stars, Inc., provided kids from the D.C. area with summer-camp experiences while building an inclusive and supportive camp community.
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Pine Grove Park, Cumberland County
With help from the Virginia Outdoors Foundation’s Get Outdoors Fund, former students and descendants continue their work toward the preservation of the Pine Grove School and its grounds, where generations of Black children received a quality education during the Jim Crow era.
Sensory Trail, Pulaski County
Educator Carley Pavan-Ballard’s efforts to get her classes outside and learning after the COVID-19 pandemic turned into a school- and county-wide project that is providing a resource for the entire community.
Plant SWVA Natives Campaign and Propagation Center, Montgomery County
A grant from VOF’s Forest CORE Fund is making it easier for people in SWVA to learn about and grow native plants, contributing to cleaner water, healthier soil and restored habitats for pollinators.
Richard Bland College, City of Petersburg
Snorkeling, fishing and kayaking are just a few of the things Richard Bland students had the opportunity to do in 2021 and 2022 thanks to VOF’s Get Outdoors Fund.
Bellemeade Park and Outdoor Learning Center, City of Richmond
Thousands of kids from the Richmond area are connecting with the outdoors at the Bellemeade Park and Outdoor Learning Center.
Defensores de la Cuenca, City of Fairfax
Defensores de la Cuenca eliminates the language barrier for Latino families, providing them with the tools they need to connect with the watershed.
Mount Rogers School, Grayson County
Appalachia’s musical heritage will regain a place to be taught and celebrated with the renovation of the Mount Rogers School, once home to a string band program that kept the music playing.
Essex County Museum and Historical Society, Essex County
Downtown Tappahannock has a new place for kids to learn and play thanks in part to a grant from VOF’s Get Outdoors fund.
Connecting the Community With Nature, Fairfax NAACP
Fairfax NAACP partnered with United Community, Calleva Outdoors and VOF to create four week-long summer camps for kids in two Alexandria neighborhoods that lack access to safe outdoor space.