To help build a stronger connection to the outdoors and public lands in San Diego County and inspire a new generation of outdoor enthusiasts and stewards, the Outdoor Foundation and The San Diego Foundation have launched San Diego Parks4Kids, a program that will engage our community in a collective effort to fund meaningful park experiences for grade school students across San Diego County.

Connecting young people to parks has a profound impact on health and well-being as well as develops environmental stewards and advocates. Unfortunately, many youth don’t have the access or resources to experience these natural places.

Let’s work together to give kids across San Diego a meaningful park experience this year! Join us and donate to a project in your backyard today.

CLICK HERE to view the San Diego Parks4Kids FAQ

 

 

Active Campaigns

 

  1. Outdoor STEAM Education - San Diego, CA

    by Stephen W. Hawking II STEAM Charter School

    Helping elementary school students in South San Diego engage in hand-on learning about our local habitats through hiking and camping trips.

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    Pacific West Camping, Hiking, Water Activities
    $0
  2. San Diego Kids Outside! by San Diego ICO - San Diego, CA

    by San Diego ICO

    Helping underserved youth in San Diego County learn how to explore, enjoy and protect the outdoors through hiking and camping trips.

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    Pacific West Camping, Hiking, Water Activities
    $0
  3. High Tech Elementary - San Diego, CA

    by Scott Shepherd

    Fourth graders will enjoy an overnight camping and rock climbing experience in Joshua Tree National Park.

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    Pacific West Camping, Stewardship
    $0
  4. Our Living Watershed - Oak Hill Elementary - Escondido, CA

    by San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy

    Provide bus transportation to San Elijo Lagoon for 125 third grade students that attend Oak Hill Elementary in Escondido, CA

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    Pacific West Stewardship
    $630
  5. Get Kids to the River! - San Diego, CA

    by The San Diego River Park Foundation

    Underserved kids along the San Diego River deserve opportunities to explore and learn outside. We have the program, help us with the buses!

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    Pacific West Hiking, Stewardship, Other
    $0
  6. 2nd Grade Swim Lessons - San Diego, CA

    by Scott Shepherd

    Help us to teach life-saving skills to our second grade students!

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    Pacific West Water Activities
    $1,765

Archived Campaigns

 

  1. Building Young Tree Stewards in Balboa Park - San Diego, CA

    by Scott Shepherd

    Engage youth from underserved, park-poor neighborhoods in becoming tree stewards in the region’s most beloved urban green space, Balboa Park

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    Pacific West Stewardship
    $0
  2. What Floats your Boat? - San Diego Bay

    by Scott Shepherd

    Students will study the science and history of boats and build their own boats.

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    Pacific West Water Activities
    $1,000
  3. Rock on! Building Community Through Adventures in Geology - San Marcos, CA

    by Scott Shepherd

    4th graders will build community and become school leaders through outdoor adventures learning about the geology of San Diego.

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    Pacific West Camping, Climbing, Hiking
    $550
  4. Camp Borrego - Borrego Springs CA

    by Scott Shepherd

    A three-day, two-night outdoor education program for 5th graders in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

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    Pacific West Camping, Climbing, Hiking, Stewardship
    $450
  5. "Kids in 32nd Street Canyon" - San Diego, CA

    by Scott Shepherd

    Two half-day coastal-canyon activities for two 4th grade classes, with hands-on exploration and restoration that match curricula.

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    Pacific West Other
    $2,000
  6. Ocean Connectors: Bird & Habitat Study - National City, CA

    by Scott Shepherd

    Ocean Connectors will engage 100 underserved urban schoolchildren in community-based habitat restoration on public land.

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    Pacific West Hiking, Stewardship
    $300
  7. OutdoorExplore After-School Nature Education - San Diego, CA

    by Scott Shepherd

    OutdoorExplore introduces students to neighborhood nature spaces and inspires them to develop a stewardship ethic for their environment.

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    Pacific West Hiking, Stewardship
    $0
  8. Take Action: Explore & Learn in Nature! - Escondido, CA

    by Scott Shepherd

    80 students from two Title 1 schools in Escondido will visit, explore  and protect two local parks in their community.

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    Pacific West Hiking, Stewardship, Other
    $1,750
  9. River Bugs Are Cool! - San Diego, CA

    by Scott Shepherd

    Support citizen science field trips to the San Diego River to empower 700 healthier, happier kids to steward and explore nature!

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    Pacific West Hiking, Stewardship, Water Activities, Other
    $4,800
  10. Kids Climb - San Diego, CA

    by Scott Shepherd

    Help open the outdoors to 14 diverse middle-school students, inspiring them to play, learn, serve and share through rock climbing.

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    Pacific West Other
    $1,100
  11. Sharing our Shores - Solana Beach, CA

    by Scott Shepherd

    Children from a Title I North County school learn how to become advocates for protecting threatened shorebirds through beach field trips.

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    Pacific West Stewardship, Other
    $700
  12. Watershed Explorers Program - San Diego, CA

    by Scott Shepherd

    The purpose of the Watershed Explorers Program is to provide an opportunity for students to get outdoors and learn about watersheds.

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    Pacific West Hiking, Stewardship, Water Activities, Other
    $0
  13. Climate Kids: Supporting Youth Engagement on Climate Change - San Diego, CA

    by Scott Shepherd

    The Climate Science Alliance's Climate Kids program teaches kids about climate change through hands on science, storytelling and art.

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    Pacific West Hiking, Stewardship, Other
    $480
  14. Animal Adaptations - Escondido, CA

    by Scott Shepherd

    Students will learn that animals adapt to survive in their environments and that humans impact animal survival.

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    Northeast Other
    $0
  15. Hbots Outside! - San Diego, CA

    by Scott Shepherd

    Helping our students engage in hand-on learning about our local habitats through hiking and camping trips.

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    Pacific West Camping, Hiking
    $165
  16. Fieldtrip to the Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve - Escondido, CA

    by Scott Shepherd

    4th grade students learn about watersheds during a fieldtrip to the Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve.

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    Pacific West Hiking, Stewardship
    $900