How We Came to Be
Winter4Kids (W4K) at the National Winter Activity Center was founded out of a National Winter Sports Education Foundation (now Share Winter) initiative. W4K is the physical representation of the mission to introduce 100,000 kids to winter activities in a sustainable way. With the enthusiastic support of committed board members and other stakeholders, the National Winter Activity Center re-engineered and re-purposed the former Hidden Valley as the home of Winter4Kids and its Programs. From the very start, we were envisioned as the vehicle to “Improve the lives, health, and fitness of youth through winter activities”. Since the pilot in 2015, we have made the difference in the lives of over 10,000 kids. By 2027, we will be serving 10,000 kids annually.
In 2021 we piloted Summer4Kids. The summer experiences on our National Winter Activity Center campus builds on our impact assisting our youth in developing better attitudes about themselves (Self Esteem), their health (Mental, Physical and Nutrition), new opportunities, mastery and a love of the outdoors as a safe space to enjoy and grow.