A community-wide initiative, Getting Kids Outdoors is a coalition of organizations, businesses and individuals working to promote local programs and resources that will help our kids spend more time outdoors.

We believe that every child in Emmet County should have access, opportunities and encouragement to play outdoors and connect with nature for their physical, emotional and educational well being.


Getting Kids Outdoors inEmmet County is bringing the Leave No Child Inside movement to northern Michigan by forging collaborative partnerships with organizations and businesses in Emmet County. We function as a coalition of partners from various sectors of the local community including:

  • Healthcare providers
  • Public and private schools
  • Daycare and preschools
  • Youth organizations
  • Public park and recreation agencies
  • Urban planners and developers
  • Environmental organizations
  • Private businesses
  • Faith-based communities

Need a speaker?

GKO gives presentations to community groups about the benefits to kids of outdoor play and connecting with nature. Be inspired and learn more about the national movement and our local initiative.

Contact us: gettingkidsoutdoors@gmail.com

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