Trailblazing Hope Outdoors exists to provide a modality of healing through outdoor recreation. Today more than ever, getting outside for fresh air can be the difference in a person's health. We as a society are already battling a sedentary lifestyle with the increase of technology in our everyday lives. Prior to the COVID 19 pandemic, the average daily amount of screen time for kids was 8-10 hours and has jumped on average by 16% since March 2020. The statistics are alarming of the effects that the current pandemic is having on all of us, especially our young people. Increase in depression and stress, nature-deficit disorder, disconnectedness from nature, weight gain from lack of movement, and more. Studies show that going outside in nature can have several physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual benefits. The outdoors has proven to provide its guests an escape from stress and anxiety, help lower blood pressure, improve cognitive functions, boost your mood, increase creativity and the ability to focus, as well as improvements of memory.
Trailblazing Hope Outdoors is an outdoor recreation organization that provides programming for youth to help unplug from technology and help them connect to nature, themselves, and others in a healthy and fun way. Exploration of the outdoors and learning to do so in a safe and responsible way will provide each person new competencies and confidence in themselves for now and years to come. Activities will include hiking, paddling, backpacking, outdoor education, and so much more!!!
Trailblazing Hope Outdoors is raising final startup costs and programming costs for 2021. These costs include marketing, equipment for program use, legal and administrative expenses, program supplies, and insurance. Please consider donating to help provide a life changing adventure.