The Appalachian Trail Conservancy seeks nomination for its Board of Directors

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy seeks nomination for its Board of Directors

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) has opened nominations for the ATC Board of Directors. Elected leadership serves three-year terms, and one-third of the 15 board positions become open each year. Nominees are selected by the ATC nominating committee and are approved by the full board during the ATC annual meeting.

The ATC says that if you or someone you know is interested in serving on the ATC Board, they welcome your nomination. Criteria for board nominations can be found here. Nominations should be sent no later than May 31, 2020.

Kids in Parks launches e-Adventures

Struggling to keep your kids active and engaged while adhering to stay-at-home orders? Kids in Parks, a program that encourages and supports active family engagement, is expanding their network of family-friendly outdoor adventures called TRACK Trails, which kids can use to track adventures in nature. Their newest program, e-Adventures, allows kids to access some of the most popular TRACK Trail brochures from their smart phone or tablet.

To participate, kids sign up online, go on an adventure, and then track their adventures in exchange for fun prizes. During the pandemic, kids are encouraged to start with backyard adventures, which they can participate in from their own backyard.

KOA Care Camps presents its virtual “Big Weekend”

KOA, a network of privately owned campgrounds, is hosting a first-of-its-kind virtual event called “Big Weekend,” with all funds supporting KOA Care Camps, a network of 135 specialized summer camps for children facing cancer, and their siblings. For the past 16-years, the fundraiser has been held at KOA campgrounds, but the event has moved online this year due to COVID-19.

A $10 family pass grants access to the 3-day online event, which includes art activities, a campfire singalong, family s’mores building, a movie night, a “bear hunt” scavenger hunt, virtual tent building, nature talks, camp cooking classes and more. To find out more or register, visit

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