KAMP x Gateway to the Great Outdoors
KAMP has partnered with Gateway to the Great Outdoors, and we have launched a program in our store to help support their organization:
Now, donations of new or lightly used tents, sleeping bags, rain gear, bathing suits, hiking packs, water bottles, flashlights, hiking shoes, camping cookware, and any other camping supplies will receive a tax write-off or an in-store, 5% discount off a single item* at KAMP. Lines that we are very proud to represent in store, BioLite, Topo Designs, MPOWERED and Deso Supply have already donated a range of items to GGO to kick things off!
GGO works with public schools in Chicago, St. Louis and Fort Worth, TX to bring outdoor education into the classroom; often, this is the first exposure to the outdoors that some of these kids get. In addition, they lead hikes and camps that we will be supporting locally.
The Gateway to the Great Outdoors (GGO) program was developed to allow underserved students across the US equitable access to a comprehensive environmental education. By improving access to STEM instruction combined with outdoor learning, GGO enhances scientific literacy and environmental stewardship for students who would otherwise be excluded from this transformative experience.
The mission of GGO is to empower underserved youth to access the natural environment through classroom and field-based environmental education and leadership development. This program allows students to experience the natural wonders of the outdoors while also providing them with mentorship and academic support.
*ORU Kayaks are excluded