Kids Outside Awards exists to shine a helpful public spotlight on needy, high-impact nonprofits that are connecting Seattle-area youth with the natural outdoors.
Most nonprofit youth-in-nature programs need more than just additional funds. The right kind of increased visibility within their regional community can provide these organizations with valuable support for an array of top-priority needs.
All organizations that qualify as Kids Outside Awards nominees provide tremendous value to our community and to the benefit of our natural outdoor places. Thus, each will earn “Finalist” status.
The Kids Outside Awards program annually shines a public spotlight primarily on three Awardees selected by our judges among the Finalists. We're taking this approach to increase the potential benefit of this program upon a few Finalists each year versus a more “watered-down” attempt to equally support all Finalists.
This site will list all Finalists after the nomination and selection process is complete. Information about nomination and judging will be available from this web site once the details are finalized with input from our advisors. Nominations will open in early January, 2015.
The Campfire Hoopla is an evening bash to be held in a youth-outdoors-relevant setting, and will feature an inspiring awards ceremony along with scrumptious light appetizers, hosted alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, live instrumental music from Buckshot tuned perfectly for the scene, and of course...campfires!
We have selected a date in the spring and a venue for the 2015 Campfire Hoopla awards announcement event. We’re working with advisors including Sustainable Seattle to finalize details, which will be posted on this site in early 2015.
The 2015 Campfire Hoopla is our inaugural event, so we’re taking baby steps by limiting the total number of attendees to less than 200.
Please keep an eye on this site for Campfire Hoopla ticket availability…
A group-hug of gratitude for our 2015 Campfire Hoopla sponsors!
Thanks to Manny & Roger at Georgetown for stepping-up first!About Sponsor
We’re actively recruiting sponsors (event operations funding, and certain in-kind categories) that are critical to the success of this program. Donations are tax-deductible through our 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor Sustainable Seattle.
If you are interested in sponsoring the Campfire Hoopla: email us
Kids Outside Awards is an all-volunteer WA nonprofit corporation with one simple objective: To shine a helpful public spotlight on needy, high-impact nonprofits that are connecting Seattle-area youth with the natural outdoors.
Our first three awards will be presented in 2015. Our aspiration is that, over time, the efforts of this annual program will cumulatively bring significant incremental support to our entire community of qualified Kids Outside Awards nominees.
Sustainable Seattle is our 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor. Given our aligned missions, Sustainable Seattle has generously offered to partner with us in support of Campfire Hoopla event production, and it is an understatement to say that this is an invaluable service to the Kids Outside Awards program.
John Daly, founder & director
Terri Butler, advisor/Sustainable Seattle
Michelle Ruiz, advisor/Sustainable Seattle
Andrew Jay, advisor/nominations & judging
Natalie Angelillo, advisor/community spotlight
Brett Tanis-Likkel, advisor/web & graphic design
David Harms, advisor/misc. nerdy technical help