Outdoor Adventure Clubs

Blue Sky Fund's Outdoor Adventure Clubs deliver weekly after-school outdoor programming focused on developing confidence and resilience in mastering new skills by introducing students to outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, paddling, and rock climbing.


5th to 9th graders participating


after-school outings


partner organizations

OAC Program

Adventuring in Virginia's Green Spaces

The Outdoor Adventure Clubs program works with over 200 middle school students in Richmond City. Participants learn a mix of soft and hard skills including geocaching, biking, firebuilding, mindfulness & meditation, river safety, and more. Through these activities, the OAC program helps students to feel a greater sense of comfort and belonging in venturing outdoors, and encourages youth to engage in outdoor activities in the future.

OAC Partners

Blue Sky Fund provides Outdoor Adventure Club programming at no cost to schools and students at 9 partner locations.

  • NextUp - MLK STEM Academy
  • NextUp - Henderson STEM Academy
  • NextUp - Boushall
  • NextUp - River City
  • NextUp - Lucille Brown
  • NextUp - Albert Hill
  • MLK Boys and Girls Club
  • Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club
  • Anna Julia Cooper School - 5th Grade

Locations Visited

During the last school year, our OAC participants visited over 45 locations! This included the James River Park System, Virginia State Parks, and so many more.