about us

Get Outdoors USA! is a coalition of concerned organizations that have come together to change the way our children think about the Great Outdoors and help them engage in healthy, active outdoor lives. 

Click here to learn about founder, Derrick Crandall.

vision

America is raising a generation of children who have never experienced—nor have any desire to experience—the joy of camping outdoors or participating in a wide variety of outdoor activities.  Our nation’s youth are wasting hours, days, and literally years of their lives sitting in front of monitors, clicking buttons and tapping on keyboards. This kind of inactivity can result in real health consequences, including an obesity epidemic that threatens the overall health of an entire generation. And it is entirely preventable.

Each generation is shaped by its environment. Children today are surrounded by technology and entertainment systems that draw them into a life of instant, passive gratification.  The solution is obvious: we need to change the way our children think about the Great Outdoors and engage them in outdoor activities that benefit their mind, body and spirit.