Every Kid In A Park

  

The White Mountain National Forest is pleased to participate in the Every Kid in a Park program, as part of President Obama’s commitment to protect our nation’s unique outdoor spaces and ensure that every American has the opportunity to visit and enjoy them.

Through this initiative fourth graders can log onto the website at www.everykidinapark.gov and complete a fun educational activity in order to obtain and print their pass.

The pass is valid for the 2015-2016 school year and grants free entry for the fourth grader and all occupants in their vehicle. On the White Mountain National Forest the Every Kid in a Park Pass may be used where a recreation pass is required.  Simply display the Every Kid in a Park Pass on the dashboard. Fees remain in effect for overnight camping, cabin rentals, permits, reservations, and activities offered by concessionaires. 

Educators and community leaders can access educational activities, field trip options, and the ability to print passes for their classrooms. Parents visiting the new website can find additional links for more information on planning trips to nearby public lands.  
President Obama launched the Every Kid in a Park initiative earlier this year as a call to action to get all children to experience Americas outdoors. Today, more than 80 percent of American families live in urban areas, and many lack easy access to safe outdoor spaces. At the same time, youth spend more hours than ever in front of screens instead of outside.

The Every Kid in a Park program is an Administration-wide effort administered in partnership with the Department of the Interior, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Education, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

 For more information, please visit www.everykidinapark.gov.  For additional information about the White Mountain National Forest visit www.fs.usda.gov/whitemountain