The Cook County YMCA is now closed for the day due to the presence of paint fumes from the locker room remodeling project. Child Care Center participants have been relocated to the ISD 166 cafeteria for pick-up. The after-school program will be running in the ISD 166 school cafeteria and the 9-12th grade Ballet/Jazz Combo will be running in the 4H Log Cabin building. All other activities and classes are cancelled today (2/26/2020).
Youth Outdoors-Duluth coordinates resources and expertise community-wide to create a progression of opportunities for youth to explore our natural spaces.
Gear and Curriculum Library
Looking for ideas or equipment to fuel outdoor explorations with a group of youth? We have gear, lessons and activity plans to get you started! Take kids fishing or skiing, make plaster casts of animal tracks, teach and practice the skills of fire building and campfire cooking, tie knots, set up shelters, and more. Make sure you are prepared for stormy weather with our rain jackets. Lesson and activity ideas included. How to Reserve Gear:
- Become a member of Youth Outdoors-Duluth. Email: email@example.com
- Participate in a Gear and Curriculum Library Training.
- Call 218-726-6134 to reserve your gear.
Made possible through a grant from the Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation. Find our delivery schedule and what’s available on our Gear and Curriculum Library page.
Adventures for Youth
Want to go fishing, paddling, climbing, fix a bicycle, learn to shoot a bow, or grow ingredients in a garden for pizza? Find out where and how here. Dates will be posted May 9th. Funded by City of Duluth Parks and Recreation Fund.
Youth Outdoors-Duluth offers free outdoor activities and instruction at events throughout the community. Bring your family to participate in a bike ride, learn to ski, try paddling a canoe or stand-up paddle board, spy on birds, track an animal, and play Frisbee golf! Instruction and equipment provided. Check out the complete list of events we’ll be at!
Training and Support
Our aim is to equip instructors to work effectively with diverse groups of youth and to build capacity to embed nature-based programming for youth in organizations city-wide. With this goal in mind, Youth Outdoors-Duluth sponsors a menu of training opportunities in outdoor and environmental education, diversity, race, and cultural awareness. AmeriCorps Members, sponsored in part by the City of Duluth, participate in YO-Duluth’s Outdoor Leadership Institute and provide outdoor programming in sites across the city. See what workshops are coming up and find out how to get involved! Trainings are made possible through a grant from the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation.