New York City Inspiring Connections Outdoors (formerly Inner City Outings) (NYC ICO) is the Sierra Club's community outreach program for children and adolescents who face the challenges of growing up in New York's inner city areas. We're a 100 percent volunteer organization working to provide young people with outdoor recreational opportunities, leadership training, positive group experiences and environmental education, while imbuing in them a love of nature and the outdoors.
On May 2, 2015, please join us for our annual all-agency Hikeathon, this year in Van Cortlandt Park (west entrance to the park located next to the 1 Train) to celebrate one of our city's great parks! We would love to have you there in person to meet our great kids and volunteers- rsvp (for free!) here or sponsor a hiker. We'll be meeting at 10am in the park (earlier if you'd like to gather at one of the agency locations to travel with them to the park) and should wrap up around 4 after a great day of hiking, exploring, games and community!
Click here to view an incredible one-minute video that helps give you a feel of what it is we do.
February 26, 2015
We enjoyed the early afternoon skating session at Bear mountain. It was a bitter cold day with temperatures in the single digits.