DC Inspiring Connections Outdoors (DC ICO), a program of the Sierra Club, provides wilderness adventures to people who wouldn't otherwise have them.The program launched in 1971 in San Francisco, and now over 50 Club chapters throughout the nation carry the program.

Get Involved!

We invite you to join the DC ICO Chapter and be part of an amazing experience with nature and children From hiking and camping, to river cleanups and environmental education, DC ICO takes children on a variety of outings in the Washington, DC area.

All these adventures help urban youth better understand the natural world around them and how they can make a difference, while providing an opportunity for volunteers to share their values and compassion, and positively impact the life of a child.

We are seeking volunteers (must be 18 years old or older) to assist us with providing these outings. Volunteers will assist certififed DC ICO leaders in transporting the kids to and from the outing location, making the meals for the children, and ensuring the trips are conducted safely. Volunteers who enjoy nature and who wish to share their knowledge and love of it with children growing up in an urban environment are encouraged to join our meet-up group.


Upcoming Outings

Sierra Club DC ICO Member Meet Up & Fundraiser Pizza Party

When: Thurs, Oct. 15, 6 PM
Where: Mellow Mushroom, 2436 18th St NW, Washington, DC
Cost: $5 suggested donation
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Come join fellow DC Inspiring Connections Outdoors  (DC ICO) volunteers for its first annual fall pizza party. Learn  how Sierra Club organizes outdoor outings for DC youth and get to know DC ICO’s volunteer force! 

DC ICO, a program of the Sierra Club, provides wilderness adventures to people who wouldn’t otherwise have them. Free pizza for the first 25 attendees. Door Prizes  and really good pizza – seriously Mellow Mushroom pizza rocks!! Sign up now to attend.

October Outings

View all events on our Meet Up page