Get Outside

We all need nature.

We all need nature.

The Sierra Club creates opportunities for everyone to experience the transformative power of the outdoors.

Getting outdoors improves our mental, physical, and social health. Let us help you fall in love with a new corner of the world, whether it's near or far.

Youth are finding connections to nature and each other through our Inspiring Connections to the Outdoors program.

Outdoors For All

Sierra Club Outdoors For All is working toward a just, equitable, and sustainable future where all people benefit from a healthy thriving planet and a direct connection to nature.

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Angeles Chapter ICO outing in Topanga Park.

Inspiring Connections Outdoors (ICO)

Nature is transformative, but not everyone has the same access to it. The Inspiring Connections Outdoors (ICO) program provides people — especially youth — with opportunities and resources to explore the outdoors.

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Too many children....especially children of color, don’t have access to parks where they can run free and breathe fresh air, experience nature, and learn about their own environment.

- Barack Obama

“As a veteran who is also a conservationist, my goal is to bridge the gap between both communities. It can be challenging to engage both groups, but the history and synergy between the two communities is really powerful.” - Robert Vessels, National Military Outdoors

Military outdoors

American landscapes have a special meaning to veterans. Military Outdoors outings help participants heal emotionally and physically as they transition from active duty to active citizenship, by creating restorative outdoor experiences together for service members, veterans, and their families.

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Our team is focused on providing support to outings chairs and leaders to actualize Healthy Outings Programs.

Chapter Outings. Local Outings, ICO & Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center Programs

The Outdoor Activities Team supports 5000+ Outings Volunteers in the delivery of Chapter Outings within Local Outing groups & Inspiring Connections Outdoors (ICO) groups as well as lead seasonal volunteer programming at the Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center (YCHC). 

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Become a Volunteer

There are many ways that you can volunteer your time to connect America to beautiful spaces.

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