Get Involved - Partners

This section provides an overview of the partnering with Philly ICO program; for the full details about becoming a partner, click on the Partner Forms & Process tab above.

Steps to becoming an Philly ICO Partner Agency

Steps required to become a certified Philly ICO agency partner:

  • Contact PhillyICO Chair at to express interest

  • Fill out two forms: New Agency Letter of Agreement and New Agency Application

  • Have one to two certified leaders dedicated to the program.  If Philly ICO does not currently have available certified leaders, we can provide training to get a member of your organization certified.  Steps required for certification are below.  

What Inspiring Connections Outdoors provides for our partner agencies:

  • Full access to our experienced volunteers, who will receive an announcement and opportunity to RSVP.

  • Insurance coverage through Sierra Club (the trip leader and all volunteers must be Sierra Club members: join here).

  • The experience and expertise of our Certified Leaders who have been running trips in the Philly area for many years.

  • Funding assistance for trip costs like transportation and food as well as equipment (camping, clothing, hiking, etc).  We are responsible for our own funding.

Our groups have run trips ranging from nature walks through Fairmont Park, hiking at state parks, and orienteering to name a few of the options available to your group.