Philadelphia ICO

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What We Do

Philadelphia Inspiring Connections Outdoors (Philly ICO) has a mission to make the outdoors more accessible for everyone. Our focus is to work with underserved youth of diverse backgrounds who would not normally have access to nature. We achieve this primarily through outdoor programs which are conducted in a safe, respectful and inspiring manner. Participants develop a love for nature and the outdoors through outdoor recreational activities, leadership training, and environmental education all conducted in a positive group experience. Philly ICO is a fully volunteer-run organization.

Become a Partner Agency

ICO conducts outdoor trips in partnership with schools and community groups throughout the Philadelphia Area. We serve youth of all ages from diverse communities and backgrounds.  To learn more about partnering with Philly ICO, click Get Involved - Partners for an overview of the program; for the full details about becoming a partner, click on New Partner.

Become a Volunteer

We are always looking for individuals who are motivated to help Philly ICO with its mission, making the outdoors more accessible for everyone.  You can learn how to become a volunteer at Get Involved.

Reach Out to Us

We would love to hear from you!  Whether you are an individual interested in volunteering or an organization interested in becoming a partner to Philly ICO, you can learn more by emailing!