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How a ‘Get Out There’ Grant Can Make Your Adventure Dream Reality

Kampgrounds of America has been providing great outdoor experiences throughout North America for millions of families for more than 56 years.

But everyone has something they’d love to do that just might go beyond a wonderful family camping trip.

Your outdoor “dream” adventure might be something that tests you. It might be a chance to reconnect with those you love. It might be something you can do for someone else facing their own life challenges. Adventures don’t care how old you are, how much you earn, or where you live. Adventures just want you to come outside and play.

Apply for a KOA 'Get Out There' Grant

Kampgrounds of America is now taking applications for KOA ‘Get Out There’ Grants. The purpose of the grants is to aid in providing individuals, family and friends a chance to experience an adventure that – up until now – has always been beyond their reach.

Maybe it’s a rafting trip down the wild Colorado with adult siblings you haven’t connected with in a while. Perhaps it’s that wilderness hike with long lost college friends. Or maybe it’s a family trip that takes you places you’ve only dreamed about.

It could be anything…and that’s the point.

“We want to encourage more North Americans to get outside and experience all that the U.S. and Canada have to offer,” said KOA Chairman and CEO Pat Hittmeier. “At KOA, we know what an outdoor experience can do for the human spirit, and we want to encourage more people to get outside, whether it be camping or some other type of outdoor adventure.”

Here’s How It Works

  1. First, fill out the KOA ‘Get Out There’ Grant application form. Let us know all about your “dream” adventure. We want to know all of the details, and whether your adventure is a “solo” effort, or you’re planning to include friends or family. Your adventure can also take you anywhere in the U.S. or Canada. Remember, it could be anything. All you can do is ask.
  2. Next, Our KOA ‘Get Out There’ Grant judging panel will take a close look at all of our applicants, and pick those that they feel best fit all of the criteria we’ve mentioned above. We’re looking for adventures that build unbelievable memories.
  3. Grants can be awarded in amounts from $1,000 to $5,000 per participant, based on the adventure. Our goal is to Make It Happen! We’ll take care of all of the details.
  4. Our small-but-professional video team will be there with you, creating a stellar film. We’ll share your experience, inspiring folks just like you to get out there and build their own outdoor adventures.

KOA 'Get Out There' Grant

The application deadline for ‘Get Out There’ Grants is May 1, 2019. While KOA is sponsoring the grants, there is no requirement that an individual’s proposed adventure include camping in order to receive a ‘Get Out There’ Grant.

“We are looking for compelling personal stories and innovative adventures that we hope will result in once-in-a-lifetime outdoor experiences for our grant recipients,” Hittmeier said. “It might be camping, but it also could be about an adventure that tests personal limits, reconnects friends and family, or fulfills a lifelong goal. A KOA ‘Get Out There’ Grant could truly be anything. In this case, the sky is literally the limit.”

To learn more about the KOA ‘Get Out There’ Grant and fill out an application, please visit https://koa.com/koa-get-out-there-grants/.

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