Come Alive Outside has winter passports for adults and kids in 2022. The winter passports for kids and adults are chockful of activities to help people have fun outside this winter. This year, Come Alive Outside will distribute over 8,000 winter passports to kids and adults.
Come Alive Outside’s winter passport for kids has been going strong for six years. In 2021, CAO passports were given to every student in Rutland County in pre-K through sixth grade. A perk of the passport program is that students can earn points and redeem them for prizes after completing a series of outdoor activities in their community. Kids’ passports are free and open to anyone. Anyone can download a passport for the child in their life at: comealiveoutside.com/passports.
Adult passports are relatively new to Come Alive Outside. With activity levels to suit any ability, everyone can find a fun, approachable activity. If passport participants complete at least 12 activities, they may choose a prize from Come Alive Outside’s online shop. Activities include everything from creating nature art to trying a new winter trail. Community activities are also part of the passport, like taking a photo of your favorite view in your hometown and discovering locally grown food in your area. One offering participants shouldn’t miss out on are the live virtual classes like kitchen scrap gardening and wildlife photography.
“My favorite thing about the passport is that it gives people the opportunity to discover their own community and themselves in new ways, such as taking a sensory walk on a favorite trail or discovering the joys of an art walk in their town,” program director Myra Peffer said. “Looking at your community and yourself in a different and deeper way is one of the best experiences the passport can give you.”
“We’ve really bridged the generational gap with these two passports,” added program coordinator Haley Rice. “There are a few overlapping activities that parents, grandparents, and caregivers can do with their children, which not only gets them outdoors, but also might create some delightful memories that will last a lifetime.”
Adult passports are available for free at some places of employment but are also available on Come Alive Outside’s website for $5. For more information or to get your own adult passport, visit comealiveoutside.com/passports-for-adults/. Passports for kids are free and may be downloaded at comealiveoutside.com/passports. For comments or questions, contact program director Myra Peffer at [email protected]