A Movement to get all Kids outdoors
Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) created Generation Wild to connect kids and families to outdoor activities. In response to GOCO's call, the Out the Door! Pikes Peak Coalition was formed to encourage kids and families near the Hillside and Memorial Park neighborhoods to spend time together outside--improving overall health, and fostering a love, appreciation and familiarity with nature and the beauty in the Pikes Peak Region.
Our free or significantly reduced cost programs target the children in the Hillside neighborhood and Memorial Park neighborhood, but are open to all children throughout the Pikes Peak Region!
Did you know ?
Did you know that children today spend less time playing outside than past generations? That’s not just something old curmudgeons say. It’s true. On average, kids today only spend 4-7 minutes each day in unstructured play.
Playing outside is more than a way to pass the time. It’s also an important part of a child’s development. Research has shown that children who play outside are more creative, less aggressive, less stressed, and have reduced ADHD symptoms. Plus, spending time in nature as a child helps you grow up to appreciate the environment as an adult.
So let’s work together to set out kids free and have then embrace their wild nature. Generation Wild was created by Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) to reconnect kids with nature and to get them to experience the incredible benefits that are right outside the front door. Because kids grow better outside.