Inspiring Connections Outdoors strives to provide
safe, fun, and educational outings for all participants. All volunteers
undergo a thorough screening, and all trip leaders are certified in
American Red Cross CPR and first aid.
furnishes much of the equipment needed to conduct
safe wilderness experiences: tents, rainwear, cooking gear, water bottles,
and first aid kits. Depending on the trip, food and transportation may
also be provided. For each outing, students will receive an itinerary and
a list of items they should bring. Click here to view a sample itinerary
in English or
Spanish (PDF Document)
All students must have a signed permission
slip/liability waiver to participate in outings. Waivers will be given to
students to take home approximately two weeks before each outing, and will
be collected at a pre-trip meeting one to two days before the outing
begins. Students without a signed and completed waiver form will not be
allowed to participate in the outing.
Sierra Club Inspiring Connections Outdoors is a community outreach
program that provides opportunities for urban youth and adults to explore,
enjoy, and protect the natural world.
Children who run, swim, climb, and paddle are not only
more fit physically, but are more likely to grow into adults who are
respectful stewards of nature.
Fostering teamwork and cooperation are major aspects of
the Inspiring Connections Outdoors experience. Participants naturally develop
interpersonal skills and self esteem through their outdoor experiences
with positive adult role models.
Rules and Guidelines for ICO Trips
|Always wear your seat belt while riding in the
car or van.|
|Always stay with the group and listen to the
instructions of the leaders and volunteers.|
|Always leave places cleaner than they were
|Respect others' rights and others' property.|
|There will be a whistle in the first aid kit. When it
is blown, there is an important reason for the group to come together
|All of our garbage will be placed in trash bins or
packed out of the area in garbage bags that the leader will provide.
Please do not litter.|
|Keep the noise level down - people go to the
wilderness for peace and quiet. We will respect this.|
|Please do not take anything (plants, fossils, etc)
from the visited area. Let others enjoy them in their natural
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