Utah’s Every Kid Outdoors (EKO) Initiative

This legislative initiative supports parents, caregivers, and youngsters by promoting fun outdoor activities to connect with nature.
Utah’s Every Kid Outdoors (EKO) Initiative was excited to partner with TETON Sports and the YMCA of Northern Utah for a gear giveaway in August 2021. TETON donated their brand-new Oasis Hydration Backpacks to 100 kids, aged 7-12, who are YMCA participants. Check it out!

Utah’s Every Kid Outdoors (EKO) initiative promotes a healthy, active lifestyle. It encourages youth to spend more time outdoors engaging in activities that will benefit their physical and emotional well-being.

Download the English EKO Passport
Descarga el pasaporte español EKO


Every Kid Outdoors (EKO) Resolution

  • Expresses commitment to provide Utah’s children with lifelong opportunities to connect with nature and build upon that through their developing years
  • Recognizes that children are increasingly distanced from outdoor activities, getting less physical exercise, and are at an increased risk for chronic physical ailments
  • Recognizes that time spent in nature can lead to improved physical, mental, developmental, behavioral, and health benefits
  • Acknowledges the value of providing opportunities for children to experience awe-inspiring moments while gazing upon the natural beauty of Utah’s outdoor places
  • Recognizes that experiences in the outdoors provide unique opportunities to connect generations and improve quality family time
  • Recognizes that time in the natural world encourages curiosity, provides hands-on field experience and experiential learning, which leads to improved understanding of the sciences
  • Pays tribute to Utah’s heritage of outdoor pastimes, agriculture, and a powerful connection to the land
EKO activities

These 10 activities can be done in your backyard, a city, National or State Park, or in the thousands of acres of U.S. Forest Service and BLM land we're lucky to have in Utah. We encourage you to download a passport and complete these EKO activities.

Download the EKO Passport
Descarga el pasaporte español EKO

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