Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) has announced the launch of the Get Out There Grant program, aimed at encouraging and helping people across North America experience the benefits of nature. The program is designed to provide funding for unique outdoor dreams, allowing recipients to turn their aspirations into reality.
Since 2018, the Get Out There Grant program has helped over half a dozen recipients explore the world around them.
According to Diane Eichler, senior vice president of marketing for KOA, the Get Out There Grant program was created to reduce barriers that may be preventing people from exploring the great outdoors and experiencing the ways adventures, big or small, can change them.
“We know that there are intrinsic health benefits from being in nature,” Eichler said. “Our goal is to find compelling, once-in-a-lifetime stories that we can help make possible.”
With awards up to $5,000, the Get Out There Grant program is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada and does not have to include camping for consideration.
Applicants can fill out a simple form to share their outdoor dream with KOA, and the application form will be open to submissions until March 31. To apply for the Get Out There Grant program, visit koa.com/koa-get-out-there-grants/.
“Our goal is to find compelling, once-in-a-lifetime stories that we can help make possible,” Eichler said. “We are passionate about our mission to make the outdoors accessible and to connect people to the outdoors and each other.”
About Kampgrounds of America
Kampgrounds of America, Inc. has been paving the way in the outdoor hospitality industry for over 60 years. With a mission to bring people closer to nature and to each other, the company operates under two distinct brands: KOA and Terramor Outdoor Resorts. KOA, the largest network of privately-owned, open to the public campgrounds in the world, boasts over 500 franchised and owned sites across North America.
KOA provides top-notch support for campground owners and operators, covering areas such as education, design, recruitment, marketing, and technology. This, along with its prominent brand recognition, makes KOA the top choice for outdoor hospitality.
Meanwhile, Terramor Outdoor Resorts offers a glamping experience that combines luxury and the great outdoors. The company’s first flagship property opened in Bar Harbor, Maine in 2020, embodying the brand’s passion for the “Love of Land.