Inner City Outings (ICO) is an all-volunteer outreach program of the Sierra Club that provides wilderness experiences for individuals who might not otherwise have them. Most participants are young people from urban communities, but ICO also conducts trips for other groups that do not have access to outdoor activities.
The goal of the Inner City Outings program is to help people discover the beauty and challenges of the wild places we treasure, acquire the skills necessary to enjoy them safely, and learn that human activities and the natural world are interrelated. The program’s success helps increase environmental awareness, interpersonal skills, and the participants ‘ self-esteem through active involvement with nature.
We have several ICO Outings scheduled for this spring already! If you would like to volunteer for any of our ICO outings, contact [masked] for details on training and upcoming dates.
Before you know it, you will be having more fun than the kids!
With a foundation laid over 100 years ago by John Muir and a group of conservationists, we are the original group of outdoor adventurers.Our outings are organized by experienced leaders with a true and abiding love and appreciation of the outdoors.
Join us as we explore and share some of the great natural spaces found in Middle Tennessee. Learn ways to hike, adventure and spend time in the outdoors in a responsible manner and how to protect and preserve the beauty we have all around us.
Nationwide, Sierra Club members and supporters are made up of more than 1.3 million people, just like you, dedicated to exploring, preserving, and sharing the beauty of our nation's wild spaces with others. Meet other outdoor enthusiasts like yourself, explore all that Tennessee has to offer, and come and stretch your legs as well as your boundaries!
All adventures and events are open to everyone. Sierra Club members and the general public are welcome.