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DC Inspiring Connections Outdoors (DC ICO), a program of the Sierra Club, provides wilderness adventures to people who wouldn't otherwise have them.The program launched in 1971 in San Francisco, and now over 50 Club chapters throughout the nation carry the program. Learn more about ICO's Mission in the Washington DC area.

Washington, D.C. ICO is a community outreach program of the Sierra Club that provides safe, enjoyable experiences in nature for DC youth. We are seeking volunteers (must be 18 years old or older) to assist us with providing these outings.

Volunteers will assist certified DC ICO leaders in transporting the kids to and from the outing location, making the meals for the children, and ensuring the trips are conducted safely. Volunteers who enjoy nature and who wish to share their knowledge and love of it with children growing up in an urban environment are encouraged to join our meet-up group.

Visit us online at http://www.sierraclub.org/washington-dc/dc-... (http://www.sierraclub.org/washington-dc/dc-ico)

Join Sierra Club for $15 and get a free backpack: http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=slU2l3oG5wY&offerid=343370.10000002&type=3&subid=0

Our Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/pages/DC-Inspiring-Connections-Outdoors/274322052602634?ref=hl

Upcoming events (5+)

DCICO Charity Happy Hour

Lost Society

Looking forward to your joining us to celebrate Spring at this awesome upcoming happy hour on April 5! Proceeds from the happy hour will benefit DC Inspiring Connections Outdoors, a community outreach program of the Sierra Club. DC ICO promotes personal development for DC area youth of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds by linking cultures, fostering respect of self and for others, and providing leadership skills, through wilderness adventures for those who might otherwise not have access to them. Requested $5 or $10 cash donation (but not required) - great door prizes and free Sierra Club gift for coming out to show your support! Thank you to 20s & 30s Going Out Group for supporting DC ICO again this year - always a great party! Hope to see you on April 5!

Potomac Overlook Park Hiking with Highland

Highland Addition

We are excited to hike through the Potomac Overlook Park! Volunteers should meet at Highland at 10am. We will return to the school no later than 5pm. Lunch will be provided. If you have access to a car, please indicate that in the RSVP questions. If you will be coming by Metro, we will pick up at 9:45am at Congress Heights Metro. Please check WMATA for potential track delays. (http://www.wmata.com/rider_tools/metro_service_status/rail_Bus.cfm) A DMV and background check is required for this trip. Please contact Melaina Sharpe at [masked] to complete that portion of the requirement. Please ensure that you answer the RSVP questions to the best of your ability as they are required for you to participate.

Canoeing with Highland at Lake Accotink

Highland Addition

Join us for canoeing at Lake Accotink. We'd love to have some people with canoeing experience join us! And the less experienced as well. See you on the river! Volunteers should meet at Highland at 10am. We will return to the school no later than 5pm. Lunch will be provided. If you have access to a car, please indicate that in the RSVP questions. If you will be coming by Metro, we will pick up at 9:45am at Congress Heights Metro. Please check WMATA for potential track delays. (http://www.wmata.com/rider_tools/metro_service_status/rail_Bus.cfm) A DMV and background check is required for this trip. Please contact Melaina Sharpe at [masked] to complete that portion of the requirement. Please ensure that you answer the RSVP questions to the best of your ability as they are required for you to participate.

Hike the National Arboretum with Highland

Highland Addition

Please join us for a hike at the National Arboretum. We will meet the kids at Achievement Prep at Highland Addition at 10am. We will return to the school no later than 5pm. Lunch will be provided. If you have access to a car, please indicate that in the RSVP questions as we will drive the kids to the Arboretum. If you will be coming by Metro, we will pick up at 9:45am at Congress Heights Metro then drive to the neighborhood. Please check WMATA for potential track delays. (http://www.wmata.com/rider_tools/metro_service_status/rail_Bus.cfm) A DMV and background check is required for this trip. Please contact Melaina Sharpe at [masked] to complete that portion of the requirement. Please ensure that you answer the RSVP questions to the best of your ability as they are required for you to participate.

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Oxon Hill Farm and Potomac Hike with Highland

Highland Addition

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