Sandpoint, Idaho—Underserved rural youth in Bonner County, Idaho, and beyond will soon have a Mountain Field Campus to explore and learn about winter wildlands and the greater Lake Pend Oreille Watershed, thanks to recent grant funds. Leading the charge is Sandpoint-based Selkirk Outdoor Leadership & Education (SOLE), with support from many local and regional partners, including the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health and the City of Sandpoint, which recently awarded a $28,413 grant to the project.
With this High Five Community Transformation Grant, SOLE is one step closer to completing a major $70,000 fundraising campaign to establish a Mountain Field Campus at Schweitzer Mountain Resort that will serve as a hub to educate and empower underserved local youth through outdoor physical activity. Since 2010, SOLE has been focused on providing intentional and transformational experiential education programs for youth in the Sandpoint area and beyond. Stay tuned for updates on progress at: Soleexperiences.org .