Virginia State Parks and Outdoor Nation believe the millennial generation will save the world. That’s why last year staff from Virginia parks around the state met to identify millennials who could help their generation enjoy the benefits of an outdoor lifestyle.
In 2014, State Parks staff will again host the meetings, which are called “summits” to reflect the desire to elevate the next generation's outdoor leaders by empowering them to take action. Much of the millennial generation has lost touch with the great outdoors. We want to change that.
The summits are free and feature an agenda that combines exhilarating outdoor recreation with productive, peer-to-peer problem-solving through project initiatives developed and enacted by millennials themselves. Bring that paper from your environmentalism class. Or bring thoughts that come to you only when you’re hiking a favorite trail.
We’ve got the funding, resources and much more in store for the 2014 summits. You have the ideas, which we don't just want to hear. We want to empower you to turn them into real change. If you're between 18 and 28 and stand for the great outdoors, a healthy environment and healthy living, you belong in this movement.
Inspired? Just click here to register.
While you’re at it, check out the following articles for more inspiration:
False Cape State Park, June 6-8, 2014
Enjoy the untouched beach and rugged interior landscape, then crash in a tent by the dune and fall asleep to the sound of the Atlantic. Plus, you’ve probably never seen a starrier night sky. Note: Parking for this event is at Little Island City Park, not at the park. The map below is to that parking area.
Shenandoah River State Park,
Aug. 1-3, 2014
Test yourself on our new zip line course, then chill out on a summertime tube float down the river. It may be a long way to the top, but the view makes the trek worthwhile.