Inner City Outings

Sierra Club Inner City Outings

Coming soon to Charlotte! For more information or to volunteer for this fantastic program, see the new site!

Our Mission: Sierra Club Inner City Outings is a community outreach program that provides opportunities for urban youth and adults to explore, enjoy, and protect the natural world.

About Inner City Outings

In 1976, the Sierra Club took a successful program idea from its San Francisco Bay Chapter and established a nationwide Inner City Outings Program (called ICO for short) to provide safe and fun wilderness trips to low-income youth, physically disabled individuals, and others who have limited access to the outdoors.

Today, the Club has 50 volunteer-run ICO groups that conduct more than 800 outings for approximately 14,000 youth each year. By helping these participants discover the beauty of wild lands, ICO helps the Club build support for environmental protection in urban communities across the country, supporting John Muir’s assertion that people who experience wilderness firsthand are much more likely to preserve it for future generations.

Our Goals

Promote appreciation and protection of the natural environment through wilderness adventures and environmental education.

Create opportunities for personal development by linking participants from different cultures, foster respect of self and others, and provide participants with outdoor skills training and leadership opportunities.

ICO BrochureICO Overview Brochure

Check out what we have been up too! We are honored to be coordinating the Celebration of the Military Child Outdoors along with our partners Sierra Club Outdoors and NC Children and Nature  Network.

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Print a  COMCO_NC 14 flyer  Or visit our page to volunteer,  participate or donate! 

Visit E-Corps Expeditions Inc. to join our missions!

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