Raystown Lake supports new "Every Kid in a Park" initative
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Raystown Lake, in partnership with the Federal Interagency Council on Outdoor Recreation, kicked off the Every Kid in a Park Day initiative which will provide all fourth grade students and their families with free opportunities at parks throughout the country for a full year.
The purpose of the new initiative is to give every child in the United States the chance to explore and learn about America’s great outdoors. The Every Kid in a Park initiative will provide fourth graders with access to more than 2,000 federally-managed sites nationwide.
Fourth graders can visit the “Get Your Pass” section of the Every Kid in a Park website at www.everykidinapark.gov and complete a fun educational activity to obtain and print a personalized voucher for unlimited use at federal lands and waters for one year. Passes are valid from Sept. 1, 2015 through Aug. 31, 2016. The paper voucher can be exchanged for a more durable interagency annual fourth grade pass at certain federal sites. The Every Kid in a Park website also provides information on tips for trip planning and how parents and educators can get involved.
A primary goal of the Every Kid in a Park initiative is to bridge the growing disconnect between the next generation and the great outdoors, and to inspire children to become future stewards of our nation’s natural and historic treasures.