Give back when you get outside!

Participation Survey

You’re invited to join the Summer 2024 Second Nature Adventure Challenge to help raise money to support getting kids outdoors and active in the Maine West region.

Because we know people sometimes need a little extra incentive to make time to get out and enjoy local trails and outdoor activities, the Maine West initiative is challenging people across the Oxford Hills, Bethel/Mahoosuc region, and the River Valley to earn cash rewards for local organizations helping to get young people outside for some good healthy fun. We are challenging people get out for a total of 1,350 outdoor adventures between July 4 and October 12.

Once we meet the goals, Maine West will contribute $3,000 ($1,000 each) to help three programs pay for programming that will help connect young people to outdoor activities. Beneficiaries of the Summer 2024 Second Nature Adventure Challenge include:

  • Greater Bethel: Mahoosuc Kids Association
  • Oxford Hills: Oxford SACC
  • River Valley: RSU56 (Dirigo Elementary School Summer Program)

Participation is easy:

  • You can participate by getting outside and active ANYWHERE in Maine school districts 10, 56, 44 or 17 (the Maine West area). If you’re wondering where to get out, we sencourage you to check out the many excellent trails in our area. Our friends at Maine Trail Finder provide a great website to find the right trail in the right place for you.
  • We’re counting all sorts of outdoor activities, including the usual stuff like walking, hiking, paddling, riding and rolling. You can also get outside for a swim in your favorite local lake or pond, or try disc golf at one of the courses in the area and we’ll count it. We just want people to get out in nature and moving!
  • Participating in the Challenge is wicked easy–as simple as filling out a quick form to let us know when you’ve gotten outside, which takes about a minute. (Seriously! Just a minute!) The form will be active for the dates of the Challenge, but you can sneak a look at it below.

Want some ideas about where to get out and what to do? We’ll be sharing information regularly about places, events and more through our Facebook and Instagram accounts. Follow us to stay in the loop!


Participation Survey
Goal: 1,350 outdoor adventures
7/11/24 update: 175 adventures