Our Purpose

About Us

Children today spend over seven hours a day looking at screens and half as much time outside as they did in 1980.  The numbers are even worse for adults, and this replacement of time in nature with screen time is having a profound impact on our mental and physical well-being.

Come Alive Outside is a 501c3 nonprofit founded in 2014 that works closely with partners in healthcare, public health, outdoor recreation, and the landscape profession to connect individuals, families, and entire communities to the health and wellness benefits of outdoor spaces where they live, work, and play.


To inspire collaborative community systems that create the awareness, intention and opportunity for people to live healthier lives outside


Healthy individuals, families and communities enjoying the full benefits of great outdoor spaces where they live, work and play

Five Principles

1) Get active outside
2) Grow something you can eat
3) Learn with your hands in the soil
4) Connect with nature
5) Play unplugged

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