Washington, DC (May 30, 2013) - Today, Outdoor Nation, a national movement that reconnects millennials to the outdoors, announced that CamelBak is the official hydration sponsor of Outdoor Nation for the fourth year in a row. CamelBak’s contribution will help support the 2013 Outdoor Nation Summits held this summer and fall in thirteen cities across the United States and provide custom reusable water bottles to every participant.
“Outdoor Nation believes in convening young outdoor champions to spark groundbreaking ideas for getting more Americans outdoors,” said Chris Fanning, executive director of The Outdoor Foundation, the organization that launched Outdoor Nation. “Thanks to CamelBak’s ongoing commitment, Outdoor Nation is able to gather more change-makers and fund more millennial-led projects and ultimately inspire more people to get outside and active.”
The 2013 Outdoor Nation Summits will be held in Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Minneapolis, Austin, Denver, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Raleigh-Durham, Seattle and Chicago. Each Summit will bring together the next generation of outdoor activists, ages 16 to 28, to identify pressing outdoor issues, discuss and develop strategies to address these barriers and commit to taking action together. Participants will also receive training from top experts, covering such topics as community organizing, media relations and fundraising. During every Summit, Outdoor Nation will fund the top project ideas that get Americans outside – investing as much as $100,000 in on-the-ground projects. Passionate young outdoor advocates interested in attending one of the free Summits can register through Outdoor Nation’s website at www.OutdoorNation.org.
“CamelBak believes in the importance of every generation staying healthy, active and environmentally aware,” said Chris Strain, Chief Marketing Officer for CamelBak. “We are pleased to continue our partnership with Outdoor Nation as their 2013 Summits mobilize young people to get outdoors and make a difference in their communities.”
The 2013 Outdoor Nation Summits are presented by the REI Foundation, The North Face and The Conservation Fund and are supported by many other notable organizations including CamelBak, Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, America’s State Parks, U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Creative Artists Agency, National Park Service, Merrell, Johnson and Johnson, CIGNA, S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, Circadence, Sierra Club, Natural Leaders Network, National Wildlife Federation, YMCA and more than 100 invested organizations from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.
About the Outdoor Foundation
The Outdoor Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to inspiring and growing future generations of outdoor enthusiasts. Through groundbreaking research, action oriented outreach, and education programs, the Foundation works with partners to mobilize a major cultural shift that leads all Americans to the great outdoors. In 2010, the Foundation launched Outdoor Nation, a pioneering initiative that aims to empower youth to champion the outdoors on campuses and in communities across the United States. For more information visit: OutdoorFoundation.org and OutdoorNation.org.
Founded in 1989, CamelBak invented the hands-free hydration category and is the global leader in personal hydration gear. CamelBak is achieving its mission to continually reinvent and forever change the way people hydrate and perform by offering a mix of products that include everything from technical hydration packs to reusable bottles and individual UV purification systems.
With headquarters in Petaluma, Calif., a wholly-owned and operated reservoir manufacturing facility in Mexico and a distribution facility in San Diego, Calif., CamelBak designs, tests and engineers its products to perform and last a lifetime. CamelBak is owned by Compass Diversified Holdings ("CODI"), and offers products in more than 50 countries. For more information, please visit www.camelbak.com or call 800.767.8725.