To provide safe, wholesome and unplugged outdoor experiences, education, recreation and adventures for kids without outdoor mentors in their lives.
We provide small groups of kids, ages 10-18, the opportunity to bike, hike, float, camp, fish, hunt and just enjoy nature's bounty. At no cost to them.
At Outdoors Unplugged, we have involved role models in every activity willing to teach, talk and mentor. The hope is that each child will be exposed to various outdoor activities, fostering a deep love of the outdoors.
June 23-25, 2023, we are hosting a family camping and float trip. The kids will camp at our property in Eminence, MO and on Saturday we will raft float the beautiful Jacks Fork River. Parents will be provided accommodations in town. Please contact us to find out more. Space is limited.
June 11-12, 2022, we will be hosting a kid's camping weekend at the Thomas' farm (Rocheport, MO). Kids 8-18 are invited to fish, hike and camp with us. We supply the equipment, food and drinks. Parents/Guardians get a free room at the Drury Inn (Compliments of Drury Inn) on Saturday night. Please contact us ASAP.
Outdoors Unplugged had the opportunity to attend the Missouri Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) annual Winter Party at Kinderhook Lodge, Lake of the Ozarks. Great time with all of the survivors in attendance. Back the Blue!
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Great day of fishing.
The Missouri Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S) invited us again to their 2021 outing and hay ride to supervise activities for the kids. We had about a dozen kids, from 8 - 18 participate in fishing, archery and target shooting. The day ended with a great hay ride. A great time was had by everyone. We provided the fishing rods and nightcrawlers, and the complete .22 target shooting setup. The Missouri Department of Conservation came out and set up an archery range for the kids. They provided all equipment and instruction. Thanks MDC!
Shout out to the Missouri Department of Conversation for coming out.
Grand mother and grand daughter showing how its done
Great hay ride through the back roads of mid-Missouri.
Thank you Missouri C.O.P.S, Missouri Conservation Department, and Dave & Beverly.
Please Back the Blue and pray for the families that have lost their brave loved ones.
This past summer (2021) we were able to participate in the Supporting Hero's Summer Gala. We accompanied Supporting Hero's staff to Diamond Lake Resort in Owensboro, KY. We had a great day of fishing and go cart racing with four high school aged survivors. Big shout out to Diamond Lakes Resort. They provided our group free admission, bait, go cart racing, and even provided us lunch.
Diamond Lake Resort
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OUR MISSION IS TO HONOR THE SERVICE AND SACRIFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY HEROES WHO GIVE THEIR LIVES IN THE LINE OF DUTY - BY CARING FOR THE LOVED ONES THEY LEAVE BEHIND.
We had the pleasure of hosting a young lady during the MO Governors Youth Turkey Hunt this past spring. We had a few opportunities, but were unsuccessful in harvesting turkey. A great time was had with the young hunter and her dad.
We had the opportunity to host a young hunter through Supporting Hero's this fall. He had several opportunities to take a doe, but opted to wait on a big buck. Unfortunately, the big bruiser we had on camera failed to show himself.
We had a young 14 year old hunter take a doe this fall. He took a great 240 yard shot and dropped her in her tracks. Congrats Gabe!
Paige participated in our youth archery shoot at Summit Archery in Grey Summit, MO in the spring of 2020. She has continued to shoot and has developed a passion for it. She will continue to shoot for her club archery program in college in the fall of 2022. Best of luck in your future, Paige!
At Outdoors Unplugged, Inc. we look to match our guides and volunteers to the activity, location and the age of the camper. Currently, we have programs in four mid-west states, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. All guides and volunteers must meet prior approval of the President or Director of Outdoors Unplugged, Inc.
Our Mission is to provide safe, wholesome and unplugged outdoor experiences, education, recreation and adventures for kids without adult mentors in their lives. Any child meeting these criteria is invited to join our program and participate in our outdoor activities. For example, we welcome children of fallen police, fire, military members, etc., or a deceased or estranged parent.
We do our best to accommodate campers with allergies – food and otherwise. Let us know the particular restrictions and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
Our generous donors have made it possible to provide our activities at no cost to parents and guardians. We supply all equipment and special clothing, hunting/fishing permits, and other associated fees and expenses. Usually, it will be necessary for the parent or guardian to get their child to the location of our scheduled activity. For example, if we are hosting a youth spring turkey hunt in Rolla, MO, the parent/guardian would be responsible for arranging transportation to our meeting site.
Please contact us through our website www.outdoorsunplugged.org or by phone 833-3UN-PLUG. We will provide you with the required forms and information regarding the given activity.
In an effort to eliminate distractions and to promote engagement in all activities, personal electronic devices, such as cell phones, computers, tablets, handheld gaming devices, etc., are prohibited during all of our activities. Digital cameras and Go-pro type cameras are acceptable. If your child comes with a cell phone, he or she must not use it during our activities. Outdoors Unplugged, Inc. staff/volunteers will collect any electronics that campers bring, at the beginning of the activity and redistribute them at pickup. We understand it may be needed to help coordinate pick up and drop off. Outdoors Unplugged, Inc. is not responsible for any electronic devices (or other camper personal belongings) that are lost, damaged, or stolen.
Outdoors Unplugged, Inc. provides equal opportunities to all, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age (10-18) or disability. However, Outdoors Unplugged, Inc. does reserve the right to deny an application or ongoing participation on medical or health grounds, based on the physical requirements to participate in certain activities.
Outdoors Unplugged, Inc. encourages campers and families to post about their experiences. We hope that you will have a lot of positive feedback to give and spread the word. Also, understand that we may take photos and videos during various activities. The photos and videos, as well as quotes from campers, may be used to keep a journal of activities, to share during power point presentations and/or reports to our donors and for promotional purposes including flyers, brochures, newspaper and on the internet. Please understand that although photographs, videos and quotes may be used for advertising, his or her identity will not be disclosed.
Our intention is to follow our scheduled activities as closely as possible. Outdoors Unplugged staff and volunteers will have put significant effort into planning all of our activities to ensure our campers have the most fun, adventurous, and educational experiences for our campers. However, since the vast majority of our activities take place in the great outdoors, we are subject to the whims of Mother Nature. Unfortunately, there may be instances in which the itineraries presented must change. Though we will endeavor to run activities as planned, alterations are sometimes necessary and unavoidable for the health, well-being, and enjoyment of the campers. Outdoors Unplugged reserves the right to cancel any activity, before or after its start because of weather conditions, or because of an Act of God or other condition beyond its control that may compromise the health or well-being of campers/guides/volunteers, or otherwise dictate cancellation. Outdoors Unplugged may determine at its sole discretion, it must cancel before or during an activity because of a condition beyond its control. We may or may not be able to reschedule the activity. Outdoors Unplugged, Inc. is not responsible for any costs incurred by the camper/parent/guardian in preparation for an activity that is altered or cancelled, including for any indirect, consequential, incidental or other damages or costs incurred.
Our activities are focused with structured environments, and we have high expectations of our campers' behavior. Due to the inherent risks involved with most of our activities, we expect each camper to exhibit personal responsibility and follow the rules as laid out by our staff, guides and volunteers. Every camper is expected to be positive and motivated. All campers are expected to participate willingly in all activities and take on responsibilities with a positive attitude. Our activities are typically well within the ability range of the majority of average children who have the desire to participate. We develop rules and guidelines to encourage a positive experience. Outdoors Unplugged reserves the right to dismiss any camper if a staff member believes, in his/her sole discretion, that the student presents a safety concern or medical risk, is disruptive or otherwise conducts him or herself in a manner detrimental to the program activities. If a participant is dismissed, the camper/parent/guardian are responsible for all costs of this early departure.
This depends on the particular activity and weather. We will provide you a pack list prior to the activity. We will provide all equipment and some required clothing, i.e. blaze orange vest/hat for deer hunting. The camper must provide their own base layers of clothing and such items as boots, hats, gloves, etc. Campers should dress appropriately for the activities scheduled.
All campers must have medical insurance. Note: Your personal medical insurance may not cover the camper’s medical expenses. You should review your medical insurance to understand if you have appropriate coverage, or if you need to purchase a supplemental medical policy.
If a camper does not show up or arrives late, or has to leave early, Outdoors Unplugged, Inc. reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to alter the camper’s schedule. Many of our activities are based on seasonal hours and are optimal for short periods of the day. In addition, if a camper arrives late or departs early from an activity for any reason (including, but not limited to, voluntary withdrawal, dismissal for behavioral reasons, illness, injury or any other reason), the activity most likely will not be rescheduled.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet Mission. Your generous donation will fund our activities. Thank you!
The Dunn Family
Kevin & Linda Noland
Curt & Kim Rogers
Dave & Beverly Thomas
Maryland Heights, MO Fire Fighters
Tom & Mary Collins
Mike & Christa Meiners
Ken & Mary Bower
Paul & Nancy Schulte
Pro Compliance - Eric Mutter
Chuck & Chris Gray
Current River - Missouri
We would love to hear from you.
16695 County Road 502, Eminence, Missouri 65588
Outdoors Unplugged, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. FEIN: 83-1938076. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Outdoors Unplugged, Inc. is registered with the Illinois Office of Attorney General under the Charitable Trust and Solicitation for Charity Acts. Registration number CO#01076029. Outdoors Unplugged, Inc. is registered as a Missouri Foreign Non-Profit Corporation. Certificate of Authority E001410363.