Outdoor Explorers Mentoring Program

Two Mile Run Overlook, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, USADo you love the outdoors? Would you like to have a positive impact on the life of a child facing adversity in our community? The Outdoor Explorers Mentoring Program (OEMP) is for you! BBBS needs 10 new Bigs to be matched for one year in one-to-one mentoring relationships and participate in the pre-scheduled monthly outdoor activities (see below.) 

Bigs and Littles in this program will meet for an outdoor event once a month, allowing the Little to have access to outdoor activities in all four seasons. Each season requires different skills, tools, and knowledge; exposing children to different obstacles and opportunities throughout the year will give them a deeper understanding of outdoor education. Roanoke’s gorgeous outdoor locations will offer a beautiful backdrop for creating meaningful mentoring relationships. 

Please see our events below: 

April 2017- Get to Know You Games/Teambuilding/Zip Line @ WAEL

  • April 8th– Date tentative

May 2017- Explore Park (Interpretive Village/Swimming/Picnic)

  • Date TBD

June 2017- Tubing (Roanoke River)

  • June 10 – Tentative

July 2017-  Environmental Ed/Zoo/Hike (Mill Mtn.)

  • July 8th

August 2017-  Canoeing (James River) with Twin River Outfitters

  • August 12 – Tentative

September 2017-  Climbing Gym

  • Sept 9 – Tentative

October 2017-  Go Outside Festival (scavenger hunt, superhero race)

  • October 13-15th

November 2017-  High Ropes & Climbing Tower/Hike to Spring Hollow (Camp Roanoke)

  • November 11

December 2017- Caving

  • Date TBD

January 2018- Family Hike with Hot Cocoa

  • January 13th

February 2018- Healing Strides Field Trip

  • February 10th

March 2018- Stargazing on the Blue Ridge Parkway

  • March 10th

April 2018-  McAfee Knob!

  • April 7th


Interested in participating in our Outdoor Explorers Program? Fill out the form below or email Natanis DeMascio at ndemascio@bigslittles.org.


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