Positive Energy Outdoors

A nonprofit organization

71 donors

Our adventure filled 2023 season is winding down successfully with our fun, educational, and active Adventure Club helping youth get outdoors from Lowell and Meyers-Wilkins schools each day after school Monday to Thursday.   We also enjoyed a successful 2023 Summer Day Camp season with 138 campers attending during the summer.  Portable climbing wall events were also popular.   Our adult and family programming that generates 90% of Positive Energy Outdoors’ revenue continues with bookings coming in daily for dogsledding, horse drawn sleigh rides, snowshoeing and fat tire bike rentals, and ice climbing.   We are anxious for colder weather but enjoy the warmth and options to climb and paddle as we see warmer temps and then back to cold...  flexibility is important!

Local grants are more competitive and our youth outreach programs and scholarships fund needs additional donations.  We would like to serve more deserving youth organizations and provide more scholarships in 2024.    

Our annual fixed expenses rise each year and the care of our sled dogs and draft horses is a lifelong commitment.  At Positive Energy Outdoors, our animals have forever homes.  They pull and do what they love.  They retire with their team and the people who adore them.   While the cost of dog and horse food is highest we have seen, we will continue to provide that care no matter what happens in the world around us.  

Donors like you care about animals and outdoor experiences for children.  You know that Positive Energy Outdoors provides transformative experiences in nature for local families and visitors to our region.   

Positive Energy Outdoors path ahead is promising.  Your support helps us to continue uninterrupted despite the unknowns.  We hope more children, families and groups will experience the joy of dog sledding, will grin as they drive Hank and Henry, our draft horse team.  We hope our goal of serving more families will increase with continued access to transportation and scholarships for our programs.   Our long time goal to maintain and expand partnerships with schools and youth agencies remains.   We have exciting ideas how our unique Fredenberg Lake site will be used for programming in new and meaningful ways.

Your support helps make all of this possible.  

Thank you for donating to Positive Energy Outdoors.  

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Organization name

Positive Energy Outdoors

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Environment Animals Children & Family


DULUTH, MN 55803


218 428 5990

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