Every Kid Outdoors

Every Kid Outdoors (formally, “Every Kid in a Park”) is a nationwide call to action to inspire every young person across the country to visit our national parks, forests, public lands and waters. All fourth graders are eligible to receive a pass that allows free access to federal lands and waters across the country for a full school year!

Today, more than 80 percent of American families live in urban areas, and many lack easy access to safe outdoor spaces. At the same time, kids are spending more hours than ever in front of screens instead of outside. The Every Kid initiative encourages valuable opportunities to explore, learn, and play in the spectacular places that belong to us all and aims to inspire stewardship of these places for future generations.

Get Your Pass!

Attention 4th grade teachers, students and their families! 

Fourth graders (including home-schooled students) can obtain a paper pass for free entry into all federal lands and waters by visiting the Every Kid Outdoors website. Students participate in an educational activity and receive a paper pass to print and bring with them to visit public lands. At certain participating sites, fourth graders can exchange the paper pass for a durable plastic Interagency Annual 4th Grade Pass. Fourth graders must be present for free entry into parks and to exchange the paper pass for a plastic pass. The fourth-grader can use either the paper pass or the durable pass for fee-free entry for them and their family, and both are valid from September 1, through August 31.

4th Graders - Start Your Adventure Now!


Every Kid in a Park Pass