School Based & Trailhead Programming

The Junior Loppet program is a year-round, after school program that empowers Minneapolis middle schoolers through healthy outdoor activities like cross country skiing, mountain biking, trail running, orienteering and paddling. We focus on partnering with middle and elementary schools with a majority of the school population eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch. The program occurs 2-3 days per week after school, and throughout the summer. Students also participate in events, races, and weekend camping and training trips. The program uses outdoor adventure to help youth build healthy habits; social and emotional skills; and personal connections that promote success.

Anwatin Middle School

Franklin Middle School 

Northeast Middle School

Northside Adventures Program

Olsen Middle School / KIPP North Star Academy 

Otto Bremer Trust 

Share Winter Foundation

McVay Foundation 

REI Co-op

Butler Family Foundation 

Minneapolis Kiwanis Foundation

Glen Helgeson Family Foundation

Dorsey & Whitney Foundation