Come Alive Outside. Get Outdoors and Enjoy Vermont!

Think Back…

When you think back to your childhood, what do you remember? Is it that one Saturday when you sat in the living room and watched reruns all day, or is it something that happened outside? Maybe the first time you caught a fish? What about that time when you came home so muddy that your mom had to spray you off with the hose before she even let you into the garage? Remember that tree you used to sit under? How about that one snowman that didn’t melt for two whole months?

Encouraging Everyone to Get Outdoors and Come Alive Outside!

Come Alive Outside is about bringing members of our community together! Strong relationships and communities are not built by sitting at home alone or playing video games. Get out, get active and make a difference. Remember, even the small stuff matters! Smile, wave and say good morning.

Elementary school children planting pumpkins and sunflowers at Rutland Regional Medical Center.Come Alive Outside is a reminder of what works.

It is a reminder of what makes our lives healthy and our memories special. Over the past three years, these three words have inspired individuals, families, business and communities across North America to take action to get back outdoors. The Come Alive Outside initiative was started by Jim Paluch in 2010, in response to the sedentary, indoor lifestyle that is contributing to a multitude of adverse effects in our society. Come Alive Outside is a non-profit organization with pending 501(c)(3) status.

Kids Hot Dogs Outdoors Rutland VT Carpenter & Costin

Come Alive Outside, hot dogs and lemonade topped off the day for Come Alive Outside!

Time Outdoors Prevents Obesity

Spending time outside prevents the development of obesity.Studies have shown children are more than twice as active when they are outside. Source:  Harvard Medical School

Playing in Nature Makes Us Greener and More Creative!

Childhood play in nature is associated with recycling, buying green products, and the choice of nature areas for recreation in adulthood. Source: University of Colorado

Nature Relieves Stress

Children who have regular contact with nature have better concentration and self-discipline. Nature also helps children cope with stress.  Source:  White Hutchinson

Nature Makes Us Greener and More Creative!

Childhood play in nature is associated with recycling, buying green products, and the choice of nature areas for recreation in adulthood. Source: University of Colorado

The Vermont Teddy Bear Carry was a grueling obstacle course when carrying a 4 foot tall teddy bear!
Winterfest 2015 Come Alive Outside Rutland VT
Winning sculptors from Christ the King Elementary School with Maple Syrup Jug at Winterfest 2015 Rutland VT
Polar Bears Kasia Karazim Bill Ackerman Winterfest Rutland Vt
"Polar Bears" was a crowd favorite sculpted by Kasia Karazim and Bill Ackerman for Winterfest 2015.
Winterfest 2015 Rutland Rotary
Rutland Rotary Club did a fine job on this snow sculpture of their founder's home in Wallingford VT
Christ the King School Winterfest Carpenter Costin Rutland VT
The award-winning snow sculture by Christ the King Elementary School of Rutland Vermont for Winterfest 2015.
Broomball Rutland VT Winterfest Carpenter Costin
Broomball was popular at Winterfest in Rutland VT