Madison Inspiring Connections Outdoors is part of the Sierra Club’s Inspiring Connections Outdoors (ICO), an outreach program of the Sierra Club.  ICO offers hiking and camping trips, boating and skiing outings and other outdoor adventures to youth in the Madison area.

Goodman Center GeoCacheing 2012

Our Mission

Sierra Club Inspiring Connections Outdoors is a community outreach program that provides opportunities for urban youth and adults to explore, enjoy and protect the natural world.

Children who run, swim, climb and paddle are not only more physically fit, but are more likely to grow into adults who are respectful stewards of nature. 

Fostering teamwork and cooperation are major aspects of the Inspiring Connections outdoors experience. Participants naturally develop interpersonal skills and self esteem through their outdoor experiences with positive adult role models.

Get Involved with ICO

New volunteers are always welcome! As a volunteer for ICO, you are our most valuable asset. Volunteers are the backbone of our organization: planning and leading outings, managing equipment, helping with fundraising, and most of all, working with the kids to provide safe, fun and educational trips.