Kelty's Cause

Kids in a kelty tent facing the camera

The Problem

When, as a society, did we lose our “outside voices?”

Parents spend their time shuffling from commute to carpool to curbside pickup; kids look down at devices instead of scanning the skies for animal-shaped clouds. We ALL suffer from Nature Deficit Disorder (NDD).

The Solution

At Kelty, we’ve made it our mission to find the Cure for the Common Kid: a path to families spending more time outside—and encouraging kids to do what they were born to do.

In fact, studies show that just five minutes in nature can raise spirits, reduce stress, increase focus and foster physical wellbeing. That’s science talk for “playing in the dirt is good clean fun.”

1% of sales on kid-related products at Kelty.com go back to support our Cure for the Common Kid Fund. We’re partnering with other like-minded organizations and families to offer gear and financial support, we’re planning outside adventures for kids in our communities, and we’re working with the most important ambassadors of the next outdoor generation- kids!

Kid Ambassadors

Check out our awesome 2020 Kid Ambassadors and what they’ll be up to throughout the year!”

Tell Us Your Story

How has getting outside helped your kids or family? Do you have a story or experience to share?

Whether it be mentally, physically, overcoming serious injury or just overall happiness and well-being in quality time spent outdoors, we want to hear and share your stories! Please complete the form below:

Cure for the Common Kid Support

Whether one kid at a time or a whole bunch, Kelty wants to help where we can!

If you know of an organization, non-profit, children’s group or even a family who could benefit from Cure for the Common Kid, please submit an application below. Kelty will select one application quarterly to receive a $500 grant or gear equivalent to help kids get outside! Providing a grant or gear opportunity for nominated organizations or families allows us to reach further into communities across the country.