Our Mission

To offer outdoor adventure opportunities to disadvantaged New Orleans youth to instill confidence, leadership, and compassion.

Iā€™m proud that I was able to be open and myself through this entire trip with all these incredibly awesome people.
— Amelie

Outdoor adventure club

LOOP NOLA is a local, independent, non-profit organization that, through various programs, brings the benefits of outdoor recreation and a connection to nature to kids without access. KatyCares, a 501c3, funds a LOOP NOLA program - called the Outdoor Adventure Club - that fosters leadership skills and offers advanced outdoor experiences.

We hope through this program, New Orleans youth will benefit from the outdoors as much as Katy did.

This trip has been a humbling experience. It really made my summer worthwhile. I feel like I made life long friends and had some amazing conversations.
— Kerri

about the club

  • Outdoor Adventure Club members elect officers, meet weekly with professional advisers, and plan monthly weekend adventures including canoeing, paddle boarding, fishing, high ropes challenges, environmental education trips, and community service projects.

  • At the end of the summer, Club members experience a week-long sleep away camp in western North Carolina.

  • Through this program, members gain a new perspective on their environment and build confidence in themselves and other Club members.

  • Inaugural year, 2019

I just enjoyed being here. I work a lot so to get out in to nature has been incredible and what I needed this summer.
— Iben