Voyageur Environmental Center (VEC) has been a pillar of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities (BGCTC) community since 1968 and has continued to change and adapt year over year to the needs of the young people we serve. In addition to continued year-round environmental center programs, BGCTC officially launched Voyageur as an after-school Club site in January 2024 to fulfill a crucial need for holistic academic opportunities for students in the Mound Westonka community.

Throughout the year, VEC welcomes youth from all BGCTC Club sites across the Twin Cities, providing a gateway to a world of enriching environmental experiences. VEC is committed to providing accessible programs that instill an appreciation and stewardship for nature, teach outdoor skills, and give youth a chance to develop and demonstrate leadership abilities. From engaging school- year activities to unforgettable overnight summer camp memories, we’re dedicated to breaking down barriers that stand in the way of meaningful experiences in nature.

Ensure that all youth have opportunities to experience the natural world by contributing to Spirit of Voyageur, running now through June 30. A recurring monthly donation, no matter the amount, is a powerful investment in the next generation of environmental stewards and leaders.

Your donation to Spirit of Voyageur TODAY will support these critical needs:

    $25: 1 STEM water quality test kit
    $50: 1 pair of snowshoes
    $100: 1 full campsite cook kit
    $500: 1 Buddy Board water safety system OR offset Club transportation costs
    $1,000+: 1 Splash mat water float OR support for facility improvements

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