Our Friends and Partners
At CCOutdoorStore.com, we want to help make a memorable outdoor experience for every customer by helping them find the right gear and equipment for their adventure.
We value the work of the many organizations and individuals who protect, preserve, guide, and educate to make the outdoors a better and safer place to play. Below is a list of some of our favorite organizations, many of which get financial support from us and/or our employees. Some of these groups have even helped spread the word about CCOutdoorStore.com. We are humbly honored to have their support.
If you would like for your organization to be considered for this list, please contact us.
Non-Profit Organizations and Outdoor Clubs:
Appalachian Mountain Club - Since 1876, AMC has promoted the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of the Appalachian region. The AMC offers over 8,000 trips each year, from local chapter activities to major excursions worldwide, for every ability level and outdoor interest – from hiking and climbing to paddling to snowshoeing and skiing. The Club also operates AMC Lodges, Huts, Full-Service Camps, Cabins, Shelters and Campgrounds that serve over 150,000 guests each year. Each AMC Destination is a model for environmental education and stewardship.
Appalachian Trail Conservancy - The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is a volunteer-based organization dedicated to the preservation and management of the natural, scenic, historic, and rural resources associated with the Appalachian National Scenic Trail in order to provide primitive outdoor-recreation and educational opportunities for Trail visitors.
Green Mountain Club - Based just down the road from us in Waterbury, VT, the Green Mountain Club and its 9500 plus members around the country share a love for hiking and a commitment to preserving and protecting Vermont’s Long Trail network for future generations. The GMC’s mission is to maintain, manage, and protect the 273 mile Long Trail and its side trails. 2010 marks the 100th anniversary of America’s oldest long distance trail.
Leave No Trace - The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is an educational, nonprofit organization dedicated to the responsible enjoyment and active stewardship of the outdoors by all people, worldwide.
National Park Conservation Association - When current owners Reed and Maureen moved from California to Vermont, they took the opportunity to take some time off and visit as many National Parks as they could. What amazing treasures we have in our own back yard! The NPCA actively advocates for our Parks through fundraising, education, and volunteer projects. With the help of volunteers and park partners, this non-profit works to safeguard the nearly 400 sites in the NP system. But their work doesn’t stop there. Tribes, local governments, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and individual citizens ask for their help in revitalizing their communities, preserving local history, celebrating local heritage, and creating close to home opportunities for kids and families to get outside, be active, and have fun.
Travel Services and Outdoor Education:
Petra Cliffs Climbing Center and Mountaineering School - The Petra Cliffs Group includes an indoor rock climbing center, a year- round mountaineering school for rock and ice climbing, mountaineering, backcountry skiing, and big mountain skiing, as well as a summer day camp that accommodates over 400 kids each summer. Whatever your goal, The Petra Cliffs Group aims to provide the best, most valuable youth and adult adventure education programs.
Glacier Wilderness Guides - Glacier Guides was founded in 1983 when no one else was providing the kind of ecologically sensitive backcountry guiding and interpretation that Glacier National Park deserved. Four years later they expanded to include rafting on the area's two Wild and Scenic rivers. Today, with more than seventy guides and support people on our staff, they provide the area's most comprehensive and professional hiking, backpacking, fishing and rafting services.
Grand Canyon Expeditions - Grand Canyon river rafting excursions provide a unique vantage point that is as, if not more, spectacular than a view from the rim. Grand Canyon Expeditions provides one-of-a-kind rafting excursions down the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon that include everything from hiking and swimming in side canyons to running class IV rapids. Let our experienced guides show you the wonders of the Grand Canyon on one of our guided raft tours. GCEX’s superb organization and guides help make this the trip of a lifetime.
Rainier Mountaineering, Inc. - While it is obvious what this group specializes in, Rainier Mountaineering’s world class guides offer guided expeditions around world. There is no better way to get a taste of the mental and physical challenges of mountaineering than to benefit from their 40 years of experience in the mountains. There is no substitute for their years of expedition guiding around the world: 250 Mt. McKinley Expeditions, over 70,000 climbers on Mount Rainier and some of America's first ventures into the far reaches of the Himalaya.
Yamnuska Mountaineering Adventures - Yamnuska Mountain is the premier provider of mountaineering, ice & rock climbing, backcountry skiing and trekking experiences in the Canadian Rockies. For over 30 years, they have hosted thousands of clients from all over the world.