Passport to Winter Fun

Passport to Winter Fun

The Passport to Winter Fun is a fitness incentive program designed to keep kids (K-6) outdoors and physically active during the long New England winter. Participants will receive a printed passport in which they can track their physical activity, 60 minutes or more per day, and receive prizes for completing 10, 20 and 30 days of the passport! At day 30, they qualify for the Polar Bear Achievement award and can enter the Grand Prize Raffle to win some amazing prizes!

Enrollment closes 03/01/24

Email passport@uvtrails.org for more information. 

2024 Passport to Winter Fun Stats

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Testimonials

Watch this video to hear a teacher, parent and participants discuss their reasons for continually participating in the Passport to Winter Fun! 

2024 Incentive Prize Donors

The Incentive Prizes listed on our prize sheet were offered to the Passport to Winter Fun FREE of charge. We could not do this program without the generosity of these local businesses. THANK YOU from us at UVTA!

Arrowhead, Ascutney Outdoors, CCBA, Claremont Parks & Recreation, Colby-Sawyer Hogan Sports Center, Dartmouth Skiway, Eastman XC Ski Center, Northeast Slopes, Saskadena Six Recreation Area, Upper Valley Aquatic Center, Wendell A. Barwood Arena, Whaleback, Woodstock Inn & Resort’s Nordic Center

Passport Questions + Resources

Complete all 30 Days in the Passport Booklet AND fill out the Grand Prize Raffle Entry Form (Back Flap) and your kiddo(s) could win one of these prizes!

2024-2025 Season Pass to the Dartmouth Skiway

A Pair of Snowshoes from Farmway

FREE Admission for 4 to Polar Caves in Rumney, NH

Private Party at Trail Break Taps + Tacos

The Birdie Package to Fore-U Golf in Lebanon, NH

Day Pass to the Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, VT

2 Nights of Tent Site Camping at Storrs Pond in Hanover, NH

4 Tickets to the UVTA Tour de Taste

Passport Program Guide – A step-by-step guide on how the program works

Assembly Presentation Outline – Key program points to discuss after showing the Passport Video presentation! (Link below)

Passport to Winter Fun Video Presentation

School Announcements – Use this document to Copy+Paste paragraphs to your school newsletter!

2024 Incentive Prize Sheet – Lost your little green prize sheet? Have no fear! Click the blue link for the online version. 

Anything that elevates your heart rate! There are only two rules: 

1. Physical activity must be an entire hour (60 Mins.) to count in the Passport! Activity can be broken up throughout the day, as long as it adds up to an entire hour. 

2. No screens! That means no video games/phone apps/computer games – not even Just Dance! We want to discourage screen usage of any kind.

We prefer physical activity to be outdoors but if the weather does not permit, indoor activities count too!

We’ve received some inquiries about the Front/Back Flaps – Why does UVTA need them back? I am happy to tell you why!

1. Health Study! The Passport to Winter Fun program is part of a large study designed to improve health all over the Upper Valley. UVTA has used the data from the Front & Back Flaps as Pre/Post Assessments for this study, which is proven to increase physical activity in kids! 

2. GRANTS! The Passport program is solely funded by grants. These grants allow the program to be free to areas that otherwise cannot afford it, allowing us to help more kids! We need these Front/Back Flaps to quantify the impact of this program. 

3. Prizes! If we do not receive a Back Flap from your Passport Participant, we have no way of knowing if they completed the program and cannot award a Polar Bear Achiever Prize! 

A Polar Bear Achiever is someone who completes all 30 Days of Physical Activity in the Passport! Once we receive the completed Back Flap in the mail, they qualify for the Polar Bear Achievement Award AND their name is entered into the Grand Prize raffle! 

We cannot award prizes to students who do not turn in the completed Back Flap! 

PLEASE MAIL ALL FRONT/BACK FLAPS TO:

Passport to Winter Fun

PO Box 1215

Norwich, VT. 05055

Read the PDF below for detailed instructions on how to cash in prizes! 

Incentive Prize Instructions

The Winter Fun Weekly is a weekly eNewsletter with all things Passport – deadlines, updates, local events, incentive highlights – you name it! 

Email passport@uvtrails.org to subscribe!

Below are some important dates and deadlines for the 2023 season of Passport to Winter Fun! Please adhere closely as it will greatly contribute to your students success in the program!

January 8th – February 2nd: Passport Distribution. Students begin once they receive their passport.

February 23rd: Front Flaps Due!

March 29th: Back Flaps Due! We cannot award Polar Bear Achiever prizes without a completed Back Flap. All incentive prizes must be cashed in by March 31st. Businesses will not offer discounts after this date.

April 5th: Grand Prize Raffle!

PLEASE MAIL ALL FRONT/BACK FLAPS TO:

Passport to Winter Fun

PO Box 1215

Norwich, VT. 05055

*We will send deadline reminders in the Winter Fun Weekly eNewsletter. Please email passport@uvtrails.org to subscribe!