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The main goal of the Outdoor Program is to get more kids, families, and adults outdoors. One of the most common barriers to getting people outdoors is a lack of quality equipment. The Outdoor Gear Bank was created to overcome this obstacle so that the community can choose from a wide variety of gear to “check out”. We are the only organization on Bainbridge Island offers this service to its residents. The storage container for the gear is located at our main office at Strawberry Hill Park and includes the following items:

Accessible to community members and organizations


  • Youth 15- 45L
  • Adult 45-80L


Sleeping pads


  • 4 person
  • 3 person
  • 2 person

Trekking poles

Mountain bikes

Fly fishing rod, reels, line, and flies

Camping stoves and fuel bottles

Water purifiers

Bear cans/Bear spray


Outdoor clothing

  • Rain pants and jackets
  • Down insulation
  • Fleece insulation
  • Gloves/Hats


Mountain bikes

Ski & snowboard boots

Skis & snowboards

Snow shovels

Nordic skiis

Cooksets for backpacking

Water bottles

First aid kits


Photos from outdoor equipment previously funded by the Bainbridge Community Foundation grant cycle. The majority of the participants seen below were able to attend many of these outdoor trips, classes, and programs thanks to the Outdoor Gear Bank being in place.