Category: Partnerships

We recently had the opportunity to spend two consecutive weekends with long-standing partner, Philmont Scout Ranch in scenic Cimarron, New Mexico.  Every summer, Philmont Scout Ranch sees more than 23,000 Scouts from around the country, where they take part in backcountry adventures.  Throughout its existence, conscientious attention to low-impact camping techniques has helped maintain the Ranch’s wilderness.

Wilderness Guia (Guide) Program

JanSport is proud to support the Wilderness Guia (Guide) Program at Philmont Scout Ranch. The program teaches Scouts the seven principles of Leave No Trace (LNT). [...] Read More >

Every year, JanSport looks forward to Memorial Day. Not just for a day off work but because JanSport for the last several years has had the honor of sponsoring and attending, Telluride Mountainfilm, America’s longest running film festival.

We braved some strange Telluride weather but nothing could trump the inspiring film premieres and panels that left us more knowledgeable and more aware of the many issues facing our beautiful planet.

Mountainfilm’s 2015 line-up featured films about amazing feats of climbing, incredible achievements of the human spirit [...] Read More >

Since 1979, Telluride Mountainfilm is one of America’s longest-running film festivals. Through the years, the festival has always been best described by one unchanging word: inspiring. Far more than any other adjective, that’s how festival audiences describe their experience.

In addition to screening leading independent documentary films from around the world, the festival includes a full-day symposium on a contemporary issue, art and photography exhibits, early morning coffee talks, outdoor programs, a book-signing party, an ice cream social, student programs and a closing awards ceremony. Presentations and panels [...] Read More >

With millions of people visiting the outdoors each year, never before has there been such a need for Leave No Trace education.  In response, the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics has selected 12 scenic and popular sites as “Hot Spots.”  Hot Spots have experienced visitor-created impacts including excessive trash, damage to vegetation and trees, trail erosion, and disturbance to wildlife.  These Hot Spots, part of Leave No Trace’s new, multi-year campaign, Leave No Trace in Every Park, will bring Leave No Trace to [...] Read More >

Big City Mountaineers Spotlight

March 20, 2014   |   Non-profit, Partnerships   |   0 Comments

Every month, JanSport Unzipped highlights a story from one of our favorite organizations Big City Mountaineers (BCM), who transforms the lives of under-served urban youth through wilderness mentoring expeditions that instill critical life skills.


Thirteen year-old Sierra lives in an area where gangs, dropping out of high school and crime are the norm for students her age.

This summer, Sierra pushed past these distractions and changed her life.

“Our BCM trip ended up being pretty amazing. I learned to persevere and that I can accomplish difficult things when I put my [...] Read More >