Sit in nature. Change a child's life.

Nature connection is for everyone. Not only those who can afford it.

At the Pine Project, we believe that all children have a fundamental right to connect with nature. Hundreds of studies have shown that time outdoors is essential for children’s physical and mental health, personal growth, and academic success. Kids should have opportunities to play, learn, and grow in nature, regardless of their family’s financial situation.

That’s why, each year, we host the Sit-a-thon – an annual community challenge and peer-to-peer fundraising campaign, in support of Pine’s Bursary Fund. Each spring, amazing individuals like you take the ‘Sit Spot’ challenge. The challenge is simple – commit to sitting quietly in nature for a chosen period of time and inspire friends and family to donate to your sit. Sitters of all ages are welcome and can sit alone, with friends, or as a family! The official sit date for Sit-a-thon 2024 is June 23rd, but you’re welcome to sit any time in June.

Every dollar raised supports kids from lower-income families to attend our programs.

There are many ways to support:

  1. Become a Sitter to fundraise for the Bursary Fund while connecting to nature yourself!
  2. Donate to Sit-a-thon to help kids from lower-income families join Pine’s programs.
  3. Spread the word about Sit-a-thon by sharing this webpage.
  4. Help us connect with families who could benefit. If you know someone who would love Pine programs but cost is a barrier, tell them about the Bursary Fund!
  5. Get outside! Spending time outdoors, connecting with nature and your community is what it’s all about.

Interested in being a Sitter?


Click “More Info” below to learn about what’s involved

Can’t be a Sitter but want to support?

Can’t be a Sitter but want to support?

Make a donation directly to the Sit-a-thon. Every dollar donated goes to Pine’s Bursary Fund, which helps children from lower-income families join transformative nature connection programs.


"We are deeply grateful for the financial support that has allowed our children to continue with the Pine Project this year. There is nothing quite like it in their lives! My children are more watchful, more observant, braver, and more open to otherness because of the Pine Project. The bursary makes attending possible - what this money allows is ultimately shaping my children, and their children, and our future."

— Parent of two participants supported by Pine's Bursary Fund
Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities 

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities 

By becoming a sponsor for our 2024 Sit-a-thon, you’ll be helping kids access nature at Pine, and your company will be acknowledged as a community-minded organization that supports kids in nature.

Our Sponsorship Package outlines the marketing benefits of becoming a sponsor.

View the Sit-a-thon Sponsorship Package 

Become a Sit-a-thon Corporate Sponsor

Some of our past sitters!

Sophie raised $775 & sat for 2 hours
Sophie raised $775 & sat for 2 hours
Anthony raised $1200 & sat for 3 hours
Anthony raised $1200 & sat for 3 hours
Maia raised $200 & sat for 5 hours
Maia raised $200 & sat for 5 hours