Community Partners

Community Outreach

Summit Hut's History of Community Contribution

For nearly 50 years, Summit Hut has been committed to contributing to the community through its donations and sponsorship of local, outdoor oriented organizations which share the Summit Hut mission of preserving and enhancing the local environment.

Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists - SDMB

The SDMB is an all-volunteer non-profit organization devoted to the promotion of the sport of mountain bicycling as a vehicle to promote low-impact outdoor recreation, conservation, and mountain bicycling opportunities that are environmentally and socially responsible.

Arizona Trail Association

The Arizona Trail Association (ATA) is a non-profit organization whose mission it is to protect, maintain, enhance, promote, and sustain the Arizona Trail as a unique encounter with the land. Members support the ATA’s mission to help ensure the Arizona Trail will be here for future generations to enjoy.

Arizona Heritage Alliance

The Arizona Heritage Alliance is a non-profit organization funded solely through private donations, grants, and memberships. The Alliance’s mission is to protect, preserve, and enhance Arizona’s historic, cultural, and natural heritage.

Sky Island Alliance

The Sky Island Alliance is a non-profit organization that encourages diversity in its membership. They envision Arizona’s Sky Islands as a place where nature thrives, where open space and clean water are available to all species, and where people are deeply connected to the region and its innate ability to enrich lives.

Climbing Association of Southern Arizona - CASA

The Climbing Association of Southern Arizona (CASA) is a non-profit organization that advocates for local climbers through stewardship, education, and partnership with land managers. CASA is a place where climbers can learn new skills and where they’re given the resources, opportunities, and education to work on issues which they feel are important

Southern Arizona Climbers Coalition - SACC

The Southern Arizona Climbers Coalition is an advocacy group dedicated to conserving and enhancing the climbing environment through stewardship, education, and community. As a unified and cohesive climbing community, the SACC advocates for resources and rights on public lands

Tucson Off-Road Cyclists and Activists - TORCA

The mission of the Tucson Off-Road Cyclists and Activists is to take a strategic role in the mountain biking community through the maintenance of available resources. They focus on the All-Mountain and Downhill disciplines of mountain biking, with a focus on the Santa Catalina Mountains.

Greater Arizona Bicycling Association – GABA

Founded in 1981, the Greater Arizona Bicycling Association promotes interest and involvement in all aspects of bicycling. They publish bicycling information and monitor legislation affecting cyclists. They also provide education at all levels of bicycling skills, such as safety and bicycle maintenance, and they advocate for the use of this energy-efficient and healthful means of transportation.

Watershed Management Group - WMG

The Watershed Management Group’s mission is to develop community-based solutions to ensure the long-term prosperity of people and the health of the environment by providing people with the knowledge, skills, and resources for sustainable livelihoods. They envision a world where the relationship between communities and the environment creates prosperity for all.

Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona

Since 1912, the Girl Scouts have had a mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who will make the world a better place. They believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world.

Boy Scouts of America, Catalina Council

The mission of the Boy Scouts Catalina Council is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. Their youth organization offers programs and activities that instill values and teach life skills to an ever-increasing number of youth by coordinating community resources to build tomorrow’s leaders today.


Velo\Vets are a non-profit organization founded in Tucson. Their organization consists of cyclists, volunteers, and supporters who enrich the lives of disabled veterans in the community by sharing the physical and mental benefits of cycling and camaraderie. They have a Sierra Vista chapter and have developed a partnership with R5-Para Racing.


BAG IT reaches out to cancer patients regardless of gender, age, or cancer type, at a critical time: immediately following their diagnosis. The organization provides information to help patients cope with their diagnosis, assists patients in moving through the treatment process, empowers patients to become active members of the treatment team, and transition to follow-up care.

Cienega Watershed Partnership

The Cienega Watershed Partnership is a non-profit organization founded to support stewardship initiatives in the Cienega Watershed region of Southeastern Arizona by providing funding, staffing, volunteers, and other assistance. Current programs emphasize aquatic habitats and species, youth engagement, heritage programs, workshops, and assessing and reporting on the health of the watershed.

Therapeutic Ranch for Animals and Kids – TRAK

Since 2007, TRAK has been strengthening kids and community through animal interaction. This non-profit organization focuses on children with or without specific challenges and offers participants an often-rare experience to be a service provider to those less fortunate.

Friends of Sabino Canyon

This charitable organization has raised more than $1 million since 1993, and has used for projects in the canyon, including trail maintenance and repair, facility enhancement, water wells, interpretive exhibits, educational activities, restoration work, and funding for research and invasive species management.

Friends of Oracle State Park

Established in 1997, this non-profit organization has assisted in the promotion of environmental education, the restoration and preservation of the historic Kannally Ranch House, and the conservation and upkeep of the surrounding parklands and trails.

Friends of Ironwood Forest

The 129,000 acres of the Ironwood Forest National Monument contains several desert mountain ranges, including the Silver Bell, Sawtooth, and Waterman ranges, and the iconic Ragged Top Mountain. The Monument also contains 5,000 cultural sites and is home to threatened and endangered species. This non-profit works to permanently protect the biological, geological, archeological, and historical resources of the National Monument.

Southern Arizona Grotto – SAG

An energetic caving club that’s active in the preservation and enjoyment of caves throughout Arizona, SAG maps new caves, preserves existing caves, restores damaged caves, and educates the public on the fragility of our underground environments.

El Grupo Youth Cycling

El Grupo is a cycling organization that provides youth with experiences that are fun, skill-building, and bike centered so that they can acquire the self-confidence and leadership skills to be active and healthy members of the community.

Southern Arizona Paddlers Club

An informal group of non-motorized boaters, the Southern Arizona Paddlers Club initiate trips and activities, and publishes trip reports, photos, and information pertinent to the paddle-sport community.