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NPS Centennial to Include “Every Kid in a Park” Program

President Barack Obama outlined ambitious plans to use the Centennial of the National Park Service in 2016 to keep parks relevant to an increasingly urban and diverse nation. “Every Kid in a Park” will strive to ensure that every 4th grader in the nation has a meaningful experience in a park or other public lands … Read more →

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January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month Across America!

There’s no better time to ski with your kids than January, which is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month across America. And while resorts are rolling out the red carpet for newbies across the nation, nowhere is the program embraced better than in Colorado, where  and Colorado Ski Country USA resorts are offering special promotions … Read more →

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EORA Awards Grants to Outdoor Youth Programs

Kids are getting a helping hand in getting outdoors, thanks to the Eastern Outdoor Reps Association… Helping youth through outdoor pursuits was the goal as six youth-based nonprofit organizations were awarded a total of $4,500 in grants recently from Eastern Outdoor Reps Association (EORA) through its Outdoor Opportunity Grant Program. The grant program aims to … Read more →

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IT’S SNOW FUN!

TOP 10 WAYS TO SPEND A WINTERS DAY 1. Get the kiddos and Fido off the couch and outside for a little athletic craziness. Set up an obstacle course of tunnels, jumps and challenges then see who can outrun the dog. 2. Head for the hills, forest or park for a winter picnic. Pack a … Read more →

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Matt Takes the Family to Joshua Tree (Part I)

For the last three years, we’ve been remodeling our humble abode in Hollywood. Well, New Year’s came and my resolution was to have an outdoor life again — no more saving for the house, no more working on the house, just fun. Since we haven’t taken a vacation for the last five years, I granted … Read more →

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A Mindful Life Approach to Getting Your Kids Outdoors

(By Kirsten Race, Mindful Life) The other morning I was on a hike with my daughter. It was a perfect setting, yet my daughter could not stop complaining that she was too tired to walk “all the way to the pond” and she might get stung by a bee and she had pebbles in her … Read more →

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Building a Camping Hot Tub 101!

Whether it’s the long, cold, dark winters, high-latitude ingenuity or perhaps a few too many ions slipping through the aurora borealis-filled atmosphere, parents up in Alaska are a bit more creative — and perhaps, whacky — than most. And they have to be, what with three seasons: winter, June, July and August. Case in point: … Read more →

Turning Tykes: Casey, Ella and Jojo catching a lift.

Steamboat Powdercats Family Kids Powder Pups Adventure

Who says kids skiing has to be confined to chairlifts at resorts? Certainly not Steamboat Powder Cats, which recently ran its first ever kids cat skiing trip atop Buff Pass in Steamboat Springs, Co. Joining our two daughters, Casey, 7, and Brooke, 12, piling in snowcat named “Tigger” were five other kids aged 2-7, all … Read more →

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