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Paddle to the Arctic Expedition pits kids’ screen time against the Canadian wilderness

This July two young families will attempt to paddle the length of the Mackenzie river, Canada’s largest and longest river, in a trip designed to challenge the current childhood trends of a sedentary lifestyle dominated by television and computer time… The Paddle to the Arctic expedition is centered around getting kids outdoors. On average, children spend 35 hours a week in front … Read more →

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SUP Supporter: Imua Keiki o ke Kai Introduces Kids to SUP

Kids have some help learning to SUP in Hawaii. SIC Global Team Athlete Andrea Moller hosted the 4th annual Imua Keiki o ke Kai event, presented by Paddle Imua & Bluesmiths. The event was held on Sunday, April 3, at the Hawaiian Canoe Club in Kahului, Maui, to provide children with special needs an opportunity … Read more →

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Seven Cities to Connect Children with Nature

Children in at least seven U.S. cities are about to get an outdoor playtime boost. With the mission to provide children optimal opportunities to play, grow, and learn in the great outdoors, a group called Cities Connecting Children to Nature (CCCN) and its partners have selected seven cities for the planning phase of its initiative … Read more →

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And There Was Much Rejoicing: Nation’s First Private/Nonprofit Winter Sport Facility for Kids Opens

Kids have a new place to play in the wintertime. The National Winter Sports Education Foundation (NWSEF) just announced the grand opening of the National Winter Activity Center (NWAC) as the nation’s first private 501(c)(3) nonprofit winter sport facility for kids. Formerly Hidden Valley Resort, NWAC will exclusively serve 6- through 17-year-olds, through partnerships with … Read more →

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The Ultimate Easter Egg Hunt

  Growing up Easter Sunday was a time to be with friends. We weren’t a religious family, so the true message of why Easter came about was slightly lost on us young folks. We spent the day like so many of our neighbors, rolling our hand painted boiled eggs until they smashed, before sitting down … 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 →