Take Me Fishing Announces Kids Fishing Awards! has announced its most recent awards for groups going out of their way to take kids fishing. And the winners are… American Canoe Association — “Empowering Youth through Kayak Fishing” Fredericksburg, VAThis program will provide underserved middle school students in Richmond, Virginia with the opportunity to receive both fishing and paddlesport instruction and then … Read more →

Group Using Games to Get Kids Outdoors

It might seem that using video and other electronic games to help get kids outdoors is counter-intuitive. Aren’t those the kids-outdoors movement’s major barriers? But Outdoor Nation is planning to reach kids in their own media platforms by partnering with the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and other leaders in the entertainment gaming industry to launch … Read more →

Holy Moley! Learn to Ski Month Attracts >150,000 Kids to the Slopes!

Don’t be surprised if you see a few more kids on the slopes in upcoming years. More than 153,000 children and adults from 34 states registered for beginner lessons from professional instructors this January as part of Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month/Bring a Friend (LSSM/BAF)—an increase of more than 50,000 compared to 2012 and … Read more →

Kids Take to Snowshoes, Cross-country Skis on 2013 Winter Trails Day

With free learn to snowshoe/cross country ski demo days held at 100 locations this year, the 18th Annual Winter Trails Day was considered a raging success, getting more kids out in the snow than ever before. “With good snow conditions in many areas of the country and a greater consumer interest in low impact exercise, … Read more →

Getting Air With Your Heirs; Woodward at Copper Provides Foam Pit Jumps, Zip Lines, Skiing and More

There’s no time for ADD at Copper Mountain — between skiing, snowboarding, zip-lining, ice skating, tubing and — the crown jewel, Woodward at Copper, which lets your kids soar off jumps into a massive foam pit — there’s just too much to do. That’s what we found over a couple of days in February when, … Read more →

Forest Service Announces Endangered Species Art Contest for Kids!

What better way to get kids in touch with nature than to offer a little incentive as part of an art contest? The U.S. Forest Service is helping with its Endangered Species Art Contest for the country’s youngsters. Elementary, middle and high school teachers are encouraged to have their students participate in the annual Endangered … Read more →

New Trends in Kids Performance Wear

With the annual Outdoor Retailer and Snowsports Industries America (SIA) tradeshows around the corner, our good friends at SNEWS ( have prepared a review of new trends and products in kids performance wear for 2013…. “As more companies recognize opportunity in the junior market, kids’ outerwear is gets increasingly sophisticated and performance based, thanks to … Read more →

Pack Your Bags Like Chevy Chase: Nat’l Parks Free on Jan. 21

Pack up the family bags. All 398 national parks across the country will have free entrance on Monday, January 21, in commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day — the perfect excuse to hit the road with your family. And the park service is dishing up 10 more free national park days throughout 2013… “The … Read more →

The North Face Awards $140,000 in Explore Fund Grants

Kids throughout the country will now have an easier time gettign outdoors. The North Face recently awarded its second round of Explore Fund grants for 2012, giving away more than $140,000 in grants to 58 projects that will impact more than 80,000 youth across the nation…. As part of its mission to start a global … Read more →

Outdoor Nation Heads Into 2013 With a Bang

Want to get in on the nation’s most momentum-filled movement to get kids outdoors? Head to one of Outdoor Nation’s 10 Summits planned for 2013, presented by The North Face, The Conservation Fund and REI Foundation, to provide training and leadership development to help bring the next generation of outdoor activists together. In just three … Read more →