How To

Cast for a Win in New Fishing Camp Board Game

Board games don’t have to be bored games with your kids – especially with the new Fishing Camp board game from Education Outdoors, which sets the hook for fun via fishing-related trivia. While telling fish stories won’t help you win as you and your kids race around the board to be the first back to … Read more →

Nurturing a love of nature rain or shine By Suzi Mitchell

It may sound a little unusual but whenever I find myself lying under a tree, I’m captivated by the fluttering action of leaves moving in the wind. I trace it back to my early years as an infant starting out life in Scotland. In a land where four seasons in one day is standard weather, … Read more →

Hike with Tykes: New Book “Get Your Kids Hiking! Start them Young and Keep it Fun!” by Jeff Alt

Want your kids to enjoy hiking? Make it fun, says Jeff Alt, a renowned hiking expert and author of the new book “Get Your Kids Hiking! How to Start Them Young and Keep it Fun.” Alt practices what he preaches. An avid hiker, in addition to walking the 2,160-mile Appalachian Trail he also walked the … Read more →

Outsider’s Ball Benefits Effort to Get Kids Outside

At this year’s Outdoor Retailer Summer Market tradeshow, the push to get more youth outside benefitted as much as attending retailers and manufacturers. The event kicked off at the Gallivan Center with the first Outsiders Ball, a fund-raiser that raised more than $350,000 for 100 community projects to get youth into the outdoors. “I’m overwhelmed, … Read more →

June Highlights Great Outdoors Week (June 1-8), Great Outdoors Month

If there’s ever a time to get your kids outdoors, it’s this June, which is celebrated across the nation as part of Great Outdoors Week and Great Outdoors Month. Initiatives include National Trails Day (June 1), National Fishing and Boating Week (June 1-9), the Great American Backyard Campout (June 22), National Get Outdoors Day and … Read more →

New Fishing Camp Board Game Hooks Kids on Angling

Kids can talk fishing even when they’re not outdoors, thanks to a new fishing camp board game designed to keep them hooked on the sport and yearn to get outside and try it themselves. Designed by avid outdoorsman Tim Paczesny, who grew up at his family’s log cabin resort in Northern Michigan and has two … Read more →

Merrell Puts Best Foot Forward to Get Kids Outside

Have an idea that will increase participation in active outdoor recreation and create meaningful connections to the natural world? If so, Merrell and Outdoor Nation have an opportunity for you — The Pack Project Activation Grant Program… Merrell and Outdoor Nation recognize that sometimes the smallest awards can make the largest differences. For this reason, … Read more →

Texas Outdoor Family Program a Big Hit in a Big State

Texas has always prided itself on being big. Now, thanks to Texas State Parks, it has big plans to help kids get outdoors by offering its Texas Outdoor Family program throughout the summer, including its most recent Learn to Mountain Bike and Camp Like a Pro camps for kids… A few years ago staff at … Read more →

Take Me Fishing Announces Kids Fishing Awards!

TakeMeFishing.org 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 →

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 →