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 →

Nat’l Endangered Species Day Youth Art Winners Announced

Want to help sane endangered species? Get kids to draw pictures of them. That’s the goal of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Endangered Species Coalition, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the International Child Art Foundation, which recently announced the winners of the 2013 Endangered Species Day Youth Art Contest — part … 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! 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 →