Outreach

Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month partners with U.S. Forest Service to encourage riding; Plus: world record for the largest lesson day.

There’s never been a better time for kids to hit the slopes — especially with Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month’s recent partnership with the U.S. Forest Service to encourage skiing and snowboarding, complete with the chance to establish a world record for the largest single day for ski and snowboard lessons. The world-record attempt … Read more →

Yoga for Kids Going Strong (Thanks to Story-telling Component)

The benefits of yoga aren’t just for adults anymore. While kids like pretzels, a company in Denver, Tall Tales Yoga, has them contorting into the shape of them while ensuring their engagement by offering yoga through storytelling in local schools. The concept, it maintains, supports children’s whole health including physical, emotional, and mental development…   Through … Read more →

Fourth-graders Rejoice — Every Kid in a Park Program Passed

It’s a good year to be a fourth-grader – or in the family of a fourth-grader – when it comes to visiting our nation’s national parks. President Barack Obama recently signed of his new Every Kid in a Park program, letting fourth graders and their families could discover our wildlife, resources, and history for free. … Read more →

SNEWS Interview: American Hiking Society’s Gregory Miller

In an exclusive interview with outdoor industry news publisher SNEWS, Gregory Miller, president of the American Hiking Society, espouses upon the group’s new Families on Foot Initiative, an effort to direct a bright spotlight on the importance families play in getting younger people outdoors…. SNEWS: What do the numbers look like for American families getting … Read more →

Lets Get America’s Children Moving

The North Face Announces 2015 Explore Fund Grants Open for Applications $500,000 to be awarded to non-profit organizations that connect people to the outdoors Did you know that the average American child spends 53 hours a week in front of a screen? Add on the fact they spend less than 30 minutes a week of … Read more →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Interior Department, The North Face Remake “This Land is Your Land” to Get Kids Outside

Nothing against folk singer Woody Guthrie, but the Interior Department and The North Face are remaking one of his landmark songs to help entice families to get outside on land… The remake of Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land” by My Morning Jacket is being made drive donations benefiting 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC), … Read more →

Family backpacking: Lessons from our first overnighter with a preschooler (By Kelly Bastone)

For two years, a parade of excuses stymied our plans to take Simone backpacking. We bowed to the threat of high-country mosquitoes, and reconsidered in the face of stormy weather (Simone relishes rain, but I dreaded being holed up in a tent with Miss Antsy Pants). Grampie’s recent visit from Maine put another backpacking trip … Read more →