McNett Donates Gear to Help Get Kids Outdoors

Kids wanting to get outside just got a boost from outdoor gear manufacturer McNett, which recently donated $4,000 in equipment to the North Cascades Institute’s gear locker as a part of its Take a Kid Outside initiative. The gear will help get kids outdoors through youth programs like Mountain School and Youth Leadership Adventures, which … 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 →

Kids Get Boost from Metolius in Calif.’s Youth Climbing League

Youth in California are getting a helping hand in their climbing endeavors thanks to the Northern California Youth Climbing League (YCL), sponsored this year by gear maker Metolius. “It’s important to us to foster the connection between young climbers and companies like Metolius, who give so much back to the climbing community,” says YCL Director … 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 →

Mountain Mama Announces Outdoor Family Gear Awards

Want a seal of approval for your kids products? Look no further than Mountain Mama’s Outdoor Family Awards, highlighting what it feels is the best in gear for outdoor families. Mountain Mama invited a panel of outdoor family bloggers to serve as scouts and judges for its annual award. To keep the process transparent, they … Read more →

Outdoor Manu’s Stepping Up Kids Gear Offerings

Don’t think outdoor gear manufacturers have your kids in mind? Don’t tell that to SNEWS writer Cindy Hirschfeld, who lists a barrage of new outdoor kids products from this year’s Outdoor Retailer tradeshow in Salt Lake City. Read on for a sampling, and link to full story. By Cindy Hirschfeld Full story at: In … Read more →

Mtn Mama Debuts First Climbing Harness for Pregnant Women

Usually you don’t want to enter a contracting market. Outdoor gear maker Mountain Mama bucks that trend by introducing the first-ever climbing harness for…pregnant women, allowing them to belay their partners through widening waistlines. Called Mountain Mama by Mad Rock, the full-body adjustable harness was created with an eye for comfort and safety, and debuted … Read more →

The North Face/REI Announce 11-City Role Models Speaker Series to Get Kids Outside

Kids now have a chance to interact with role models to help them get outdoors. In partnership with REI, The North Face/REI recently announced an 11-City Role Models Speaker Series designed to give parents the advice and inspiration they need to get outside and active with their kids… Top athlete parents from The North Face, … Read more →

L.L.Bean Ups Commitment to Get Kids, Families Outdoors with Donations, Tips and New Courses

Celebrating its 100th anniversary, this year L.L.Bean will launch over 40 new course offerings through its popular Outdoor Discovery Schools to help get kids and families outside. Ranging from multiday expeditions to free clinics in the store, all programs are designed to help families discover new outdoor activities and learn fresh skills in outdoor recreation. … Read more →

Military Children Get Help Getting Outdoors

Military children are getting a helping hand in getting outdoors. On April 1, the Sierra Club, Blue Star Families, National Military Family Association, Armed Services YMCA and Outdoor Alliance for Kids are putting their best feet forward to help military children get outside by co-hosting the Celebration of the Military Child Outdoors, a group effort … Read more →