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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s Announces $25K in Take Me Fishing Awards

I’m a goin’ fishin, mama’s goin’ fishin and the baby goin’ fishin’, too. Taj Mahal had it write with his bluesy fishing lyric, especially now that Outdoor Nation and the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) recently announced the winners of 10 Take Me Fishing Awards, bestowing $25,000 on organizations helping kids wet a line. … Read more →

Outdoor Foundation Releases 2011 Outdoor Participation Report

Like the mountains families often play in, there are ups and downs, and a few flats, in youth participation in the outdoors. According to the Outdoor Foundation’s recently released 2011 Outdoor Participation Report, there was no significant growth in 2010 in terms of kids getting outdoors, but there were also significant drops as in years … Read more →