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: http://www.snewsnet.com/cgi-bin/snews/Kids_gear_delivers_performance_and_value_082712.html In … Read more →

Bergans’ New Kids Backpacks!

Planning on taking your kids backpacking? Bergans of Norway makes it easier with two new backpacks designed specifically for kids (and to help get the load off your back). Just don’t go rushing to stores quite yet…they won’t be available until next spring, leaving you plenty of time for planning. Your kids’ backs will be … 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 →

Special Q&A with Helen Olsson, Author of The Down and Dirty Guide to Camping with Kids

Camping-with-kids-ophobes take heart – there’s a new book out to help make things easier. Travel writer Helen Olsson has just released The Down and Dirty Guide to Camping with Kids: How to Plan Memorable Family Adventures & Connect Kids to Nature (Roost Books, April 2012), sharing the lessons she’s learned over the years with camping … 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 →

Kelty Issues Voluntary Recall of Certain Strollers

If you’re a proud parent who owns a Kelty swivel wheel stroller, take note: the company has issued a voluntary recall of its swivel wheel stroller due to occasional owners improperly installing the front wheel… “At Kelty, our primary concern is the safety of our customers,” says Brett Jordan, Kelty CEO. “We go to great … 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 →

Mountain Mama Announces Winners of Inaugural Outdoor Family Award™

Now there are some accolades for companies helping women and children get outdoors. To honor companies in the outdoor industry who support women and families to get outside, Mountain Mama recently introduced its Outdoor Family Award™, with five categories including Outdoor Parent, Nursing Mama, Outdoor Baby, Outdoor Kid and Outdoor Pet. Following each Outdoor Retailer … Read more →

Keen, GeoPalz Partner Up to Get Kids Outdoors

GeoPalz has a new pal in its efforts to get kids and families outdoors. The kids pedometer company recently partnered with KEEN Footwear in an effort to get families outside with an exclusive gift program this holiday season… Starting Dec. 21 any KEEN footwear purchased on www.keenfootwear.com garners the customer a free KEEN-branded GeoPalz pedometer … 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 →