Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day June 11

Now you have no excuse for not getting outside with your brood. In fact, on June 11, organizations around the country are making it easier than ever, as thousands of recreation partners gear up to host the fourth annual National Get Outdoors Day (GO Day) on Saturday, June 11, at over 100 sites across the … Read more →

Filmmaker Releases “Play Again” to Get Kids Outside

What’s the best way to get kids outdoors? Filmmaker Meg Merrill’s solution is to make a film about it. Originally screened this spring in Washington, D.C., “Play Again” investigates the consequences of a childhood removed from nature and encourages action for a sustainable future. “One generation from now most people in the U.S. will have … Read more →

Running Blind: Canoeing and the art of fatherhood

Jeff Moag, the editor of Canoe & Kayak magazine espouses upon the trials and tribulations of convincing his 18-month-old daughter, Amelia, to embrace riding in a canoe… I hadn’t planned on taking my daughter canoeing, but Jen offered, and the boat was there. So I zipped 18-month-old Amelia into a toddler-sized lifejacket and lifted her … Read more →

The North Face Opens 2011 Explore Fund Registration

Know a non-profit that helps get kids outdoors? Now they can get a step closer to this lofty goal. Kicking off its 2011 funding cycle with $250,000 in grants, The North Face recently announced the opening of registration for its 2011 Explore Fund™ (www.explorefund.org), a grant-giving program supporting nonprofit community organizations that break down the … Read more →

Junior Freeskiing Tour Champs Wrap Up

Turns out, tricks are for kids. And freeskiing competitions aren’t just for grown-ups anymore. Just ask any of the kids competing at Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s U.S. Extreme Freeskiing Junior Championships. “The junior athletes displayed a style of skiing far beyond their age,” says Event Announcer Max Kuszaj. “Even with raw, thin snow coverage, the … Read more →

Goals Ski-a-thon Helps Gets Kids Outdoors

On March 19, people will be going up and down to get kids out. Denver, Colo.’s GOALS is launching its “Get Up & Get Down to Get Kids Out” ski-a-thon event at Loveland Ski Area as a benefit for the organization to help get kids outside. Skiers and riders will schuss no less than 10,000 … Read more →

America’s Great Outdoors Initiative Reconnects Children, Youth, Families with Nature

Getting kids outdoors gets President Obama’s Hawaiian thumb-and-forefinger Shaka sign. That’s the gist of the recent American Great Outdoors, highlighting the importance of reconnecting children, youth and families with nature. More than 100,000 Americans provided input into this report, both online and in person at more than 50 general and youth listening sessions across the … Read more →

Senator Mark Udall (D-CO) Praises Outdoor Parents, Outdoor Kids

While advanced priase has come far and wide for Outdoor Parents, Outdoor Kids, perhaps none has struck home for the author as much as that from Senator Mark Udall (D-CO), the former head of the Colroado Outward Bound School, of which author Eugene Buchana is an alumni. Read on for the testimonial and a photo … Read more →