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Lynne Marsala Basche

Lynne Marsala Basche spent most of her career on the island of Manhattan at two New York publishing companies. A multi-year Avid4 Adventure mom and a new contributor to the Avid4 Adventure website, Lynne’s writing adventures also take her to championing volunteerism and regional recreation stories as a staff writer for the Castle Pines Connection newspaper, as well as supporting separate large corporate communications programs. By trying to keep pace with her mountain biking, rock climbing, snowboarding, lacrosse playing, unicycling, tae kwon do-loving 11-year old son, she, like most Avid4 parents, loves sharing the value of outdoor recreation and its positive influence on children’s health and confidence development. Lynne lives in Castle Pines, Colorado and regularly immerses herself in outdoor activities with her family where she also runs her freelance writing company, Blue Spruce Creative

Recent Posts

April 30, 2018
Leave No Trace:  What It Is And Why It’s Important

If a group creates a new trail and no one is around to see it, does it matter?  Think you know about Leave No Trace (LNT)? I did, too. Turns out, I didn’t. Last week, if you asked me about Leave No Trace, I would have told you it meant bringing your trash home with you and leaving what you found – meaning, don’t take that unique rock home for a book end. In fact, I was so confident about my LNT knowledge that I immediately took the Online Awareness Course test on the Leave No Trace site . . . and failed.

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Topics: Skills Learned at Summer Camp Outdoor Advocacy

April 26, 2018
Summer Camp From a Parent’s Perspective

Inside Avid4 Adventure!

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Topics: summer camp how to choose a summer camp Overnight Camp

April 19, 2018
Tips & Tricks:  Stand Up Paddleboarding With Kids

Everything’s better by the water!

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April 2, 2018
6 Ways To Support Positive Risk Taking In Kids

We shouldn’t bubble wrap our kids

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Topics: California Outdoor Activities Colorado outdoor recreation Skills Learned at Summer Camp

March 27, 2018
Tips & Tricks: Hiking With Kids

Hikes don’t have to mean “YIKES”! I’ll admit it. It wasn’t my finest mommy moment. During a hike, our 6-year old sat down in the middle of the trail and refused to budge. He said he was done. He went on strike. A hike strike. He was too big to carry and too young to understand reason. He meant business. What finally uprooted my child? A bribe. We’ve all done it, right?? I’m not proud we promised him a trip to Dairy Queen if he got up and finished, but I swear he would still be on that trail today, sprouting roots in that very spot, if it were not for the lure of the Blizzard. While I have no doubt my child is stubborn, I learned with a few tips and tricks the hike strike didn’t have to happen. Hopefully, our suggestions help your family have a meltdown-free, fun-filled day outdoors.  A little planning goes a long way so here are some tips & tricks for hiking with kids. Because hiking requires almost no special equipment, it’s easy to wake up one beautiful morning and decide that today is the day you’re going on a family hike. Let me be honest with you. Today is not that day unless you’ve already done some planning.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks Colorado Family Adventures California Family Adventures