We've said it over and over: getting outside with your family is one of the best things you can do for your mind, body and spirit. That said, we also understand that camping—that age-old ritual of packing the car full to capacity with gear, food and reluctant kids and driving off to an outdoor paradise full of biting bugs, far-off bathroom facilities and, again, those reluctant kids—can be, quite frankly, the worst. Camping with kids can be challenging (to say the least) but it's so important to get outside as a family. Outdoor family adventures can be enjoyable with a just little planning.
Helping Kids Stay Active Outside Year Round
Does outdoor adventure have to end after the summer camp season is over? No! In fact, the adventure is just beginning. Summer camp can help your child to learn skills and feel excited about getting outside. However, that doesn’t mean it all has to end once August rolls around. In fact, the adventure is only beginning for your child and with endless possibilities for exploration all year long. Here then are some thoughts for helping kids stay active outdoors after summer camp.
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50+ Colorado Outdoor Family Recreation Areas
Parents often ask us where we take kids hiking, biking, paddling and climbing at our summer adventure camps for pre k - 12th graders. Below are a few of our top Colorado mountain biking trails, hiking trails, rock climbing spots and paddling areas for family outdoor adventures. So, grab the kids, bikes, paddles, backpacks or whatever and head out to these favorite Colorado outdoor recreation areas! What are you waiting for? No matter the season, adventure awaits for your entire family. (To get an email with a map of even more recreation areas where you can click each location and receive specific recreation area and trail information right on the map, fill out the form above!)
5 Essentials for Planning Kid-Friendly Adventures
“I want to go outside!” Those are words that every Avid4 Adventure parent loves to hear from their kids. However, planning your own adventures isn’t always easy. It’s seems like there are so many factors involved, not just simply where to go. If you want to keep encouraging your kids to get “Outside for Life” consider these 5 essentials for kid-friendly adventures.