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April 15, 2019
How a Mix-up at Camp Prompted this Lesson: We Need to Take Play More Seriously

How a Mix-up at Camp Prompted this Lesson: We Need to Take Play More Seriously

No houses or civilians were harmed in The Great 2018 Raid of Wonderland Park

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Topics: Skills Learned at Summer Camp Benefits of Outdoor Adventure Mental Health

February 11, 2019
Three Ways Outdoor Adventure May Benefit a Child's Mental Health

Three Ways Outdoor Adventure May Benefit a Child's Mental Health 

At Avid4 Adventure, one of our core values is balance, meaning that we as outdoor educators live and encourage the balance of work and play in our lives. However, as screened entertainment continues to absorb the attention of children, outdoor play can disappear as a potential outlet for kids struggling to find mental and emotional harmony. The physical benefits of outdoor recreation are well-known today, such as reduction to risk of chronic illnesses and obesity. What are often not discussed are the benefits to a child’s mental and emotional health. Many researchers have studied the effects of exercise in natural, outdoor environments on mental health, and have found the following trends on outdoor adventure:

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Topics: Benefits of Outdoor Adventure Mental Health