Tips for How Team Sports Families Can Be Outdoorsy Families Too!
Middle school is a really interesting time to be alive. It’s when you start forming your personhood. Who you might become starts to emerge—and of course—who you might not want to be too. As a middle school teacher, I was witness to so many “aha” moments. Here's how this particular moment began:
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.
A Director’s Guide: How to Convince Your Parents to Send You to Overnight Camp
The buzz is all around you and you’re getting the feeling the universe is trying to tell you something. The ski season excitement is slowly winding down and your friends are starting to think about summer. You’ve heard the mention of a family trip here and there, but someone the other day mentioned how pumped they are to go to overnight camp — the endless activities, the sweet traditions, the friends they’re excited to see, the trips they get to go on — and no parents? It caught your ear in the moment but you think, 'There is no way my parents would go for that.'
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.