For those contemplating taking kids on an outventure, we humbly offer some tips for improving the odds of success. You know their temperaments and interests, how much sleep they need, and what foods they love and despise. Use this knowledge to your advantage.
In order to be comfortable, and most importantly, safe, it is especially important we outfit our kids with proper equipment.
Understanding the age, ability, and attentiveness of the younger set helps ensure they are not only having fun, but that they are doing so safely. Paying attention to minimizing physical, mental, or emotional discomfort does not, however, mean kids cannot or should not be taken on adventures which tire them out physically and expose them to challenges.
Outventure with kids to increase their stewardship. Activities which connect kids to the outdoors and nature engender love and appreciation for the natural world. They also teach kids how to think about and become involved in conservation issues.
OUTventure with naturally curious kids for their education. Give them ample opportunity to experience nature, and find there are many teaching moments.
Outventure with kids for their health. When we take our kids on OUTventures we have an opportunity to shape their physical, social, emotional, and mental development. We have an opportunity to make lasting impacts on their future health.