Outdoor Guidance for Parents and Kids

Do you want to get outdoors but prefer to have an expert show you what to do?  Then this post is for you.  The programs and organizations listed below are designed for people who want a additional guidance when it comes to recreating outdoors.

Texas Outdoor Family- This highly successful program provides families step by step instruction on how to get started camping.  It also includes instruction on how to make a campfire, geocaching and a variety of other skills such as fishing and kayaking at select events.  All of this can be had for only $65 for a group of up to six people!

Becoming an Outdoor Family Nebraska - This program offers outdoor skill instruction for beginners.  Instruction topics include fishing, camping, kayaking, archery, hunting, and more.

New York City Parks and Recreation - New York City offers families an opportunity to camp with park rangers in a New York City park.  This program is free and participation is based on a lottery system.

NatureRocks.org - Part of the Children and Nature Network, this website helps parents find outdoor activities in their area.

Boy Scouts of America - The Boy Scouts is centered around the personal skill and leadership development of young men using excursions into the outdoors as a platform to do so.

Girl Scouts – The Girl Scouts mission statement “Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.” says a lot about this organization.  Plus, the girls and their troop leaders learn about the outdoors.

Campfire USA - Campfire USA is an outdoor oriented organization for the entire family.  Like the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts it has a long history (founded in 1910), focuses on developing strong values in our youth and it has strong ties connecting people to the natural world around them.


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