Category Archives: Outdoors/Nature

Just Go Outside and Play

By Emma S. We live in a busy, fast paced society where unstructured play sometimes gets overlooked. As a kid, I was encouraged to go outside to play and explore as well as go to the local park as long … Continue reading

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Unplug the Phone and Plug in the Wilderness

by Taylor H. I want you to think back to when you were a kid. What did you do for fun? Where did you play? Where were your parents while you were playing? If your childhood was anything like mine, … Continue reading

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Screen off, Go play outside!

By Josh M. Technology has had a substantial change since the 1900’s to now, not only has its growth been linear some would argue it’s been exponential. The discovery and manufacturing of mobile devices, personal computers, software, and equipment have … Continue reading

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The Lost Frontier

by Peter R. When I was a child, most of my fondest memories came outdoors. Pictures of my many cousins and I playing outside for hours before family dinners, in our grandparents’ expansive yard, will always stay with me. Jailbreak … Continue reading

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Climbing the Way to Youth Development

by Madeline K. 5.11, dyno, crimp, ATC, slab, heel-hook, quick-draw, cam, hand-jam, crux…These are all terms I grew up understanding and loving. I was a rock climbing kid, but I knew very few other kids who had bought in to … Continue reading

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Outside Playin’ is What I’m Sayin’!

by Hannah V. When we think of health services we often imagine doctors, nurses, medications, and hospitals. What if there was a remedy to some of todays most common health issues that is not a new magical medical advancement? I’m … Continue reading

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