Every year around this time, we start getting phone calls in the office from worried parents asking why it is their child seems to have fallen into a post-summer “funk.” “All they talk about is camp,” is what I hear, or “They’re already planning for next summer.” Most people think it’s safe to assume
The benefits of being outdoors are many—fresh air, exercise, time away from electronic devices—just to name a few. Regardless of the benefits, research suggests a growing gap of youth and diversity invested, interested, and actively participating in outdoor activities.
Not only is it important for the entire population to participate in outdoor activities for the health
Any trip, large or small, is full of rich experiences. There are new sights, new sounds, and many new people to learn from.
So when you embark on a trip or an adventure, you must be intentional about truly being present and getting the most out of your experience. We often hear stories from others
1. Teens simply don’t have time; they need to be participating in activities that they can put on their college applications and improving their test scores
Guess what? Colleges care about much more than the sum of your numbers (GPA/standardized test score/class rank). Sure it’s important to get good grades and do your work on