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Camp is an Important Experience for Counselors

Earlier this month, we posted about the many benefits of going to camp for kids. But the experience of being at camp is not only valuable for campers. Counselors are often young people who also benefit from the

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Camp is an Important Experience for Kids

Summer camp is an annual fixture of many kids’ lives. For some families, camp serves primarily as a form of childcare when schools are out. For others, camp represents an intergenerational legacy that becomes an

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Intertwined Outcomes: Connection to Nature, Mental Health, and Outdoor Activity

It’s no secret that the pandemic is having adverse effects on youth, especially adolescents. Youth benefit from stable routines, and the habits they develop as young people as part of those routines are likely to

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The Critical Role of Music Education

Music education has long been at risk in schools due to limited budgets, the rigors of standardized testing, and a range of other factors. Now, as school districts face even tighter budgets and struggle through the

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Challenge Courses Provide Valuable Experiences for Youth

The challenge course industry has changed a lot over time. The field has moved away from a focus on intense physical challenge to center more on team building and communication skills, as well as now seeking to meet a

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Mountaineer, Outdoor Recreation Leader and Advocate Tyrhee Moore Awarded NRF's 2021 Crawford Prize

“When you are a mountaineer, you’re not entitled to a summit, you’re not entitled to a peak. You understand the amount of work and effort that it takes. The journey itself is so much more important than the

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