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Decline of Youth Participation: Outdoor Recreation

February 10, 2016

The National Recreation Foundation is “dedicated to enhancing the role of recreation as a positive force in improving the quality of life of youth. We do this by investing in recreation programs directed at those who

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5 Tips for Sun Safety This Summer

As the weather warms up, people are starting to spend more time outside. Going for walks, playing in the park, or just basking in the sun are all great ways to celebrate longer days and warmer temperatures. Spending

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Photo courtesy of SOS Outreach

Grantee Spotlight: SOS Outreach

SOS Outreach was founded in 1993 to introduce and welcome urban kids to the snowboarding community. Over the past 30 years, SOS has grown to provide youth development programs centered around several mountain sports at

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The Outdoors Alliance for Kids is Pushing for National Change

The Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK) is a coalition of organizations from across the country that are united around the common cause of getting kids outside and more connected to nature. Committed to multi-sector

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Green Camps: Sustainability in the Summer Camp Industry

Summer Camps are where many kids learn about making new friends, trying hard things, and leaving home for the first time. These are all priceless lessons that the camp industry has been offering youth for generations.

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The Role of Risk in Youth Development

When we encourage young people to play outside or to engage in experiential learning, we are accepting a certain level of risk. The outdoors presents a range of environmental factors outside of our control. When we try

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