Outdoor Education Courses for Kids and Families

The weather is warming up and for some of us who avoid the cold we are getting ready to get back outside. Do you need to brush up on some skills? Are you looking to learn something new this year? This post is for you! Here is a round up of some outdoor education courses … Read more

Basic Navigation Skills for Kids

Boy standing over a map with a compass.

If you’re looking for a new skill to add to your outdoor toolbox or working on being safer and more self-sufficient in the backcountry, using a map and a compass is a great place to start! You can spend hours learning about orienteering (and it’s actually pretty fascinating) but this post is a good place … Read more

Sleeping Pads for Families 2024

None of us like the feeling of waking up on a flat air mattress in the middle of the night. We can tough it out, but it still makes for a cruddy night. Sleep is universally accepted to be important, right? Many folks’ number one fear of camping is being unable to sleep. They have … Read more

Backcountry Skiing with Kids in the Northeast

Dad and child skiing across a snowy bridge.

Backcountry skiing is growing in popularity, but what do you do when you have kids? If you backcountry skied before kids, you might think it’s not possible now. If you never tried this aspect of the sport, can you start with your kids? And if you live in the northeast and are only finding advice … Read more

Family Ski Vacations on a Budget

Family of four on a ski slope with mountains and trees in the background.

If you skied or snowboarded before having kids, you might be chomping at the bit to get some big ski adventures into your lives. But man, it can be expensive! I grew up going on an annual ski trip to big resorts out west, and wondered how I could possibly afford on that now that … Read more

Winter Unit Study

Child measuring snow depth.

It’s fun to take a break from regular schooling every once in a while. If you are homeschooling, this can be the occasional period where you toss out the curriculum and do a unit study. If you always do unit studies, then here’s another one to throw in the mix. If you don’t homeschool but … Read more