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New Post 8/27/2017 5:57 PM
  jrod88
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Re: How can I get my family interested in the outdoors? 
Make sure the trip is full of new fun activities like kayaking or tubing. Make sure the food is good and fun too. At the end of the day everyone enjoys a good campfire and smores. There will be a little hesitation from them at first, but have a good positive attitude and it will catch on.
 
New Post 10/10/2017 7:42 AM
  Campfire Family
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Re: How can I get my family interested in the outdoors? 
I get it!! I encourage planning activities like hiking (have a scavenger hunt and look for specific trees, leaves, wildlife, etc), plan old-school outdoor games (kickball), nighttime games using glow sticks. Have everyone take pictures during the outing so you can print them out and display them at home to enjoy (and seeing those photos at home gets them excited about the next outing). Getting the kids involved in the planning helps, too - even going grocery shopping for campfire supplies gets them into the anticipation of the trip. Have each child pick a snack or help plan a meal - most of the planning you can get the kids on board to help with. Rather them telling them this is what we're going to do, give them choices - if they help plan and make decisions, they're more likely to get excited.
 
New Post 1/29/2018 2:39 AM
  JamieConway88
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Re: How can I get my family interested in the outdoors? 
Children nowadays are easy to get addicted to technology. You may take your kids outside with a camera or phone, and see how many different types of wildlife you can find. They will find wildlife more interesting and then you can let them involve in outdoor games with other kids. I think they'll be more interested in activities with friends.
 
New Post 1/31/2018 6:42 AM
  Michelle78
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Re: How can I get my family interested in the outdoors? 
Very good reply!!
 
New Post 7/27/2018 1:35 PM
  SharBear
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Re: How can I get my family interested in the outdoors? 
When my kids were young we did backyard camping and just expanded until we were camping all over the country. You might check out an article I wrote about backyard camping. It has some great Ideas https://www.sooperarticles.com/travel-articles/camping-articles/make-kids-fall-love-backyard-camping-1670338.html

As adults my kids love camping.
 
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