Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Fun stuff for active families!

I just learned that REI has a page on its web site that's full of great resources for active families. Pick up helpful tips about taking your kids hiking, camping, kayaking, and more.

Local REI stores (there are three in the Twin Cities!) also hold some wonderful free workshops for kids and families. Check out the Passport to Adventure program, which gives kids aged 5-12 an adventure journal and inspires them to connect with the natural world. The PEAK program also teaches kids about "Leave No Trace" principles and brings games and activities into the environmental learning fun.

Of course, if you're loading up on outdoor gear and tips for nearby hikes or canoe trips, you have to check out local favorite, Midwest Mountaineering. While you're out on the trail, take a picture of yourself, your family, or your kids in tree pose—and e-mail us the photo at! Happy summer exploring!

Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma

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