Month: April 2019

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Running Clubs & Races: 30+ Ways to Run in the Inland Northwest

For more than 40 years, a vibrant community of running groups, clubs, and annual events has been blossoming in the Lilac City and surrounding region. Everyone—from casual runners and fitness walkers looking for informal clubs and fun runs to competitors seeking race PRs—will all find something from this list for their personal calendars. RUNNING CLUBS …

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7 Events That Unite Beer & the Great Outdoors in the Inland Northwest

April 20: Wallace Craft Beer Pub Crawl April is Craft Beer Month in Idaho, and the historic town of Wallace is celebrating with its Craft Beer Pub Crawl featuring dozens of regional brews in over a dozen National Register of Historic Places watering holes. Revelers can also take advantage of the town’s “Red Solo Cup …

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The Bloomsday Road Runner’s Club & High School Volunteers Make Magic Happen for Local Spokane Runners and Youth

“Our thing is we want to promote distance running. A good way of doing that is to promote high school cross-country,” says Lori Shauvin, a longstanding member of the Spokane running community and former race director who currently serves on the Bloomsday Road Runners Club’s (BRRC) board of directors. She’s talking about the symbiotic relationship …

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Twin Eagles Wilderness School’s Outdoor Survival Camp Offers More Than Skills

Outdoor survival camps fill a unique role. Twin Eagles Wilderness School offers camps and classes in Spokane and north Idaho with activities ranging from archery and fire building to storytelling and natural camouflage—all of which help develop self-awareness and a connection to the natural world, including the people around them. Michele Dao has three children …

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One Week at Summer Camp Can Create a Lifelong Learner

Day camps let kids explore new interests, deepen learning, and make connections with mentors and friends outside of school. Julianne Clark is St. George’s School’s Summer Program Coordinator. She emphasizes camps not only give kids a chance to explore activities and subjects they really love, but also dip their toes in the water and try …

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Outdoorsy Summer Camps & Schools Near Spokane & North Idaho

Kids never remember their best day of television, but they will never forget summer camp—where they adventured outdoors, were mentored by caring adults, and overcame challenges. Here’s our annual list of regional summer camps and nature-based schools that provide unique opportunities for outdoor adventure and hands-on learning about nature, science, and outdoor skills—with something for …

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