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Outdoorsy Summer Camps & Schools – 2020

Summertime is for kids to experience outdoor adventure—the hands-in-dirt, skinned knees, messy-hair-don’t-care type of adventure. Here’s our annual list of regional summer camps and nature-based schools that provide unique opportunities for learning about nature, science, and outdoor skills—with something for every child, any age, and every family.

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Mountain House Simple Sensations

Plain and simple, food is fuel for all of your adventures. With that in mind, the chefs at Mountain House doubled down on making convenient, …

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Light Your Winter Campfire

Nothing is cozier on a winter evening than a crackling fire. There are even apps that create the sensation for those unable or unwilling to …

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SylvanSport: 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

Sponsored Content Regardless of who you’re shopping for this holiday season, SylvanSport has something for everyone on your list! Hanging around camp, on a fun …

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Tortilla Backpacking Meals

One of the fun things about hiking and backpacking is getting plenty of exercise, which means you can justify a few extra calories. If you …

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Beyond Smokey Bear: Teaching Kids About Wildfires

Smoke billowed in patches from Hall Mountain on the east side of Sullivan Lake in the Colville National Forest when my family arrived for our …

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New Kickstarter for Bear Minimum Backcountry Products

The minds behind Spokane-area gear company Bear Minimum have been working overtime to bring some new products to market. Best known for their superlight, compact …

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Know Before You Go

“Know before you go” is a simple summary for safely enjoying camping and hiking, suggests Franklin Pemberton, Public Affairs Officer on the Colville National Forest. …

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Summertime is for Gourmet S’mores

Summer isn’t summer without the quintessential s’more. But this year, it’s time to step up our collective hipster game on this age-old classic. Enter the …

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