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Youth mountain bike campers practicing riding techniques while riding in a circle over dirt and grass.

Inland NW Summer Adventure Camp Guide

List of summer camps in Washington and Idaho that provide unique, adrenaline-pumping, high-adventure recreation and nature-based skills.

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Child smiling while zooming down a zipline, wearing a blue helmet and safety harness, with forested background.

Why Kids Need Summer Camp More Than Ever

Youth camps and high adventure recreation can help improve the mental health and well-being of today’s Pandemic Generation.

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TowerBall yard game comes with a four-sided, 360-degree collapsible tower with a range of one-to-four holes on each side, and 8 soft balls.

Gear: TowerBall Yard Game

TowerBall is a fun, all-ages, multi-player toss game. Waterproof and packable and easy to bring to a park, barbecue party, or camping trip.

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Cobblestone sidewalks and brick historical buildings that were former Army Officer housing, located on the Mukogawa U.S. campus.

4 Summer Outings with Elders Near Spokane

Help your elder loved ones to get outdoors safely and enjoy exercise and mental stimulation with these four outings around the Spokane area.

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Dad holding a small perch fish that he helped his toddler son catch. Child wearing a red life jacke, hat, and sunglasses, and holding a spin fishing rod.

Fishing with Kids: 3 Ways to Get Started

Spin (bait) fishing is simple and inexpensive recreation, making it a high-reward, low-barrier family activity for all ages and abilities.

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Two people stand-up paddling on the flat water of Lake Pend Oreille.

47 Summer Adventure Ideas for the Inland NW

Summer Adventure Guide’s annual list of adventure travel and recreation trip ideas around the Inland Northwest for epic summer fun.

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White fluffy flowers on tall beargrass stems at Mountain Spokane State Park.

Best Spring Wildflower Hikes in the Inland NW

Recommended parks and conservation areas for spring hikes to see wildflowers — including Spokane, Cheney, Pullman, and Coeur d’Alene.

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Big yellow letter-shaped signs that spell out Riverfront at Riverfront Park.

The Great Spokane Parks Challenge: Thru Oct. 7

Visit city and county parks in Spokane and Spokane City Credit Union will donate to the Spokane Parks Foundation.

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Shallan selfie photo with Carol in the background tending to a campfire.

Friendship Connections In the Great Outdoors

Time spent in the outdoors strengthens relational bonds and inspires self-discovery and awareness. Personal essay by Shallan Knowles.

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