Family Outdoors Guide 2019

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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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Two teenage girls paddling a blue canoe and a man paddling a red and yellow kayak on the Little Spokane River at Saint George's School.

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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8 Family Bike Rides to Fun Destinations in Spokane and North Idaho

Adults can more easily appreciate cycling’s exercise benefits and transportation power through scenic landscapes—kids not so much. Here are family-bike ride itineraries to help motivate and energize your kiddos. Be sure to bring along plenty of water for everyone, trailside snacks, tire pump, and patch kit, as well as a first-aid kit. Harrison, Idaho, via …

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View of the Palouse from the summit of Steptoe Butte.

10 Family Spring & Summertime Adventures in Washington and North Idaho 

Our 4th annual Inland Northwest Family Outdoors Guide provides families of all experience levels with event and activity ideas to maximize your outdoor fun and adventure. If you’re looking for a unique summer camp and recommendations for regional hiking and biking trails and other adventure ideas, our trusted guide is your go-to resource. And once …

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