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For some, camping out in a tent is a privilege. For others, it may be their last resort. Camping out can be a great opportunity to talk to your kids about empathy and understanding of vulnerable neighbours who lack safe shelter, nutritious food, and the health and wellness services that can turn their lives around.
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We know that outdoor play has a lot of benefits and plays a key role in neurological development. National 24-hour guidelines suggest a mix of vigorous and light physical activity, proper sleep, and reduction of sedentary activity.  The benefits include better cognitive health, mental health, immune functions, social skill development and much more.

Let’s explore outdoor games and activities you can do with your family on a campout, in the backyard, at a local park, at the beach or at the pool. You will notice that some activities can be done in multiple locations.

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Taking the kids camping provides many benefits that the typical weekend trip to the water park may not. While staying in a hotel might be fun, being outdoors offers many psychological and physical benefits that promote an overall well-being – for life.

The list of benefits to getting outdoors and camping with your kids is long but let us take a look at four that just might get you to start planning some camping trips this summer.

There is a lot of science going on in your backyard or local park.  As children learn more about the habitants of these spaces, the more they will appreciate nature and have a greater respect for all living creatures.

Let’s explore the wide world of plants, the magical discovery of birds, and the delicious rewards of a backyard wildlife habitat.

Camping with the kids: bags exploding, dirt everywhere, cuts and bruises… also the most fun you’ll have all year. Without breaking the bank, we’re bringing you 7 camping hacks you didn’t know you needed - until now.
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There are some important things to know about what to do when nature calls, in nature. 

It may seem odd that wildlife uses the outdoors as their outhouse and that humans should behave differently with their own waste, but there are a couple good explanations for this.

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If you plan to get outside and enjoy some hiking, you might be in an area where there are black bears, grizzlies or both. Black bears are prevalent across Canada (and the United States of America), while grizzly bears are found in Western Canada. How do you avoid an encounter with a bear and keep yourself safe? The first step is to understand bears and their behaviour. 

 

 

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