Nature Outings Away From Home:
- Explore state and national parks. Camping in state parks is a great bargain for family travel. Check out the Junior Ranger program at the National Park Service. Children can earn badges for all kinds of educational tasks.
- Plan outdoor activities at your vacation destination. Be sure to include some outdoor recreation activities wherever you go for vacation. If you’re visiting relatives far away, get familiar with the facts about their region and use them to teach your children about ecological diversity.
Send your child to summer camp. Summer camp can be an enriching experience for youngsters with opportunities to learn new things and make new friends. The American Camp Association can help you find an accredited program to match your child’s needs.