Richard Louv on Raising Your Kids Outside - Why It Matters.

“The future will belong to the nature-smart—those individuals, families, businesses, and political leaders who develop a deeper understanding of the transformative power of the natural world and who balance the virtual with the real. The more high-tech we become, the more nature we need.”


We sometimes get asked why our programs are held outside, rain or shine. The answer is quite simple - magical things happen for our children and their parents when we reconnect with nature. Here we list some benefits, but to dig deeper check out one of our major inspirations- Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv.


  • nature play boosts creativity and problem solving

  • frequent exposure to nature improves ability to focus

  • promotes health and wellness

  • increases confidence

  • builds social skills

  • promotes love and respect  for nature

  • combats nature-deficit disorder

  • reduces screen time (the average american child spends 7 hours/day on electronic media

  • plus, did you know that children who grow their own food are more likely to eat their fruits and vegetables?

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