Youth Nature Running Series

An introduction to running for youth and their parents

These activities should be completed in the presence of a parent or guardian.

This series is great for families who are looking for an easy, fun introduction to running! Created in partnership with Kids of STEEL, the Youth Nature Running Series contains 15 days, each day including a brief run-walk activity and a fun outdoor activity. Complete all activities to earn special prize.

In this series, each component contains:

  • A “Before You Leave” activity or discussion
  • A Run-Walk Activity
  • An Outdoor Activity to do during your run
  • A post card-cut out to take with you on your run

This series is only available in a printable packet. 

Print the Nature Running Series Now!

Download the series to start your running journey

Videos & Webinars for Familes

Explore nature, watch “how to” videos, and learn about new activities you can do at home to continue the outdoor learning!

How to Geocache

Tools for Fishing

How to cast a fishing rod

How to Put Fishing Bait on a Hook

Backyard Obstacle Course

How a Seed Grows

Types of Fish and Places to Fish

Visit a Backyard Pond

Parent Webinar 5/8/20

Page 1 of Parent Webinar

Need trail inspiration?

 

Listed here we have a few of our staff and trip leaders favorite places to get outside and explore! Remember when hiking to keep an appropriate social distance from others and respect trail etiquette.

Youth Outdoor Leadership Series

A set of activities for teens ages 12-14 and their parents

These activities should be completed in the presence of a parent or guardian.

This series is great for youth who want to build their outdoor leadership skills! The Youth Outdoor Leadership Series is comprised of 8 different activities designed for youth ages 12-14. In this series, you will get a sneak peak at the Venture Outdoors’ Youth Leadership Manual. Complete all components in the leadership series and earn a certificate and a special prize.

In this series, each component contains:

  • Intro Questions
  • 5-15 minute activity
  • Discussion Questions
  • A short film of leaders in the outdoors

Want to get away from the screen?

Print the activity packet instead!

Activity #1

Intro to Venture Outdoors Leadership

Activity #2

What is Leadership?

Activity #3

You as a Leader

Activity #4

Learn Your Personality Color

Activity #5

Learning Styles

Activity #6

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Activity #7

Emotional Control

Activity #8

Rose - Bud - Thorn

Did you complete all 8 activities?

Submit this form to receive your prize!

Youth Explorer Button Series

A set of activities for kids ages 5-11 and their parents

These activities should be completed in the presence of a parent or guardian.

This series is great for families who want to feel more comfortable getting outside! The Button Series is comprised of 8 different activities designed for youth ages 5-11. Complete each component in the series to earn a button. Complete all activities to earn a Venture Outdoors special prize.

In this series, each component contains:

  • A 5 minute discussion geared towards youth
  • Handouts
  • A 10-15 minute activity
  • Additional resources

Want to get away from the screen?

Print the activity packet instead!

Leave No Trace

Nature Mindfulness

Outdoor Yoga

Recycling & Composting

Decomposition Competition

Animal Camouflage

Shelter Building

Did you complete all 8 activities?

Submit this form to receive your prizes!