Camps and Youth Development

22-day Hiking Experience for Teens

February 21, 2014 kidsandnature Camps and Youth DevelopmentNationalParks and LandPhysical Activity

In May 2013, I set out to hike the Pacific Crest Trail, a 2,650-mile journey from Mexico to Canada. A knee injury booted me off the trail after 1,400 miles, but in the course of my adventure I fell in love with nature and the outdoors. I returned home and immediately searched for a way […]

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Help the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department!

January 20, 2014 kidsandnature Camps and Youth DevelopmentFundingParks and LandPhysical Activity

Help your Columbus Recreation and Parks Department grow for the future! We are putting a Master Plan together to lead us into the future. You can help shape the department by taking a survey at: www.surveymonkey.com/s/2013RecParksMP

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Nature Explore Workshops Coming to Columbus, Ohio in April

January 15, 2014 kidsandnature Camps and Youth DevelopmentEducation/SchoolsParks and LandStatewide

Indianola Children’s Center (ICC) is pleased to be hosting the following workshops in Columbus, OH on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Using Your Outdoor Classroom 9AM-12PM Experience innovative techniques for using outdoor classrooms as an integral part of children’s daily learning. The Arts & Nature 1PM-4PM Discover engaging art experiences inspired by nature that help children […]

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Hocking Hills: Free Family Activity Sept. 29 for Leave No Child Inside Day

September 3, 2013 kidsandnature Camps and Youth DevelopmentParentingParks and LandPhysical Activity

9/29/13:  National “Leave No Child Inside” Day, 1pm-3pm: Take a guided hike through a portion of Camp Oty’Okwa’s 700+ acres and explore the infamous Counselor’s Cave and Seven Dwarves Cave.  This is a free event and great for families; be sure to bring your hiking shoes!  Camp Oty’Okwa is located at 24799 Purcell Rd. South […]

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Annual Ohio Conference “101 Alternatives to the Chalkboard”

August 19, 2013 kidsandnature Camps and Youth DevelopmentEducation/SchoolsParks and Land

I hope you can join us at Camp Kern for the 38th annual “101 Alternatives to the Chalkboard” educators’ conference on the first weekend of October(October 4, 5, 6). Our theme this year is: Back to Our Beginnings, the Roots of Environmental Education. The cost is $82, the cost for Saturday only is $42, discounts and […]

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Important: Free, effective way to promote your April events!

February 18, 2012 kidsandnature Camps and Youth DevelopmentEducation/SchoolsLNCI EventsNationalParentingParks and LandPhysical ActivitySpiritual and ReligiousStatewide

All, We are excited to tell you about a concrete (free!) way to receive more publicity, support and attendance for your April 2012 nature-related events and service projects. You may have heard about The Children and Nature Network 2012 Let‚s G.O.! campaign. This initiative is a nationwide effort to increase and track opportunities throughout the […]

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NEWS RELEASE: Race to the Wilds for Jack Hanna Day, Tours and More!

April 29, 2011 kidsandnature Camps and Youth DevelopmentParks and Land

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 28, 2011 CONTACT: Jennifer Wilson Communications Manager Office: 614-645-3579 Cell: 740-398-8371 jennifer.wilson@columbuszoo.org RACE TO THE WILDS FOR JACK HANNA DAY, TOURS AND MORE! Cumberland, OH – Rhinos and cheetahs and giraffes oh my! Dash to the Wilds for the 2011 season which kicks off on April 30th at this year’s Ecothon […]

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Wellness Camp in Cleveland

March 30, 2010 jodyNcolumbus Camps and Youth Development

Camp Insight encourages the creativity to flow as campers learn healthy skills to stretch their mind, body and spirit in new ways. Campers will experience Tae Kwon Do, Yoga and Qi Gong (Tai Chi), art and music classes. The group will explore nature through guided hikes and take part in challenge games that teach campers […]

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Announcement: Brown Bag Lunch Meeting (LNCI) in Central Ohio Jan. 19 at noon

January 7, 2010 kidsandnature Camps and Youth DevelopmentEducation/SchoolsFundingLegislationLNCI EventsMental and Behavioral HealthNationalOctober Action ItemsParentingParks and LandPhysical ActivityStatewideUncategorized

The Leave No Child INSIDE Central Ohio Collaborative invites you to a meeting! Please come and hear updates from all the teams that formed last fall! They have been working very hard and are eager to share their progress. When: Tuesday Jan. 19 NOON – 1 p.m. Where: Westerville Public Library Cost: Free Important: Bring […]

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Study: Play Develops Social Responsibility

December 2, 2009 kidsandnature Camps and Youth DevelopmentEducation/SchoolsMental and Behavioral HealthNational

Reprinted from the Peaceful Playgrounds newsletter, courtesy of member Tina Gratitude at Indianola Children’s Center: Study: “Play” Develops Social Responsibility Locally and across the nation, time for play has been increasingly squeezed out of preschool and kindergarten. The reason given is that schools, bent on raising student achievement, especially among poor and minority students. The […]

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