Be An Outside Family

You don’t have to climb the highest peaks or camp under the stars in the wilderness to be an Outside Family in Idaho—you don’t even have to have your own backyard! From a city sidewalk to a community garden, greenbelt, or school playground, parents and caregivers can help kids gets outdoors and explore the natural world around us.


Studies show that children who spend time in the outdoors benefit physically, emotionally and physically—they are better able to concentrate and problem solve!

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Too Few Kids Getting Outdoors With Mom or Dad


Please click on the links below for ideas about where to go and what to do with your children outside in Idaho!


Learn Something

[link to Learning about the Outdoors page]

Go Somewhere

Go Somewhere [link to calendar or Where to Go in Idaho features page]

Make Something

Make Something [link to Activities Page]

Give Something

Sharing your experience is one of the best parts of being outside.


Here we have some great ideas for sharing your outdoor experience.

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