As the father of 14, 7, and 6 year old children, I am often missing events that I cannot attend because my children would not be able to participate and I have no one to watch them. Instead, we go to the park, or just mull around the house. NO MORE.
Introducing a new program, NSO KIDS!
Aimed primarily at children or families with children between 5-15 year of age, NSO is planning to schedule a series of kid friendly events that are in line with our outdoor philosophies.
This event is a call to action by other "home bound" parents who would like to get up and get out with their children. To be eligible to participate, children must have at least one dues paying parent or guardian or be the guest of a dues paying member. Children will not pay dues themselves.
I would like to set up a planning session for the implementation of NSO Kids and welcome all parents and children who can to attend a brainstorming session to kick off this project.
Some examples of NSO kids events would be:
Scaled down versions of our other activities such as 20 foot rappelling, backpacking over a 2-3 mile trail, caving in flat, short, dry caves. Other events would include short hikes, car-side camping trips, fishing trips, trips to local parks and swimming holes. We may even do some 2, 3, or 5 day summer camp style events that would incorporate numerous events and even some over-night events. These could include knot-tying lessons. Lessons on how to start a fire, use a compass, identify types of flora and fauna, etc. These are just a few of my ideas.
If you are interested in participating in this brainstorming session, please RSVP and if there are enough interested parties to make this happen, I will schedule a date for the meeting.
Hope to see you there.