Many camps and recreation programs put a great deal of emphasis on nature and outdoor education.
With good reason.
According to the National Wildlife Federation, outdoor education and play can improve vision, protect against future health issues such as heart disease, improve critical thinking, reduce stress levels, and protect emotional development – among other things.
For a downloadable fact sheet about Developing Mind, Body and Spirit through Outdoor Play and other information, visit the National Wildlife Federation website.
For some great ways to incorporate more nature into your camp or recreation program, check out the resources below.