Category: Parks & Outdoor Activities

Summer Trip Idea: Go Chasing Waterfalls

By Katie Moosbrugger I’m guessing the band TLC, who sing the lyrics “Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls,” has never been to North Carolina because it actually makes for...

Stand-Up PaddleBoarding with Triad ECO Adventures

By Rachel Hoeing When it comes to Monday mornings, I usually roll my eyes and murmur, “Back to the grind.” But this past Monday morning I jumped out of bed,...

Five Tips to Successfully Incorporate Horses Into Your Summer Activities

By Linnea Cauble Her quiet giggles as she carried out her masterful plan to win the egg and spoon contest quickly turned into roaring laughter as everyone at summer camp...

Segway Fun with Triad ECO Adventures

By Kelly Hines I am terrified by all sorts of random things. Mice. The inside of the garbage disposal. Segways. Especially Segways. So when an opportunity arose for the...

The Perfect Summer Camp For Busy Families

By Anitra Fulton, Program Director Swim Fanatics Swim Club Are you dreaming of a summer camp experience that your toddler and school age child can enjoy together? This...

Carrying On Traditions at Camp Hanes

By Jen de Ridder, Senior Program Director YMCA Camp Hanes Friday evenings at YMCA Camp Hanes we host a closing picnic and ceremony for our families. We serve a tasty...

Seven Fun Ways to Ring In the New Year With Kids!

We all know planning a memorable New Years Eve can be tough, especially with kids! If you and your significant other are without “adult” plans this year you...

Get Kids Running and Motivate Them to GO FAR

By Guest Blogger Karen Grossman The starting line is abuzz. Energy surges upward from the soles of bouncy feet, mouths curl into anxious grins, and conversation flows...

Weekend Trip Idea: Cabin Camping

By Guest Blogger April Caudle Want to take your family camping but aren’t sure where to go or what to bring? You like the idea of “getting away” to...

Take a Child Outdoors!

By Guest Blogger Kevin Redding September is one of the finest times of year to be outdoors. The nights are cool and days are crisp. Leaves are giving their first hint of...