Family Camping in California

Time Away Pays: Take Vacation Days

Employees who use available vacation time gain a leg up in the workplace, according to a new survey conducted by the Society for Human Resources Management. New research indicates that employee vacation is critical to the success of high-performing organizations – employees who take time off to recharge increase their own productivity and contribute to the success of the entire organization.


Family Camping Tips

tent feetCamping with kids is great family fun. We are all kids at heart when it's time to go camping, but when your camping trip includes young children some extra planning and precautions will make the trip more fun and memorable. Here are some tips to help you start thinking ahead about camping with children.


Resources to Get Kids Outdoors!


Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights - A list of 10 activities that children should have the opportunity to experience before they enter high school.

Children and Nature Network
- An outcome of Last Child in the Woods, activists around the country knew they needed to rescue our youth and "get them outdoors."Last Child in the Woods - Richard Louv sparked a national debate that spawned an international movement to reconnect kids and nature. He coined the term nature-deficit disorder; influenced national policy; and helped inspire campaigns in over eighty cities, states, and provinces throughout North America.

Nature Rocks - A family fun nature planner

kids learning outside stuffChildren's National Forest - Along with recreation opportunities, Children's Forest hosts a Visitor Information Center, an Environmental Education Program, and a Youth Leadership Volunteer Program, and an active reforestation program. Children's Forest is a place where children learn how to become stewards of the land through education and opportunities.