It makes me sad whenever I hear someone say, "I never really went camping or hiking until I became an adult." Or, even worse, "I've never been!" Every kid deserves the chance to swim in a lake, to run through the forest, to watch the sun set beyond the mountains, and to feel small next to the grandeur of the earth.
June is National Camping Month and The North Face is trying to encourage families to get outdoors together. Overnight or otherwise. When they asked me to host a giveaway and share resources, I obliged with enthusiasm.
Here are THREE things to know about...
1. The North Face has an online community database called PlanetExplore, where you can go to search for cool, fun, and (often) FREE outdoor events happening in your local area. All you have to do is go to PlanetExplore, type in your zip code, and choose from a list of activities like hiking, biking, camping, boarding, skiing, volunteering, and more! (I typed in my zip code and only 2 activities were listed so hopefully they're working to populate the site more heavily...)
2. The North Face recently announced a grant giving program called the Explore Fund that will give away 300,000+ in grants to help support organizations that encourage youth outdoor participation. Deadline: August 15.
3. The North Face is offering a super fun outdoor-themed giveaway RIGHT HERE. The winner will receive all of this:
Pictured: Interval 25 Pack ($119), 1-year Subscription to Backpacker Magazine ($12), Stowable Vaporwick Endurance Hat ($24), and Planet Explore Water Bottle (unknown). Total Prize Package worth: $155+.
WIN IT! One winner will receive all four prizes listed above, courtesy of The North Face. To enter, leave any topic-related comment on this post prior to Saturday, July 3rd at 11:59 p.m. All generic comments like “Enter me!,” “Love it,” and “Cool stuff!” will be disqualified. Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
The North Face has generously donated this prize package. I received no product or monetary compensation for this post. I’m just excited to help YOU get outdoors with your family!
*UPDATE* The winner is #102 kathy pease. Congratulations!