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Parents spend their time shuffling from commute to carpool to curbside pickup; kids look down at devices instead of scanning the skies for animal-shaped clouds. We ALL suffer from Nature Deficit Disorder (NDD).
In fact, studies show that just five minutes in nature can raise spirits, reduce stress, increase focus and foster physical wellbeing. That’s science talk for “playing in the dirt is good clean fun.”
We’re partnering with other like-minded organizations to offer gear and financial support, we’re planning outside adventures for kids in our communities, and we’re providing tips and tricks to help get more kids outside on the regular.
Take 5 minutes or 5 days
Spend just five minutes in nature, and you can raise spirits, reduce stress, increase focus and foster physical well-being. Here are quick ideas- now imagine what you can do with 5 days.
Decrease Screen Time
Teens on average spend 8 hours/day on a screen between messages, social media, gaming & streaming tv/video. Set a time limit on screen time and send ‘em outside.
A little bit of dirt never hurt anybody. In fact, it’s good for you. Microbes in the environment play an important role in regulating our immune system.
Increase physical activity = developed muscles, motor skills, healthy weight and more. Try to work in weekly to daily activity. The options are endless.
Spending time outside increase the possibility we ensure our kids become the next stewards and protectors of our natural landscapes and allows teaching opportunities for parents. Teachable moments:
Bike to Work Day
June 27th is Bike to Work Day! Kelty team members will be biking to work and then partnering with Wish for Wheels to build bikes for kids! 25 total bikes + helmets will go to kids in low income communities to help get them outside and bring health and happiness to their lives!
Whether it be mentally, physically, overcoming serious injury or just overall happiness and well-being in quality time spent outdoors, we want to hear and share your stories! Please complete the form below:
If you know of an organization, non-profit, children’s group or even a family who could benefit from Cure for the Common Kid, please submit an application below. Kelty will select one application quarterly to receive a $500 grant or gear equivalent to help kids get outside! Providing a grant or gear opportunity for nominated organizations or families allows us to reach further into communities across the country.