As camp staff, you know the importance of enjoying and caring for your natural surroundings. This time of year, the leaves are changing and the air is crisp — fall is a great time to get outdoors!
Here are our top ten favorite fall activities:
- Hiking (You can get into National Parks for free in honor of Veterans' Day Weekend, Nov. 10-12)
- Going to the pumpkin patch or apple orchard
- Camping (S'mores anyone?!)
- Helping elderly neighbors winterize their yards (Raking, weeding, getting the garden ready for spring!)
- Collecting fall leaves
- Outdoor pick-up games with friends (Football, basketball, soccer, etc.)
- Taking a hayride
- Birdwatching (Never been? Check out this beginner's guide !)
Did we miss something? What's YOUR favorite fall activity?
Check out our some of our nature-focused educational alliances for more information on getting outdoors and sharing your experiences:
- Children and Nature Network: Offers parents, youth, civic leaders, educators and health-care providers access to the latest news and research in this field as well as practical advice, including ways to apply new-found knowledge at home, at school, in work environments, and in the community.
- Outdoor Afro: A community that reconnects African-Americans with natural spaces and one another through recreational activities such as camping, hiking, biking, fishing, gardening, skiing — and more!
- The Nature Conservancy:  The leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.
- ecoAmerica:  Dedicated to supporting the environmental movement and growing the base of public support for environment and climate solutions among mainstream Americans.