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Outdoor Activities for Young Children FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about Outdoor Activities for Young Children

This FAQ about Outdoor Activities for Young Children was compiled and written by Gloria Logan glogan@atk.com with numerous contributions by others.

Copyright 1995, Gloria Logan. Use and copying of this information are permitted as long as (1) no fees or compensation are charged for use, copies or access to this information, and (2) this copyright notice is included intact.

-01 SKI PROGRAMS: TAHOE AREA: ALPINE MEADOWS:
We went to Alpine Meadows last week-end where they have a Snow ...
-02 SKI PROGRAMS: TAHOE AREA: BEAR VALLEY:
phone: (209)753-...
-03 SKI PROGRAMS: TAHOE AREA: BOREAL:
phone: (916)426-3666 - shared with Soda ...
-04 SKI PROGRAMS: TAHOE AREA: HEAVENLY VALLEY:
My then 4 year old took two all day lessons. About $40 or $45 ...
-05 SKI PROGRAMS: TAHOE AREA: KIRKWOOD:
We spent a week at Kirkwood last winter with our 4.5 and 2.9 yo's....
-06 SKI PROGRAMS: TAHOE AREA: NORTHSTAR:
About a month later my husband and son went skiing at Sugar Bowl and ...
-07 SKI PROGRAMS: TAHOE AREA: SIERRA SKI RANCH:
We went to Sierra Ski Ranch when Alan was three and a third, I guess....
-08 SKI PROGRAMS: TAHOE AREA: SODA SPRINGS:
phone: (916)426-3666 - shared with ...
-09 SKI PROGRAMS: TAHOE AREA: SQUAW:
Squaw in general received negative comments--mostly refering to ...
-10 SKI PROGRAMS: TAHOE AREA: SUGAR BOWL:
About a month later my husband and son went skiing at Sugar Bowl and ...
-11 SKI PROGRAMS: TAHOE AREA: OTHER CALIFORNIA:
SHASTA SKI PARK:...
-12 SKI PROGRAMS: TAHOE AREA: CANADA:
LAKE LOUISE:...
-13 BACKPACKING: YOSEMITE:
I have taken my daughter on this trip (at 3) and it was a LOT of fun....
-14 BACKPACKING: TAHOE AREA:
A couple of weeks ago I asked for recommendations where to take my ...
-15 BACKPACKING: TAHOE AREA: Sierras
After the most successful dayhiking near Tahoe with my two kids, 7 ...
-16 BACKPACKING: TAHOE AREA: Emigrant Wilderness
We recently went to the Emigrant Wilderness. Took Corey at 10....
-17 GENERAL CAMPING: Bring another couple that has the same or fewer kids!
My wife and I just took Rachel (4 mo) and Laura (22 mo) car camping....
-18 GENERAL CAMPING: Three things that we did that were helpful for our camping trip with 6mo old were:
- crib netting over portable playpen to keep mesquitos (sp?) off ...
-19 GENERAL CAMPING: Twilderness canoe camping with kids
Right. This is *not* my very long, wilderness canoe camping with ...
-20 GENERAL CAMPING: what i am wondering is what helpful hints or hard lessons did you learn to make camping trips with your infant more enjoyable?
We took Jake camping at 10 weeks. Not just camping, but to ...
-21 GENERAL CAMPING: questions about camping
From kperdue@hpsmtc1.cup.hp.com (Karla Perdue)...
-22 GENERAL CAMPING: Backpack:
-23 GENERAL CAMPING: Dirt:
>How bad is it for a baby this young to eat dirt? I've never ...
-24 GENERAL CAMPING: a weekend of camping at Acadia National Park, Maine
My husband and I took our daughter Anna (age at time of trip 5....
-25 GENERAL CAMPING: Sleeping bags:
When we camp with the kids we put them in sleeper blankets. Vary ...
-26 GENERAL CAMPING: More Dirt: Babies love camping.
Well, if there is anything dangerous, fires, etc. you just put him ...
-27 GENERAL CAMPING: If you buy the low-tech child carrier model, and you have a lousy time, are you going to be likely to use it again?
Last year we did some hiking with friends who had a one year old ...
-28 GENERAL CAMPING: blankets
Funny how sometime after 12 months children asleep ...
-29 GENERAL CAMPING: I recollect watching my youngest brother eating a lot of dirt
Don't know, I recollect watching my youngest brother eating a lot ...
-30 GENERAL CAMPING: We took our daughter both car camping and backpacking since she was 2 months old.
Backpacking she used to sleep in my husband's down coat;...
-31 GENERAL CAMPING: a fiberfill comforter with snaps
Well, on the sleeping bag front, one possibility is to look at Sears ...
-32 GENERAL CAMPING: Tough Traveler backpack, a sleeping bag, and dirt.
I got all sorts of wonderful information in response to my posting a ...
-33 GENERAL CAMPING: a list of what to take camping
[She has a son: Cameron is 18 mos and *VERY* active, you name it he'...
-34 GENERAL CAMPING: 3 days and nights camping in Yosemite: Tuolomne Meadows
We recently spent 3 days and nights camping in Yosemite (...
-35 GENERAL CAMPING: playpen/portable crib, repellent, suntan lotion, happy drive
we've done quite a bit of car camping with alex, starting when she ...
-36 GENERAL CAMPING: Yellowstone
:My son will be ten this summer and wants to see Yellowstone. I'd ...
-37 GENERAL CAMPING: first camping trip
First, many thanks to all who responded to my request for tips as ...
-38 GENERAL CAMPING: GRAND CANYON:
I finally asked for a trip from from Bruce (who'd sent it but it ...
-39 GENERAL CAMPING: New Mexico
I grew up in New Mexico - and all of the states you are planning ...
-40 GENERAL CAMPING: We recently decided to try to go to Grand Canyon late August.
I suggest a rescheduling! Grand Canyon in *August*? We visited it ...
-41 GENERAL CAMPING: New Mexico and Southern Colorado
I spent two weeks last summer in New Mexico and Southern Colorado. ...
-42 CANOEING
(and good general info on outdoor living with kids)...
-43 CANOEING: FOOD:
If the child you plan to take with you is not born yet, the ...
-44 CANOEING: TOILET:
Beth is in cloth diapers but I go with disposable for travelling. ...
-45 CANOEING: LIFEJACKET:
An absolute must and quite likely to be hated. The smallest you can ...
-46 CANOEING: WHERE IN THE CANOE:
-47 CANOEING: BUGS/SUNBURN:
Kids should not take baths in bug repellent, and Avon Skin So Soft ...
-48 CANOEING: SLEEPING:
Assume that naps on travel days will be taken in the canoe. ...
-49 CANOEING: PORTAGES:
Don't count on your child walking across the portage. When Marc ...
-50 CANOEING: CAMPGROUND SAFETY:
We were surprised how quickly Beth and Aimee learned to stay ...
-51 CANOEING: TOYS:
We segregate our toys: the non waterproof ones are packed with the ...
-52 CANOEING: CLOTHES:
Don't forget raingear, plenty of warm and cool stuff (including ...
-53 CANOEING: Canoe Camping
Already Marc is carrying a small pack across portages, and we ...
-54 CANOEING: Canoe Camping second post
A while back (a loonnngggg while back) I posted some questions ...
-55 CANOEING: a story
Part 1:
-56 CANOEING: you should not put anything on over your child's lifejacket
A word of caution - you should not put anything on over your child'...
-57 SNORKELING:
From: mjohnson@zeus.calpoly.edu (Mark S. Johnson):...
-58 BIKING: tandem: 5 year old is too big for a carrier, and not big enough to keep up with us on her bike with training wheels.
>My older child finally can keep up with my husband and I ...
-59 BEACH:
IMHO, the best place to vacation with very young children is the beach....
-60 FARM:
Sorry to post this all over the U.S., but I thought that limiting it ...
-61 TIPS ON GENERAL PLANING FOR KIDS:
>One important thing is to take your child's personality into ...
-62 TIPS ON SLEEPING: general
I am going camping in Yosemite with my 15-month-old daughter, Georgia, ...
-63 TIPS ON SLEEPING: Could you drape mosquito netting over the porta crib?
-64 TIPS ON SLEEPING: sleeping bags for toddlers
We're taking our two-year old camping in a few weeks and I'm ...
-65 TIPS ON SLEEPING: Does anyone know of a source of child size sleeping bags?
>On a related topic --- Does anyone know of a source of child ...
-66 TIPS ON CLOTHING:
>During each of my son's first winter, we used a two-piece snowsuit....
-67 INSECT REPELLANT:
With the summer season upon us and camping with our infant son ...
-68 BACKPACKS FOR CARRYING KIDS: Tough Traveler Keith
-69 BACKPACKS FOR CARRYING KIDS: Are there any success stories out there that involve proper adjustment or a different brand of babypack?
Although it was more expensive, we bought a Tough Traveler backpack....
-70 BACKPACKS FOR CARRYING KIDS: Are there any success stories out there that involve proper adjustment or a different brand of babypack?
I've got the 60lbs capacity Tough Traveler. Yes, it's $100 ...
-71 BACKPACKS FOR CARRYING KIDS: Are there any success stories out there that involve proper adjustment or a different brand of babypack?
We bought one of the Tough Traveler ones. There are different sizes;...
-72 BACKPACKS FOR CARRYING KIDS: How to get a Tough Traveler a catalog:
Tough
-73 BACKPACKS FOR CARRYING KIDS: The Tough Traveller backpack (the more expensive model)
The *Tough Traveller* backpack (the more expensive model) is a ...
-74 BACKPACKS FOR CARRYING KIDS: Montana
We also have the Montana. Originally we had the Kid Carrier, ...
-75 BACKPACKS FOR CARRYING KIDS: Canada
Based on the models I've seen here in Canada (Tough Traveller,...
-76 LIFEJACKETS:
>>> Get your kid a lifejacket!...
-77 BIKE TRAILERS: (and related products)
I'm looking for a bicycle trailer for riding around with children. ...
-78 BIKE TRAILERS: Burley
The Burley is a great trailer, expect to pay $300-$350 for one,...
-79 BIKE TRAILERS: Archives
[Ed note: The posting I saved on bike trailers is over 145k bytes, ...
-80 BIKE TRAILERS: Burley Delite
We have 2 of the burleys. The newest one is the Burley Delite ...
-81 BIKE TRAILERS: kids
>Jeffrey is turning 3 soon, and we are thinking of buying him a ...
-82 BIKE TRAILERS: How long do they usually fit on a 12"?
> Jeffrey is normal height. ...
-83 BIKE TRAILERS: The man at the bike store proudly told us that his bike had ball bearings, not bushings, like the ones at Toys R Us. What on earth is a bushing, and do I care?
> I dont expect that Jeffrey will be ...
-84 BIKE TRAILERS: We plan to make a helmet mandatory. Any suggestions about helmets for young kids?
The best way to get your kids to wear a helmet is for you to wear ...
-85 BIKE TRAILERS: let me urge you not to put your small child on a bicycle
Please, let me urge you not to put your small child on a bicycle. ...
-86 BIKE TRAILERS: I've done this experiment
Well, as it happens, I've done this experiment, or something similar....









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