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7 ideas to get outdoors with your kids this summer!

As a wee Canadian lassie, I have marvelous summertime memories of water fights, snuggling up by the fire with my cousins on camping trips and endless explorations (not to mention getting lost in a quite a few of them thanks to my hilarious-yet-directionally-impaired Aunt Sue).

Awkward: me. Not awkward: hiking Glacier National Park.

My awkward self at Glacier National Park.

Now that I’m a mom, I realize my family gave me a tremendous gift by encouraging us to have active outdoor fun and I want to pass this onto my own kids.

That’s why Mile High Mamas is thrilled to partner with the OFF!® brand in celebrating National Get Outdoors Day on June 14,th as well as Great Outdoors Month, which supports outdoor fun throughout the month of June.

There are events across the U.S., and the free event at City Park will have four interactive villages where you can fish, bike, climb, garden, dance, explore and play! While the Outdoor Adventure Village gives visitors the chance to paddle, canoe, and cast a line into the fishing pond, the Expressive Arts Village allows attendees to draw, paint, make music, plant gardens and learn about urban farming.

getoutdoorsBut wait, there’s more! The United Healthcare BodyWalk Village lets family members learn about healthy and active lifestyle choices and you can try out new outdoor activities at the Adaptive Recreation Village such as bicycling on a hand-pedal bike and fishing with an adaptive fishing rod.

Mile High Mamas will be there, as well. Be sure to join us at the OFF!® brand tent for OFF! Deep Woods® Insect Repellent Towelettes samples, outdoor-themed giveaways, fun facts, a photo booth (think: crazy fun!) and tips for protecting yourself against mosquitoes and ticks during the buggy summer season. Enter to win a prize basket filled with essentials for outdoor exercise, complete with a copy of fellow nature-lover and Bachelorette alum Trista Sutter’s new book, “Happily Ever After: The Life-Changing Power of a Grateful Heart,” signed by Trista herself.

All activities and events are from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and are free for all ages. To learn more about the National Get Outdoors Day celebration at Denver City Park (E. 17th Ave. and Colorado Blvd., Denver), visit: http://www.getoutdoorscolorado.org/ngod. Also check out www.facebook.com/off;   www.instagram.com/ooffoutdoors  and https://vistacam.off.com/#/.

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Local Ideas

aspenDo you want to spend more time in the outdoors this summer? You’re not alone! The OFF!® brand found in a recent national survey that nearly all Americans (97 percent) think it’s important to spend time outside, but almost three-quarters of Americans wish they could spend more time outdoors.

Denver is an outdoor mecca. In Jefferson County alone, there are 53,000 acres that include 28 regional parks and a trail system that spans 227 miles.

That’s a whole lot of outdoor fun. Here are some ideas to get outdoors:

Let this summer be the one for outdoor fun and remember: #TheOutdoorsMissesYou!

Mile High Mamas is partnering with the OFF!® brand on this campaign. All opinions expressed are our own. Stay tuned for the fun details of National Get Outdoors Day as well as a giveaway.