Kids belong outdoors—a fun, healthy, beyond-the-ordinary place that can expand their view of the world. Backpacking is a great way to help them appreciate all the beauty and adventurous possibilities that the natural world offers.
Here are some of our favorite tips for successfully taking kids (from about age 6 to 16) into the backcountry and keeping them excited about the experience.
How kids gain from backpacking excursions:
See also the REI Expert Advice article Camping with Kids.
Contributor: Doug Peterson, REI product manager and father of 2 daughters
By T.D. Wood
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Last updated: Mon Aug 13 18:55:19 PDT 2012
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