“Wilderness is not a luxury but necessity of the human spirit.” –Edward Abbey
In the last two decades, childhood has moved indoors. During summer break, the average American child spends as few as 30 minutes in unstructured outdoor play each day and more than six hours each day in front of an electronic screen.
This shift inside profoundly impacts the wellness of our nation’s kids. Childhood obesity rates have more than doubled in the last two generations, the United States has become the largest consumer of ADHD medications in the world, and pediatric prescriptions for antidepressants have risen exponentially.
Our kids are out of shape, tuned out, and stressed out because they’re missing something essential to their health and development: Connection to the Natural World…
What is your favorite memory from your childhood? For many of us, those treasured memories took place outside. Whether it was a hike through a towering forest, a day at the beach with family, or watching the sun rise over a distant mountain top, the outdoors provided the backdrop for many of our favorite memories/adventures. In light of that, we feel a refocusing is in order to the “way things used to be”.
At Escape Adventures there are many options to choose when planning your own memorable adventure. From northwest Washington State, down to southern Arizona, each wilderness excursion is designed to maximize your connection to the wonders of our great land. From biking, to hiking, to whitewater rafting, each adventure tour is unique and memorable in its own way. Led by friendly and professional guides (with over 22 years experience), clients are treated to first class meals, personalized service, and up close access to the best landmarks and natural wonders that Mother Nature has to offer.
From novice to experienced explorer, Escape Adventures provides options for all fitness levels and ages. Perfect for couples, corporate outings, and families who are looking to ditch the virtual world for the natural one. Visit our website today (www.escapeadventures.com), request a free brochure, and plan that memorable trip of a lifetime. You (and your kids) will be glad you did.