Smartphones and other digital devices make it easy to slip into a tech-heavy routine but every once in a while, it’s nice to turn everything off, head outside and embrace nature. Incorporating more outdoor activity into your everyday routine has been shown to benefit adults and youth of all ages.
If you really want to take things to the next level and become an avid explorer, we suggest joining an outdoor adventure club. Surrounding yourself with other like-minded people can give you a more robust outdoor experience and tends to create long-lasting memories that further encourage you to spend more time outside.
Here are five reasons to join an adventure club:
1. Gain a New Appreciation for the Great Outdoors
Nature is all around us; whether we’re looking out the window or getting into the car to head to school or work, we’re regularly in contact with nature. But ask yourself, how often do you enjoy outdoor recreation?
Adventure clubs are a great way to engage in outdoor activities and try new things. A youth outdoor adventure club introduces minors to activities that will challenge them but also reinvigorate them to the core. Statistics support that being active in outdoor activities helps mental health and overall quality of life. Youth adventure clubs can help to redefine someone’s relationship with Mother Nature starting them on the path to a better version of themselves filled with greater appreciation for life.
2. Step Out of Your Comfort Zone
Do you find yourself interested in exploring nature, but you’re not sure where to get started? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. The great outdoors can be intimidating, especially if you don’t have a lot of experience navigating the environment. An adventure club can help you step outside of your comfort zone by putting you right in the thick of it with others who are more experienced explorers, which ultimately, can make it a more comfortable and satisfying experience.
3. Get Some Exercise
Another benefit of the great outdoors is you get a neverending fitness center, without the price tag. For example, something as simple as walking through the park on a nice day is a satisfying way to get in some physical activity. If you want to level up, joining an adventure club can expose you to more strenuous activities for exercise. Outdoor activities like rock climbing, hiking, biking and swimming are just a few of the high - and low-impact opportunities for fitness that require little to no equipment.
4. Come Together with the Community
When you join an outdoor adventure club, you get the benefit of working closely with other members within a community. You’re automatically a part of a team that’s striving to achieve a common goal. Not only is it a fun opportunity for team building, but it can also have an overall positive impact on the community as a whole. You meet new people, make new friends, and get to work together in a different environments grow you as a person.
5. Learn New Life Skills
Stepping away from technology and using your mind and body to navigate challenges and solve problems is a great way to prepare you for almost every area of life. In most outdoor adventure clubs, you will gain new life and survival skills that carry over into the future, no matter what field you’re in. Statistics show that survival skills like building a fire, collecting clean water and identifying edible plants and foods in nature help to build self confidence, self reliance and decision making.
Join the Tru Flask Adventure Club!
The Tru Flask Adventure Club™ offers the perfect opportunity for school age children to connect with nature and reap the benefits of spending time outdoors. We work closely with school districts and non profit organizations that want to expose children to a wide variety of outdoor activities, such as biking, camping, and rock climbing.
Whether you’re a parent, teacher, school administrator (or a kid who wants in on the fun!) We can help your local community get involved and fully embrace Mother Nature in all of her glory.
For more information on the Tru Flask Adventure Club™ or if you’re ready to get involved, click here!