Welcome to our STAY ADVENTUROUS Challenge!
Our goal for this company is to reconnect our amazing small communities through outdoor events and programs. Given what is currently happening in the world, we wanted to let you know that we HEAR you and 100% FEEL some of your frustration. Although we are following all recommendations, this does NOT mean that we will stop reconnecting ALL OF US or encouraging all of you to get outside of your comfort zones.
Our STAY ADVENTUROUS challenge is simple. We encourage you to stay active for at least 30 minutes every day by completing our daily recommendations. These recommendations are chosen to encourage you to improve your muscular strength, cardiovascular endurance, positive mindset and of course your ability to complete simple educational tasks like using a map and a compass. All of these challenges will provide you a road map towards completing one of your adventurous goals - running a 5k or completing a solo day hike. You don't have one of these goals or any goal? Don't worry! Reach out to our team and they will get you started!
Day 1: Move Your Body!
Lace your sneakers and walk outside for 30 minutes. You can make loops up and down your driveway, walk laps around your house or even walk your block (yes that's okay as long as you follow all of the health recommendations)
Day 2: Muscular Strength and Muscular Endurance can be gained by simply doing body weight exercises. This workout is meant for all ages but here are our modifications!
1). It doesn't have to be a race. 2). Set a goal. For example, today is the 17th so try to do 17 of each. 😁
⭐ Jumping Jack's. If you struggle with these (or children do) have them jump their legs out, and then put arms up).
🔴 Sit ups: focus on pulling your stomach up. Dont put your hands behind your head. You want to roll up.
🔷️ Toe Touches. Bend your knees slightly if you have to. Its okay to just bend at the hips and reach for the floor.
🍀 Squats. You want to push your butt back so it's like your sitting back in a chair. Keep your knees near 90 degrees so they dont go over your toes.
Day 3: Adventure Education - Map Skills
Today's recommended activity....learn or reacquaint yourself with your favorite park/trail map for many reasons.
1️). You can NEVER replace the security of knowing your map while you're out adventuring
2️). You will develop a list of trails/adventures you will want to do.
3️). You can use the above two steps to build your confidence to set a goal to complete X number of trails or even to complete a solo hike.
💁♀️ Don't forget that we are here to help you! Need help locating a map? Need assistance in reading a map or even how to use a compass? Be sure to check out our social stories on Instagram later or sign up for our Hike 101 class (that will be held as soon as the CDC gives the clearance).
Day 4: Adventure Education - Compass Skills
Today's recommendations is to re-introduce yourself to using a compass. 🧭 Knowing how to use a compass can save your life when you're out on an adventure. Although your phones have one and there are plenty of apps that navigate trails for you, these do NOT always work (many parks have no cell reception - including @letchworthstatepark and the @adirondacks_ny ). Plus many of those apps are NOT accurate with their navigation.
DO YOU want to learn the basics and how to interest your kids?
1). Check out our Instagram information stories! We posted videos to show you the basics. 📸
2). Teach them to you child(ren) then send them to a room in your house USING only the compass and paces. (Example: travel south 5 steps, turn east, take 10 steps, turn around noth, travel 15 steps. Get a snack from the bin on the counter. 🍎
Day 5: Adventure Education - Camp Out INDOORS
Want to introduce your child(ren) to camping? The best way is to get them used to being in the tent so we like to put it in their "security" place like their bedroom . Make it feel more like camping by:
⛺ making hot dogs for dinner
⛺ sleeping bags
⛺ app with campfire sound, crickets sounds etc
⛺ and don't forget to make s'mores! (Food Network has a great one on their website).