Camp Native has partnered with Big City Mountaineers to raise $5,000 to give the gift of camping to 100 under-resourced youth.
David Woodbury, aka "Woody" is bicycling to raise awareness of Camp Native and the positive impacts of camping and the outdoors. Woody's route of more than 4000 miles will take him to 9 states, 82 towns and 107 days of tent camping.
Free and unstructured play in the outdoors boosts problem-solving skills, focus and self-discipline. Socially, it improves cooperation, flexibility, and self-awareness. Emotional benefits include reduced aggression and increased happiness. "Children will be smarter, better able to get along with others, healthier and happier when they have regular opportunities for free and unstructured play in the out-of-doors," concluded one authoritative study published by the American Medical Association in 2005.
Please join Woody, Camp Native and Big City Mountaineers today and make a difference in kids' lives with the powerful benefits of camping and the outdoors.