June is Great Outdoors Month!
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Posted by: Mickaela Hilleren
The weather is warming up and that means summer vacation is right around the corner. Great Outdoors Month® 2019 is a great way to experience healthy, active outdoor family fun in your great outdoors! Public and private organizations from across the country are coming together as members of the Great Outdoors Month® Council to help all Americans Escape the Indoors and celebrate the educational, economic, health, and social benefits of active fun outdoors.
Be a part of Great Outdoors Month in 2019! Events like Kids to Parks™ Day, the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day®, Bike Travel Weekend, National Fishing and Boating Week, National Get Outdoors Day, National Marina Day, the Great Outdoors National Day of Service, the Great American Campout and more are great ways to #EscapetheIndoors and discover new ways to have fun with family and friends this June.
"The month of June is always an exciting time for the many facets of the outdoors recreation industry. With the weather heating up and schools concluding for the summer, we can count on the number of boaters on the water to increase,” says Matt Gruhn, President of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas. “The Great Outdoors Month celebration, particularly National Fishing and Boating Week, is the perfect way to kick off the summer and remind everyone to disconnect and spend time outside with family and friends."
America’s kids face an outdoor crisis. A generation ago, kids spent more than four hours a day outside -- now, it’s less than 40 minutes per week. Being outside has a multitude of health benefits. Children who engage in active fun outdoors are more likely to be physically fit, have better eyesight, improved cognitive development and more. And, the closer we feel to nature, the greater our concern for it becomes.
“All of the organizations involved are in the business of family fun, togetherness, adventure and making memories, and there’s no better way to accomplish these things than spending time together outdoors,” said Great Outdoors Month Council Chairman Frank Peterson. “We’re inviting Americans to Escape the Indoors during the month of June and throughout the year to disconnect from their hectic lives and take in all the wonderful things nature has to offer.”
More information about Great Outdoors Month and events taking place across America can be found at www.greatoutdoorsmonth.org