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Get Fit and Take Your Kids On An Adventure

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We all want to be healthy and fit. What better way to do it then by having fun with your kids? To help get the ball rolling on fitness for your family, Kolcraft, Jeep and the National Wildlife Federation are inviting you to a very special Hike & Seek!

This family-friendly activity is a cross between a nature hike and a scavenger hunt, bringing children and adults together in the great outdoors for some fresh fall air and fun.  This date with Mother Nature combines a one mile hike with “Stop and Study” interactive nature stations along the way, providing an entertaining learning experience. The stations, manned by NWF naturalists and wildlife experts, provide activities to stimulate all the senses using Mother Nature’s world as inspiration. Every participant is given a map and Mission Guidebook to direct their path and will receive a junior naturalist badge at the end of the hike. Once Hike and Seekers return to base camp they will be greeted by exhibits, prizes, more activities and maybe even some friendly wildlife! Rumor has it that NWF’s Ranger Rick will make a live appearance. (Editor’s note – I will definitely be getting my picture taken with my idol Ranger Rick!)

Participants will be given staggered start times beginning at 9am. On-site registration starts at 8am. Once you are on the trail you can go as fast or slow as you like. Don’t hurry, take time to enjoy and connect with the nature around you. Generally, the adventure takes approximately two hours to complete. All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Hike & Seek is part of NWF’s Be Out There campaign to get kids outdoors where they can connect with nature, run and play, and just be kids. While contemporary parents spent their free time as kids exploring and playing in nature, their children spend far more time indoors plugged into electronic media. The result is that American kids are prone to higher incidences of obesity, asthma, diabetes, and ADHD because they’re missing something essential to their health and development–unstructured time playing outdoors.

Hike & Seek will take place in the following cities:
• Chicago on October 2, 2010
• Seattle on October 16, 2010
• Washington DC on October 2, 2010

To kick off Hike & Seek, we will be hosting a Twitter Party on September 30, 2010 from 11-12 CST. During this time, everyone will have the opportunity to tweet with experts from NWF and win all sorts of Jeep products that will help you and your family get outdoors. Products will include baby strollers (even Jeep Joggers!), baby carriers, pet carriers, pet toys, subscriptions to Ranger Rick magazine and more! You can follow the event on Twitter using #HikeandSeek tag. More info coming next week!

Can’t wait to Hike & Seek with you!


10 Responses to “Get Fit and Take Your Kids On An Adventure”

  1. Tricia @Night owl mama September 23, 2010 at 8:44 pm #

    how exciting! I’ll certainly post about this wonderful event. AND look your even in Chicago! How fun

    • admin September 27, 2010 at 1:20 pm #

      Thank you Tricia!!!!

  2. @SunRae17 September 26, 2010 at 10:39 am #

    see ya there

    • admin September 27, 2010 at 12:22 pm #

      Yea SunRae,
      Stop by the Jeep products & say hi. We’d love to meet you!
      Michelle

  3. Eliane Filho September 28, 2010 at 12:13 am #

    we love outdoor activity I most likely will join u guys Blesses :)

    • admin September 28, 2010 at 7:37 am #

      YEAH! Please introduce yourself to us Eliane :)

  4. Eliane Filho September 29, 2010 at 12:09 pm #

    Is there a special place for introductions?
    I’ll leave something here just in case

    My Name is Eliane, I’m married to my best friend and we have 3 boys
    ages 10, 11 and 13 you can read more by clicking on my blog :) Blesses

    http://elianefilho.wordpress.com/about

  5. Shannon Schulte September 30, 2010 at 9:41 am #

    Looks like fun @sethandhsannon1

    • admin October 1, 2010 at 7:41 am #

      Shannon,
      Thanks for joining our Twitter Party for Hike & Seek. It was so fun having you!
      Michelle

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