The kids are tough. Here they're doing the first glass in a two week swimming course. I've got my puff jacket on, standing near the fence that keeps parents from getting too close to the students.
Its important to invest in our kids. Maybe if they were exposed to wilderness experiences, they would want to protect our natural resourses. Kids belong outdoors, for lengths of time. The sunshine, fresh air and challenges build strong bodies. Look how tough these kids are, swimming in 65 degree weather. Yeah, I know, the pool is heated.
By exposure, I mean a pleasant taste, expanded upon gently. I've been asked many times how a person gets their girl friend to like camping and such. I really don't know. I've loved the wilderness experience all my life. Early on, my mom made sure I got girl scouting and camping trips. She hated it and found a way to make it happen for me.