National Get Outdoors Day in the media.

Kids Camp on Gov. Inslee's Front Lawn for National Get Outdoors Day

The Olympian

June 14, 2014

Celebrate Colorado's Great Outdoors With Free Event in Denver's City Park

7NEWS Denver

June 13, 2014

Get Outdoors Day a Good Chance to Unplug

The Columbian

June 13, 2014

Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day

June 12, 2014

Kick Nature Deficit Disorder to the Curb

Huffington Post

June 11, 2014

GO Day at Big Bear Discovery Center

San Bernardino National Forest Association

June 18, 2009

Camping is a lot more fun when you have packed a little know-how

Pioneer Press - St. Paul, MN

June 13, 2009

Kids should have fun outdoors

Deseret News

June 12, 2009

USDA Forest Service encourages kids to get outdoors

U.S. Forest Service

June 10, 2009

Governor Crist and environmental organizations encourage Floridians to experience nature

Florida for Locals

June 10, 2009

Pennsylvania state parks invite you to Get Outdoors

The Patriot-News

June 8, 2009

Take the kids to National Get Outdoors Day in City Park

Colorado Ski Resort Examiner

June 8, 2009

June is Leave No Child Inside month - Family Nature Exploration in Humboldt Park

Humboldt Park Examiner

June 2, 2009

Get Outdoors Tomorrow, Officially

The Salem News

June 12, 2008

'Get Outdoors Day' is Saturday


June 12, 2008

Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day this Saturday

The Gadsden Times

June 12, 2008

National Get Outdoors Day Celebration June 14 at Washoe Lake Park

Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

June 11, 2008

U.S. Forest Service Encourages Kids to Get Outdoors

U.S. Forest Service

June 10, 2008

Getting Our Kids Back to the Outdoors

The Denver Post

May 23, 2008

National Get Outdoors Day Encourages Kids to Play Outside
By Mark Eller
May 22, 2008

Kids today spend an average of 6.5 hours a day in front of TVs or computers, and studies have repeatedly shown that they are spending less and less time outside. Get Outdoors USA is partnering with leading organizations in outdoor recreation, including IMBA, to reverse the trend and encourage kids to get outdoors. Our collaborative efforts will be focused into National Get Outdoors Day.

The annual event will be celebrated on June 14, 2008, with subsequent events continuing on the second Saturday of June each year.

National Get Outdoors Day focuses on a single day when people are inspired and motivated to get outdoors, with federal, state and local agencies, key enthusiast organizations and recreation businesses pitching in to make the experience fun. Event planners will emphasize reaching first-time visitors to public lands. By offering diverse activities and opportunities, this national effort will broaden appreciation for and interest in the great outdoors -- and awareness of its benefits.

National Get Outdoors Day provides an excellent opportunity to expose children and families to mountain biking, as today's young trail riders will be tomorrow's trail stewards. A recent Outdoor Industry Association study found that cycling is the top form of active outdoor recreation for children, and that mountain biking can serve as a gateway to an active outdoor lifestyle.

To find National Get Outdoors Day activities in your area, or to get involved, visit

Also, keep in mind that IMBA's annual Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day celebration will be held on Oct. 4, 2008.