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I have been desperate to get my kid to spend more time outside. While there are plenty of amazing hikes in Los Angeles, unless a friend goes with us I have to put up with my daughter complaining the entire time. So when I heard about Think Outside boxes and their mission to get kids into the great outdoors, I was intrigued. I had my doubts that it would actually entice my daughter, but when we received the box, she saw the gear and was interested. The excitement grew and she wanted to plan a camping trip immediately—but we settled for some pandemic-friendly near-home adventures instead.
What are Think Outside boxes?
Each box comes with the promise of four C’s: Comfort, Curiosity, Creativity, and Confidence. The comfort comes from the stress reduction that a walk can bring. Exploring nature generates interest in the world, enables opportunity to create solutions for real-life challenges, and develops trust in oneself.
Each month your child will receive gear and a guide for developing outdoor adventure skills. A 12-month subscription is a curriculum of sorts, focused on outdoor survival and adventure. The first box that subscribers receive—regardless of the month in which they sign-up—is an introduction, and each month to follow has a theme. For example, January starts with