Gear libraries are making it easier for more kids to get outdoors
Article, written by Alison Torres Burtka, appears in Sierra Magazine- online (July 3, 2017)
Kids who spend time in wild nature reap all kinds of benefits, including improved physical and mental health, lower stress, and higher confidence. Yet many kids and their families have never camped nor hiked. The biggest barrier to getting in the woods? The significant cost of outdoor gear. Now, “gear libraries” across the United States are addressing this challenge by enabling many organizations serving youths to use borrowed gear—for free. Read the full article.