If you are looking to get your kids up and active this summer your options may lie right in your backyard. The North Face is bringing together its diverse group of global athletes to offer two free weeks of online and offline programming that will safely bring the spirit of the outdoors to kids wherever they are. Families can register now for The North Face Summer Base Camp, which will begin Jul. 20.

The free two week program includes three interactive half day activities per week hosted by members of The North Face athlete team and each will offer a video tutorial and instruction on how to complete the activity, all encouraging campers to explore the outdoors and spark curiosity and courage to embark on adventure.

Week 1

7/20 — Adventure Photography with Jimmy Chin

Campers join photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin for a crash course in snapping epic shots and learning to make their own pinhole cameras.

7/22 — Geometric Designs with Nina WIlliams

Climber Nina Williams teaches campers about natural formed patterns and shares how to create a masterpiece with items found in the backyard

7/24 — Snacks to Pack with Ashima Shiraishi

Who’s up for a snack attack? Campers head to the kitchen with climber Ashima Shiraishi for tips on making healthy (and delicious) trail-friendly treats

Week 2

7/27 — Map Making with Coree Woltering

Ultrarunner Coree Woltering teaches map making and other handy navigational tricks for getting out (without getting lost)

7/29 — Survival Skills with Manoah Ainuu

Campers circle up with climber Manoah Ainuu to learn sic essential skills for surviving in the wilderness

7/31 — Backyard Basecamp with Hilaree Nelson

Ski mountaineer Hilaree Nelson shares what it’s like to climb Mt. Everest and teaches campers how to build (and pack for) at-home base camps.

—Jennifer Swartvagher

All photos courtesy of The North Face


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