JOIN THE PIONEER SPRINGS 20,000 HOURS OUTSIDE CHALLENGE
“Children deserve to grow and learn in a place and alongside a force that is as wild and alive as they are.”
The benefits of time spent outdoors–particularly during childhood–are innumerable. Nature provides health benefits, from Vitamin D, to fresh air, and opportunities for movement, as well as chances for risk taking. When young people are outdoors, they engage in imaginative play and become emotionally grounded. Children even make important academic gains when they spend plenty of time in nature! Guided by our nature integration mission and inspired by the 1,000 Hours Outside movement, Pioneer Springs is embarking on a 20,000 hours outside challenge during our Annual Campaign. We’ll track hours spent outdoors on our campus, and are asking families to track their time outdoors beyond our campus with the goal of reaching a total of 20,000 hours outside from September 18-October 13.