Surf Shop to Beach, Skimboard Tips to Go From Beginner to Pro
Outdoor Education

Surf Shop to Beach, Skimboard Tips to Go From Beginner to Pro

Maybe you’ve heard the term “skimboarding” or maybe you’ve seen it at the beach and mistaken it for surfing, but what exactly is this sport? Skimboarding dates back to the 1920s when a couple of life guards at Laguna Beach, CA picked up planks of wood and tried skating along the surface of the water….

Scaroon Manor Campground: An Adirondack Ghost Resort, Revived
Family-Friendly Hotels | Outdoor Education

Scaroon Manor Campground: An Adirondack Ghost Resort, Revived

We recently visited Scaroon Manor Campground, located at Taylor’s Point on Schroon Lake in the Adirondacks of NYS, a few exits north of Lake George. Last year, in 2011, 60 campsites were added to a previously designated day-use only area. However, it’s not just a campground – there is some significant history here. The land…

Culinary Arts | Lifelong Learning

Kids Cook Too: Healthy Cooking Classes Have Long-Lasting Benefits

Summer is finally here, which means we now see a steady supply of fresh vegetables from our farm subscription. Luckily, I have a creative and industrious kitchen helper in the form of my daughter, who from a young age has been cooking and learning about healthy eating. A big part of her enthusiasm has been…

An Escape for the Whole Family – Great Escape Lodge and Indoor Water Park
Family Travel | Family-Friendly Hotels

An Escape for the Whole Family – Great Escape Lodge and Indoor Water Park

An indoor water park inside an Adirondack themed lodge with huge rooms and just over an hour drive away is a great weekend family getaway in Upstate New York. Six Flags Great Escape Lodge If you’re looking for a great getaway with the kids check out the Adirondack themed Great Escape Lodge just south of…

Finding Fun Among the Ruins: Fort Crown Point, NY
Art Education | Road Trips

Finding Fun Among the Ruins: Fort Crown Point, NY

Hills of grass rippling with the breeze surrounding a centuries old stone stronghold guarding an international waterway. England? Scotland? Wales? No. Not Ireland, not France, not Spain. Fort Crown Point in New York. Fort Crown Point, 14 miles north of Ticonderoga, has been a militarily strategic point ever since the British and French first started…