April 4 – Plan a Hike for the Youth

“Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.” ~ Proverbs 22:6

Hiking can be a fun and relaxing way to experience the outdoors and nature. Young people are so caught up in technology and social media that they barely have time to appreciate nature or to even be in nature. Hiking is a great way to unite young people by letting them explore mother nature, it allows for them to explore places that the road cannot reach.

If you have never hiked before, you might be worried and not open to doing it. This may be because you think that you will get lost or that you might not be in shape. Rest assured that there is a hike for everyone. Hiking is not about who will finish first but about being one with nature, its beauty and enjoying great company

Hiking offers health benefits which include; help with weight management and stress reduction. Physical activity also decreases the risk of heart disease, hypertension and diabetes.

What you need for a hike:

  • A small back pack
  • A water bottle
  • First aid kit
  • Small snacks
  • Comfortable shoes (sneakers/running shoes) that you won’t mind getting dirty
  • Protective clothes that you wont’t mind getting dirty
  • A navigator
  • Lots of energy

This Easter take time to appreciate Gods creation by taking young people on a hike.

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