Katie Arnold (@raisingrippers) is a freelance journalist and editor who writes Raising Rippers for Outside online. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with her husband, two young daughters, and puppy Pete.
Columnist Bruce Feiler’s new book The Secrets of Happy Families has a novel strategy for overwhelmed parents in need of a break: give kids more control
The Clif Kid Backyard Game of the Year contest encourages children to invent their own outdoor games rather than sitting in front of the TV. The top prize? A scholarship for ten grand.
No one wants to be stuck in a yoga studio when the weather is nice. The solution? Take your practice to the trails.
You only get so much time with your kids before they’re grown up. After a family trip to the hot springs, Katie Arnold meditates on how best to spend it.
It may sound cheesy, but Katie Arnold swears that watching American Idol has helped her win ultramarathons—and that if you’re willing to pay attention, it could help you, too
Wild Whatcom's day camps are full of outdoor play: rock-hopping, waterfall hunting, scrambling, and more. Along the way, kids learn to identify edible plants, build fires, and navigate with a compass...
This summer, Moab-based outfitter Western Spirit Adventures is teaming up with NICA to launch two new backcountry skills camps, in Sun Valley and Durango, for girls and boys ages 15 to 18.
This renowned, family-run kayaking school on the banks of the Salmon River, in remote Forks of Salmon, California, has groomed many a competitive paddler
With a handful of day camps in Denver and Boulder, Avid4Adventure puts kayaking, climbing, and biking within reach of three-and-four-year olds.
Childhood is the perfect time to solidify your kids' love of the outdoors. These camps are here to help.
Set on 6,000 acres of meadows and ponderosa forests, Sanborn combines traditional sleep-away camp with extended backcountry expeditions.
Can a new trailer bike help young kids learn the rules of the road faster and safer? Katie Arnold and her family put it to the test.
In 2003, Dan Bigley lost his sight when a grizzly mauled him on Alaska's Russian River. But that wasn't enough to scare him away from building an outdoor life for his family. He shares his hard-...
We may never know how 21-year-old rafter Kaitlin Kenney died in the Grand Canyon, but we will never forget why she went
Can't wait for the weather to warm up? With balmy temperatures year-round, miles of world-class trails, and a laid-back, kid-friendly atmosphere, L.A.'s southern neighbor has you covered.