Posts Tagged ‘summer’

Park City, Utah

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Nordic Ski JumpWhat’s to Love: Of course, I’m a big fan of Portland, Oregon.  However, while visiting Park City, Utah on one of our “Portland Getaways,” it was hard not to constantly imagine my family living in this beautiful town – a town filled with a lifetime of outdoor adventures.  Amazing restaurants, summer concerts, three premier ski resorts (Park City Mountain Resort, Canyons Resort, and Deer Valley), Utah Olympic Park, summer adventure parks, endless lift-served mountain biking, and jaw-dropping-views await your family.  I’ve cataloged all of this and more for your next family vacation.

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Trackers PDX – Summer Camps

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I was just at a conference on teaching and learning in Chicago, IL (July, 2010).  The keynote speech had a profound and urgent message.  The message was that “play,” not as a concept, but an actual act,  especially imaginative/creative play, is vital to our well being.   The speaker said, “There are consequences of play deprivation…” and cited some truly disturbing examples that I won’t get into here.  I think the fear-based culture has ultimately led to a decline in play.  TrackersPDX offers some innovative and unique summer camp programs that will take your kids on wonderful journeys both in their minds and on their feet (usually at the same time).

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Top 10 Summer Activities

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Sellwood PoolPreamble:  We’re just out of the starting block (officially) with summer, and I wanted to send along ten recommendations from Portland Family Adventures.  These are some of our favorites that may or may not resonate with your family.

If you can recommend a trip, please comment below.  Here are some perennial favorites from Portland Family Adventures.  Oh yeah…I just realized that I left off my absolute favorite thing to do, which is attend Kruger’s Farm –  Summer Concert Series!  These concerts are every Thursday night (July and August) from 6:30 – 9:30 on the farm’s beautiful lawn.  The concerts are VERY family-friendly (no dogs, no smoking!) with great sound and great bands!  There is also plenty of food and drink available on the farm; however, picnics/coolers are welcome (NOTE it’s against the rules to bring your own alcohol onto the farm).  Please read farmer Don’s blog about Multnomah County’s efforts to prohibit these activities at Kruger’s Farm.

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