Boost your family’s health with a “Vitamin N” hike at CREW

children playing outside

children playing outside When: December 5th, 2015, 9 AM to noon
Where: CREW Cypress Dome Trails
Register by clicking here

Come join CREW for a fun, family walk in the woods – with activities that will get you dirty, inspire you, and engage all your senses – giving everyone a nice dose of Vitamin N (that is “Nature”). This is an active walk for the whole family to get involved and enjoy nature at its best.

Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle, describes time in nature as “Vitamin N”. He writes about the importance of Vitamin N for families here. Getting out in nature with the family can build bonds, improve mental and physical health, boost creativity and help form strong, positive connections to the natural world.

So come on out and play in the woods with CREW staff and volunteers!

This walk is limited to the first 20 people who register. Children must be accompanied and supervised by their adult guardian during the walk.

Registration ends December 3rd. So sign up today 🙂homeschool


Parents: Help Your Kids Get Their “Vitamin N”

3rd grader journaling at marsh

Vitamin N is another term for Nature. Time in nature can help reduce attention deficit, increase academic performance, and boost physical and mental health.

Richard Louv, author of the bestseller Last Child in the Woods, labeled the condition caused by Vitamin N deficiency when he wrote his seminal book. “The term Nature Deficit Disorder actually started out tongue-in-cheek, but it soon became apparent that the term—which is not a medical condition—finally put a face on the profound alienation that has occurred between children and nature over the last 30 years,” says Louv, co-founder and chairman emeritus of the Children & Nature Network. (source: Are Your Kids ‘Vitamin N’ Deficient? accessed at

CREW invites families with children ages 3 to 12 to come out to the CREW Marsh Trails on Saturday, November 1st for a morning walk. The walk includes simple activities that engage the senses and curiosity of children and help dispel fears of the outdoors.

Pre-registration is required and is open until October 28th, so register today at


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