Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights
Outdoor Bill of Rights
With recent concerns about youth detachment from outdoor activities, lack of physical exercise and increased health risks, the California Roundtable on Recreation, Parks and Tourism adopted the California Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights for the purpose of recommending a fundamental list of experiences that every child in California would benefit from experiencing, before entering high school. List of experiences include:
- Play in a safe place
- Explore nature
- Learn to swim
- Go fishing
- Follow a trail
- Camp under the stars
- Ride a bike
- Go boating
- Connect with the past
- Plant a seed
Numerous studies document that children who do these things are healthier, do better in school, have better social skills and self-image, and lead more fulfilled lives.
Boating is one way of helping children establish permanent bonds with their natural world, families and friends to help them go on to lead healthy and productive lives.
This is a list of the Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights, with links to California State Parks in which you and your family can experience the wonder of nature and the great out doors
Play in a Safe Place
Follow a Trail
|Explore Nature||Camp Under the Stars|
|Learn to Swim||Ride a Bike||Connect with the Past|
|Go Fishing||Go Boating||Plant a Seed|
- Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights Posters and Bookmarks can be downloaded from the Children's Rights tab on the California Roundtable website: www.calroundtable.org
The California Roundtable on Recreation, Parks and Tourism is a consortium of State, Federal, local, academic institutions, private and non-profit organizations founded in 1998 to encourage cooperation between public and private entities involved in outdoor recreation, public lands and tourism in California.
To encourage California's children to participate in outdoor activities and discover their heritage.
Numerous studies have shown that children who participate in outdoor activities are healthier, do better in school, have better social skills and self-image, and lead more fulfilled lives.
That every child in California should, by the end of their 14th year, have the opportunity to experience each of the activities listed with the California Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights.