Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights

The Mission
To encourage California's children to participate in outdoor activities and discover their heritage. 

The Reason
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.  

The Objective
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.  

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. For more information, including the Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights documents please visit:

California Roundtable on Recreation, Parks and Tourism

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

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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:


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Children in Nature Campaign

For questions, comments and suggestions or if you would like to share the latest in research trends or what's happening in your state park please send emails to: