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Article Teaser: In today's media-driven society that often promotes unhealthy activities for kids and teenagers, encouraging some good clean fun is becoming a top priority for many parents. Encouraging kids and teenagers to participate in church youth groups, family-friendly activities, and rewarding them with fun and challenging activities are just a few ways to build a strong character, and develop a strong sense of self.

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Good Clean Fun in the Modern Age

Copyright (c) 2008-2017

In today's media-driven society that often promotes unhealthy activities for kids and teenagers, encouraging some good clean fun is becoming a top priority for many parents. Kids and teenagers are particularly susceptible to engaging in dangerous activities that can affect their personal growth and lead them down the wrong track during their most important stages of development.

Encouraging kids and teenagers to participate in church youth groups, family-friendly activities, and rewarding them with fun and challenging activities are just a few ways to build a strong character, and develop a strong sense of self. From whitewater rafting trips to hiking in the great outdoors with a church youth group, there are many ways to reinforce healthy and fun activities for kids of all ages.

Why Whitewater Rafting is a Great Choice for Youth Groups

Whitewater rafting adventures are naturally a positive group-building activity, helping youth group members interact, work together, and simply have a good time in a positive setting.

Both children and teenagers can benefit from these organized trips to encourage their own self-growth, improve their fitness level, and develop a sense of self-reliance. Rafting activities in particular encourage people to use their most natural skills and direct their energies towards a positive activity.

Whitewater rafting in particular can help kids and teenagers develop fundamental skills they can use in other areas of their lives. Some of the most important skills learned on the river include:
  • Trust
  • Communication
  • Self-reliance
  • Self-discipline
  • Physical fitness
  • Networking
  • Decision making
  • Confidence

    Most importantly, group activities on the water and campsites encourage healthy socialization, an important element for building strong relationships and lifelong friendships. Church youth groups in particular can benefit from an organized white water rafting trip that includes overnight campsite accommodations, and offers everyone a chance to bond and enjoy each other's company.

    Types of Trips for Church Youth Groups and Organized Youth Activities

    Church youth groups aren't limited to just whitewater rafting; there are many ways to enjoy and explore the great outdoors with kayaking, canoeing, camping, and hiking. All of these activities allow participants to enjoy the natural environment, and experience some of America's waterways firsthand. Group leaders can incorporate prayer, meditation, and other special activities into the itinerary to enhance the overall experience and make it a truly unique and memorable adventure.

    Building relationships and fostering positive growth are just two of the natural outcomes of whitewater rafting trips taken as a group. They are essential stages of development for kids and teenagers of all ages and backgrounds, and will easily become a favorite annual event for many.

    Raising Kids with an Environmental Conscience

    More and more kids today fall prey to material happiness and forget about the beauty of the natural world. Whitewater rafting adventures can help promote environmental awareness in an age where video games and television are increasingly becoming the only activity of choice. Staying in touch with nature involves taking regular trips to the great outdoors, enjoying the thrills of natural discovery, and appreciating the beauty of nature and wildlife throughout the country. Raising kids with an environmental conscience also makes them aware of fundamental issues affecting the environment today; this can include the importance of conservation, environmental protection, and how we can all play a role in supporting preservation efforts.

    Many church youth groups are also dedicated to raising environmental awareness in their communities, organizing local cleanup efforts, educating consumers and individuals about eco-friendly living, and hosting a variety of events that promote the preservation of the natural Earth. All of these areas are important for today's youth, and can be learned in conjunction with regular outdoor trips and excursions.

    From whitewater rafting to camping, there are many ways for kids and teenagers to benefit from organized group activities that extend a positive message. Church youth groups in particular can take part in exciting whitewater rafting adventure trips, allowing each member to explore and enjoy the natural world in a safe and positive environment. Many kids who are growing up with negative influences from society, or even at home, can benefit from regular outdoor excursions where they can build character and develop some of life's most important skills.


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    Norm Schoenhoff and his crew have been leading river rafting trips down four of the most beautiful Northern California white water rivers, since 1978. Whitewater Excitement provides trips designed for beginners to experienced rafters, with "Best in Class" standards of safety, service, pricing and quality. Church groups, business organizations, families, and groups of friends regularly make the fun and exhilarating trip down the rivers, with the expert rafters from Whitewater Excitement. Learn more by visiting: http://www.whitewaterexcitement.com

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