Why Your Mom is Always Telling You to Go Play Outside!


5 Reasons Girls Should Spend More Time Outdoors

Spending time outdoors is a great way to have fun, get some exercise, and enjoy the beauty of nature. For girls, in particular, there are many reasons why getting outside is especially beneficial. Here are five reasons why girls should make an effort to spend more time outdoors and how Keely’s Camp can help her do this!  

Improve Mental Health 

Spending time outside in nature has been shown to have a positive impact on mental health. Being surrounded by greenery and fresh air can help to reduce stress levels, alleviate symptoms of depression, and improve overall well-being. Girls who spend time outside are likely to feel happier, more relaxed, and better equipped to handle the challenges of daily life

Boost Physical Health 

 Getting outside and being active is a great way to improve physical health. Girls who spend time outside are more likely to engage in physical activities like hiking, biking, swimming, or simply running around and playing games. These activities help to build strong muscles, increase endurance, and improve cardiovascular health. Additionally, spending time outside can help to boost the immune system, lower blood pressure, and reduce the risk of chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease. Our Mount Hood Intro Ski Mountaineering Camp and Idaho Mountain Bike Camp for Girls are super fun opportunities for girls to push themselves in the physical fitness domain! 

Learn New Skills 

Being outside provides a great opportunity for girls to learn new skills and explore new interests. Whether it’s learning how to ride a mountain bike, navigate with a map and compass, or use avalanche rescue tools at one of our backcountry ski camps for girls, spending time in nature can be a fun and educational experience. Girls who spend time outside are likely to develop a sense of curiosity and wonder about the world around them, which can help to cultivate a lifelong love of learning. 

Cultivate Community 

Spending time outside is a great way to bond with friends and family. Whether it’s going on a hike with friends, taking a family camping trip, or simply playing outside with siblings, spending time outside can help to strengthen relationships and build lasting memories. Girls who spend time outside with others are likely to develop strong social skills, learn how to work as a team, and develop a sense of camaraderie and support. Keely’s camp brings together girls from 15-20 different states each camp creating unique strong friendships and establishing mentorship with female role models that leave a lasting positive impact. 

Connect with Nature 

Finally, spending time outside can help girls to develop a deeper appreciation for the natural world. By exploring forests, mountains, rivers, and other natural environments, girls can learn about complex ecosystems that support life on earth. They can also learn about the importance of conservation and environmental stewardship and develop a sense of responsibility for protecting the planet for future generations. 


In conclusion, there are many fun and rewarding reasons why girls should make an effort to get outside and spend time in nature. Whether it’s for the physical and mental health benefits, the opportunity to learn new skills and bond with others, or simply connect with the natural world, the great outdoors has something to offer every girl. Sign up for a Keely’s Camp today to get outside for an adventure!