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Ep. 100 Creating an Adventure Club with Echo Shehadeh

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Wanna know a way to make adventuring even more fun? With an outdoor adventure club! Echo Shehadeh created her own. Her tips will help so many get outside more, and it may even be a great “New Year’s Goal.”

Echo is a wife and a mom of two beautiful children, soon to be 3! She lives in Central Oregon where the outdoor adventures never end. Before starting her family, she lived, worked, and breathed childhood development and education. That strong foundation helped her know that outside-learning and play serves as a key developmental role in children’s lives. Her soul focus is for her kids to become stewards of the outdoors, educate them about the beautiful world around them, and build resilience, all of this while promoting fun and creating strong bonds!

Book that Inspired Her: 

Adventuring Together by Greta Eskridge

Her Club and the Benefits: 

  • Started with three families ages newborn to 7-year-old
  • Met up once a week. Itinerary was usually adventure, have lunch, and then get everyone home for naps
  • Older ones teach the younger ones – the Montessori way!
  • Created strong bonds by going on adventures as a family, and starting them young

Snow Activities: 

  • Sledding
  • Snow shoeing
  • Snow painting
  • Snow volcano experiment
  • Winter hikes

Summer Activities: 

  • Lake days
  • Creek hangs
  • Hikes
  • Bike rides

Fall in Oregon:  

  • Hood River and go to their “Fruit Loop” – October
  • Pick apples and go to farms and see fall foliage. Spring fairies too
  • Summer – lakes and rivers. Check out Sunriver and float the Deschutes River

JUST DO IT! Everyone thrives in the outdoors.  

Recommendation fro SPF Clothing: 

Follow Echo on IG: @soimamomnow


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Today’s Host: @adriannaadventures & @laurenrodycheberle from @kidswhoexplore
Production: @kpmediaproductions. Music: @michaelferraro_music