Healthy Holidays: Incorporating the Outdoors into our Seasonal Celebrations

Join us in BEING INTENTIONAL about Black Family Health over the holidays!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year- a time when we gather at the ancestral lands of our parents, grandparents, and great grandparents, cook our favorite homemade foods, decorate our homes  with  greenery, fruits and fire, and sing of snow filled winters with our children.

In tribute to these traditions and in recognition of how a simple walk in the woods improves mental and physical health, Outdoor Afro invites you to join us in our Healthy Holidays campaign.


 We hope you and your family will deepen your connections to nature and to each other by incorporating the outdoors into your holiday festivities:

*Hike around your neighborhood or a local trail on Halloween.

*Discover the Black History at your local National Park.

*Plan your summer camping or backpacking trip.

*Research ideas for your spring garden.

*Create your own holiday decorations.

*Reserve your family’s summer campsite.

*Preserve fruits, jams, jellies, and other favorite foods in a family canning activity

*#OptOutside on Black Friday with REI.

*Explore your family’s land and document its history.

*Cherish the laughter caused by sledding. 

*Incorporate birding into your family snow shoe.

*Give gifts that inspire outdoor engagement.

*Cook collectively with whole foods.

*Start swim lessons and/or to support family members learning to swim.

Traveling out of state? We’ve got you covered!  Check out our monthly Trail Mix to join us in a family friendly event outdoors!

Trail Mix October 

Trail Mix November 

Trail Mix December 

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