The Arc of Larimer County is excited to announce the kickoff of our new outdoor recreation program this Spring.
There is growing research confirming the benefits of spending time in nature. These benefits can include:
- Decreased anxiety
- Increased immunity
- Increased happiness
- Improved memory
- Increased creativity
A few members of our team have experienced these benefits for themselves.
We are looking forward to offering accessible and inclusive ways to experience the benefits of nature. You don’t have to go far to connect with nature. In Larimer County, many of us have access to trails, parks and open spaces within just a couple of miles of our homes.
As part of the program, we hope to offer:
- Blog posts covering accessible trials
- Virtual scavenger hunts
- Photo contests
- Small group hikes and camping trips (when safe to do so).
- Gear loaner closet
Stay tuned for more info!