This past month, we did a short family reunion trip at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, Colorado. While it wasn’t as extreme as the adventures we typically like, I was amazed at the numbering of offerings which they have that are perfect for introducing younger children to the great outdoors. In addition to amazing hiking trails for all abilities, they have a stocked fishing pond, horseback riding, all sorts of family sports and games, and plenty of indoor activities for when the weather is foul. They have all sorts of sleeping accommodations including lodge rooms, beautiful homes and smaller cabins spaced nicely in the woods. Most impressive was the rental fire rings available in the evening. A nice big pit with wood stools, firewood and even s’more fixings!