The cooler temperatures we experience during the winter can mean more indoor time for families. Give young explorers an opportunity to get moving, motivated and inspired during the biennial Adventure Summit this Friday and Saturday at Wright State University’s Student Union. Presented by Wagner Subaru, the Adventure Summit is a two-day celebration of outdoor culture and experiences for all ages.
Five Rivers MetroParks and Wright State University invite families and outdoor adventurers of all ages to enjoy inspirational presenters, live music, fun activities and more. Find all the details online and check out all the kid-friendly activities below:
- Inspiration at any age: Jordan Romero, 21, is the youngest person to climb the Seven Summits, and at age 13 was the youngest to summit Mount Everest. Starting his climbing adventures at just 10 years old, Romero reached heights most adults can only dream of, all before most young adults are able to obtain a driver’s license.
Catch Romero’s presentation, along with featured presenters, Susan Marie Conrad and Dale “Grey Beard” Sanders, during the Adventure Summit. Regional and local presenters will also be on site sharing their stories.
See a schedule for all the presenters here.
- Reach new heights: If Romero’s presentation inspires your kiddos to get climbing, be sure to visit the climbing area on Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. for the kids’ climbing session. Wright State University’s climbing gym is home to a free form wall that is just over 23 feet tall and 40 feet wide.
- Hit the pool: Suit up and hit the water in a safe, fun environment on Saturday during the Adventure Summit. Families can try kayaking and learn more about the sport, and then hear from Susan Marie Conrad, who solo-kayaked the 1,200-mile Inner Passage. Children should be comfortable in the water and be able to life their head while wearing a lifejacket. Learn more here.
- Explore the Expo: From local clubs and retailers, to everyone’s favorite outdoor adventure brands, the Adventure Summit Expo offers families a chance to explore their interests and plan new adventures. MetroParks educators will be at the event with roaming animals, in addition to many other fun opportunities for families.
- Gear up for a family adventure: Dayton Hikers hosts the Used Gear Area, where families can look through gently used gear that has been consigned by area adventurers. This is the perfect opportunity to stock up on gear you may need for your next family adventure. A percentage of sales support the Five Rivers MetroParks Foundation, so your purchase also is supporting your favorite parks!
Want to make Friday a date night before hitting the Summit with the entire family on Saturday? The Summit Soiree is the perfect opportunity for parents to enjoy an evening of light bites and drinks before Romero’s presentation. Outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers will be at the Soiree, mixing and mingling with guests. Tickets are $10/person and are available online and at the door.
Learn more about The Adventure Summit at www.theadventuresummit.com and view the entire schedule here.