"We hiked 100 miles of the Superior Hiking Trail together as a family last year. My youngest was 5 at the time. I will be honest, they didn’t love every minute of it, but they look back on it now as a good memory. They enjoyed the nights we camped out on the trail the most. They each packed in their own sleeping bag and water. We usually did 3-6 miles per day, mostly Sabbath afternoons.
My wife and I believe that physical health is directly related to spiritual and mental health, and want our kids to enjoy activity as they grow older. We are very active at our local YMCA. My wife coaches gymnastics, soccer, and swimming and all three of the kiddos take these classes. I am on the Advisory Board that exercises oversight over the Y operations. My wife and I also work out there, primarily swimming laps. So between all the activities and classes, our family is at the Y a lot, sometimes multiple times a day.
This time of year, the kids are enrolled in the youth cross-country ski program, which meets every Sunday. My wife also coaches that. On top of everything else, she homeschools the kids and makes most of our meals from scratch. You really should profile her. She's more interesting than me."