Unstructured time in nature, in addition to structured time, should be a part of the daily rhythm of children’s lives in Cache Valley. Safety risks associated with spending free time in a natural environment are known to be minimal and quite manageable. Meanwhile the physical, intellectual, social, emotional, and spiritual benefits are understood to be far more significant. Kids and their families will enjoy and celebrate nature and be comfortable playing in the outdoors. Health declines (obesity, depression, attention disorders) associated with the disconnection between kids and nature will be reversed with life-long participation in healthy outdoor nature play.