dad dads
Returning User? Login Here

Outdoor Activities Elmwood Park IL

There are outdoor activities for every season, climate and landscape. Types of outdoor activities include mountain climbing, rock climbing, mountain biking, backpacking, and ice climbing, as well as water sports like kayaking and canoeing. Read on to learn more and to find local resources in Elmwood Park, IL that give access to outdoor activities and outdoor recreation.

Dick's Sporting Goods
(847) 779-8800
Village Crossing
Niles, IL
 
Northwestern Boys Soccer Camp
2230 Harrison St.
Evanston, IL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(630) 351-0823
328 West Army Trail Rd
Bloomingdale, IL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(630) 548-1476
Springbrook Prairie Pavillion
Naperville, IL
 
Sports Authority
(773) 804-0044
Bricktown Square, 6420 W. Fullerton Avenue, Suite B-100
Chicago, IL
Services
Golf Trade-In Program, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Northwestern Girls Soccer Academy
(847) 467-5297
1501 Central St.
Evanston, IL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(847) 730-7400
The Glen
Glenview, IL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(847) 577-1283
401 E. Palatine Rd
Arlington Heights, IL
 
Grand Cycle
(773) 637-0944
7160 West Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL
 
North Side Gospel Center Inc
(773) 736-2792
3859 North Central Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Top 5 Tips for Dads at the Beach


Top 5 tips for dads at the beachA trip to the beach is supposed to a time to simply relax and revel in the natural beauties of a vacant landscape. Facing the vast expanse of sand and sea, it's easy to just enjoy the sun on your face and forget about all of your responsibilities in the office buildings and homes that clutter your inland turf.

Of course, not every trip to the beach goes like it's supposed to, and as fathers know, nothing can change your plans more quickly than a posse of kids for whom you're responsible.

Suddenly, your time spent sun tanning is cut short when you're called upon to remove the sand from your toddler's sandwich. In lieu of catching some waves, you may have to apologize to the woman who was just hit in the back with a football. And the one thing that can topple the overwhelming sense of comfort of a beach at sunset is the gargantuan libido of an adolescent in a bathing suit.

But because a day at the beach is a gift too precious to be squandered, be sure to strategize before heading out on the sandy battlefield. Remember, you only have a few months before a day at the beach means you're lost, not on vacation.

This summer, remember the top 5 ways to enjoy yourself at the beach:

1.) Have your kids bury each other: As a glorious gift to parents, kids actually enjoy being buried at the beach. Encourage your kids to do this early in the day, and take your time uncovering them. Of course, there will be one left above ground once this is completed, but otherwise it's just you and the surf.

2.) Bring sunglasses and a magazine: No, not to read - you can do that anywhere. This decoy ploy has for years allowed men to check out the beach babes without the wife knowing.

3.) Strategically apply suntan lotion: Do this in private at the beginning of the day, and then revel in your family's amusement that night as they see "Life's A Beach" tanned onto your chest.

4.) Pretend to lose your wed...

Click here to read the rest of this article from GreatDad.com