Summer Bucket List

2018 Summer Bucket List

It’s that wonderful time of the year again.  It’s time to start daydreaming about what we’re going to spend our summer doing and planning our vacations. Let’s plan our Summer Bucket List for 2018! We’re including some of the items on our bucket list, as well as a printable version for you.  We’d love to hear what’s on yours!

Our 2018 Summer Bucket List!
2018 Summer Bucket List
  1. Take a hike – check out a new trail and you might find a waterfall!  Exploring is half the fun.
  2. Go Camping
  3. Go to the Zoo
  4. Check out a farmer’s market, and use all that fresh produce for dinner that night.
  5. Beach Days!
  6. S’mores around a bonfire.  THIS is the best way to make a s’more…no broiler s’more can compare. (or – put a twist on it and make a s’moreo.  Just use an Oreo instead of a graham cracker!)
  7. Have an outdoor movie night – or have your own! Get a projector, and your back yard is the newest theatre in town.
  8. Actually take the time to slow down and enjoy a summer sunset
  9. Switch things up and make breakfast for dinner
  10. Summertime is the perfect time for a Roadtrip! Now’s the time to visit that place you’ve always dreamed of. Go somewhere new.
  11. Head to the boardwalk and play some games.  See if you can win that giant teddy bear!
  12. Have a picnic in the park
  13. Attend an Outdoor Summer Concert or Festival.
  14. Host a scavenger hunt! You can find fun ideas online for kids’ and adults’ scavenger hunts – or make up your own.
  15. Make yourself a tasty drink with an umbrella to sip by the pool…or on a pool float!
  16. Join us for an adventure in the trees!

We hope that you’ll join us in making this summer the best one yet. What adventures await you?!

 

Rainy Day? Play in the Rain!

Recently, it was brought to our attention that some people think that because it’s raining, that they should spend the day indoors.  What?! Why?!  Some of the best, most memorable experiences happen out in the rain.  Don’t wait for the storm to pass.  Make the most of a rainy day!

Whether you’re rediscovering your inner child, or helping your child to foster theirs, there’s no better way to do so.

Our courses are still open!  Spend the day with us.  We know that rain days are the perfect day to get adventurous, and there’s nothing cooler than the treetops in the rain.  It’s a rainy day in Oregon? Come out to the park.  We’ll be waiting to harness you up, teach you our equipment and get you started on what will surely be your new favorite rainy day activity. (If there’s high winds and lightning, we will close down the course for safety, so you can rest assured that if you’re in the trees, it’s safe for you to be!)

Take a walk in the park! “Singin’ In The Rain” is a song for a reason.  It’s the perfect time to practice those heel clicks!  Why have a raincoat, rainboots, or an umbrella if you’re not going to use them? Jump in every puddle you see.

Rain Art is an easy way to get your creativity going! Rhythms of Play has a great tutorial.

Make a Rain Barrel!  This DIY is perfect.  It’s friendly to the environment and to your wallet.  You’ll have fresh rain water stored for your garden, and even better? You won’t have to fill it yourself.  Just let the rain do the work!

Slip and Slide! When was the last time you were on a slip and slide?  If it’s nice enough out,  break it out!  If you don’t have one, make your own!

We hope that this has helped you to discover some rainy day fun, and that the next time that you see there’s rain in the forecast, you’ll be excited to see it!

Team Building Special!

Team building at Tree to Tree

Usually when you hear the dreaded “team building” event is right around the corner, your eyes glaze over…  maybe they even do an inadvertent roll.  You may realize that you’re already looking for the perfect excuse to get out of it.

Well, we’re here to tell you that skipping out on team building at T2T would be a huge mistake.  Team building at Tree To Tree is a magical experience that you’ve never had before.  Here’s exactly why we’re different:

  1.  We’re not here to give you the same ol’ generic team building program that you’ve been to thousands of times before.  You’ve done it, we’ve done it, it’s not fun.  It’s not unique.  You’re not learning something new about yourselves or about your teammates.
  2. We’re also not here to give you the same ol’ generic team building program that we’ve given before…to anyone.   You have decided to take your team building outside the box and we promise the same to you.  When you sign up for a team building event with us, you’ll fill out an assessment to tell us about your team, the relationships within it, and your goals for the day.  We’ll take this information and develop a customized program specifically to fit your team and to meet those goals.
  3. We have low elements where your team can really work together to achieve a goal.  These elements are closer to the ground and do not require participants to be in a harness like our aerial obstacle course does.    This way, your team can learn new skills and more about each other while expanding their comfort zones – together!
  4. We have the aerial obstacle course, too! Many team building groups spend the morning on our low elements and explore the aerial obstacle course after lunch! It makes for a great full day experience!

And you’re in luck.  Book a team building event by the end  of April and we’lll take 10% off!

Call 503-357-0109 for more information, or complete the needs assessment!

 

Ways to get outside during the Winter


We don’t need to convince you that the outdoors are great.  There’s this special sensation that you get when you step out the front door, feel the fresh air filling your lungs, and welcome the rays of sunshine that fall on your face. But maybe you do need some convincing to get out there in the colder months.  We get it — it’s cold out there.  You can’t head to the beach, but that’s okay.  We’ve got some ideas of fun outdoor activities for you until our 2018 season opening on March 3!

1. Snow Angels aren’t just for kids. Neither are snow men, snowball fights, sledding, or ice skating.  Get on out there and have some fun!
2. Go get your camera!  It doesn’t matter if it’s your phone camera or something a little more serious.  The beauty of fresh snow is unparalleled and it’s up to you to capture it!
3. Maple. Syrup. Snow. Candy.  Okay, this one doesn’t mean you’ll be outside for long, but it’s worth it. All you need is some snow, maple syrup,  and a pot.  Boil the syrup on the stove top, pour it over the snow, and in no time you have a perfectly delicious treat.
4. Have you been snowshoeing or cross country skiing?  Give it a shot!
5. Craving to add some color to the white wonderland?  Make Colorful icicles.
6. Take a winter picnic!  Make sure you’ve got a nice heavy blanket, soup, and hot chocolate!
7.  Play a game!  Who says horseshoes, Frisbee, or bocce ball are just for the warmer months?
8. Stargazing!  Just bring toasty beverages to keep you warm, and check out the constellations.  You’ll see a different night sky than you do in the summer.
9. A winter hike is always a good idea!
10.  Go Geocaching!

2017 in Review

We’re looking forward for all 2018 has in store!

Here’s a look back on all the fun we had in 2017, and some exciting things we have in store for 2018!

 

100 Best in Oregon

In December 2017, we were awarded the #10 slot in all Oregon by Oregon Business’ list of  “100 Best Fan Favorite Destinations” for 2018!
Top Ten TWO years in a row?!!? Wow!

We are honored to be on this list, and all your positive reviews and comments helped to make this a reality.  THANK YOU for your support!

 

Summer Camp

We had about 16 campers join us July 11-13 for three jam-packed days of adventure, excitement, and new friends!

Campers spent their days exploring the aerial obstacle course and the trees, shelter building, as well as learning about their inner selves, valuable communication skills, and more! he campers loved spending their days out in the sunshine, engaging with one another, having a great time on the obstacles and in the trees, and more!

World Domination Summit 

World Domination Summit descended on Portland this summer 10,000 people strong.  They had attendees from over 40 countries, who have one big thing in common:  They’re all adventurers with the mission to create a remarkable community that helps each person to pursue a big dream.  How awesome is that?!?

Tree to Tree is thrilled that we were a part of the 2017 Summit Schedule.  Attendees joined us at Tree to Tree for some time in the trees!  They explored the aerial obstacle course and took them selves to new heights with our tree top plunge, racing zips, and monkey grove!

 

We were featured in Portland Family Adventures!

We were featured in the first ever version of Portland Family Adventures!

We’re proud to be listed as one of Portland’s best family-friendly outings, attractions, and day trips!  We strive to provide you with a top-notch experience for you and your family of all ages, and we’re happy that Portland agrees!

 

We Introduced Online Booking 

This year, we made adventure even easier.

You can now book online! No more phone calls, waiting for the office to open, and more convenience for you!

 

 

NEW PARK: Tree to Tree Idaho 

We’re opening Tree to Tree Idaho in Athol, ID this year!

It will be located in Farragut State Park, Athol, ID.  Be sure to check us out if you’re in the area!  (Or if you have a friend in the area – we’re selling gift cards!)

NEW ADDITION: Ninja Warrior Course!

We’ve built a brand new addition to our park for you: a Ninja Warrior Course!

Be sure to swing by to give it a try and see if you’ve got what it takes!