Posts Tagged ‘Kids Adventure Games’

Labor Day Weekend and the un-official end to the summer season in Big Bear Lake is upon us. We are expecting absolutely beautiful weather this holiday weekend with high temps hovering right around 80° with scattered afternoon thunderstorms. Gorgeous!! It is the perfect time to escape the heat and have some fun – on the lake, in the forest or around town. There is so much to do in Big Bear!

This weekend, we have some fun special events going on. The Kids Adventure Games are happening at Bear Mountain Resort, Support DOVES by stopping by the “Cool Run in the Mountains” Car Show at the Convention Center, enjoy local art by visiting the Village and checking out the Labor Day ‘Art on the Corner’ event, or enjoy some amazing Tribute Bands and donate to a worthy cause at the final concert of this year’s Music in the Mountains Series. All the details on these and other events can be found below.

Whether you need last minute accommodations for this weekend (we have just a few cabins left!!) or are planning ahead for the holidays, RS Vacations has the perfect getaway cabin for you! We offer personalized service that the ‘big guys’ just can’t offer and our cabins are clean and have the amenities you are looking for! Head on over to RSVacations.net and book your Big Bear Cabin today!!


Weather courtesy of BensWeather.com



“Fatal 80’s” 80’s Tribute at the Cave

Sep 01, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

Fronted by Gretchen Bonaduce, The Fatal 80’s entertains fans with their outrageous costumes, choreographed dance moves, high energy songs that guarantee every audience a show full of dancing, laughing and entertainment.

The Cave is a new, intimate music venue in Big Bear that promises to bring you up close and personal with its performers. Doors open at 6:30 pm Concert starts at 7:00 pm. Call or visit website for ticket information.

Location: The Cave at 40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0204 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com


CATS Presents “Steel Magnolias” at the CATS Warehouse Theater

Sep 01, 2017 | 07:30PM – 09:30PM

CATS presents :”Steel Magnolias”  at the CATS Warehouse Theater. Steel Magnolias is a stage play by American writer Robert Harling, about the bond amongst a group of Southern women in northwest Louisiana.

Performance dates are September 1 and 2 at 7:30 pm. Matinee September 3 at 2:30 pm.

Please call or visit website for tickets or for additional information.

Location: CATS Warehouse Theatre at 1117 West Big Bear Blvd in Big Bear City
Contact: Tel: (909) 585- 4757 Website: www.bigbeartheater.org


The 2nd Annual Big Bear Kids Adventure Games at Bear Mountain

Sep 02, 2017 12:00AM – Sep 04, 2017 12:00AM

The Big Bear Kids Adventure Games features a kid sized adventure race where teams of two navigate a ‘natural terrain’ inspired obstacle course. Kids can expect mountain biking, hiking, zip-lines, a Tarzan rope swing, giant Slip-n-Slide, river tubing, cargo nets, mud pits and more.  This is a fun and confidence building outdoor experience for kids ages 6-14. A great day out for the whole family!

Skills Clinic for Kids  (Separate registration) on Saturday with races from 9am til early afternoon both Sunday and Monday.

For more full schedule and other information visit http://www.kidsadventuregames.com/case-studies/bear-mountain-ca/

Location: Bear Mountain Resort at at 43101 Goldmine Drive
Contact: Tel: (844) 462-2327 Website: www.bigbearmountainresorts.com or http://www.BearMountain.com/KAG


“Cool Run in the Mountains” Car Show at the Big Bear Convention Center

Sep 02, 2017 | 09:00AM – 03:00PM

Join the Rodriders of Big Bear for its annual “Cool Run in the Mountains ” Car Show benefiting DOVES & Local Animal Rescue Programs

All cars are welcome regardless of year, make or model. There will be sponsor raffles, opportunity drawings and awards to the top 20 entries.

To register your “ride” please visit www.rodridersofbigbear.com
Spectators are admitted FREE of charge.
Please call or visit website for more details.

Location: Big Bear Convention Center at 42900 Big Bear Blvd.
Contact: Tel: (562) 505-5755 Website: www.rodridersofbigbear.com


“Art on the Corner” in the Village

Sep 02, 2017 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM

Art on the Corner in the Heart of Big Bear Village on the corner of Village Drive and  Pine Knot Avenue.  Fine Art and Craftsmanship will be features in a variety of  mediums.  Enjoy a glass of beer or wine, enjoy the music and browse the wonderful artwork.   Proceeds to benefit the Bear Valley Guild for the Arts and the Open Sky Music Foundation. FREE for all to attend.

Hours are 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday September 2-4
Contact – Gail McCarthy – 909-585-2868.

Location: Pine Knot Blvd and Village Drive
Contact: Tel: (909) 585-2868


Music in the Mountains #6 The Long Run’s Eagles Tribute/Led Zepagain’sTribute to Led Zeppelin

Sep 02, 2017 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

Music in the Mountains #6 at the Discovery Center will take place on Saturday September 2nd.

The Long Run, Experience the Eagles, co-headlines with Led Zepagain, Tribute to Led Zeppelin, on the Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater stage.  We’re closing the season with two of the most authentic ‘next best thing’ bands delivering the energy and sound of their iconic legends in their prime; one night; one stage, performing some of the best classic rock music ever written!

Location: Big Bear Discovery Center at 40971 North Shore Drive/ Hwy 38, Fawnskin CA 92333
Contact: Tel:(909) 382-2790 Website: www.mountainsfoundation.org/music-in-the-mountains

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As promised in yesterday’s post, here are all of the details and contact information for the Big Bear Kids Adventure Games. Be sure to head over to RSVacations.net to book a cabin before they sell out. See you soon!


The Inaugural Big Bear Kids Adventure Games at Snow Summit

Sep 03, 2016 – Sep 04, 2016

The Inaugural Big Bear Kids Adventure Games features a kid-sized adventure race where teams of two navigate a natural terrain inspired obstacle course. This event allows kids ages 6 through 14 an opportunity to experience the thrill of adventure racing, while learning teamwork skills and building confidence in a one-of-a-kind outdoor experience, created just for them. Kids can expect mountain biking, hiking, ziplines, a Tarzan rope swing, giant Slip-n-Slide, river tubing, cargo nets, mud pits and more. A great day out for the whole family!

For more information visit www.BearMountain.com/KAG 

Registration – Sign up and secure your spot! Register Online Now! https://kidsadventuregames.redpodium.com/bigbear-kag-2016 

Full Weekend Schedule

Saturday, September 3
12:00pm – 12:45pm – Skills Clinic Check In
1:00pm – 5:00pm – Adventure Racers Check In
1:00pm – 5:00pm – Optional Skills Clinic

Sunday, September 4

8:00am – Wave #1 Racers Arrive – place equipment in transition area and fit harness 8:30am – Safety Talk and Race Instructions
9:00am – Wave #1 Racers Start – two minute intervals between each 2 teams
9:30am – Wave #2 Racers Arrive – place equipment in transition area and fit harness
10:00am – Safety Talk and Race Instructions
10:30am – Wave #2 Racers Start – two minute intervals between each 2 teams
11:00am – Wave #3 Racers Arrive – place equipment in transition area and fit harness
11:30am – Safety Talk and Race Instructions
12:00pm – Wave #3 Racers Start – two minute intervals between each 2 teams
2:30pm – After Party and Awards Ceremony

Skills Clinic Practice before the big day. The Kids Adventure Games instructors will offer an optional activity for all participants, offered Friday afternoon. Registration opens March 21.  https://kidsadventuregames.redpodium.com/clinic2016-bigbear) 

All kids will receive a certificate of completion upon finishing the race during the after race celebration and awards ceremony. Awards will be given to top teams in each age category, as well as special awards for sportsmanship, spirit and environmental consciousness. The party will conclude with a prize raffle for all participants. *Time subject to change, awards will occur within 20 minutes of the last team crossing the finish line.

Volunteers are always appreciated at the Kids Adventure Games to help corral kids, marshal the course and make the event a true community effort. If you are an enthusiastic parent or an active member of the community, please join us. Volunteers are needed from approximately 7am to 2pm on race day. Registration coming soon

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd

Contact: Tel: (909) 866-5766 Website: www.bigbearmountainresorts.com or www.BearMountain.com/KAG 

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When I was a kid in the 70’s and early 80’s (yikes! did I just say that out loud?!), my parents would make us go play outside and not come home until dinnertime. We rode bikes and ran loose around our Big Bear neighborhood for hours at a time. We didn’t have video games yet (well, there was Pong, but you can only bounce a pixelated, square ball back and forth so pongmany times before it becomes boring!) and we had only 13 channels on TV, so most of my childhood was spent outside. Not only were we getting lots of exercise, we were learning how to interact with other kids, and often times practicing problem solving and conflict resolution without even knowing it. We didn’t have ‘helicopter’ parents who were constantly watching over us. If we had an issue with another kid, we just worked it out between us, got over it and went back to playing.

Fast-forward to the late 90’s when I have a kid of my own. It is no longer safe to just send your kids out the door to play unsupervised. I arranged play-dates and had him in recreational sports, but much of the time he just wanted to play video games (I have to admit, video games are WAY cooler now) or see what was on one of the 200 channels of TV. I’ll admit it, when my son was younger I did use TV or video games as an ‘electronic babysitter’ on occasion. We all have to get things done and sometimes just need the kids out from underfoot. Keeping them occupied with electronics is often times the best way to do that, but it is not necessarily what is best for them.

Nowadays, most every kid has their own smart phone and the only thing getting a workout are their fingers! They just are not getting the physical exercise and team-building experience that we did as kids. The arrival of Pokemon GO has gotten kids off the couch and walking around their neighborhoods, which is great, but they are still not directly interacting with one another and playing hard. I think physical play is really missing in our society and that is sad because our kids need it!

kag-logoThis coming weekend in Big Bear Lake, Snow Summit Mountain Resort is hosting the ‘Kids Adventure Games’. It is a kid-sized adventure race where teams of two navigate a natural terrain inspired obstacle course. It gives kids an opportunity to work together and push themselves physically and mentally to achieve a goal. In tomorrow’s ‘Tuesday’s Topic’ post, I will give complete details about the games and how to sign your kid up.

We still have several cabins available for the coming Labor Day Weekend, but they are starting to fill up. Head over to RSVacations.net and reserve your cabin now, then come on up and cheer your kid on as they take part in something that will stay with them and hopefully encourage a love of adventure and physical activity!

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