Think Outside Boxes

Get your kids away from a screen and outside exploring nature, encouraging a life of learning!

Use code FIRSTBOX at checkout to get $10 off your first order.
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Plans as low as $36.50 / month
Product Overview
  • For a limited time, we will ship your first box out within a few days of order. Each following box will always ship by the 5th of the following month. Subscription renewal payments process on the 25th of the month. Automatically renews monthly; subscription ends after one year. Can be cancelled anytime before the next renewal date.
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Subscriptions automatically renew. Cancel anytime
A year-long outdoor curriculum delivered monthly, serving a wide-range of ages starting at 7. Our program is designed to promote exploration and survival in the great outdoors. Each monthly box covers a new theme from outdoor shelters and night-time discovery to first aid and nutrition. A 2019 Parent's Choice Silver Award Winner!
  • Designed by outdoor loving parents who want to get kids away from a screen and outside exploring nature.
  • Supplement your child's learning with this year-long program. Each box comes with a 24+ page education and activity booklet, resource cards, outdoor challenges, and 3 - 5 pieces of quality gear to add to your child's outdoor pack.
  • Your first box comes with a lightweight packable daypack your child can use for outdoor adventures. You choose your color!
  • Free shipping within the U.S. using USPS priority shipping. We ship to Canada for only an extra $5 shipping fee and Rest of World for only an extra $10 shipping fee. (All booklets are in English only)
  • Cancel anytime, no questions asked!

Sneak Peek

Intro Box

Every subscription starts off with our Intro Box, which includes gear, resources, activities, an empathy section, and challenges - centered around preparing your child for their next year of becoming an #OUTSiDER!

Order by May 4th to get this box!



Q: Have you thought of doing a box like this for adults? I grew up a city kid and now live in Alaska. I’d love to get something like this for myself! Do you think I might even enjoy this?Asked by Beda W., February 2020

Think Outside Boxes answered...February 2020

Hi there!

We have had this question from other adults as well. While we have talked about an adult version, we aren't in the development stages of one at this time.

However, we have had a few parents of kids that get the box let us know they are learning a ton from them and pick up the boxes/booklets after their kids go to bed to continue learning on their own.

So, while we don't have an adult version, we know many aspects of this box can work for all ages and the gear is sourced with the intention of kids/adults being able to use it long after they are done with our boxes (we regularly use the gear ourselves as many if the items we send...



Q: if I order a subscription may I have the first kit sent to my address so that I can give it to him as a gift with the rest going to his addressAsked by Michele M., December 2019

Think Outside Boxes answered...December 2019

Yes! Addresses can be updated anytime. Simply set up the subscription with
your address as the shipping address. After the first box is received, you
may return to your account and update the shipping address for the active
subscription so that all boxes going forward are sent to the intended


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10 reviews

Fun boxes!

Mar 24, 2020
Jessica T.
2 Reviews
Subscribed for 3 months

My son is almost 11 and we love these boxes. He is a bit too introverted for Scouts, but likes to hike with me. We're both learning together with each of the boxes, and look forward to each delivery. They've been a godsend now that we've been stuck at home during mandatory school closure for coronavirus. The booklets have good info with games and projects we do together. He enjoys adding to his backpack every month.

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7 shipments in.....

Mar 13, 2019
Katie C.
1 Review
1 Helpful Vote
Subscribed for 7 months

We are 7 shipments into the total 13 (including the intro box) and we love it! So I have to confess though that I bought this for my 5 year old daughter (she was 4 when we signed up) even though it is rated for age 7+, she has done fantastic with every box though. We have had a ton of fun learning new skills outside, and putting those new skills to action on hikes or while camping. I love this box! I might even sign up to have the year of boxes all over again....

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Great idea but

Mar 09, 2019
Holly E.
1 Review
3 Helpful Votes
Subscribed for 19 days

I purchased a three month subscription for my very outdoor adventurous son. Box arrived and He said the book was cool looking, but when he opened it He was very underwhelmed. The main part of the box was a backpack. The other pieces in the Box were a piece rope, a luggage tag, a pencil, two pamphlets and a metal tag holder. It did not make a very good first impression on my son, Hopefully the next two boxes are better.

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Oct 20, 2018
Ginger W.
1 Review
3 Helpful Votes

My brother in-law got this for my 12 yr old son and he absolutely loves them. The first box came with a great backpack and we have been steadily filling it up with gear since. The boxes just keep blowing me away! The gear is great for my son to get exposed to using these tools and the educational booklets are filled with fun activities and I find them very educational. We are a farm family, outside a lot, and still learn something from them. Keep it up Think Outside!

Ok so far

Oct 18, 2018
Lora S.
1 Review
1 Helpful Vote
Subscribed for 1 month

This is our first box ,which took awhile to get compared to others ,and it seemed a little pricey for what you get. It’s just an ok backpack and some cords and a little activity brochure with good information but not worth $35. I like the concept though so I will wait to see what comes next month,

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Think Outside Boxes said...Oct 18, 2018

Hi Lora - We appreciate your feedback and that you are sticking with us for another month! Also, we have heard your concerns on first box timing and are adjusting our schedule to ensure future customers receive their first box sooner! Can’t wait to send your #outsider our Nature box in November!


Kids are diggin it!

Jul 13, 2018
Brandon W.
1 Review
2 Helpful Votes

Both of our kids got their first box and have really enjoyed digging into the skills and some of the trivia included in the book. Their favorite part of the box was the compact backpack! They're really looking forward to using it for some hiking and travel this summer, fall, and beyond!


Jul 10, 2018
1 Review
1 Helpful Vote

My 14 year old son loves his first box! He’s even asked to go hiking more now that he’s started building his hiking gear! An unbelievable alternative to sitting inside playing videos/watching screens all day!

So cool!

Jul 10, 2018
1 Review

My Aunt surprised me with this subscription and I love it! The pink backpack in the first box is really cool and light, and the activities are a lot of fun. I can't wait to get the next box!

Love it!

Jul 10, 2018
Jessica H.
1 Review

We just got our first box and we love it! High quality, my kids had to test it out as soon as we got it. I love all of the outdoor and survival activities included, this will keep us entertained for awhile. I can't wait to see what's in the next box!

Excited for the first box to ship!!

Jun 19, 2018
Justin W.
1 Review

Can't wait to see the kids outside testing out their new gear each month :)

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