Education Outdoors® was created by Tim Paczesny in 2005. Before Education Outdoors, Tim had founded a non-profit organization called The League of Extraordinary Outdoorsmen. The League organized a family fishing day once a year that was held during the free fishing weekend in Michigan. During this event, Tim realized the need to educate children and their families about the outdoors.
The motivating factor to this initial realization occurred while Tim was gathering Morel mushrooms with his wife and two daughters in Northern Michigan. Tims daughter noticed an animal track on the ground and asked her dad what it could be. He told her that it was a raccoon track. She asked her dad how he had learned all the things he knew about nature.
With that question, Education Outdoors was created, and its first educational board game was about to be developed. During the winter of 2005 and into 2006, Tim was dedicated to making his dream become a reality. He finished 400 questions and 100 fun facts about animals and the great outdoors. This completed the first game called Camp - The Game That Grows With You.