Think Outside Boxes
Think Outside Boxes is a monthly subscription box full of outdoor gear and resources that will get your kids away from a screen and outside exploring nature! Give your kids lifelong skills that encourage exploration & independence with THiNK OUTSiDE BOXES!
Think Outside Boxes Outdoor Curriculum
Think Outside Boxes is 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 kit covers a new theme from outdoor shelters and night-time discovery to first aid and nutrition.
Our products and guided activities encourage adventure, promote empathy, and foster creativity, encouraging our children to become lifelong learners. Get started and build your own home library to enjoy for many years to come.
Give your kids lifelong skills that encourage exploration & independence with Think Outside Boxes!
What’s Inside the Box?
- 3 to 5 pieces of quality outdoor gear
- Water-resistant resource cards
- 24+ page educational booklet
- Hands-on activities
- Challenges to do as a family
- Education and skill building
- Monthly themes, such as navigation, shelter building, or star gazing
- National park spotlights
- Global features
- Empathy section
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Families can order individual subscriptions for each sibling, or they can share one subscription amongst multiple siblings. If purchasing multiple subscriptions for your family, we automatically apply a sibling discount on renewals when boxes are shipped to the same address. To take advantage of the sibling discount ($2 off per box), simply add each subscription to your cart and check out in one order.
You can also purchase one box for your children to share. Please note that sharing one subscription only provides one set of outdoor gear. However, you can purchase an additional backpack with your first order by clicking here.
How do you develop the content and materials for THiNK OUTSiDE?
We have partnered with several companies to carefully source outdoor products suitable for young adventurers. Our content is curated from credible online and print sources, and activities are tested with children of various age ranges.
If I am a homeschool parent, how can I use this service?
Our boxes include a 20+ page educational and hands-on activity booklet that can serve as a parent’s curriculum and a supplement to a teacher’s manual or lesson plan. Each month’s booklet includes activities to teach outdoor sciences and STEM-focused topics, such as water filtration, pulley systems, astronomy, and more. Along with the gear and resource cards, our year-long curriculum helps to foster creativity, encourage strategic thinking, and promote empathy.
Do you work with any charter schools?
Think Outside works with charter schools to allow parents the opportunity to add our program to their home curriculum. If you would like for Think Outside to be included within your charter school’s vendor list, please reach out to support@thinkoutsideboxes.
When will my box arrive?
Your Intro box will ship around the 5th or 15th of the month, depending on when you signed up. All subsequent boxes ship out around the 5th of each month.
How soon after I place my order will my subscription start?
Your Intro box will ship either around the 5th or 15th of the month, depending on when you signed up. All subsequent boxes ship out around the 5th of each month.
When will my subscription end?
THiNK OUTSiDE is designed as a year-long program. Your subscription includes your initiation box plus 12 monthly themed boxes. Your subscription will automatically end after you received all 13 boxes. If for any reason you are not satisfied, you cancel anytime prior to your next renewal.
How can I update the address associated with my subscription if I move?
You can update the address information in your online customer account by logging into My Account. To update your address, please do the following:
1. Login to “My Account”
2. Click on “Subscriptions” on the left menu
3. On the appropriate subscription, select “View/Edit Address” to the far right
4. Beside “Actions”, select “Change Address”
5. Update the address as appropriate.
6. Click on “Save Address”
Please note that the address changes should be made before the 1st of a calendar month to ship that month’s package to the new address. With questions, please email us at Support@ThinkOutsideBoxes.
How much does shipping cost?
Shipping within the U.S. and Puerto Rico is always free. International shipping is also available in select countries for an added cost. Order shipped to Canada will include an additional $5 shipping fee. Orders shipped to the UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand include a $10 shipping fee. Always feel free to contact us at Support@ThinkOutsideBoxes.
What is your cancellation policy?
You can cancel a monthly subscription anytime after the first box ships. Please cancel using “My Account” by 6:00 PM EST the day before your next billing date if you do not wish to receive that month’s box. Cancellation requests received after this date shall take effect the following month. If you wish to email us, please contact us at least two business days prior to your subscription’s auto-renewal date by emailing us at Support@ThinkOutsideBoxes.
Multi-month subscriptions (pay every 3 months) can be cancelled anytime prior to your subscription’s renewal date. However, the change will not take effect until the original multi-month term has ended. Auto-renewing subscriptions can be cancelled using our online service by 6:00 PM EST the day before your next billing date. For more information, please see our Terms of Service.
Do you ship to P.O. Boxes, APO addresses, and US territories?
Yes, we ship to P.O. Boxes, APO addresses, and US Territories using USPS priority mail shipping. If you need to be serviced by a different provider, such as FedEx or UPS, please reach out to us at Support@ThinkOutsideBoxes.
Can I indicate a different address for the first box?
Yes. We can ship the first package to you and have the remainder of the subscription shipped directly to the child. Just enter your own address in the shipping address field for the first order. After the 5th, you can update the shipping address under My Account. If you need help, feel free to email us at Support@ThinkOutsideBoxes.
What payment methods do you accept?
We accept all major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover) as well as PayPal.
Do you charge sales tax?
Sales taxes are collected where required by law. Taxes will be calculated at checkout.