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Climbing Adventure for Kids at UC Santa Barbara ~ August 6-24, 2012

Written by Vapur Pro Team member, Laura Bylund

The Vapur Anti-Bottle’s colorful presence graced the Climbing Adventure for Kids this August at UC Santa Barbara.  This 3-week climbing camp serviced over 40 young climbers of all skill levels between the ages of 6 and 13 years.  Vapur was there each of the three weeks keeping them hydrated and fit for climbing through the summer heat.

The climbers learned the ever important skills of how to conduct a thorough safety check before leaving the ground and how to communicate so they can focus on their movement on the wall.  They engaged in a multitude of exercises to help them move up in climbing grade, with much focus on the most important thing and what is often forgotten in good climbing, their feet!

The kids learned the proper orientation for placing their toes on the wall, how to effectively grip climbing holds, techniques for best preserving strength and energy and shifting their weight for lateral movement.  They put these new skills to the test while bouldering, traversing through hula hoops, playing wall twister and braving their project route on the high wall.

“This was the most successful year by far,” said Luke Hetzel, the camp’s founding Lead Instructor. “It feels we have finally been established as a reputable and desirable kids camp and having a company like Vapur provide a quality product for everyone made it feel even more official.”

Many of the kids had their light weight Anti-Bottles conveniently hanging from their shorts or harnesses while traversing or going up the 30 foot sections.  With all of this exhausting climbing activity, it was good to have Vapur kids water bottles there as a bright and accessible reminder to keep drinking water.

It was all the more fitting to promote an environmentally friendly product in the first ever LEED certified recreation center, 100% powered by 816 photovoltaic solar panels on its tall roof, the UCSB Multi-Activity Center.

“It was a lot of fun, ” Hetzel said, “and was really special to be able give the kids a useful and sustainable gift.”

 

Vapur Pro Team member, Laura Bylund, in coordination with Vapur, made a contribution of Anti-Bottles to the kids involved with the camp.

The Quenchers are our first series of do-it-yourself Anti-Bottles designed for kids and kids at heart. In a consumer-driven world, we felt that kids were the answer to finally dumping the disposable water bottle habit. The Quenchers became a kid-focused extension of the Vapur mission to make drinking good ole fashioned water easy, sustainable and fun! But in order to create the Quenchers, we had to get in touch with our inner child.

The goal was to ultimately develop a product that kids would love and that would help keep them hydrated while encouraging the use of reusable water bottles. With the Vapur Creative Team (Jason Carignan, Frez Ferrino, Grant England & Jenny Guy), coupled with the unique stylings of Mike Kunkel, a cartoonist with 20+ years of experience at studios like Warner Bros, Nickelodeon and Disney, the work began to bring the Quenchers to life.

After about a year of designing, prototyping, character development and kid-input, Bo, Lolli, Fuse and Splash (the Quenchers) arrived in the form of Vapur’s first customizable Anti-Bottles.

Now, these four lovable characters are on a mission to keep kids everywhere happy, healthy and hydrated while giving waste the boot! True to all Anti-Bottles, they’re proudly made in the United States, dishwasher safe, BPA-free and reusable. Each Quencher Anti-Bottle comes with three sticker sheets of facial features and add-ons, so little ones can create a hydration companion that’s uniquely their own. Check out VapurQuenchers.com to make a Quencher online and share it with your friends!

 

Take a Quencher home with you at Vapur.us!

“Four lovable characters on a mission to keep kids happy, healthy and hydrated.”

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Vapur announces its first series of do-it-yourself Anti-Bottles, the Quenchers, designed specifically for kids. The Quenchers – Bo, Lolli, Fuse and Splash – are four lovable characters on a mission to keep kids happy, healthy and hydrated while giving waste the boot!

Each Quencher Anti-Bottle comes with three sticker sheets of facial features and add-ons, so kids can create a hydration companion that’s uniquely their own. Quencher Anti-Bottles are freezable, foldable and reusable, making them great for school lunches, field trips or any after school activity. True to all Vapur Anti-Bottles, these personalized kids water bottles are proudly made in the United States, dishwasher safe, BPA-free and reusable. The Vapur Quenchers are the ideal sidekick when it comes to defeating dehydration and staying healthy; befriend a Vapur Quencher today for $11.99.

“Since its launch, Vapur has always been a brand guided by innovation, design and fun,” says Vapur Marketing Manager, Jenny Guy. “We wanted to develop a product that kids would absolutely love and that would not only help keep them healthy and hydrated, but also would educate them on the importance of using a reusable bottle.”

With type two diabetes and childhood obesity on the rise, it is more critical than ever for kids to establish healthy habits like drinking water.  According to NaturalNews.com, drinking water instead of sugary drinks can eliminate an average of 235 excess calories per day among children and adolescents.  By helping to cut out the empty, sugary calories and by replacing them with water, Vapur aims to curb these epidemics. The Quenchers were created to reach out to kids in a way that makes staying healthy in a sustainable way, trendy.

Accompanying the Quencher Anti-Bottle launch is also the release of Vapur’s online Quencher game. Kids (and kids at heart) can visit www.VapurQuenchers.com, create a Quencher and share their designs with friends. This website also includes a gallery of designs, character bios, wallpapers and coloring pages available for download.

 

About Vapur, Inc.
Founded in 2009, California-based Vapur, Inc. is on a mission to make hydration incomparably portable and convenient. As the leading designer, marketer and distributor of reusable, handheld, collapsible hydration products. Vapur’s complete line of Anti-Bottles® have been adopted by athletes, outdoor enthusiasts, celebrities, green activists, government agencies, fashion gurus, and families alike. Vapur’s ultra-durable Anti-Bottles® are proudly made in the USA, BPA-free, freezable and dishwasher-safe. Vapur is privately held, with products available in 13 countries worldwide and contributes a portion of all sales to water-related and environmental causes. For more information, visit www.vapur.us and as always, “Live Flexible.” Follow Vapur on Facebook or join the conversation on Twitter.

 

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Vapur® Announces New Quenchers Line for Kids

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We recently received this great tip from Lee in California. Lee is a mom of two elementary kids who insist on taking their Vapur to school everyday. To keep the kids’ lunches cool throughout the day, she fills the Vapurs half-full with filtered water and freezes overnight. In the morning, she fills them to the top and sticks them in her kids’ lunch boxes. This serves to keep lunches cool and water ice-cold (but not frozen). Thanks for the tip Lee!

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I spent the afternoon with Kathy Kaehler (@kathykaehler) and a group of bloggers from around the country in Hidden Hills, CA today learning how to prepare healthy, organic meals for a busy life. Kathy’s new Sunday Setup program is a huge hit and helping change the way people think about meal preparation.

Kathy has been a huge Vapur fan for several months and was kind enough to include us in her program. We’ve heard from a number of moms that they love to keep 6 – 8 Vapur bottles full in their refrigerators at all times so their kids can easily grab-and-go.