8 STARTUPS AND JOBS FOR KIDS AND TEENS WHO LOVE THE OUTDOORS
Top jobs and businesses for young nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.
Are your girls outdoorsy, know how to work with nature, or prefer the open air? Then, we have great options for making money from what they love! And since starting a business can be a fun, challenging, and rewarding experience for kids and teens, these business ideas and jobs will help your girls develop their leadership skills and become more self-sufficient. Plus, they’ll share their love of nature with others and encourage more people to explore and appreciate the great outdoors.
Dog Training, Walking, and Sitting
Starting a dog-focused business doesn’t require a background in veterinary medicine or special K9 training. Your girls just have to love dogs, learn basic commands, and get proficient in dog training. This business idea allows responsible kids and teens to blend their affection for dogs with an appreciation for the outdoors. With dogs needing walks and training year-round, your girls’ business can be successful in any season!
Lawn Care Service
Your girls can offer lawn-mowing, trimming, and clean-up services for neighbors and family friends. They’ll need to invest in lawn care equipment such as lawnmowers, trimmers, and edgers. And to grow their business and generate repeat business, they’ll have to maintain high standards for customer satisfaction. As their startup grows and succeeds, they could hire employees with experience in lawn care and landscape maintenance.
Campground Hosting/Camping Expert
Although it’s more popular during summer, camping can be enjoyed any season. If your girls are experienced campers, they can set up a campground hosting business. They can provide families with recreational camping and outdoor services at local campgrounds. They can also offer courses that equip beginners with camping skills, from putting up a tent and lighting a campfire to learning essential campground rules.
Bike Rental and Repair
Cycling is a popular outdoor activity. It’s also one of the best ways for people to explore nature and get some exercise at the same time. Your girls can rent out bikes to customers and offer repair services should something go wrong while they’re out on their adventure. This way, their customers can rest assured knowing they have assistance when needed.
As outdoor enthusiasts, your girls can consider becoming nature guides. There are many ways to explore the great outdoors and share their passion with others. For example, they could lead hikes with adult supervision, start a bird-watching tour, organize nature safaris, or identify trees and plants for fellow nature lovers. As nature guides, they’ll help adventure seekers reconnect with nature and appreciate its beauty.
Beach Clean-up & Rental Service
Live near a beach? Your girls can start a beach clean-up service and give back to the community. They can also rent out beach chairs and umbrellas to beach-goers and tourists. This income can be put towards future clean-ups and ensure that everyone enjoys the beach in its cleanest form.
Outdoor photography is an excellent outdoorsy startup for kids and teens who love nature and photography. Your girls can earn and grow their business in various ways, including selling landscape pictures online and providing nature-based photography services to backpackers, hikers, campers, wedding coordinators, and more.
Tree and Shrub Planting Service
Planting trees and shrubs is one of the simplest ways to make a real difference in your community and beautify its environment. Your girls can offer a planting service to local businesses, schools, and homeowners looking to improve their surroundings. Besides providing quality plants that will last for years, your girls can provide customers with consultation and guidance on caring for different trees and shrubs.
This list of eight outdoor business ideas isn’t exhaustive, so ask your girls to add their own or innovate with hybrid ones. Some also don’t require much capital to start. And all these jobs and businesses can provide kids and teens with valuable entrepreneurial experience and personal and professional growth opportunities. Need more startup recommendations for your girls? You can read our posts on businesses and jobs for crafty and sporty kids and teens.