Bon Echo Through The Eyes Of A Child: Kidizoom Action Cam Review

We do a lot of exploring and recently the kids have been asking me to hand over my Nikon for them to snap some pictures. Sometimes this is fine if we are strolling along a nature path or playing in the backyard. There are times where I cannot trust my Nikon in wee little hands. Saying “no” is hard, I want our kids to explore photography and be creative through a lens.

Exploring Bon Echo Provincial Park

This summer we took a trip to Bon Echo Provincial Park in Ontario. It was a huge highlight of our summer. We were there when Miss C was a baby but seeing it through the eyes of children, was a whole experience in its own.

It quickly became one of my new favourite places to explore in Ontario. Bon Echo is so rich in History, every corner you turn has a story to tell. The backdrop of the 100 metre high Mazinaw Rock that features over 260 Aboriginal pictographs is just one highlight tourist head to Bon Echo for.

We got to experience these features up close and personal by renting a kayak and some SUP boards.

Bon Echo Provincial Park Seen through the eyes of a child You can see the poem written here on the Mazinaw Rock. This is a tribute that was carved into the rock face to Walt Whitman by Flora MacDonald back in the early 1919. It took two Scotland stonemasons all summer to carve these tribute into the Mazinaw Rock.

Bon Echo Provincial Park Seen through the eyes of a child Well at Bon Echo Provincial Park I was inspired by the story of the Inn that once stood on its grounds. It was a place where Flora MacDonald Denison a feminists turned the Bon Echo Inn into a place for poets, artist and writers to escape to.

In 1955 the property was donated to the Province of Ontario, the biggest donation in Canadian history to date.

Through The Eyes Of A Child: Kidizoom Action Cam Review

Like us, the children fell in love with Bon Echo Provincial Park. Here are some pictures of Little O playing with the Kidizoom Action Cam well we paddle the beautiful Lake Mazinaw.

Bon Echo Provincial Park Seen through the eyes of a child Having Little O as our kid photographer with Kidizoom Action Cam during our kayaking trip discovering Mazinaw Lake, was the perfect job for him to have well riding shotgun to mommy’s kayak.

Since the Kidizoom Action Cam is waterproof, I had no worries about it getting wet. When the Kidizoom Action Cam is in its waterproof case they can take videos and pictures up to 6′ underwater.

The Kidizoom Action Cam was easy enough for our 4 year-old to use with little help from mommy. As you can see, he did a fabulous job capturing these moments during our trip to Bon Echo Provincial Park.

Kidizoom Action Cam review Once I downloaded these pictures I was impressed with the quality of them. Definitely not Nikon quality, but they turned out clear. Remember these shots above were taken by a 4 year-old and there is no fuzzy pictures here.

Kidizoom Action Cam includes everything you need to get your kid photographer capturing their action shots ASAP.  It is durable enough to handle drops and tumbles. Plus, it can go anywhere and do anything kids can do since it includes two mounts they can attach it to their bike, skateboard and more.

Kidizoom Action Cam review The Kidizoom Action Cam features a 1.4″ color LCD screen and can take videos and photos in addition to stop-motion videos and time-lapse photos. Our kids enjoyed exploring their creativity with fun effects, frames and photo filters.

Kidizoom Action Cam review “Kidizoom Action Cam allowed our children to be creative and have fun while doing so. It is very durable and since it is waterproof taking the Kidizoom Action Cam in a kayak with caused no worries. I love that the Kidizoom Action Cam allows me to relax a little and see the world through the eyes of a child.”

What will your child capture first?


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Comments

  1. lynn clayton says:

    dirt biking

  2. Victoria Ess says:

    My niece would take this to the park!

  3. My son will strap this to his bike and ride around the neighbourhood with it.

  4. Lisa Neutel says:

    many camping adventures summer of 2016

  5. She’d take her Kidizoom on her Plasma car while racing her friends!

  6. Kelly young says:

    To the Toronto zoo

  7. My daughter would use this on the beach

  8. Anne Taylor says:

    I’d take my grandkids for a trek up Mt Tolmie which is a small mountain I used to climb when I was a kid

  9. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    My grandson will definitely play around with it first to see how it works, probably by going around the lake with it. After that he’ll hop on his bike and be off on his adventures 🙂

  10. I’d give it to my nephew so he would have it when I take him to the zoo for his birthday!

  11. Judy Cowan says:

    Out in the snow once we get some would be another adventure!

  12. Sarah Jackson says:

    We would take it when we go to the park for sure

  13. This would be great for a child to bring to a sports match- mine could take it along to soccer for some action shots.

  14. this would go everywhere and i’m sure some not so nice pics would be taken

  15. We spend a lot of time outdoors so we’d take it everywhere! Camping, skiing, snowshoeing…

  16. We would take it on nature walks.

  17. Darlene Schuller says:

    My daughter would use this at the indoor pool.

  18. nicolthepickle says:

    Mine would take it out playing in the woods.

  19. I would take the kids on a beach adventure with the Kidizoom

  20. Jennifer P. says:

    I think my daughter would take this on her park adventures with her little sister.

  21. Hiking in our provincial parks

  22. Riding on his bike, my son will tape all of his adventures.

  23. Geocaching in the BC mountains!

  24. kathy downey says:

    The adventure our child take the Kidizoom Action Cam on if a rock collecting trip

  25. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    First off he’s whiz around the lake getting used to it, then he’d run for his bike and off he’d go on his adventures. 🙂

  26. Anne Taylor says:

    We’d go explore some tidal pools down at the beach

  27. Jennifer P. says:

    My little one would take her Kidizoom Action Cam on her adventures to the park.

  28. ivy pluchinsky says:

    my niece would love to take pictures on her adventures outdoors

  29. Sarah Jackson says:

    for sure we would take it to the zoos and fairs !

  30. Darlene Schuller says:

    My daughter would take it on the Santa Claus Parade float she’s on!

  31. a hike along the beach

  32. Judy Cowan says:

    I am sure it will make a few trips to the beach in the summer!

  33. We would take it on our Christmas family reunion trip/ski vacation!

  34. We visit a nature trail often, my girl would love to bring along a Kidizoom!

  35. nicolthepickle says:

    They would take it to Grandpa’s house.

  36. Every trip to the park is an adventure

  37. On his bike, I will see my whole neighbourhood!

  38. ivy pluchinsky says:

    using it while at the beach

  39. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    He’ll be dashing off around the lake to try it out, then he’ll hop on his scooter or his bike and be off on his adventures.

  40. Anne Taylor says:

    A canoe or kayak trip down the Gorge would be a great adventure

  41. We leave for Mexico in 14 days and I never know what we’ll find there. One year, there was a monkey on our friends rooftop!

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

  42. using it while checking out the beach

  43. Would be great for skiing!

  44. Judy Cowan says:

    It would probably go on a few adventures to the park too.

  45. Darlene Schuller says:

    My daughter said she’d use it to have snow ball fights with her 23 year old brother lol she’s 9.

  46. nicolthepickle says:

    My kids would take it out in the snow.

  47. Brenda Lacourciere says:

    He will most likely take it on our hikes in the forest. We saw a baby deer last year and no one had a camera.

  48. Lisa Smith says:

    My kids would bring it hiking or sledding

  49. My son wants to video his biking adventures around our neighbourhood.

  50. Jessica M walker says:

    We have lots of trails around here. My son would love to have it to capture all the cool things we see

  51. kathy downey says:

    An adventure our child would take the Kidizoom Action Cam on is maybe a fishing trip.

  52. ivy pluchinsky says:

    it would be cool to take when fishing

  53. Lisa McLain says:

    My son would love this in the pool !

  54. Anne Taylor says:

    We could go on a hike around Beacon Hill Park!

  55. Victoria Ess says:

    Camping!!

  56. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    My grandson might even take it with him when he plays hockey, if he can figure out how to use it then. 🙂

  57. We are having a Christmas family reunion in the mountains and 8 kids will be there. This would be perfect for capturing all our outdoor activities!

  58. Sarah Jackson says:

    My daughter says she would love to take it fishing !

  59. lynn clayton says:

    exploring the woods

  60. Judy Cowan says:

    It would definitely be used Camping next summer to record adventures.

  61. On my girls’ Guiding camping trip.

  62. Darlene Schuller says:

    My daughter would take it biking with her and her Dad.

  63. I’d love to see our next vacation from her point of view.

  64. to the beach to explore

  65. nicolthepickle says:

    Outside in the snow,

  66. Jennifer P. says:

    My daughters will use this on some Christmas adventures such as going to see Christmas displays and lights.

  67. She would take it everywhere she went. To the beach, camping, visiting her grandparents and she would be able to capture it all on her own. 😀

  68. They would take the cam with them when they go hiking, camping and to the beach.

  69. Tons of biking adventures at the beach, through our neighbourhood and parks!

  70. My little one would use this during our hikes. Or, quad’g back to the camp. Tks for the chance!

  71. Lisa Neutel says:

    first my kids would take it to christmas with our family then on many summer camping adventures

  72. kathy downey says:

    My child would take the Kidizoom Action Cam on a hiking adventure

  73. Anne Taylor says:

    I’d like to take my grandkids to a beach for an adventure

  74. I can also see it going on a summer adventure hiking.

  75. think it wold be used for geo caching

  76. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    First off he’ll whip around the lake to try it out, then he’ll hop on his bike or scooter and be off on his adventures 🙂

  77. Rosanne Robinson says:

    My grandson would take the Kidizoom Action Cam to film his adventures on the dusty trail when he goes riding with his daddy, skiing, hockey arena, plus camping and to the, park.

  78. i would take the kids to the park with the dog

  79. Darlene Schuller says:

    My daughter said she would take it biking!

  80. Lisa bolduc says:

    I think we would first try it out on a trip to the park

  81. would take on our day trip excursions

  82. Victoria Ess says:

    She’d take it with her camping.

  83. They would take it on the mountain when we go on vacation.

  84. We’d take it when we go to camp!

  85. My son has asked me for this for Christmas. He wants to strap it on his bike to tape his adventures.

  86. Sarah Jackson says:

    camping trips ! ours can get pretty adventurous !

  87. Jennifer P. says:

    My kids would love to bring this on their hiking adventures.

  88. Anne Taylor says:

    I’d take the grandkids down to Fisherman’s Warf

  89. kathy downey says:

    My child would take the Kidizoom Action Cam on a snow sledding adventure

  90. We are always going on adventures and exploring new places. They would take it everywhere no doubt. I’ve been to Bon Echo years ago. Beautiful and fun place to explore.

  91. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    My grandson would no doubt go for a walk around the lake to begin with, then he’d hop on his bike and off he’d go on his adventures with the action cam 🙂

  92. Victoria Ess says:

    My niece will take it camping!

  93. My kids would take this EVERYWHERE! They love to take videos . They would take it to the beach, whale watching, playground, hiking, etc

  94. would use it on Christmas day

  95. Darlene Schuller says:

    My daughter would def take it to the beach!

  96. Judy Cowan says:

    She would take it everywhere and I am sure her first adventure might be to capture Christmas Day!

  97. I think he will take a video of his skating.

  98. nicolthepickle says:

    The would take it in the woods.

  99. The first adventure they’d take the cam on is to the park. All those slides and jump and even the swings would make for a fun adventure.

  100. lynn clayton says:

    rollerblading for sure

  101. I am also thinking an Adventure to the Creek would be on the agenda in the Spring.

  102. Anne Taylor says:

    Fishing off the breakwater would make an excellent adventure!

  103. ivy pluchinsky says:

    we would go hiking and take pictures of our adventure

  104. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    My grandson, I’m guessing, will whiz around the lake with it, then hop on his bike and off he goes on his adventures with his Kidizoom action cam 🙂

  105. If I were to win this wouldn’t be for my child. There is a little boy across the road from me who would absolutely love this. He loves nature and the outdoors. I find him quite often looking at birds and other small animals and the scenery in the little valley we live in with the binoculars I gave him. He is often without company as he is the only child in the valley. He would love to take pictures of the river and the aquatic life that resides there. He would be quite the shutterbug.

  106. Jennifer P. says:

    She would use this for adventures in the snow this winter – to record her sledding.

  107. would take while walking the seawall

  108. This would be great at the beach – wouldn’t have to worry so much about it getting ruined by sand or water.

  109. Victoria Ess says:

    A camping adventure!

  110. nicolthepickle says:

    Out walking.

  111. andrea amy says:

    He would take it to the amusement park (in the summer time)

  112. lynn clayton says:

    my son loves nature allot of pics of trees and animals with this

  113. We are heading to Florida in January and my Son would have so much fun with this!

  114. Anne Taylor says:

    We could go for a great adventure on the beach, exploring tidal pools!

  115. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    My grandson would take a walk around the lake with it and then hop on his bike or scooter 🙂

  116. Bailey Dexter says:

    I think any one of our grand-kids would love to take many adventures with the Kidizoom Action Cam at camp!

  117. ivy pluchinsky says:

    i am sure she would love to capture everything from the holidays, to going to the store, car rides….

  118. Sarah Jackson says:

    Bike riding adventures !

  119. Judy Cowan says:

    I am sure it would go on a camping adventure too!

  120. My daughter would even use this to make her Youtube videos. (What’s with kids and Youtube videos, anyway?)

  121. would take it while geo caching

  122. On our trip to Florida in the New Year.

  123. nicolthepickle says:

    They would take it to the park to play.

  124. My son would take this on his field trips for school.

  125. Jennifer P. says:

    She would bring this on her school field trips.

  126. Tammy Dalley says:

    To my kids Taekwondo classes

  127. probably sledding would be the first one

  128. My granddaughter would love to take this with her when she goes to the playground.

  129. Victoria Ess says:

    My kids would use it camping.

  130. Pat Drouillard says:

    Hockey games

  131. ivy pluchinsky says:

    she would take pictures all over the place, in the store even

  132. The closest playground with swings so they can use it right away.

  133. Anne Taylor says:

    We could take a bike ride down the galloping goose trail

  134. kathy downey says:

    The adventure our child would take the Kidizoom Action Cam on is snow boarding

  135. Sarah Jackson says:

    We could go hiking , my daughter would love to take pictures of things she finds along the trails

  136. My daughter will take this on a family skiing adventure!

  137. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    my grandson, who would get this if I was lucky enough to win, would probably take a walk with it around the lake to start with, next up would be a bike ride, then perhaps skating 🙂

  138. My kids would use it camping..

  139. My kids would use it camping.

  140. we are going to Disney this winter would be there for sure

  141. Judy Cowan says:

    I can see it going on an Adventure to the beach in the summer!

  142. Juliee Fitze says:

    My granddaughter would take it on our trip to Jamaica for my nephews wedding.

  143. Mine would love to take it into the woods for a hike.

  144. nicolthepickle says:

    They would take it to the park.

  145. Brenda Penton says:

    My son would wear it on his helmet while zipping through the trails

  146. Ginger Gervais says:

    We live on the west coast so we have a lot of parks..mountains..beaches and the ocean…many different things they would love to capture.

  147. I think my son would take the zoom cam on some rain puddle jumping adventures!

  148. she would take lots of pictures from the quad and probably lots of our dog

  149. Florence Cochrane says:

    My granddaughter would use it rollerblading.

  150. Jennifer P. says:

    An adventure she would take this on is to her sister’s basketball games!

  151. Wendy hutton says:

    think the kids would using it riding the park trails

  152. I would take the KidZoom Action Cam on a bike ride to the park!

  153. My daughter has been wanting an action camera to record her adventures with her friends. This would be perfect! Thank you!

  154. kathy downey says:

    The adventure that my grand child would take with the Kidizoom Action Cam is Christmas decorating of the house

  155. Victoria Ess says:

    Camping!

  156. My son would take this on our camping and kayaking adventures!

  157. Anne Taylor says:

    A stormwatching adventure would be a hit with my grandkids!

  158. Amanda Masters says:

    She enjoys exploring all kinds of places. Would have been great to take to the UK. Maybe next time we go!

  159. My granddaughter would probably use it on her bike!

  160. My son would probably use this on bike rides or walks

  161. ivy pluchinsky says:

    my niece would take pictures while on her bike

  162. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    probably just on a walk around the lake to start with, then it’ll be whilst riding her bicycle. 🙂

  163. Nate Fuller says:

    Exploring and beach combing all of our local beaches!

  164. We are planning to visit Florida in the New Year so I am sure that my kids will want to document it.

  165. Jennifer P. says:

    I am sure my child would use this for all her daily adventures, even the regular day-to-day activities! But the one big adventure this would be so much fun for would be our road trip at spring break.

  166. I would say biking and swimming!

  167. Amy Heffernan says:

    I think he would take it on his bike with him!

  168. Would be great for all our summer hikes

  169. My son would take this one his adventures scootering around the neighbourhood.

  170. My grandson would be taking it when he is out sledding this winter on the hills of Cochrane.

  171. Sarah Jackson says:

    I think my daughter would take it everywhere , but i think we would like to take it sledding in the winter !!

  172. Judy Cowan says:

    I am sure my niece would take it on lots of adventures, I am sure the first one would be take it skating. It takes great pictures.

  173. Darlene Schuller says:

    My daughter would take it everywhere.. sledding this winter for sure!

  174. Carol Denny says:

    we take walks at Mud Lake so its a good place to take wild life photos

  175. Would take it during adventure walks in the parks.

  176. Our daughter would take hers camping with her 🙂

  177. nicolthepickle says:

    The would take it everywhere, walking, hiking. Out in the woods.

  178. missbobloblaw says:

    My son would take it on a walk in the river valley!

  179. Angela Mitchell says:

    My daughter would take it camping, hiking, and bike riding.

  180. We would go camping!

  181. Victoria Ess says:

    Probably camping!

  182. Julie Farmer says:

    Would love to take them to Algonquin park

  183. My nephew would use it when he goes on his Home Schooling field trips.

  184. Holly Wright says:

    My child wood take the camera on a hiking adventure in the woods with my husband

  185. Anne Taylor says:

    My husband plans to climb Mt Finlayson with our oldest grandchild in the Spring! I think that would make for an excellent adventure!

  186. We do a lot of hiking so my child would take this on our adventure.

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