The Great American Backyard Campout, which is sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation, is coming on June 23, 2012. School is out, and many kids are already spending hours inside glued to their electronic devices. It’s time to take the kids, the dog, and the camper and get outside for some fresh air surrounded by a world of green. June is Great Outdoors Month so there is no better time to teach kids why it’s called the Great Outdoors.
A perfect place to start is by having your family participate in the annual Great American Backyard Campout on June 23.
Campers who register on website will have the chance to go behind-the-scenes with National Wildlife Federation celebrity naturalist David Mizejewski and meet some of his amazing wildlife friends. One lucky camper and a guest will win a trip to an upcoming National Wildlife Federation TV appearance in New York or Los Angeles.
A night under the stars will help kids understand why it’s called the GREAT outdoors. The Great American Backyard Campout is a signature event of the National Wildlife Federation’s Be Out There movement which has a goal of engaging 10 million new kids in outdoor play over the next three years. The Great American Backyard Campout lets kids explore a whole other world right in their own backyard, together with neighbors,with friends at a local camp ground, or at a large community camping event. For those looking to camp beyond their own backyard, the Campout website helps locate organized Campouts across the country.
When you register your Campout on National Wildlife Federation’s website you will get helpful information to make your camping experience a fun one including campfire recipes, nocturnal wildlife guides, campfire songs and games, nature activities and much more.
REI and the Coleman Company are the national sponsors of the Great American Backyard Campout. Both companies share the National Wildlife Federation’s commitment to getting kids and their families outdoors as part of a healthy lifestyle. National Wildlife Federation inspires Americans to protect wildlife for our children’s future.
Resource: The National Wildlife Federation