To give you a little encouragement, you’re invited to a backyard campout party! That’s right – the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is hosting its annual Great American Backyard Campout on Sat., June 22, 2013.
The Great American Backyard Campout is a one-night event held across the nation to encourage kids of all generations to connect with nature. You can camp out with just your family, invite friends along or join a team in your community. Registration is free and you can participate even if you camp on a different night.
Note: Although there is no cost to participate, campers are encouraged to raise $100 to support NWF programs that help America’s kids to switch screen time with green time.
I’m guessing you first-timers might be a little worried about taking the babes camping. “What equipment do I need?” “Will the kids actually sleep?” “Will we?” “What will we do all evening?” Relax! I’ve got you covered!
We’ve camped out in our backyard three summers in a row and I’m here to tell you it can be done! It can even be fun! Here are a few things I’ve written that I hope can help:
- 3 budget-friendly ideas for family camping
- Backyard campout activities for kids
- Backyard camping checklist
- How to host a backyard campout
- The Down & Dirty Guide to Camping With Kids by Helen Olsson
- Plus, more tips from around the web for camping with kids in the backyard & beyond!
So no more excuses – this is the summer you’re going to do it! And seasoned campers, why not invite some newbies to join you on your next camping adventure?
Note: I am not affiliated with the National Wildlife Federation and will not profit in any way from your participation in the Great American Backyard Campout. I’m sharing this event with you because I think it’s a great way to get kids and families out and into nature.