This coming Saturday, June 23, 2012 is the Great American Backyard Campout®!
What a perfect excuse to pop the tent in the backyard, tell scary stories and make s'mores over a fire (or grill). Let's face it, camping is FUN. And it doesn't involve video games, internet, or television.
In fact, one of the main reasons for the Great American Backyard Campout® is to encourage parents and kids alike to trade screen time for green time by spending a night under the stars.
Another great reason is fundraising- NWF uses 80 cents of every dollar you raise in the Great American Backyard Campout® to support programs that address the problems of America's indoor childhood and the health risks associated with them. Your funds are used to establish and maintain programs to make outdoor time a priority to protect children's health and ensure their readiness to learn.
You can officially register to take part in the Great American Backyard Campout® by clicking HERE and encourage people you know to contribute to your campout. Every contribution makes a difference.
Want to participate in camping and outdoor activities at one of the local State Parks? Both False Cape and First Landing have programs specifically designed for the Great American Backyard Campout®.
False Cape State Park:
Great American Backyard Campout - Wilderness Survival Skills 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Camping at False Cape is a real adventure. In fact, camping at False Cape requires that you reserve by telephone so that you can be debriefed about the primitive conditions in the park.
For a full description of this event click HERE.
First Landing State Park:
Great American Backyard Campout -Even if you aren't camping or setting up camp in your backyard, you can still come to First Landing's programs for a full weekend outdoor experience. They will cover everything from hiking, tracking, and surviving to pirate history, seashell artwork, and marine life programs.
For a full list of activities for this weekend event click HERE.
Recent Blog Posts: