National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Backyard Campout, slated this year for today June 25. Camping, even for just a night in a backyard, is a way to put children in touch with nature. A study in the 1990s found that people who grew up to be conservationists almost invariably had someone in their lives who introduced them to nature as a child. Former president Jimmy Carter put it more eloquently: “It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail…
On June 25, thousands of people across the nation will gather in their backyards, neighborhoods, communities and parks to take part in a one-night event that will provide an experience for all generations to connect with nature. You can join the Great American Backyard Campout whether you are an experienced camper or first-time campers. We have all you will need to get you ready to camp at your fingertips on the official website at www.backyardcampout.org.
Register to Camp
Ready to camp? Sign up as part of the Great American Backyard Campout today and discover the fun and benefits of spending a night under the stars. Join us June 25, 2011 (or you can choose another day that’s convenient for you) for a fun night in the great outdoors.
What’s New This Year?
This year, you have the option to help support NWF’s work to connect kids with nature by raising money. You can set a personal or team fundraising goal, invite your friends and family to support your campout, and earn t-shirts and other incentives.