Gearing up for Ann Arbor’s 3rd Annual Great American Backyard Campout
For the third year in a row, the Great Lakes Regional Center is hosting our annual campout at the Leslie Science and Nature Center, which brings families together to explore nature and create exciting new memories. Many families have never camped before and other families have made our community campout a tradition; inviting friends to sign up with them.
Our 3rd annual Ann Arbor campout will have campfire s’more roasting, an interactive wild bat program, orienteering lessons by REI, geocaching with Ranger Rick, and nature hikes – including an early-morning bird walk.
Not only is being outside fun, it turns out that outdoor time is also great for kids. Time outside has been shown to help children grow lean and strong, enhance imaginations and attention spans, decrease aggression and boost classroom performance.
If your family is looking for a way to join the fun, check out the NWF Great American Backyard Campout registration for other events happening around the country and ways your family can start their own traditions in your backyard. You can also find some awesome campout tips to help make your first campout easy, fun and memorable.