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Teaching the next generation to kayak #proveronawrong. Photo shared by David Harp

Where is Everyone? Growing the Next Generation Outdoors

7/20/2015 // By Hilary Harp Falk

The drumbeat of news about kids in nature is bad – childhood has largely moved inside, screen time use is at an all-time high (and has real consequences), unstructured playtime is shrinking. Most recently, my friend Rona Kobell with the …

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Family Fun Tips for the Great American Campout

6/19/2015 // By Jessie Yuhaniak

Starting June 27, National Wildlife Federation is kicking off a season of camping with this year’s Great American Campout. You may have seen our new spokesperson, wildlife fan and great American Nick Offerman, encouraging you to get outside and enjoy …

Tents under the night sky. (c) The Muir Project.

Gazer Guide: Prepare for Your Night Under the Stars

6/17/2015 // By Dani Tinker

Why stress out finding a five-star hotel, when camping offers an estimated 300 billion stars just in the Milky Way? The night sky has a way of captivating gazers, new and old. This guide will prepare you for a memorable night under the stars. Mind-Boggling …

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Camping With Kids Made Easy- Facebook Chat Recap

6/24/2013 // By Christine Uncles

Planning on camping out with the little ones this summer? National Wildlife Federation’s Be Out There Movement has all of the best camping tips to make your next overnight stay in the woods or backyard as easy as 1, 2, …

Wanda Whiteside recommends camping for everyone

One Night of Camping Changed Wanda’s World

6/19/2013 // By Carla Brown

Wanda slept outside in a tent for the first time as a grandmother with the National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Backyard Campout – and she recommends the experience for everyone.

Ivy Simmons, a mom who encourages her kids to play and camp outside

Moms Say Campout Brought Peacefulness To Their Families

6/17/2013 // By Carla Brown

Two moms from Atlanta, Georgia, describe how participating in the Great American Backyard Campout was a great and surprisingly peaceful family experience. Join us this June 22! You can register for free!

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Birthday Girl Celebrates with a Backyard Campout

6/14/2013 // By Carla Brown

When Dyan turned 12, she decided to celebrate with a backyard campout. Camp in your backyard this June 22 for the Great American Backyard Campout.

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Celebrating the Great American Backyard Campout in the Pacific Northwest

6/30/2011 // By Ashley Quackenbush

Sometimes here in the cloudy Pacific Northwest we feel like summer will never come. But threats of rain did not intimidate approximately 700 Washington families & children last weekend who participated at the 7th annual Great American Backyard Campout. This event is the …

Outdoor Fun Under the Sun at the White House

6/14/2011 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

I just got back from an amazing event on the South Lawn of the White House.  It was a beautiful, sunny afternoon and 50 youth from the Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School had the opportunity to celebrate Great Outdoors …

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Gearing up for Ann Arbor’s 3rd Annual Great American Backyard Campout

5/3/2011 // By Beth Wallace

As a child, spending most summer nights and weekends outside, camping with family and friends, was the thing to do. Our family would often take a weekend trip to Northern Michigan so we could camp along the shores of the …

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