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Outdoor Kids: Be Out There

10/22/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

We’ve started the S’more roasting in Virginia. With last week’s temperatures in the 40s and feeling like December, my kids and I welcomed a beautiful fall Wednesday evening this week by walking the dog, watching bats at dusk, collecting kindling […] Read more >

Outdoor Kids: A “Child’s Eye” View

8/27/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

Recently, I had the urge to try something new outside. My boys, ages 5 and 7, had finished formal summer camp experiences and it was the week that I had planned to take them on a reprise of a cross-country […] Read more >

Camping and Scavenger Hunt

7/10/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

Rebecca Cohen of RebeccaPlants.com shares her family’s campout–in writing and video. Read more >

Eight Classic Camping Recipes Every Cook Should Know

10/6/2008 // By Danielle Brigida

I ran across these great recipes that were first published in the pages of National Wildlife magazine in Apr/May of 1965. These eight recipes for fish, steak eggs, bacon, potatoes, bread and coffee remain surefire staples in the camper’s meal […] Read more >

Let’s Keep Our Kids Out and About!

8/27/2008 // By Dominique Burgunder-Johnson

Whether it was picking daisies, camping with my scout troop or sledding down snowy hills with my family, I know that many of my childhood outdoor experiences were critical in developing the enthusiasm and respect I still have for the […] Read more >

Bye Bye Bugs

8/1/2008 // By Tracy Perkins

Spending time outdoors is one of the best parts of summer in most parts of this country. Camping, hiking and combing the beach are all wonders of summer time, but they all have a common enemy…hematophagous critters, a.k.a. blood sucking […] Read more >

The Great American Backyard Campout

6/27/2008 // By Larry Schweiger

Looking for something fun to do with your family and friends this weekend? Wish you could get your kids away from the computer and TV and outside for some unstructured time, the kind we used to have so much more […] Read more >

Camping Essentials: Great Resources for Campers

6/25/2008 // By Danielle Brigida

With NWF’s Great American Backyard Campout right around the corner, (JUNE 28th 2008) I thought it would be great to post about great resources campers can use while on their own personal outdoor adventures. So to begin I’ll start with […] Read more >

The Joy of Camping

6/18/2008 // By Kate Hofmann

What’s the best thing about camping? These days, I’d say it’s getting away from my car and my computer for a few days. When I was a kid, I would have made a different list. Setting up house in a […] Read more >

Great Reasons to Participate in the Great American Backyard Campout

5/22/2008 // By Danielle Brigida

In case you haven’t heard about it yet, I’d like to introduce you to the Great American Backyard Campout. It’s a little idea that grew into a big reality that gives thousands of people a chance to participate all over […] Read more >