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Gear Up: The Great American Backyard Campout Is June 26

5/28/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

Have you ever roasted marshmallows? Do you remember catching fireflies? When’s the last time you stargazed? National Wildlife Federation’s 6th annual backyard campout event on June 26 is an easy way for families and children to connect with nature and create new memories of outdoors experiences

Easy Camping Recipes

5/18/2010 // By NWF

Try these simple dishes the next time you dine under the stars

Take Two Hikes And Call Me In The Morning

5/10/2010 // By NWF

Can a dose of nature cure what ails you?

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Camping Out Becomes a Way of Life

5/3/2010 // By NWF

A nature-loving Massachusetts couple hopes to inspire others with their backyard adventure

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The Joy of Camping – Right in Your Backyard

4/22/2010 // By Kate Hofmann

Tips for enjoying a night out under the stars with your family

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 …

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 …

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.

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 …

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 …