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Kathie Lee and Hoda Campout on Today Show

6/20/2013 // By David Mizejewski

  The Great American Backyard Campout is this Saturday, June 22.  Families all across the country will head outside for a little old-fashioned camping fun (you can too – find out how right here). To get into the spirit, I […] Read more >

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. Read more >

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! Read more >

Dyan Szall Puts Up Her Tent

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. Read more >

My mom, my sister and I

Mother’s Day Mishaps: Perfection in Nature is Boring

5/12/2013 // By Dani Tinker

As I thought about Mother’s Day this year, I recounted the wonderful memories I have outdoors with my mom. A pattern quickly emerged. My favorite experiences involve some level of imperfection, and that’s exactly what makes them special. Here’s a […] Read more >

Great American Backyard Campout

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 […] Read more >

Photo by Holly Ambrose

Family Camping in January? It Can Be Done — in FLORIDA!

2/4/2011 // By Anne Cissel

With 2 kids in tow (ages 4 and 17 months), Be Out There mom Holly Ambrose headed for a New Year’s camping adventure just an hour from her home — in Everglades National Park. Read more >

Favorite Moments from the Great American Backyard Campout in Ann Arbor — or in Your Own Backyard

6/30/2010 // By NWF

It was a warm summer night in Ann Arbor, Michigan, when over 45 families gathered with NWF’s Great Lakes Regional Center at the Leslie Science and Nature Center for the Great American Backyard Campout ® on June 26th. Children went […] Read more >