Great American Backyard Campout

Dyan Szall Puts Up Her Tent

Birthday Girl Celebrates with a Backyard Campout

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.

Weekly News Roundup – June 7, 2013

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Ranger Rick’s Tree House App Takes Home the Gold …

Summer Camp and the Great Outdoors: A Natural (and Powerful) Combination!

Guest post by Peg L. Smith As a parent, one of the things I want most for my children (and all children) is the freedom of spirit that includes one’s heart …

Top 3 Reasons to GiveBIG on May 15

National Wildlife Federation’s Pacific Regional Center is gearing up for GiveBIG 2013 on May 15th–the Seattle Foundation’s one-day, online charitable giving event! Return to our page on May 15th to …

Aurora borealis over a campsite

Photo of the Day: Nature’s Light Show

Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights Photo by Flickr member chaines9 See more of chaines9′s photos on Flickr >> Plans this weekend? Saturday, June 23rd is the Great American Backyard Campout – …

The author, on the trail at five. Taking kids camping is a great way to encourage them to explore the outdoors and connect with nature. (Photo: Mary Burnette)

Camping Traditions Provide Best Family Memories

Camping comes in all styles but traditional camping trips are perhaps the most special. When I was young, my parents took me and my two older sisters for three weeks …

Tents set up at the Great American Backyard Campout in Prospect Park, Brooklyn

Happy National Get Outdoors Day!

Saturday, June 9th is National Get Outdoors Day, the cherry atop Great Outdoors Month and another great opportunity to move toward getting millions of new kids outdoors on a regular …

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Top 5 Ways to Celebrate Great Outdoors Month

It’s an election year, and you know what that means: Republican and Democrats have a hard time agreeing on much of anything. Thankfully, enjoying the Great Outdoors is an exception …

Weekly News Roundup – June 1, 2012

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Let’s Go Camping! June 1 – School is out, …

Barred Owl by Peggy Hanna

Things That Go Bump—or Hoot—in the Night: 5 Animals You May Hear While Camping in Your Yard

Welcome to June, officially designated as Great Outdoors Month by the federal government and several states across the country. Here at the National Wildlife Federation, we’ll be celebrating the outdoors in …

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