By Vanessa Friedman

Nationwide Campout Kicks Off Summer

May 7, 2013   |  NYMP News (not region specific)   

The Great American Backyard Campout 2011To encourage a closer connection between children and nature, the National Wildlife Federation is sponsoring The Great American Backyard Campout as part of their Be Out There movement. Pitch your tent on June 22 and break out the marshmallows. Register your campout at and receive helpful information including recipes, nocturnal wildlife guides, campfire songs and games, nature activities, and more. For those looking to camp beyond their own backyard, the Campout website helps locate organized campouts across the country.