Great American Backyard Campout 2013

Despite the countless number of ways to stay connected in society today, Americans are still prone to feeling disconnected in their world. While the benefits that come with the prevalence of technology and immersion in the digital world are great, Americans often miss opportunities to have direct, genuine experiences with nature and with others. On June 22, 2013, I would like to challenge you to create this authentic experience with your loved ones in your own backyard. Get outside and experience the beauty of our land and reap the benefits of a healthier and truly connected lifestyle.

The Great American Backyard Campout is a nationwide event sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation’s 'Be Out There' movement. The goal of this movement is to give Americans the motivation and information they need to reconnect with the world around them. The campout is scheduled for June 22 and is open to individuals, teams, families, and other groups. If this date doesn’t work for you, feel free to reschedule your campout for another time! The date and location don’t matter, but getting outside does!

Register online today for FREE and you will receive great camping recipes, activities and safety information. Invite friends to join you and get ready for a night under the stars! By committing to this event, you are committing to a happier, healthier and more connected lifestyle for both you and your family. Providing an unstructured, peaceful time for children to get outdoors will help them regain something they never even knew they lost.

Prepare for this event by finding great camping destinations near you by using the Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder app. Learn more about the positive effects of camping at the Great American Backyard Campout website and get inspired this summer to make a change. It’s never too late to bless your loved ones and even yourself with the gift of an American adventure in the outdoors! Get connected today!

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