Whether you love taking the kids camping or you keep saying this is the summer you're going to start, here's an event to motivate you to get out into the great outdoors (or at least into your own backyard.)
The Great American Backyard Campout is June 25—put it on your calendar so you can plan to participate.
The National Wildlife Federation puts it on the event as a fun way for families, friends and neighbors to get together and spend the night outdoors. If you participate, you have the option of raising money for programs to help all kids get a chance to go camping. Get the details, register for the event and get tips for camping at the Great American Backyard Campout website.
If you are heading to a campground, use our Family Camping Checklist to make packing easier.