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About Great American Backyard Campout

On June 27, 2015, thousands of people across the nation will gather in their backyards, neighborhoods, communities and parks to take part in an annual event that provides a fun-filled evening for all generations to get outside and connect with nature.

National Wildlife Federation's Goal: Get Kids Outside!

Great American Backyard Campout® is a part of National Wildlife Federation’s efforts to help inspire Americans to protect wildlife, including a three-year campaign to get 10 million kids to spend regular outdoor time in nature.

The National Wildlife Federation is America's largest conservation organization and we work with more than 4 million members, partners and supporters in communities across the country to protect wildlife and reconnect people with nature. Today, NWF continues to be the nation’s leading advocate for wildlife and wild places.

Great American Backyard Campout

Since 2005, thousands of people from across the nation have come together the fourth Saturday of June to participate in the Great American Backyard Campout in support of Great Outdoors Month. This annual nationwide event is designed to promote the benefits of camping as a way to connect people with nature and support NWF’s efforts to get kids outdoors.

Stories and Testimonials from our Participants

"I'm Laurel, and I will be six in October. This was my first time camping. It was great fun. I even had my own tent. That was cool. Yup, I’ll go again next year."

"It was the most fun night of my life. All of my friends and family became closer and got to know each other a lot better. I’m so glad we were all together, it was the best night ever!"

"Any time we camp it’s a magical experience in memory making because we always meet new friends and do new things!"

"This was our first time camping, and it will not be our last. A GREAT time was had by all, thank you! We will be long time participants."

"Thanks to NWF for the fabulous idea and we hope to participate in the future."

"We had a great time… and it all happened in our backyard!!!"

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