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. The Campout not only raises awareness of the benefits of camping as a way to connect people with nature, but it also reinforces National Wildlife Federation’s Be Out There™ movement. This annual nationwide fundraising event is designed to raise awareness of the health benefits of outdoor activity and raise funds to support the NWF’s efforts to promote outdoor activity and connecting children with nature.
"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!!!"