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Get Ready for the Great American Backyard Campout

Welcome to the one-stop shop for organizing the best-ever campout that you, your family and friends could possibly imagine! We'll help you plan your event and load you up with great tips, resources and ideas to keep your campers busy all night long.

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Camping Tips

Get packing lists, safety tips, tent-pitching help and more.





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Campfire Songs and Stories

Cozy up to the campfire with "Cassie the Dog" and storytelling tips from Ranger Rick. Also, download lyrics of classic campfire songs.





Camp Food

Camping Recipes

Creative ideas that put a tasty outdoor spin on breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert.






Camping Games and Activities

Tag! You're it! Find directions for a few great games to play with children young and old, or pick from a variety of crafts and outdoor activities like stargazing and wildlife watching.


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