Great American Campout


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Camp for a cause and help wildlife stay wild. National Wildlife Federation’s widely popular nationwide event, the Great American Campout is celebrating its 10th year of connecting people with the great outdoors so that they will form a deeper desire to protect wildlife and wild places.

Great American Campout

Nick Offerman, star of NBC’s Parks & Recreation series serves as Official Celebrity Spokesman in promotional online and print ads for the cause which kicks off on Saturday, June 27, 2015, and runs through September 7, 2015,(Labor Day). “Of course it’s great,” said Offerman. “It’s camping, and it’s American.”

Great American Campout

To participate, National Wildlife Federation asks people of all ages to make an online pledge to camp anywhere – from a forest to their own backyards – at least once this summer and provides all the information needed, including a directory of hosted Great American Campout locations, tips on what to bring, lists of campout activities and recipes, and more. Campers are encouraged to take #Campies (Camping Selfies) and submit them to NWF’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages to share their experiences and create an extended community of participants year round. For more information, and to register, please go to:

Great American Campout

NWF has worked to connect people with nature for decades, inspiring people through is award winning Ranger Rick and National Wildlife magazines, through numerous outdoor events, and by working with educators to get kids greening their schools and learning outdoors.

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National Wildlife Federation is one of America’s largest and oldest conservation organizations, inspiring Americans to protect wildlife for our children’s future.

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Camping Activities for Kids

with Love Our Crazy Life


“Camping with kids?  We have activities, games, and even camp chores that are perfect for little ones!” – Becca

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the last thing you want camping is a bored kid (photo credit: Love Our Crazy Life)

Leave no trace

One thing you can teach your children is to leave the forest as you found it. In its simplest form, Leave No Trace is about making good decisions to protect the world around you and pass our nation’s heritage of outdoor recreation to future generations.

The National Wildlife Federation has some great tips for practicing leave-no-trace-camping on their website.

Disney & the Great American Campout

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“You won’t typically find me in the great outdoors but if you add Disney into the equation I’m there!  Here are a few ways to add a little Disney to the Great American Campout at home and at Walt Disney World.” – Melissa

Disney's Fort Wilderness

explore the outdoors at Fort Wilderness (photo credit: Rolling with the Magic)

Remember to share your #Campie.

No matter how you are camping remember to share how you are exploring the outdoors and encourage other to do so also.

Just take a a Campie (a camping selfie), tag it with #campie and #campout2016 and share it on your social channels.   For more information on where to share it check out the National Wildlife Federation  #campie page

Glamping – When One Can’t Quite Make the Rustic Leap with Magical Memories with the Mouse


“Glamping is the new trend in camping.  See how you can get the experience of camping without forgoing some of the comforts of home.” – Kimberly

Treehouse Villas at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

this is not your run f the mill tree house (photo credit: Magical Memories with the Mouse)

Think Outside the Tent

Many people are put off by the idea of traditional camping.  But it’s not the only way to enjoy the great outdoors and spot native wildlife.

The National Wildlife Federation has put together a list of alternative methods of camping that offer a new experience for new and experienced campers alike.

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