Saturday June 27 is The Great American Backyard Camp Out sponsored by Green Hour. It would be a great date to take your whole family into the backyard and go camping!
While camping away from home with kids can be daunting and even expensive when you consider gas and camping supplies, camping in your backyard is very do-able for most families. You don’t even need a tent. If the weather is nice you can just sleep outside in sleeping bags or use fluffy comforters and pillows. If you want some shelter you can make a lean-to on a tree or your house using a thick blanket or a tarp.
You could use a grill to cook camping fare or prepare some nice healthy snacks in advance. Wouldn’t it be nice to wake and up and eat pancakes with blueberries outdoors in the morning sun???
You could also play games… board games, dominoes, ring toss, bean bag toss. etc. Read to your kids by flashlight… maybe Harry Potter. Learn about for constellations, look through a telescope, and catch lightning bugs. An outdoor adventure need not be any more than 20 feet away from your back door.
And remember to take pictures and submit them to the NWF Flickr group. We will be! You can submit videos too I believe. Might be the perfect time to take advantage of a rockin Amazon sale on Flip video cameras… only $50!! That is a $95 dollar savings.