In National Wildlife, I read of the National Wildlife Federation's Great American Backyard Campout. You can check it out at www.backyardcampout.org.
Many children are growing up without any connection to nature. The idea is to pitch a tent right in your own backyard, or nearby campground if you don't have a yard. What a great idea!!
One seven-year-old campout participant reported, "I never knew spending the whole day outside could be so much fun. I think today was more fun than my birthday."
The idea of this is to counteract the "average of six hours a day" children spend with TV, video game and computer screens. Oh! Okay!
I'm heading outside. How about you?
Happy camping, wherever you are!!