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The Great American Backyard Campout! May 19, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Exercise & Fitness, Happiness, Nature, People.

Snoopy5Today’s “inside child” spends over seven hours a day plugged into some form of technology increasing their risk of developing diabetes, obesity, ADHD, and poor eyesight.

National Wildlife Federation (NWF) programs like Green Hour, Nature Find, Trees for the 21st Century, Certified Backyard and Schoolyard Habitats help get kids outside, spending more time in nature with their families.

Join NWF on Saturday, June 26, 2010 for the Great American Backyard Campout in your backyard, a local park, a campground, or on your balcony!

Spend the night sleeping out under the stars, and exploring the mysteries of the Universe.

Why Camp? Because kids (of all ages) benefit from interacting with others in the Great Outdoors:

* Stronger bodies
* Better cognitive skills
* Better eyesight
* Stronger bones and healthier weight
* Improved imagination and creativity
* Better social skills

For more details on the Great American Backyard Campout:  Event Details

Get ready:  Campfire Stories and Songs * Camping Recipes (Armpit Fudge, anyone?) * Camping Games and Activities (Nature Scavenger Hunt)  


1. cindy - May 19, 2010

Yay! The Americans are awake, morning! Campouts are a great idea, our schools here have them often.

nrhatch - May 19, 2010

Actually, I am usually NOT up when my 8 am post makes its appearance.

I go to bed super late and get up around 8:30. About the same time as Rik . . . only he’s on the west coast, and it’s still early morning (5:30 am) there.

Camping is a wonderful way to connect with the great outdoors.

2. theonlycin - May 19, 2010

Oh, so how do you post if you’re not up? Is there a schuduling tool?

(And, you may be amused, I assumed you and Rik were either business partners or next-door neighbours!)

nrhatch - May 19, 2010

That’s excellent. Rik and I have known each other in cyber space for almost 2 years, but we’ve never met. Someday, I hope to rectify that situation. : )

Yes, there is a scheduling tool. I’ll send you the details.

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