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Camp out in your own backyard on Saturday

Saturday, June 28, is the National Wildlife Federation's

Saturday, June 28, is the National Wildlife Federation's 10th annual Great American Backyard Campout. Photo Credit: Great American Backyard Campout / Katherine J. Stanfield

If you’ve ever had the urge to pitch a tent and spend the night in your backyard with your kids, now you’ve got the perfect excuse to do it: Saturday, June 28, is the National Wildlife Federation’s 10th annual Great American Backyard Campout.

More than 4,000 people have registered so far in most of the 50 states. The annual event encourages families to reconnect with nature.

 “From wildlife watching tips and games to campfire songs and recipes, NWF gives people everywhere the resources they need to experience the wonders of wildlife right in their own backyards or neighborhoods with a simple yet memorable summer Campout,” Maureen Smith, chief marketing officer for National Wildlife Federation, said in a news release. “And, by participating in NWF’s Great American Backyard Campout they can also experience a sense of community knowing that the experience is being shared by thousands of others all across the country.”

For more information, visit:backyardcampout.org.

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