Do you have plans this weekend? Are you going to be hanging around the house? Turn an ordinary weekend into a stay-cation, with a backyard campout.

This Saturday, June 25th, is the night of the Great American Backyard Campout. So, set up the tent, unfurl the sleeping bags and invite the neighbours over. Everyone’s sleeping under the stars.

The Great American Backyard Campout is an annual event, initiated by the National Wildlife Federation’s Be Out There Campaign. It is a fun way to encourage young people to switch off the computer games and head outside to explore nature.

This has the potential to be a great evening for friends and family to gather, enjoy each other’s company and recall the pleasures of ‘roughing it.’

Visit the official website and register your own backyard campout. You’ll gain access to tips, activities, campfire songs and recipes for awesome camping treats like “armpit fudge.” Yes, it’s fudge that you really, truly make in your armpit. If you want the recipe, you’ll have to log on.

Sleep outside this weekend, and have a fun stay-cation with your family. It’s a risk-free adventure. It costs next to nothing and if the evening falls apart, you just go back in the house. – Jen R, Staff Writer


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