Backyard Camping

As if you needed another reason to break out the tent: The National Wildlife Federation has dubbed June 23 the Great American Backyard Campout. In conjunction with its "Be Out There" campaign, the NWF hopes to remind people—especially families—that setting up base camp close to home can be as rewarding as trekking into the wild, and over the next three years aims to introduce 10 million indoor kids to outdoor activities.

Register with the Campout to receive a list of activities, campfire recipes, songs and games appropriate for camping with little ones.