Ok, I’m giving you five whole months to get ready for your next family adventure. Saturday, June 22, 2019, is The Great American Campout! I love this event. I remember hearing about it last summer but my grandson was a little small to participate. Something we all need is a greater dose of the outdoors and this is a great motivator. If being outside for a whole night is intimidating or new for you….seriously check out the Wildlife Federation’s Website for all kinds of activities and game ideas. There are even recipes to try if you’re brave enough to start a campfire in your backyard.

Previous Great American Campout


Learning how to make a fire: The Great American Campout



How to shower outdoors: The Great American Campout



The Great American Campout 2012

Get your kids or grandkids practicing with their tenting skills this winter, I’m pretty sure they’re going to love the real deal!



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Christina Gaines

My name is Christina Gaines. I am a wife, mother, and grandmother offering practical advice, resources, and encouragement to parents as they go through the amazing journey of helping their children grow into joyful, confident, positive adults! I absolutely LOVE kids and love to help people. I love to travel and I love living and playing on the lake.