want to camp in your backyard with us?

For her birthday, Miss L got her first sleeping bag. And for us, that translates very easily into family camping!

Mr. M and I were kids who camped. And the memories of those places and the fun are still very present in our mind. I’d much prefer a weekend in Yosemite to a hotel stay any day… heck, just 15 minutes in the meadows of Yosemite Valley at sunrise is a vacation in itself. So, needless to say, we want to make sure that Miss L gets to enjoy those experiences too and fall in love with nature just as we did as kids.

But before we pack up the car with our tents and gear and head up into the redwoods or over into the Sierras, we need to do a “test run” of that whole camping experience.


For us, that’s going to be the Great American Backyard Campout on June 22nd!

The campaign, by the National Wildlife Federation, is “designed to encourage a new generation to explore the wonders of nature and have fun with a classic family friendly outdoor activity camping.”

Their website has all the details with tips on how to get ready, so it makes the whole adventure really easy to create in your backyard! I’m going to pitch in some extra camping tips next week before as well, just in the spirit of all things camping!

And, if you’d like, feel free to jump in and sign up to camp with your family in your own backyard on June 22nd by signing in here and clicking JOIN TEAM! The whole activity is a fundraiser for the National Wildlife Federation, so if you’d like to sign up to participate and raise funds, you can do so right from the sign-up page! (But it’s not necessary to raise funds in order to participate)