Join Us in June for Great Outdoors Month 2014!


A truly American idea, the State and National Parks of this country represent our natural heritage. North and south, east and west, they stretch from the edges of our maps to the hearts of our cities, covering nearly one-third of this nation. This June, celebrate the natural wonder and outdoor spirit of America by getting outside during Great Outdoors Month. Once you come outside, you’ll never want to go back inside. Click here to read more about Great Outdoors Month 2014.

National Get Outdoors Day Photo Mosaic

GO Day participants from around the country sent in photos of themselves enjoying America’s Great Outdoors.  Whether part of an official GO Day event, or just taking advantage of the natural wonders in our own backyards with help from Yonder, people of all ages proved there is no better way to achieve a fun, healthy lifestyle than getting outdoors as part of Great Outdoors Month.   To celebrate this spirit, we took all the submitted photos and created a photo mosaic.  We hope you enjoy it, and if you have any photos you want to see added, email them to  Click the mosaic to see a larger image.

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National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Backyard Campout Set to Cap Off Great Outdoors Month on June 28!

The Great American Backyard Campout is the perfect opportunity to grab a tent and get outdoors. Whether participating in an organized event or camping in your own backyard, the annual, nationwide event – celebrating its 10th anniversary this year – is designed to promote the benefits of of camping as a way to connect people with nature and support efforts of the National Wildlife Federation and others to get Americans outdoors. This year, the Federation’s goal is to have more than 200,000 people participate in the event on June 28. To find a public camping event near you, learn how to host an event, or pledge to campout as part of the Great American Backyard Campout, scroll to the bottom of the page an click on the button marked “Great American Backyard Campout”.

Watch PSAs by Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe and Idaho Governor Butch Otter urging their citizens to get outdoors during Great Outdoors Month

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback Hosts First Capital Campout of Great Outdoors Month 2014

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Kansas Governor Sam Brownback hosted more than 30 youth from around Kansas at MacLennan Park near the Governor’s residence in Topeka for Great Outdoors Month 2014′s first Capital Campout. With help from lead sponsor The Coleman Company, three other Capital Campouts are taking place during Great Outdoors Month in Georgia, Colorado and Washington.


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