So you’ve had a long week and need to unwind? Or you want to take your kids on an adventure they’ve never experienced? Well then good thing it’s almost the most relaxing weekend of outdoor fun of the year: The Great American Backyard Campout!

On June 23, 2012, the National Wildlife Federation will host a night of family fun across the country, as thousands of outdoors lovers raise money to support the wilderness. It’s completely free to participate in the NWF’s event that encourages kids to make the nature of childhood more full of nature, and you can camp anywhere from you backyard to the backwoods of a state park. Of every dollar raised, 80 cents goes to support programs to get kids outdoors and avoid the health risks of a sedentary lifestyle. Many parks across the country are hosting events this weekend geared towards first-time campers.  If you can’t make it on the 23rd, the NWF will let you raise money any day of the year through the Great American Backyard Campout!

A chance to spend time with your family, get outdoors, and give back to the community. Can it get better than that? Visit the Great American Backyard Campout website to get in on the fun.