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On June 23, 2012, the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance, National Wildlife Federation, and REI are hosting a FREE community camping event at the Outdoor Activity Center in Southwest Atlanta.  This Campout is a part of NWF’s nation-wide Great American Backyard Campout, which aims to engage children and families with nature to discover the health benefits of being active outdoors.

The Great American Backyard Campout is intended to be a fun introduction to camping and the outdoors and we have many activities planned.  Campers will enjoy scavenger hunts, storytelling for children, fun and educational hikes, face painting, a bug safari, geo-caching, a drum circle, camping cooking demonstrations, a hula hoop contest and sleeping bag stuffing contest, and many other fun activities.  In addition, dinner and breakfast will be provided.

The Outdoor Activity Center is located at 1442 Richland Rd. SW
                                                                    Atlanta, GA  30310

The Campout begins at 3:00 PM on Saturday, June 23 and ends at 9:00 AM the next day.

To register for this event:

1) Go to www.backyardcampout.org

2) Select ‘Sign Me Up’ on the right-hand side of the page

3) Select ‘Join Existing Team’

4) Search for the REI – OAC team

5) Select ‘Join’ and answer the questions that follow

After you have registered, you will have the opportunity to register to borrow camping gear from REI.  We have a limited supply of gear, however, and those who need it should register as soon as possible.

Please direct any questions to pintol@nwf.org