Born Cool, Grow Hip | JUNE 2014

 The Great American Camp Out



Looking for a fun family tradition that you can create right in the comfort of your backyard? Look no more! Join Americans all over the country on Saturday, June 28, for the National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Backyard Campout. “Kids need to experience camping, especially in their youth when the wonders of the outdoors can influence their future love for nature and wildlife,” said Maureen Smith, chief marketing officer for National Wildlife Federation. We couldn’t agree more! Plus it’s a great opportunity for parents to disconnect and kids to put down the iPads® and Xboxes. So grab a tent, some sleeping bags, healthy (but yummy) snacks – we love Honest juice packs, Annie’s savory organic snacks and of course, gummy bears – and set up camp in your backyard! Here are some of our favorite necessities.




REI half dome tent, sleeping bags and portable folding chair; Coleman lanterns at REI; plastic mason jars with straws in pink and blue @ Target; assorted Annie’s cracker snacks and gummy bears @ Target. | REI, 7538 Westheimer Rd. 713.353.2582 + 17717 Tomball Pkwy., 832.237.8833 |




Photography by Sofia van der Dys