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National Camp At Home Day

Written by: Megan Watts



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National Camp at Home Day!

Are you ready to embark on a camping adventure without ever leaving your own backyard? National Camp at Home Day presents the perfect opportunity to do just that! You don't need to venture into the wilderness to experience the magic of camping; your backyard can be transformed into the ultimate outdoor retreat. With just a few essentials like a camp stove, sleeping bag, and some cozy blankets, you can create a haven for outdoor fun and relaxation. So, gather your family and friends, ignite a bonfire with scrap wood, and indulge in the simple pleasures of roasting hot dogs and making s'mores under the stars. Whether you choose to sleep in a tent, a hammock, or even drag your mattress outside, the options for backyard camping are endless. And don't forget to capture every moment of laughter and warmth with plenty of photos to cherish for years to come. National Camp at Home Day is not just about camping; it's about creating unforgettable memories and finding joy in the simple pleasures of life, right in the comfort of your own backyard.

Get Ready for National Camp at Home Day!

Get ready to get camping right in your backyard! You don’t always have to travel into the backwoods to find the perfect place to camp. Sometimes you can find the perfect place super close to home. Grab your camp stove, your coffee pot, your favorite sleeping bag, and some fairy lights to create your magical space. Here’s some ways you can take advantage of this awesome day!

Invite your family and friends

During these times, we understand how important it is to keep your family close. This is the perfect opportunity for you to do so! Invite the special people in your life and get them over to have some fun!

Grab the scrap wood and get to fire startin’!


Who doesn’t love the smell of fresh wood burning, watching the embers travel up the smoke, or listen to the wood crack as it burns in the fire pit! Be sure to stay safe and be careful when you’re building your bonfire. Grab your favorite hot dogs and get to roasting! Maybe even make some s’mores while you’re at it! 

Grab your sleeping bag and blankets!

The weather can always be unpredictable, so you should always make sure that you have plenty of cool weather gear just to be safe. When out in nature, a tent is always an option, but remember that it’s also optional! If you’re feeling adventurous, you can grab your favorite sleeping bag, like Marmot’s Trestles 30 sleeping bag and sleep directly under the stars! Stay comfy by adding an awesome sleeping pad too! If sleeping on the ground seems too crazy, no worries! You can stop by the shop and pick up an ENO hammock and some straps and stack some hammocks between two of your favorite trees. There’s always the possibility that maybe you’re not into sleeping directly “in the elements”. So, if you need to grab a tent, no problem! We have plenty of tents that have an open roof so you can stare out at the stars! Or maybe even snag the mattress off the bed and drag it into the yard to stay extra comfy. There’s no wrong way to camp in your own backyard! Do whatever you want to make this night as fun and comfortable as possible! 

And last but not least, take tons of photos!


Trust us, you’re gonna want to remember this. Not everything is gonna be perfect, but this is about having fun, and part of having fun is about making memories. And hey! Maybe you’ll find a new, fun, weekend activity for you and the family. We understand that not everything is exactly the way we want it to be at the moment, but these little things are ways that we can enjoy where we’re at while we’re here. So take advantage of these moments, cause even though camping supplies cost money, the joy that comes with them are priceless...

National Camp at Home Day offers a unique chance to rediscover the joys of outdoor adventure without ever leaving your own backyard. In today's uncertain times, where stresses and challenges abound, the simplicity of camping with family and friends takes on a profound significance. Whether you're gathered around a crackling bonfire, cocooned in a snug sleeping bag beneath a canopy of stars, or swaying gently in a hammock strung between two sturdy trees, the potential for creating enchanting moments knows no bounds. However, amid the excitement, it's essential to prioritize safety, ensuring that each experience remains both enjoyable and secure. 

Capture these precious moments through the lens of your camera, immortalizing the shared laughter and warmth for years to come. National Camp at Home Day transcends mere camping; it represents a celebration of togetherness, resilience, and the power of forging lasting connections amidst life's uncertainties. It's a reminder to embrace the present moment, revel in the simple pleasures, and cherish the bonds we share with our loved ones.