Camping Is InTENTS

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June is National Camping Month! If you're heading to the great outdoors, check out these resources first.

  • The National Parks Service has a list of free entrance days! If you're going on a weekend not listed, the typical entrance fee is between $3 and $30. And did you know that fourth graders, active duty military personnel and permanently disabled citizens can receive free passes (see the link for details)?
  • The National Wildlife Federation is sponsoring a Great American Campout. They have tips and resources for making your trip memorable.
  • Is fishing or boating on your list? Head to to apply for a fishing license in any state and get information on taking your children on a fishing excursion.
  • Need to know what to take? Try these Basic and Master camping lists from Caltech and Union College.
  • Safety is important when you're camping with your family. The CDC has an extensive list of safety tips. North Dakota State University has a list to help you keep your food safe while camping, too.
  • Not sure what foods to prepare? KOA Campgrounds offers a variety of recipes to try.

Most important, HAVE FUN! You never know what adventures you'll have while camping.

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