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You will find information about the West Valley side of the Phoenix Metro area. "Snappy" will also feature attractions and places throughout Arizona.

Arizona is more than the Grand Canyon state, it is a place to embrace and call home. From our famous palm trees to our beautiful pine trees, Arizona's landscape is brimming with nature's grandeur and diversity. Our majestic mountains invite you to climb, our valleys coax you to explore and our plains whisper stories of civilizations past. Saddle up to history-rich towns, breathtaking views and world-class fashion and food.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Great American Backyard Camp Out

Summer in Phoenix means that many families don't get enough time out of doors, so here is an excuse to get your family playing outside and learning about nature together!

This outdoor experience includes dinner with burgers and hot dogs, a train ride, up-close animal encounters, and plenty of jumping, splashing and playing in our outdoor water play areas.

 Reservations are required.  6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 25. Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Parkway. $40, $35 members. 602-914-4333, phoenixzoo.org.

Sign up for this night camp, and then register your family for the great American Backyard Camp Out, which helps raise funds for more programs that help get kids out doors.

The 7th annual Great American Backyard Campout on June 25. National Wildlife Federation’s fundraising event encourages parents and kids alike to trade screen time for green time by spending a night under the stars.

In the last two decades, childhood has literally moved indoors with kids spending more than seven hours per day in front of electronic media. The average American child now spends just four to seven minutes outside in unstructured play each day. Simply put, the nature of childhood has changed, and there isn’t much nature in it.

Studies show that outdoor time helps children grow lean and strong, enhances creativity and attention spans, decreases aggression, and boosts classroom performance. Bottom line; healthier, happier kids.

A night under the stars will help kids understand why it’s called the GREAT outdoors. As part of National Wildlife Federation’s Be Out There movement, the Great American Backyard Campout lets kids explore a whole other world right in their own backyard, together with neighbors, with friends at a local camp ground, or at a large community camping event.

Presented By
Mary Parkin Associate Broker, West USA Realty
Phone: 602-882-8080 and Toll Free at 888-211-8803
Mary's email: mary@maryparkin.com

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