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I’ve Partnered with the OFF!® Brand for National Get Outdoors Day on June 14 #GODay #TheOutdoorsMissesYou
The outdoors….makes me happy! What about you?
My entire family loves being outdoors. We camp, ride bikes, play, swim, hike and do so much more. All of it outside! It is hot and sunny here in Georgia, as it will be for most of the summer, and we tend to spend a lot of time outdoors.
In fact, check out the picture above. I lead two Girl Scout troops and this was our Brownies first campout. We played lots of games, taught the girls how to make dinner and clean up, stayed up late roasting marshmallows and had the most amazing time. The girls are still asking to camp again and we have our next campout planned for September.
My son is a Boy Scout who camps frequently with his pack. He leaves next week for his first sleep away camp for a week.
One thing we always make sure to do when the kids are doing any outdoor activity is to do what we can to protect them from bug bites, and we rely on OFF!®mosquito repellents to get the job done! Here in Georgia, we have lots of mosquitoes and other pesky insects that are around all the time it seems. I rarely go outside at night without some sort of OFF!® protection. I mean who wants to get all eaten up with mosquitoes? NOT ME!
I am really excited to partner with OFF!® this summer for National Get Outdoors Day which is coming up on June 14, 2014. My family and I are going camping for the night and participating in some really fun activities the next day. We cannot wait!
NATIONAL GET OUTDOORS DAY EVENT AT SWEETWATER CREEK STATE PARK IN LITHIA SPRINGS, GA
“Get Outdoors Day is an outgrowth of the Get Outdoors USA! campaign, which encourages Americans, especially our youth, to seek out active outdoor lives and embrace our parks, forests, refuges and other public lands and waters.”
On Saturday, June 14th at Sweetwater Creek State Park, Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites wants families and friends of all ages to re-connect with nature. There will be lots of free, fun activities for all ages and comfort levels.
This admission-free day of outdoor fun promises to keep everyone entertained with a variety of outdoor activities including kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, field games, geocaching, tree climbing and more.
STOP BY THE OFF!® TENT!
The OFF!® tent will offer fun outdoor-themed giveaways, fun facts and a photo booth. They will even have tips and tools for protecting yourself against mosquitoes and ticks during the buggy summer season, which is always something we need help with here in Georgia.
OFF!® is also sponsoring an on-site fishing pond where campers to try their luck at catching catfish. How fun is that?
All activities and events are free for all ages. Learn more about the National Get Outdoors Day celebration at Sweetwater Creek State Park.
CAN’T ATTEND A NATIONAL CAMPOUT?
No worries, you can have a campout of your very own. We have camped in our backyard and camped at a neighbor’s house. My Girl Scout troop camped in a backyard spot, as well.
You can even campout in your living room (although nothing is as much fun as the great outdoors).
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For those of you who can’t get outside this June 14th, be sure to check out the OFF!® VistaCams!There are three remote outdoor cameras broadcasting the great outdoors twenty-four/seven. With the online tool, you can channel your inner nature photographer and capture, customize, and share photos with the live-stream, 360-degree cameras.
I have partnered with the OFF!® brand on this campaign. All opinions expressed are our own.