Get Outdoors Month Discounts


 Many parents with adolescent or teenage children worry that their kids have become couch potatoes who spend far too much of their free time playing video games or sitting in front of a computer screen.

“As far as physical fitness goes, today’s kids are the sorriest generation in the history of the United States,” said one parent quoted by author Richard Louv in his best-selling book, The Last Child in the Woods.

Louv found several alarming statistics, which document the increasingly sedentary lifestyles of America’s youth and the extent to which they are losing the physical and psychological benefits that come from spending time in nature.

In an effort to encourage parents to spend more time with their children outdoors, President Obama has proclaimed June as national Great Outdoors Month.

Building on Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative, which encourages children to eat healthier foods and increase their physical activity, Great Outdoors Month is intended to encourage parents and their children “to move, run, play and thrive” in our state, national and local parks and other scenic places.

Campgrounds affiliated with the California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds are doing their part to support Great Outdoors Month by offering fun family activities as well as significant camping discounts during the month of June.

“Camping is affordable, and it’s a great way to get families walking, climbing, swimming and playing in the Great Outdoors, while building memories that can last a lifetime,” said Debbie Sipe, executive director of the California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds.

Sipe added that many California campgrounds will be participating in’s Great Outdoors Month promotion, which involves 20 percent discounts on camping between June 1st and 25th at participating parks., California’s travel planning website, now includes a link to, where consumers can download e-coupons to obtain discounts on camping as well as discounts at Camping World ( and Coleman ( camping supply stores and RV rentals booked through El Monte RV (, which has agreed to provide 500 free miles plus 50 free miles a day to GoCampingAmerica visitors who rent an RV for at least one week during the June 1st to 25th period.