To encourage parents to spend more time with their children outdoors, President Obama has proclaimed June as national Great Outdoors Month.
Campgrounds affiliated with Campground Owners of New York (CONY) are supporting Great Outdoors Month by offering fun family activities as well as significant camping discounts during the month of June.
Participating New York campgrounds will offer a 20-percent discount from June 1 to June 25. Twenty-five New York campgrounds will ofer a “buy two, get one night free” promotion through October 10. Visit http://www.ilovenycamping.com/ for more information.
In addition, 16 campgrounds will have a geocaching competition on June 11, in which campers will have the opportunity to search for a hidden coin, which they can redeem for a special prize. More information on geocaching is available at www.gogeocachingny.com.
“Camping is not only the most affordable vacation option, but it supports a healthy lifestyle, particularly when you consider the great variety of outdoor activities that are available at campgrounds across our state,” said Don Bennett, president and CEO of Campground Owners of New York.
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.
For more information about New York campgrounds, visit www.nycampgrounds.com.