The culminating event of Great Outdoors America Week was a celebration held at the historic Mott House in Washington, DC. Three members of the House of Representatives were honored as Champions of the Great Outdoors. This group spoke about what they all had in common — a commitment to the appreciation, preservation and enjoyment of the outdoors. They also spoke about their passion for supporting ways for families — and especially children — to get outside and enjoy nature. The American Camp Association was pleased to be one of the sponsors of the event.
Are your elected leaders Champions of the Great Outdoors? Here's the list of honorees:
- Congressman Rush Holt (NJ, 12th district) (pictured below left)
- Congressman George Miller (CA, 11th district) (pictured below middle)
- Congressman Jim Moran (VA, 8th district) (pictured below right)
Find Out More About How You Can Connect Children and Nature
- Healthy Kids Outdoors Act 
- Children and Nature State-level Resources 
- Resources for Connecting Children with Nature 
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