Great Outdoors America Week - June 24-28, 2013

Week-long Events Planned to Connect Americans with the Great Outdoors

The American Camp Association is pleased to participate in the
2013 Great Outdoors America Week in Washington, D.C.!

Great Outdoors America Week (GO Week) is the preeminent event celebrating our collective connection to the great outdoors while advocating for its future. As one of the largest annual outdoor focused events in Washington DC, GO Week raises awareness around outdoors issues, brings together hundreds of diverse organizations and activists to meet with lawmakers and administrators to advocate for our outdoor way-of-life. The annual GO Week was born from the America's Great Outdoors Initiative.

This Year’s Events Include:

  • Kids, Youth and the Great Outdoors Festival and Walk on the National Mall, with Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell
  • A congressional reception honoring the leadership of many of our best champions in the Senate and House of Representatives - including Senators Max Baucus, Barbara Boxer, Martin Heinrich, Patty Murray, Bill Nelson, Mark Udall, Tom Udall; and Representatives Richard Burr, Mike Fitzpatrick, Raul Grijalva, Ron Kind
  • Briefings with administration officials about the future of the America’s Great Outdoors initiative
  • Meetings with high-level officials about America's Great Outdoors programs within each agency
  • Hill briefings from leaders of the youth, business, conservation, sportsmen and veteran’s communities on current outdoor issues

Detailed Partial Schedule:

  • Outdoors Alliance for Kids Partnership Meeting, June 24th, 10 am - 4 pm: The Sierra Club Conference Room
  • Welcome Reception, June 24th 5 pm - 7 pm: The Wilderness Society Ansel Adams Gallery
  • Kickoff with Senator Martin Heinrich, June 25th 9 am - 10 am: Washington Hilton
  • Discussion with Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, June 25th 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Center for American Progress
  • Kids, Youth and the Great Outdoors Festical and Walk on the National Mall, June 26th 1 pm - 3:30 pm: Washington Monument - NE Quadrant and walk to the Capitol
  • Congressional Celebration, June 26th 6 pm - 8 pm: Hart Senate Office Building, Room 902

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