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It’s finally here! That time of year when the days get longer and the warm weather begs for us to be outside. Months spent cooped up at home have gotten us itchy to get outdoors and get moving, be that throwing a frisbee at our local park or RVing through the Blue Ridge Mountains.
At every opportunity, we at Camping World encourage you to enjoy the national parks responsibly and to support the NPF. So how can you show your support? This year, it can be as easy as posting about your love of the parks on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. Let’s discuss how you can get involved and make a difference.
How to Support the National Park Foundation
2020 had us all dreaming about getting “On The Road Again,” as Winnebago helped us all say. Their award-winning campaign provided the perfect opportunity for the outdoor-loving community to come together around the digital campfire. But more than just a moment of commonality, the initiative has served a greater purpose as a partner of NPF, and their work isn’t done yet. Here’s where you can play a part.
By participating in the #SupportYourParks campaign, you can not only support the NPF, but you have the chance to win great Winnebago prizes.
As a partner of NPF, Winnebago is offering up America the Beautiful annual passes to the national parks. The grand prize winner of the giveaway will also win an experience in a Winnebago Class A motorhome. To enter to win these prizes, simply follow Winnebago on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, like the #supportyourparks post, and tag a friend. That’s it! You’re automatically entered to win.
So how do you support the parks without ever opening your wallet?
Entering this giveaway is a simple and rewarding way to be involved. It’s as easy as liking a video about loving the national parks on your social media. But as part of the campaign, Winnebago is also donating to the NPF–and here’s where you come in.
Go to Support Your Parks webpage and share the video. For every share between now and August 31, Winnebago will donate $1 to NPF up to $25,000.
By participating in this giveaway, you’re not only celebrating your love for the national parks, but you’re also helping Winnebago give back to programs that help your friends, neighbors, and local communities get outdoors and connect to these treasured places. Here are just a few programs Winnebago’s commitment to NPF is helping make possible.
Inspiring the Next Generation of Outdoor Leaders
This year, Winnebago and NPF’s partnership focuses on service corps programs, which provide people ages 18-35 with hands-on work experience in the national parks. These preservation and restoration projects focus on construction and preservation skills. The work facilitates deeper connections to the parks, provides on-the-job training, and strengthens the national park community. You can help support programs like these with one-time or recurring donations .
Additionally, Winnebago and the Winnebago Industries Foundation have supported NPF’s Open OutDoors for Kids program. The Open OutDoors for Kids program provides hands-on learning opportunities for young students to enjoy the beauty, history, and culture of the nation’s parks. Help a child get outdoors with a donation.
Building Joyful Memories in the National Parks
It’s hard to forget your first national park experience. Maybe it was on a field trip, or perhaps a family vacation. But not all kids and young adults have had the opportunity to experience the parks, from the majesty of Yosemite or the Grand Canyon, to the complex and beautiful ecology of the Everglades or the Rocky Mountains. Winnebago and the NPF share a commitment to increase access to moments like these.
“This giveaway is a fun way to build awareness for NPF and get people excited about supporting our national parks,” said Winnebago Outdoors President Huw Bower.
“We know that so many wonderful memories are made on the road while exploring the country’s majestic landscapes and rich history while spending time with family and friends. It’s an honor to think that Winnebago has fostered some of those joyful moments. By building support for national parks, we are hopeful that more people will be able to experience the joy that comes with being in the great outdoors.”
“The #SupportYourParks campaign is a wonderful way to sing the parks’ praises for providing places for healing, reflection, and adventures for all during the pandemic and beyond,” said National Park Foundation Senior Vice President for Corporate Partnerships Stefanie Mathew. “We are excited to continue our work with Winnebago to create more opportunities for diverse leaders to experience careers in the outdoors through programs such as service corps.”
What was your first national park memory? Tell us in the comments below.