The perfect family getaway is closer than you think.
This easy-to-use, affordable guide helps parents transform their own backyards into unforgettable family escapes-from insect safaris to sports camps, artist colonies to pet parades and block parties.
* Great activities for kids of all ages-can be adapted for use by camp counselors, Scout and other group leaders, teachers, day-care workers, and home-schooling parents
* Provides the perfect alternative to vacations plagued by high gas prices, flight cancellations, and budgetary constraints
* Goes beyond the literal backyard to include other close-to-home adventures