FIN’s Campus Campout Program is a three-part series designed to give schools, organizations and corporations the tools, training and support they need to host successful campouts on their campuses and in state parks. The goal is to build healthy families, strong communities, meaningful connections to nature and comfort in the outdoors. Campus campouts take the best parts of a wilderness campout and recreate them on school campuses in a fun, safe and community-building way. FIN’s Campus Campout Program breaks down the most common barriers to wilderness camping for families – cost, transportation, gear, real and perceived risks, lack of time, lack of outdoor skills, etc. – many of which may disproportionately affect low income and minority families. At these events, FIN staff provide environmental education programming based on FIN’s Ecologist School curriculum in both English and Spanish, as appropriate. Camping gear and educational and outdoor recreation equipment is provided through FIN’s Gear Library. FIN also trains school faculty, staff and parent volunteers to take families outdoors through its Guide Development Program. We recommend that our Campus Campout partners also form Nature Communities using the Ecologist School program to encourage more frequent time spent together in nature for their participants. Successful implementation of the Campus Campout Program creates more connected communities that are empowered and equipped to continue camping and outdoor recreation on their own. Families in Nature offers staff-supported Campus Campouts to schools, organizations and companies in Central Texas. It is our goal that this local program serves as an example that can be replicated in other locations. FIN staff welcomes the opportunity to provide consultation on building a Campus Campout Program to your area.