If your kids were looking forward to summer camp, but are, instead, staying home this summer, we’ve got great news: Our friends at Back40 and The Trail Van have partnered up to deliver summer camp to your back yard!

For those of you planning to venture out for family adventures around the great state of Maine, they’re also offering pre-assembled camping kits for rent. These are a great time and money-saving option for families who need help gearing up.

Best of all, they’re offering a 20% discount, just for you, as part of our WinterKids community, and will be donating 10% of proceeds from your rentals using the discount code below to WinterKids. Talk about a win-win!

Backyard Summer Camp with Back40

Here’s how you can bring summer camp to your own back yard this summer, and benefit WinterKids:

Summer Camp, Delivered!

These summer camp kits are full of fun creative challenges, scientific discovery, and great ways to learn and practice outdoor skills. Choose between weekender, one-week, and two-week backyard summer camp sessions and discover the outdoors at home.

Save 20% on your backyard summer camp when you use code WK20 at checkout!

Offer Expires 8/31/20

Backyard Summer Camp with Back40 Gear

For every backyard summer camp kit reserved using this code (by 8/31/20), Back40 will also donate 10% of the kit revenue to WinterKids!

All kits contain camping essentials, including tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, headlamps, and more. In addition, there are 3 activity options to choose from: the backyard ecology kit, the ultimate campfire kit, and the nature art kit.

Back40 TrailVan Ecology Nature Campfire Kits

Backyard Ecology Kit

The backyard ecology kit contains camping essentials for up to 3 kids and everything you and your family need to discover nature in your own backyard, including real animal artifacts, scientific tools, insect nets, seed growing kits, ID guides, bird feeder kit, and a polaroid camera and nature journal to document your findings.

Nature Art Kit

Nature art is more than using nature as your subject, it’s about using nature as your medium. The nature art kit contains camping essentials for up to 3 kids, art materials, inspiration books, a flower press, tools for specimen collection and observation, natural materials, and a rock polisher. 

Ultimate Campfire Kit

Anyone who’s sat around a campfire knows that the flickering flames can provide endless joy, and our ultimate campfire kit takes this to the next level. The kit contains camping essentials for up to 3 kids, fire starters and instructions for multiple methods, a book of campfire stories, s’mores fixings, camp meals and mess kits, a water pail for proper dousing, magic pinecones, local firewood, and a guide to campfire games.


Here’s how you can gear up easily with Camping Kit rentals, and benefit WinterKids:

Camping Made Easy with Back40 Camp Kits

Back40 camping kits are a convenient way to rent all the essentials for your next adventure. Kits arrive in a single compact tote to make transporting your gear as easy as possible. If you just need to supplement your existing gear, a la carte rentals are also an option!

Save 20% on your camp kit or a la carte rentals when you use code WK20 at checkout!

Offer Expires 8/31/20

Back40 Family Camping Kit

For every camp kit reserved using this code (by 8/31/20), Back40 will also donate 10% of the kit revenue to WinterKids!


Now…let’s get outside and have some fun!

Don’t forget to share your adventures with us on social media, by tagging WinterKids (Facebook.com/WinterKids // @WinterKids_org on Instagram // @WinterKids on Twitter) and using the hashtag:

#WarmUpWithWinterKids

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