Hello, Campout!Carolina Friends.

Since 2007, thousands of North Carolinians have taken part in the Annual Campout!Carolina program each year. Camping in backyards, state parks, elementary school grounds, beaches, wilderness – you name it – Campout!Carolina participants have taken the second weekend in October to spend a night under the stars and celebrate North Carolina’s great outdoors.

Many of you came to the program as first time campers, and many of you became devoted campers – taking part in Campout!Carolina all 8 years!

EarthShare North Carolina is proud to have inspired new camping traditions for some, rekindled an appreciation of the outdoors for others, and provided a way for people across the state to collectively demonstrate why we should all do our part to Keep North Carolina Great!

The time has come to pass the torch and encourage you to continue these traditions with your family and friends as EarthShare NC embarks on new programs to strengthen the conservation community. 

A big thank you to our partners who helped promote Campout!Carolina from the start: Shakori Hills Grassroots Music Festival (scheduled for October 8-11) and REI, who hosted campouts and donated prizes to registered campers and photo contest winners. For our nostalgic campers, the Campout!Carolina Flickr site is available for you to see photos from over the years.

We hope you will stay in touch with us by liking EarthShare NC on Facebook and following us on Twitter and consider taking part in our mission to Keep NC Great with a gift to EarthShare NC


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Heather Beard

Executive Director

EarthShare North Carolina


EarthShare North Carolina is a coalition of over 70 non-profit organizations working throughout North Carolina to preserve and protect our environment. These organizations are leading the way to clean up our air and water, protect wildlife and their habitats, and ensure we have natural places to visit and enjoy.
Photo Contest 2014