WA children are being encouraged to put down their television remotes and PlayStation controllers to spend a night under the stars.
Thousands of families nationwide are expected to take part in the Great Aussie Camp Out this month, an initiative to get children to reconnect with nature and lead healthy lifestyles.
Sport and Recreation Minister Terry Waldron said the event was also an opportunity for families to enjoy WA's stunning natural landscape.
"It's a chance for people of all ages to get outside and take part in all the active recreation opportunities the State has to offer," he said.
"We know active kids are healthier and do better in school and being outside and playing in nature helps children build resilience, creativity and a sense of connectedness to their community and the natural environment."
The Aussie camp out, to be held on October 12, encourages people to camp for the night, whether it is in their backyard, on a riverbank or in a national park.
The WA Department of Sport and Recreation will run an Ern Halliday recreation camp in Hillarys on the day.
"Camping takes you on an adventure," Mr Waldron said.
"It's a great opportunity for individuals, families and friends to explore the outdoors and participate in healthy, active lifestyles," he said.
For more information, visit www.greataussiecampout.org.au
'Being outside and playing in nature helps children build resilience.'"
- Terry Waldron * Sport and Recreation Minister