Join The ‘Big Get Together’ With NCCW and New to Camping

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National Camping and Caravanning Week marks its 10th anniversary this year as The Club continues to celebrate the nation’s growing love of camping, caravanning and the great outdoors.

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NCCW is all about encouraging people to spread the word and share that love of the outdoors with family and friends, who may not have camped before.

National Camping and Caravanning Week marks its 10th anniversary this year as The Club continues to celebrate the nation’s growing love of camping, caravanning and the great outdoors.

NCCW 2010 will run from Saturday, May 29 to Friday, June 4 and will this year adopt a “Get Togethers” theme as both new and experienced campers are given the opportunity to come together and have fun.

The Club’s Director General Robert Louden said: “NCCW is all about encouraging people to spread the word and share that love of the outdoors with family and friends, who may not have camped before."

“People can even use NCCW as a springboard for their own fundraising or social events.”

There will be a Gelert-sponsored children’s drawing competition (under-5s, under-10s and under-15s) as kids are asked to show off their artistic side by drawing what they love most about camping.

Adults can also get involved in “Our Great Get Together” competition as campers are requested to send in pictures with 200 words telling The Club who their get together was with, why and where they decided to camp.

Campers and caravanners are also invited to join in the fun that week at The Club’s popular New to Camping event at Warwick Castle on June 2 and 3.

An “Ask the Expert” theme will see retailers, manufacturers and dealers from across the industry offer help and advice to help people get started.

Club President David Bellamy and TV Presenter Julia Bradbury (tbc), who has endorsed the New to Camping campaign, are also set to be in attendance.

For more information on NCCW visit http://www.nccw.co.uk or New to Camping http://www.newtocamping.co.uk.

For further media information or images, please contact:
Jon Dale, 024 7647 5204 jon.dale(at)thefriendlyclub(dot)co(dot)uk
Matthew Eastlake, 024 7647 5030 matthew.eastlake(at)thefriendlyclub(dot)co(dot)uk

Editorial Notes:
1.    The Camping and Caravanning Club is 109-years-old and is the largest and oldest Club in the world for all forms of camping. It has 110 award-winning sites throughout the UK and, through a partnership with the Forestry Commission, Forest Holidays now runs a further 20 Camping and Caravanning Touring Sites and six Cabin Sites.
2.    http://www.newtocamping.co.uk was launched on Monday, May 18, 2009 and incorporates all forms of outdoor holidays.
3.    National awards include:

  •     AA Campsite of the Year Heart of England 2010 – Teversal Club Site
  •     Loo of the Year 2010 - Family Friendly Facilities Overall Trophy Winner
  •     Loo of the Year 2010 - Individual Category National Award Winner (England)
  •     Loo of the Year 2010 - Family Friendly National Award Winner (England)
  •     Loo of the Year 2010 - Individual Attendant Team National Award Winner (Glencoe Club Site – Scotland)
  •     Loo of the Year 2010 - ‘Champions League’ – Standards of Excellence
  •     Loo of the Year 2010 - National Category Award Winner (Holiday Parks) – Teversal Club Site (England)
  •     Loo of the Year 2010 - National Category Award Winner (Holiday Parks) – Dunbar Club Site (Scotland)
  •     David Bellamy Conservation Award 2009 – Verwood Club Site (Gold)
  •     David Bellamy Conservation Award 2009 – Inverewe Gardens Club Site (Gold)
  •     David Bellamy Conservation Award 2009 – Horsley Club Site (Silver)
  •     David Bellamy Conservation Award 2009 – Delamont Country Park (Silver)
  •     Which Motorcaravan Site of the Year Runner-Up – Little Trethvas Farm CS
  •     Practical Caravan 2009 Top 100 Parks Regional Winner (Scotland) – Lauder Club Site
  •     Practical Caravan 2009 Top 100 Parks Regional Winner (north-east) – Bellingham Club Site
  •     MMM 2009 Camping & Caravanning Site of the Year – Thetford Forest Club Site

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