NCCW from The Camping and Caravanning Club is a celebration of the nationís
growing love of camping, caravanning and the great outdoors. Now in its 11th and most exciting year ever, itís an opportunity for both new and experienced campers to get together and have fun.
Make sure you put NCCW in your diary Ė May 30 to June 5 2011!
This year The Camping and Caravanning Club are marking NCCW with The Big
Pitch on Saturday 4th June. Supported by the whole outdoor industry, The Big
Pitch is part of National Camping and Caravanning Week 2011.
What is The Big Pitch?
The Camping and Caravanning Club have got a theory. They believe camping
makes you richer. Richer in mind, body and soul. So theyíre inviting the
whole country to spend one special night under the stars on Saturday 4th
Letís see if by camping as a nation we can get richer and feel happier,
together, and to get the ball rolling,
The Camping and Caravanning Club are giving away 1,500 free pitches.
We think you canít put a price on the feeling of escaping your everyday
routine and experiencing how great the great outdoors really is. Itís about
the sense of freedom you get from having the stars over your head and grass
between your toes. Itís your chance to go fishing with the kids, to try
swimming with your partner, to cook a barbecue with the whole family, or
whatever else floats your boat.
Where can you join in?
Wherever you like, pretty much. Your back garden, your local park, the
woods, the hills, the coastÖ any place youíve got permission to pitch up is
a great place to set up camp.
And if you choose to take part in The Big Pitch on a
Camping and Caravanning Club or
Forest Holidays Site, you could get the pitch absolutely free. Just
register by May 6 for a chance to claim one of 1,500 fantastic pitches
they're giving away.
The Camping and Caravanning Club would love to get a nationwide picture of
this one amazing day. So when you register weíd like you to share your plans
for the Big Pitch with them.
Let them know how you plan to maximise the richness that spending time
outdoors with friends and loved ones can bring. For instance: Where are you
camping? Who with? How are you planning to make it special? Are you doing it
in fancy dress? Are you a first timer or an old hand?
What do campers do all day?
Itís a question people who have never been on a camping holiday are quite
entitled to ask. So here are just a few answers. You could discover nature
on a trail, go cycling as a family, see the local sights, pet animals on a
farm, pick fruits for dinner, enjoy the amazing taste of food youíve cooked
outdoors, watch the stars, learn about the constellations, wake up in a
forest, see the sun rise, enjoy the dawn chorus, catch up on your reading,
find precious time to talk and make plansÖ