Camping & Caravanning Club developments including this year’s National Camping and Caravanning Week

First of all, we will still be running National Camping and Caravanning Week (NCCW) from Monday May 25 to Sunday May 31. It’s a firm fixture in the Club’s calendar and this year it’s more important than ever to promote our industry. We have renamed it ‘The Stay Home NCCW’ and while we will still be celebrating camping in all its forms it will be a virtual event with ‘discovering (and rediscovering) camping’ as the primary theme.

While we’re still in lockdown, even as it hopefully eases over the coming weeks, we’re encouraging people to find out more about camping and even camp out in their gardens or lounges. We will launch the week itself with The Friendly Club Camp-out on the Bank Holiday Monday (May 25), and have teamed up with an NHS staff fundraiser.

We believe that camping and caravanning will be more popular than ever when people start to take their first holidays post coronavirus and we want to reach out to potential new campers, caravanners and motorhomers with practical advice to get them started. These may be people who have never camped before or those who have tried it in the past and want to give it another go.

Each day through the week we will share a range of content via our social media channels to provide both enjoyable and informative content.

We plan to publish details of competitions each day and are asking you, our partners, to donate prizes – and we will work with you on messaging to accompany any new competitions we can create.

We will also update and republish the New to Camping, New to Caravanning and New to Motorhoming sections of our website. And our President, TV presenter Julia Bradbury, will help us celebrate the week itself, among other activities.

Initiatives such as NCCW were created to provide our industry partners with a collaborative way to celebrate our great pastime. We can also help with messaging and the new NCCW logo.

If you would like to help with a competition prize for National Camping and Caravanning Week, or want to find out more, please get in touch with either myself or Andy Robson (andrew.robson@thefriendlyclub.co.uk).

Secondly, as the UK Government has just published its recovery strategy, we would also like to take this opportunity to highlight the Club’s stance on re-opening our campsites. This is once the Government allows us to do so and our plans include social distancing measures. Please click here for further information: https://www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/news/2020/apr/current-coronavirus-position-club/

We would like to thank you for your continued support, and hope you can join us to celebrate The Stay Home NCCW as we continue to work together for the mutual benefit of your customers and our members.