Camping At The Games
The London 2012 Olympic Games are here and outdoor experts ‘Camping at the Games’ have a HOT pitch to resolve rising demands for Olympic accommodation.
In the run up to the London 2012 Olympic Games, outdoor experts ‘Camping at the Games’ have unveiled a new initiative to resolve the rising demand for Olympic accommodation in-and-around the capital.
The camping organisation has teamed up with a number of local schools and community sports grounds in London, Reading and Weymouth, to provide high quality camping pitches for as little as £10 per night.
Rhian Evans, co-founder and director of Camping at the Games says: “We wanted to make taking part in the Olympics affordable for everyone. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be involved in the Olympics. For volunteers who are staying in London for at least 2 weeks an average priced* hotel room in London would cost not far short of £3000 for this period or just under £1000 for a family of four for only 2 nights! We have joined forces with local sports clubs close to Olympic and Paralympic venues who can offer their facilities and atmosphere for less than a tenth of the price to provide great value accommodation that in turn will generate valuable revenue to be reinvested into community sport!”
The initiative has been hailed as a unique, exciting and cost-effective way of relocating to the capital for this summer’s Olympics and has already proved very popular with Game Makers, ticket holders and young families.
A night’s stay at any of their sites will cost you no more than £10 per adult, and £5 per child and unlike other campsites there are no unexpected costs- clean toilets, hot running showers, parking and access to a lively clubhouse is all included. What’s more, visitors who may not have tickets for the Games can also head into London to enjoy all of the cultural events that are taking place in the capital.
Aside from providing great value accommodation, Camping at the Games offers local sports clubs the chance to engage with the community and benefit from a considerable financial boost through camping fees and the additional activities they offer. The initiative will extend the Olympic legacy as the proceeds made will go a long way in improving club facilities and developing grass roots talent, in turn benefitting the wider community and UK sport.
Camping At The Games Locations include; Barking RFC, Match Day Centre – Walthamstow, Reading RFC, Wodson Park, Blackheath RFC, Twickenham RFC, Southgate Hockey Club, Eton Manor Rugby Club, Weymouth College Community Sports Centre and Redlands Community Sports Hub, Weymouth - Paralympic Camping.