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Camping at the London 2012 Olympics hits the news!

10 January 2012 : Written by Katie Astbury
Camping at the London 2012 Olympics hits the news! BBC London features Olympic
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Following the announcement that we have opened bookings for our first three temporary campsites; Reading RFC, Blackheath RFC and Wodson Park during the Olympic and Paralympic games, we have received an incredible response from ticket holders and volunteers across the globe who will be heading to London this summer!

The media soon caught wind of the story and we are delighted to have been featured on BBC Berkshire and BBC London radio (1hr,15mins and 15 secs into the show to be precise)!We had a great chat will Paul Ross and Gabby Roslyn about the project and there is a real interest in a few things...

1. Where the proceeds go? The revenue generated will go back into these sports clubs for reinvestment, providing greater funding and resources for grass roots sport, enabling them to benefit from the Olympic legacy!

2. How much does it cost? £10 per night for adults and £5 for children - and there is no membership fee required or extras to pay out for on arrival!

3. Do you offer pre-erected tents? Yes we offer pre erected four man tents, these can be booked through the website

4. Are these sites really close to the venues? Yes, all of our venues are less than 30 minutes from the nearest Olympic venue and in some cases are accessible on foot or bike. If it's the Olympic Park that you are after both Blackheath RFC and Wodson Park are less than 1 hour door to door to this venue and we have deliberately picked sites with low cost train fares, or in the case of Blackheath RFC,  travel from here will be included in your Olympic ticket! 

5. Are the sites secure? Yes for urban sites we have taken extra provisions to ensure that theses sites are safe and tents can remain erected throughout the day!

6. How do I book? Booking is really easy and just like Campingninja everything is done online, only this time through Camping at the Games, so what are you waiting for!

We will also be announcing more details shortly on our special volunteer packages that will enable volunteers to amend their bookings free of charge, so keep a close eye on the website!

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