KOA Free Camping: Come Camp & Care With Us Weekend 2012

You’re invited! Kampgrounds of America (KOA) wants you, your family, and friends to Come Camp & Care With Us during the May 11-12 weekend.

Campers who stay at participating KOA Kampgrounds as paying guests on Friday, May 11 are eligible to receive a free night of camping at that campground on Saturday, May 12.

The event attracted more than 25,000 camping families in 2011.

Now in its ninth year, KOA’s Come Camp & Care With Us Weekend has become a favorite way for many families to kick off their summer camping season, according to a company news release.

Best of all, you’ll help us raise funds for KOA Care Camps, a special network of 44 summer campgrounds throughout North America that provide a safe summer camping experience for children undergoing or recovering treatment for cancer.

Be a part of this very special effort for kids with cancer, and stay FREE at your favorite KOA.

During Come Camp & Care With Us Weekend May 11-12, participating KOAs will offer campers the ability to donate to KOA Care Camps through several special, fun events, and activities—or feel free to drop your donation directly into one of the handy collection stations you’ll see in the KOA Camp Stores.

“KOA Care Camps is a network of 44 specialized summer campers throughout North America “Come Kamp & Care With Us Weekend has become a mainstay in our efforts to support this very worthy charity,” said KOA CEO Jim Rogers. “It is so great that we have found a wonderful way to invite out campers to begin enjoying their summer camping season and also allow them to help us support camps for children with cancer.”

Last year, more than $500,000 was raised through camper donations by the KOA Care Camps Trust and distributed to the various KOA Care Camps. The funds are used to provide the summer camps to children with cancer at absolutely no charge to their families.

Participating KOAs are already planning fun events to make the weekend of May 11-12 special.

“We are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Kampgrounds of America in 2012, and we want to invite everyone to not only enjoy a free night on us May 12, but also bring their friends and family,” Rogers said. “Camping is a great way to bond with your family, and we don’t want anyone to miss out on the fun!”

Details

Kampgrounds of America (KOA)

Kampgrounds of America, founded on the banks of the Yellowstone River in Billings, Montana, in 1962, is now the world’s largest system of open-to-the-public family campgrounds. KOA has 485 locations in the United States and Canada.

Address: PO Box 30558, Billings, MT 59114

Phone: (888) 562-0000

Website: koa.com

KOA Care Camps

Address: 3416 Primm Lane, Birmingham, AL  35216

Phone: (800) 678-9976 (Canada 1-888-461-2062)

Website: koacarecamps.org

Come Camp & Care With Us Weekend

On Friday, May 11, and Saturday, May 12, KOA invites all campers to stay at a participating KOA campground and receive a FREE NIGHT of camping.

A complete list of participating KOA campgrounds can be found on the following website.

Website: koa.com/come-camp-with-us

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The ultimate camping trip was the Lewis and Clark expedition.
—Dave Barry

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