ALL SET FOR GREAT AUSSIE CAMP OUT!
The Great Aussie Camp Out (GACO) is set to explode all over Australia this
Saturday, 13th October, 2012.
Unofficially, GACO is the world’s largest community camping event, with well over
10,000 official participants expected, and many, many more joining in!
The mission behind GACO is to get more Aussies outdoors more often. A
growing body of research shows that with an increasingly obese and sedentary
community, the health and social benefits of spending time participating in outdoor
activities with family and friends is significant. GACO aims to reignite Aussie’s love
affair for camping and camping culture.
GACO gives Aussies the opportunity to go camping and experience the pleasures
and benefits our wonderful outdoor environment provides us. Of course, a raft of
outdoors activities is part and parcel of the camping experience, such as hiking,
games, camp cooking, swimming, sing-a-longs and even bush poetry!
Our GACO participants camp in a huge variety of places (legally, of course!), such
as in the paddock, treehouse, cave, backyard, National Park, residential camp,
caravan park or even the loungeroom! While many camp with friends and family,
many others use GACO as a chance to make connections with others in the
Participation is free. Register online at the GACO website,
www.greataussiecampout.org.au and be eligible for some great prizes. Follow us on
Twitter and Facebook.
According to ACA Chief Executive, David Petherick, GACO is ideal for developing a
passion for Australia’s great outdoors. “Camping is addictive. When you’ve done it
once, you have to go back for more”, he said. “The world opens up to those who get
out there and explore. The opportunities for adventure camping gives us and our
families is limited only by our imagination and the enormity of our amazing country.”
For all media enquiries, please contact:
David Petherick, CEO, Australian Camps Association
Ph: 0402 844 861 or 03 9365 7100