Tag Archive for 2012 Olympics

We are now working with Blacks Outdoor retailers during the Olympics!

We have great news, Blacks are the exclusive provider for the pre-erected tent villages, so for those of you who have booked these you are in the hands of the experts!

Blacks have also generously agreed to donate a proportion of the sales proceeds generated from their mobile stores back to the sports clubs and the sites they will be operating at include:

Eton Manor RFCBlackheath RugbyMatchday CentresStaines HCSouthgate HCSurbiton HCWeymouth CollegeRedlands Sports Hub; at periodic intervals throughout the games!

As well as providing these essential kit items Blacks will be on hand during their visits to take any requests from campers who are missing any additional bits and pieces and will source these directly in-store ready for their next visit! Blacks have also pledged to keep the cost of kit the same if not lower than that sold in-store and will be offering an exclusive discount to Camping at the Games customers who want to order kit online, just remember to enter the promotional code CampingAtTheGames when you purchase your items.

Details on site visiting times will be provided on arrival at your site, however in the meantime if you would like to find out more about what kit will be on offer check out this page!

Meet the Camping at the Games team as we follow the torch relay!!

Flyering team in glasgow!

Between now and the Olympics the Camping at the Games flyering squad will be following the torch relay route to some of it’s biggest venues! Our lovely team have already been in Glasgow and will be hitting Edinburgh later today as the crowds gather to welcome the Olympic Torch!

Today the route starts at St Andrews Castle and amongst other towns and villages the torch will be making it’s way through Stirling, Dunblane and Queensferry before it arrives in Edinburgh at around 6pm.  When the torch finally arrives in Edinburgh it will be greeted with a fabulous welcome from local residents, a host of celebrities and our very own flyering team to help kick start the celebrations at this evenings party!

If you are in the area give our girls a wave and post your pictures with the team on our Facebook Page! Later this month the team will also be heading to Manchester on 23rd, Leeds on 24th-25th and Birmingham on 30th and July 1st. They will also be hanging out at local stations and outdoor shops so keep your eyes peeled and pick up a flyer if you haven’t already booked!

 

Potter’s Field Park gives us a taste of camping at the Olympics!

On Monday the team were joined by 3 wonderful Games Makers, Emma Barker, Amy Stamp and Robert Lee, along with representatives from Surbiton HC, Match Day Centres, Barking RFC, Visit London and the London Assembly to talk about why Camping at the Games is such a great initiative!

We took over Potter’s Field Park, near Tower Bridge for a whole morning in the glorious sunshine to give onlookers and press a taste of what urban campers can expect this summer.And here’s a snapshot of what they heard…

Camping at the Games Show Reel!

A taste of London 2012 at Potter's Field

 

 

Travelling from our campsites to the Olympic venues…

With only 70 days to go until the Olympics many volunteers and ticket holders who will be staying at our campsites are now planning their route to the games, so we have tried to update our information to help you as much as possible.

On the Camping at the Games website under each campsite profile there is now a section for Public Transport Links where you will find details on the nearest tube/rail or bus station, you can then use this to plan your route to the Olympic venue of your choice. We are advising campers to plan their route on the Transport for London website, this is the site we have found most useful as all tube, rail and bus routes are searchable including night buses and from here you can also  find details on travel times and extended routes during the games through it’s sister site Getting Ahead of the Games.  This site is dedicated to Olympic travel and is great for identifying travel hotspots and information about special train fares, it also provides useful tips on how to make your journey easier and we have pulled out the following useful information:

  • During the Olympic Games, services will generally start between 5-5.30am as usual. On Sundays, the Tube and DLR services will start approximately 30-45 minutes earlier in the morning, between 5.45 and 6.00am.
  • The Tube and DLR services will run around 60 minutes later than normal on all days, including Sundays. Last trains from central London will leave around 1.30am.
  • During the Olympic Games, the Tube will run extra evening services on the Jubilee, Central and District lines. There will be more trains running in the late evening from Friday 3 August, when events start at the Olympic Stadium.

We have also included some more details about getting around on public transport in the campsite profiles on Campingninja and you can chat to fellow Games Makers on our Facebook Page, so please feel free to share useful hints and tips! For those of you have smart phones we would also advise downloading a tube map so that you always have a rough idea of where you are heading and you can download a timetable for the nearest tube station or bus stop to your campsite here!

 

 

More accommodation available for 2012 Games Makers!!

2012 Games Maker!

Games Makers doing a great job!

Over the last few weeks we have been speaking to Games Makers as much as we can about their shift dates/times as we realise that a lot of you will be working outside of when the actual games take place. In effect we have been doing our best to secure camping space that will be available prior to the Olympic and Paralympic Games and are still very much on the case!

As a result we have managed to secure extended opening dates at the Match Day Centres in Walthamstow, only a 20 minute bus ride from the olympic Park. The venue offers fantastic facilities for Games Makers and will now be open from the 16th July through to the 13th August.

This is not the only site we plan to open for an extended period, we are currently trying to establish whether there is enough demand to open up more space prior to the Paralympics and are conducting a Facebook poll that you can complete here. We are also hoping to open up one of our sites in Weymouth from as early as the 9th July and we will have details to follow shortly!

This week due to an influx in demand we have also opened our 10th camping at the Games location at Barking RFC, only 30 minutes from the Olympic Park via tube and easily accessible from the M11.

We have also noticed that a lot of Games Makers are now in the process of planning their journey to and from the Park and we have already included some details in the campsite profiles on Campingninja, but a good place to find out more information is the Transport for London website. Also you can chat to fellow Games Makers who will be staying at our sites and travelling to the Olympic venues on our Facebook Page, so please feel free to chat and share useful hints and tips!

Keep an eye out for more campsite opening updates!