Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) locations throughout North America will be offering camping on May 9 for just $10 as part of the annual KOA Care Camps Big Weekend to benefit KOA Care Camps for children with cancer.
According to a press release, campers who stay as paying guests at one of more than 400 participating KOA’s on May 8 will receive a night of camping on Saturday for just a $10 fee. The 12th Annual KOA Care Camps Big Weekend event is the official start to the 2015 summer camping season.
The Care Camps Big Weekend event is also the major fundraiser for KOA Care Camps for children with cancer, the official charity of KOA and the KOA Owners Association.
All donations raised during the May 8-9 weekend, along with the $10 camping fee collected on Saturday will go to benefit KOA Care Camps, a network of 95 specialized, medically equipped summer camps throughout North America that offer children batting cancer a true summer camp experience at no charge to their families.
In 2014, KOA Campgrounds raised more than $1 million from all sources during the year to benefit KOA Care Camps. A typical week at a medically supervised Care Camp can cost as much as $2,500 per child.
For more information go to www.KOA.com and click on the Big Weekend event box, or visit www.koa.com/national-events/care-camps-big-weekend for a complete list of participating KOA campgrounds.