The brain-child of the Canadian Camping and RV Council (CCRVC), the idea is to promote camping and RVing lifestyles. the council also hopes to gain more recognition just how much camping and RVing impact local economies. Of course, for campground owners, having hoards of campers rolling through the gates during the "low season," won't hurt, either.
A spokeswoman for CCRVC told Woodalls Campground Management, an industry magazine, that they have great plans for the week. "“We want every campground across the country to participate in promoting the camping and RV lifestyles," said Maryse Catellier. Campgrounds don't have to pay any fees to participate, but do need to agree to either offer the two-nights for $50, or to provide an event promoting camping during the week. Already 300 campgrounds have signed up.