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5Wake up in a tentor caravan with the wrap-around freedomof the great outdoors.Discover what makes the great outdoors tick in harmony with all that you have dreamed of.David Bellamy,Club President andEnvironmental CampaignerWithout our camping trips our life would be without all those wonderful moments; that fi rst brew in the fresh morning air, the wild and windy beach walks and the sunsets shared with fellow campers. sheer bliss.Sally PapworthMember No.245Satisfi edStressedHappyFrustrated1. It promotes family cohesion,satisfaction, togethernessand fulfi lment2. It encourages rest, relaxation and restoration3. It facilitates children's learning and has a positive e ect on behaviourA review of over 60 academic studies looking into the benefi ts of camping, supplemented with our own research, shows that camping has a wealth of riches to o er:4. It improves social interaction5. It makes us feel better - mentally and physically6. It creates memories, traditions and special places that stay with you for life7. It really does make us happier!We asked 1,000 adults who camp regularly and 1,000 peoplewho have never camped how they feel on an average day:OptimisticEnergisedCAMPERS NON-CAMPERS CAMPERS NON-CAMPERS CAMPERS NON-CAMPERS BoredLonelyCAMPERS NON-CAMPERS CAMPERS NON-CAMPERS CAMPERS76%NON-CAMPERS 59%67%58%54%44%35%25%21%33%17%28%10%23%6%20%CAMPERS NON-CAMPERS CAMPERS NON-CAMPERS So are those who camp richer for it?Campers are more:Non-campers are more:Camping's list of proven riches

91% of kids said that spending time exploring the outdoors with their Mumand Dad would make them feel happy80% of kids who camp feel their parentsare less stressed when camping and 76%say their parents shout less!76% of kids who camp notice that their parents have more time for hugs than usualOur fi ndings showed that both adult campers and non-campers feel most happy when spending time with family and friends. In a world that is more uncertain - both fi nancially and emotionally - people are fi nding even greater comfort and support in having their families and friends around them. In our research, half of all adults said that they felt most happy when they were spending time with family and friends, whilst 96% of kids said that they felt happy when playing with their friends outdoors. Our research has shown that those families who fi nd the time to camp together really do share a much closer family bond than those who have never camped. Tasks that would normally be considered boring or 'not my job' become more exciting and interesting when you camp. Families fi nd that they take on di erent roles and realise that their partner or kids have skills that maybe they didn't even know they had!Happier FamiliesCamping makes families feel closer - and richer6Corfe Castle Club SiteGet rich quick at realrichness.co.uk