Terminology

You may come across some terminology and wonder what on earth it all means! Here is a quick guide to some of the most common things you might see and hear.

DA

A District Association is made up of members who operate on a voluntary basis to form a group; this group organises temporary camping events for up to 5 days (a Meet) or up to 28 days (a Temporary Holiday Site) usually with entertainment and activities planned. These events can be held anywhere in the UK, and members are welcome to attend any Meet, whether it’s organised by your own DA or a different DA elsewhere in the country.

Upon joining the Club you are automatically assigned to your local DA based on your home postcode, however, you can change this to whichever DA you wish to be registered with. Simply contact the Secretary of the District Association you would like to move to, and they will send you an Opting Form to complete.

Region

The Club’s District Associations are grouped into 13 Regions, we are the North West Region.

Pop Up Site (Previously referred to as Rallies or Weekend Meets)

These are usually weekend meets but can be up to 5 nights, organised by individual DA’s around the country. These were used to be referred to as “Rallies” or “Weekend Meets”.

Pop Up Holiday Site (Formally Temporary Holiday Site)

Pop Up Holiday Sites are longer meets from 6 to 28 nights, Formally called THS which stood for Temporary Holiday Site. These are again organised by individual DA’s and Regions. You can camp at any point during the time a Pop Up Holiday Site is open.

Grey water

Grey water is the waste water that comes from your unit. This will need to be collected in a suitable container and disposed of correctly in accordance with the land owners directions. This can sometimes be in the hedgerows of the field you are camping on. Grey water should not be left to drain straight onto the grass.

Steward

The steward is the person who is in charge of the pop up site. This is who you will see as you enter the camping area and to whom you will pay your fees. You must report to the Steward before camping. They will also inform you of any events or social get together that may be happening. The stewards unit will be clearly marked. This is who you see if you have any questions or problems whilst on site.

Unit

This is the term used for your choice of accommodation, whether it is tent, caravan, motorhome, trailer tent, camper van or folding caravan.

​EHU

This mean electric hook up, if electric hook up is available it will be stated in the meet description.

Elsan

A type of transportable chemical toilet, also the name of the place used to empty your toilet cassette.

PRO

PRO stands for Public Relations Officer

CCY

Camping Club Youth is The Camping and Caravanning Club’s group for young people aged between 12 and 17 years old.

CCJ

Camping Club Juniors is The Camping and Caravanning Club’s group for younger children aged between 8-11 years.