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TUNE INTO SPLASH CAMP THIS FRIDAY

13:07 14th April 2005 by
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TUNE INTO SPLASH CAMP THIS FRIDAY

After months of anticipation, Splash Camp hits our screens this Friday at 4pm
on ITV1. Funded by the British Marine Federation (BMF), Splash Camp is an
exciting ten part series to attract more than a million young people to the
exciting world of watersports.


Starring five girls and five boys aged 11 and 12, the show is a combination
of a game show and a battle of the sexes. Filmed in the Cotswolds over a ten
week period, the programme sees the girls battle it out against the boys in
weekly watersports challenges including, windsurfing, waterskiing, sailing, canoeing and
power boating. Each week the children master a new watersport skill then go
on to compete to win the week’s challenge. The teams play for points, with
the overall champions winning a fantastic Neilson Active holiday in the
Mediterranean along with their families.


A Splash Camp website has been launched www.splashcamp.co.uk with all the
inside gossip about the children and their antics, a teaser for the next
programme, and all the information needed to get out on the water. There are
facts on each of the watersports, advice on how to get started, and details
of clubs around the country where children can get involved.


There is also a dedicated section for parents, providing everything needed to
get the family out on the water. Everything from safety information through
to costs and holiday options are covered on the website.


To help clubs and associations encourage young people to get involved, the
BMF has linked up with the RYA, BCU, British Waterski and ARA to create a
Splash Camp branded toolkit. It is free to use and includes Splash Camp
logos, photos of the kids in action and ideas of how to get involved. There
will also be an events calendar on the Splash Camp website for clubs to add
local events to. This can all be found in the trade section of the website.


James Gower, Director of Marketing at the British Marine Federation and
Executive Producer of Splash Camp said: “Splash Camp was amazing and the
final cut has exceeded all our expectations. The children really enjoyed
themselves and have learnt a wide range of watersports. We really hope the
programme will encourage children from all over Britain to have a go
themselves.


“Some of the Splash Campers are already going to their local watersports
clubs and some of the families have booked watersports holidays for the
summer.”


Following a call for assistance from BMF members, companies supporting the
project include Neilson, Honda, Laser, Barrus, Yamaha, Perception Kayaks and
BIC Sport.


To catch a piece of the action, tune in to ITV1 at 4pm on Friday 15 April and
keep checking for the latest on
www.splashcamp.co.uk


 

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