FAMILY AND FRIENDS CAMPOUT
HOSTED BY STANSPORT

Here at Stansport we are committed to what matters most. In the summer of 2017 we hosted our 4th annual campout for underprivileged families in the greater Los Angeles area. We are planning our 5th campout for 2018, but need your help to keep this event alive. As a company Stansport will be donating 5% of all website sales to help fund this campout. So simply by making a purchase on stansport.com you are already helping to make a difference to those who need it most. If you feel inspired to go beyond just making a purchase on our site, we invite you to make a personal donation. Click on the button below to see our different donation options.

About our campout

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“We as a company wanted to find a way to give back to our community and provide sustainability for the camping world. Since we’re based in Los Angeles, we thought why don’t we take under privileged families from our local community camping? We can provide these kids a way to connect with their parents and nature and disconnect from their devices at the same time.”
~ Robert Lafferty

 

Previous Years

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2016

In 2016 we got involved with the LAPD PALS program through Devonshire and had a very positive experience. PALS is an afterschool student mentor program that takes at risk youth and helps to keep them off the streets and productive through after school programs. We went back to Lake Castaic again and also worked with the CSUN Aquatic Center again. With this group of kids and expanded even more on what we could do with outdoor activities and water sports. We also found a new partner in SOS Survival Products, who were very helpful in planning out our activities and providing lunch for everyone involved.

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2015

With the launch of our campout in 2014 we knew that things could only get better. We teamed up with the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita and moved the campout location to its new home in Lake Castaic, CA. Being at Lake Castaic we were also able to get involved with the CSUN Aquatic Center, which really helped to take the campout to a new level. Through the aquatic center the kids were able to do safety training with their lifeguards, and then dive into a number of water sports. In addition to the water activities, we had an arts and crafts area, organized hikes and a campfire for s’mores, singing and skits that truly made camping fun for these families.

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2014

In 2014 we as a company decided that we wanted to get involved with some type of charity, or get behind a cause that would help get young kids exposed to camping. After talking with a few different organizations we felt that the best way to directly know where our money was going and to assure that the kids involved would be benefiting the most would be to host a campout of our own. We got involved with the Boys & Girls Club of Simi Valley and held our first annual campout at Corriganville Park in Simi Valley, CA.

 

Help our campout grow

We are planning our 5th campout for 2018, but need your help to keep this event alive and growning. As a company Stansport will be donating 5% of all website sales to help fund this campout. So simply by making a purchase on stansport.com you are already helping to make a differnce to those who need it most. If you feel inspired to go beyond just making a purchase on our site, we invite you to make a personal donation. Through your donations we hope to grow this event into something that can touch more and more famlies lives year after year.

Faq

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Who is Stansport?

Stansport is a camping and outdoor equipment supplier located in Los Angeles, CA. As a family run operation, Stansport sets themselves apart from other suppliers in outdoor recreation by appealing to families and making camping fun. Stansport has a vast catalog filled with quality merchandise. Products include tents, backpacks, sleeping bags, cookware and accessories. Additionally, Stansport provides products for hiking, survival and emergency preparedness. Stansport is committed to making camping fun and also offering quality and affordable gear. The company was founded in 1949 and is still a family run entity. For more information please visit www.stansport.com.
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Why was the Stansport Family and Friends campout started?

As a company we decided four years ago that we wanted to find a way to give back to our local community in some way. After being approached by a few different charities for other types of donations, we were really looking for something that was more transparent to us. We wanted to make sure that the money our company was going to be putting towards funding this campout would be going directly to those in need. Two years ago we got in touch with the LAPD Devonshire PALS program, which really took our campout to a new level. PALS is an after school program that puts children from at risk neighborhoods in a community setting with local police officers where they are provided with mentorships and activities to help keep them off the streets and in a positive environment. Working with them has been a very positive experience that has helped exceed our expectations of what this this campout could be. Lots of the families involved have never been camping before, and year after year it is rewarding to watch them experience the outdoors like this for the first time. We provide them with essential camping equipment that they get to keep, and teach them how to use it.
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How do website purchases help fund the campout?

As a company we have committed to donating 5% of all website sales to help fund this campout. When you purchase an item from our online store you’ll see the breakdown directly in your shopping cart (i.e. If I purchase a tent for $100 I’ll see in my cart that $5 of that hundred is headed to fund this campout). This means while you square away your camping gear you’re also helping under privileged youth do the same.
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When is the next campout?

We don’t have an exact date set at this time, but we plan on having our 5th annual campout sometime in the summer of 2018. Keep up to date by following Stansport on social media, and by subscribing to our newsletter for the latest updates from our company.
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Will the campout ever expand beyond California?

Our initial intention of starting this campout was a way to give back to our local community. However, as our company grows we would love to see this event expand outside of California. At this time, given the costs involved with organizing this event and donating camping equipment for all the families to keep, we are restrained to one campout per year in our home state of California. However, with your help we look forward to someday expanding beyond California. If you would like to see your campout expand, please consider making a donation, or making a purchase on stansport.com, where 5% of your purchases will do directly towards funding this campout.

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