Frequently Asked Questions

How?

Each year the Big Canopy Campout collaborates with select manufacturers/businesses to offer unique, bespoke products to the tree climbing and campout community, the sale of which raises funds for our chosen charity.


Check out the BCC Shop for details of who we are working with and what limited edition merchandise is available this year.
In addition, individuals can fundraise for and during the events on their own and there will be a number of raffle competitions for camping and climbing products to enter in the run up to the event.

Camp out, in and around your favourite local trees and celebrate everything they
mean to you and your friends/family/neighbours. Support our chosen charity in
their campaigns to protect forests by purchasing BCC merchandise online, take
part in sponsored events or donate directly to the cause. Share your camp and
activities and BCC mission wherever possible in person and online in one
international, virtual campout event.

Simply Register on our website to be added to our world map!!


What do I need to do to share my stories during the campout?


Take your mobile phone/tablet with you and film short segments to share. Then upload all your photos, videos and content to our social media platforms, website community page or direct to our email. See the 'How to Get Involved' page and check out 'Social Media Guide' on the resources page to get more information on what to film but also get creative! We want you to capture your campout as it is - bad weather, animal sightings, sunsets and all.

 

What do I do if I have no internet access in my campout site?


Many of the sites BCC participants camp at are off the grid – and this is part of the beauty of the event. In 2018, the BCC team camped at a site in Borneo which was deep in a rainforest and took hours to hike. If you don't have internet access during your campout, simply record your images and stories offline and upload then when you're plugged back in. Enjoy the tranquility of your event and remember you're sharing it with us all, whether or not we can hear about it immediately.


Which language should I post in?


Whichever language you are used to using - we just ask that you use the hashtag in English so that your post is connected to the rest of the campaign.
*There is a lot to do to make this event more inclusive of different countries, languages, cultures and people and we would be keen to hear your suggestions and work with you to deliver these ideas.

Yes! We are fully aware that the event dates will not suit everyone for a number
of reasons. This is not a problem and we would be delighted to receive any
photos and stories from campouts made prior to or after the event that better suit
your schedules. 

Whatever the reason preventing you from heading out to the forest for the big event, we understand, and that’s why we’ve got the next best thing, Big Canopy Camp-In


The Big Canopy Camp-In keeps you involved without going out! Enjoy watching events unfold around the world as we follow campouts getting set up and settled in over the weekend of 17th -18th September. 

Alternatively, check out the BCC Shop for details of who we are working with and what limited edition merchandise is available this year. Or simply encourage your friends and family to support one of the climbers or events around the world via their online fundraising page, or directly support BCC’s chosen charity through the links on the BCC site. 

Only attempt to organise an event at height or to climb if you have
appropriate training, skills, experience and equipment to do so.


This includes conducting risk assessments and establishing rescue and
evacuation protocols prior to any event at height.
BCC cannot be held liable for any accident or incident, however caused, and all
safety is the responsibility of the participant themselves. 

What?

An international event bringing the world's canopy and forest community
together for one night in, or under, the canopy each year whilst raising funds to
protect native forests worldwide.

The purpose of BCC is to connect the growing global community of tree
climbers, researchers, activists and forest enthusiasts in an annual outdoor event
whilst providing a global fundraising platform to support tree and forest
protection.

No problem, you don’t need to be a climber to get involved. Many participants
will simply be setting up hammocks near the forest floor for a night of forest
camping.
We want everyone who cares about forests to get involved and join our
passionate global community of tree climbers, scientists, adventurers and forest
enthusiasts in showing appreciation for these incredible environments.
 

Where?

There is no central BCC event this year. The idea is that participants create their
own campouts in small groups held in local forest or outdoor areas. The BCC
event is about sharing your local forest/tree/nature spot with the rest of the world
in an act of solidarity towards the protection of these areas around the globe.