Happy campers Steph and Cam had the camping experience of a lifetime when they took part in Channel 4’s The Perfect Pitch.
The TV show pits campsites up against each other to win a weekly award for the coveted Perfect Pitch.
Huddersfield-based Steph who’s in her early 30s and Cam in his mid-20s have been camping together for the past six years.
The camping buddies enjoyed a trip to the Jurassic Coast between Devon and Dorset and stayed at five sites.
The results of their campsite hopping adventure can be seen on Channel 4 this week.
The couple are sworn to secrecy about what happens, of course, but Steph said she loved being part of the show.
“It was a great experience, a good laugh and real fun,” she said.
“Me and Cam had done a lot of camping together and so we thought why not? It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do the show. It also meant we could have a holiday too.
“We are spoiled in Yorkshire with great views. I had never been to Dorset but it was a beautiful place and so it was great that one of the campsites was there.
“The show was well produced, the crew was great and we always felt safe and that meant we could have a good time which was important.”
The Perfect Pitch has an eclectic revolving cast of camping enthusiasts exploring beautiful parts of Britain with the aim of creating the ultimate guide to the best campsites, encouraging staycations.
Packed with aspirational travelogue content, each week three sets of campers set off to explore a popular holiday region from the awe-inspiring Lake District to the rugged Pembrokeshire Coast.
Episodes run Monday to Friday and are 30 minutes long starting at 5.30pm.
Each day the intrepid campers stay at one of the region’s top campsites, enjoying both on and off-site activities and visiting nearby attractions.
Steph and Cam travelled down to the stunning Jurassic Coast which is 96 miles long and situated on the south coast between Exmouth in East Devon to Studland Bay in Dorset.
Steph came to camping late but loves it now.
“I got into camping around 2010 when I went to a car show,” she said. “I got a frame tent eventually from the 1970s and it’s enormous. I love it.
“We haven’t been able to go camping at all really since Covid-19 but hopefully we’ll be getting back out there more very soon.
“I love being outdoors and living life to the full. The campsite bosses made every activity fun on the show and hopefully that comes through well on people’s screens.
“I’m looking forward to seeing it but I know I’ll probably watch it back through spliced fingers!”
In episode 1 of the show on Monday the group of campers visit Exmouth County Lodge. The water sports haven has a laid-back vibe but there’s no time to chill, it’s all action as the group attempt giant paddle boarding, take a scenic coastal cruise and get competitive with a campsite game of archery tag.
In episode 2 the campers visit Oakdown Caravan Park. After pitching up they swing into action at the onsite 9-hole par 3 golf course, discover the charms of world renowned Chalmouth beach as they hunt for fossils and immerse themselves in mud at a local family-friendly assault course.
Wednesday’s episode sees the campers go to Higher Moor Farm in Weymouth. This location started life catering for the London Olympics sailing crowds and host Daniel is determined to keep the spirit of 2012 alive for his competitive guests.
Events begin with a Dorset pastie bake-off and a traditional hoe-down, then it’s off to Weymouth Harbour for a taste of Olympic sailing before returning to camp for a highly competitive Dorset Games.
The fourth episode has the campers go to the rural retreat of Longthorns Farm. This family-friendly working farm has been welcoming campers since 1976 and boasts 47 acres of fields and woodland walks which the campers explore as they take a herd of alpacas on a soothing stroll.
There’s fun for all the family here as the adults have a shot at clay pigeon shooting then it’s off to the seaside for a spot of sand sculpting and coastal kayaking.
The final episode on Friday sees Steph and Cam head to Redlands Coppice in Dorset where it’s back-to-basics wild camping. The day includes a Highland cattle experience, cocktail making masterclass and a gourmet BBQ.
Then it’s back to the sea for a white-knuckle boat tour before returning to camp.
The Perfect Pitch runs weekdays on Channel 4 at 5.30pm.