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MiscellaneousCamp Jeep® Rolls into the Pocono Mountains
Posted by Code3TJ on 2005/8/2 21:45:31 (1193) reads

From a DaimlerChrysler press release

The most action-packed and fun-filled Camp Jeep® ever gets back to the basics in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, August 12-14, bringing together more than 1,500 Jeep vehicles and about 5,000 die-hard Jeep off roaders from around the country.

In addition to must-have favorites from previous Camp Jeeps, this year's edition is loaded with firsts: a giant U.S. flag made from red, white, blue and silver Jeep vehicles; an air show featuring a famous B-17 Flying Fortress; a USO-styled show and dance; a special appearance and "Grand Jam" by skateboarding legend Tony Hawk; the Jeep King of the Mountain Professional Bike World Championship; and performances by a pair of music's brightest young singer/songwriters, Jason Mraz (Saturday) and Gavin DeGraw (Sunday).

Also new: the public and non-Jeep owners are invited to share in the excitement of Camp Jeep and the Jeep King of the Mountain on Sunday, August 14.

Plus, Jeep vehicle owners will be able to test drive the 2006 Jeep Commander, the first three-row Jeep, on a challenging off-road course as well as on a paved road course through the scenic Pocono Mountains. Jeep Commander is due in dealer showrooms this fall.

Camp Jeep is being held in the Pocono Mountains for the first time, putting the event further north and east than ever in its 11-year history.

"Camp Jeep is the ultimate experience for our loyal customers," said Jeff Bell, Vice President - Jeep, Chrysler Group. "It's an event that allows Jeep vehicle owners to pack more fun and off-road adventures into one weekend than most other SUV owners do in a lifetime."

Popular Camp Jeep events remain, such as 4x4 trail rides and off-road driving courses, including the Trail Rated® Off-Road Course, which is designed to teach off-highway driving, safety skills and demonstrate the Trail Rated capabilities of the full line of Jeep vehicles. Participants are paired with experienced trail guides as they navigate steep grades and tackle challenges, such as large rocks, log crossings, sand and other off-highway obstacles. Once they master Jeep vehicle capabilities, they have a chance to navigate various levels of 4x4 trails in their own Jeep vehicles.

Camp Jeep offers more than 150 activities for the entire family. The Camp Kids Village features arts and crafts and a driving course with miniature Jeep vehicles. The Sports & Adventure Village features a variety of outdoor adventure sports, including a gigantic Adventure Tower, rock climbing, hiking, fly-casting, and even scuba diving. The Thrills & Spills Village features extreme athletes performing high-flying action sports stunts and gives Jeep owners the opportunity to take a lesson from one of the athletes. A mountain boarding course and new Skydiving Simulator are just a hint of the action. The World of Jeep Village features a look at the past, present and future of Jeep. The Jeep Store is where Jeep gear and Camp Jeep merchandise will be sold.

Hard-core Jeep owners can also visit the Engineering Village and participate in roundtable discussions with Jeep engineers to learn more about their vehicle’s design, capabilities and features, and share product information and ideas.

A special pre-Camp Jeep event occurs on Thursday, August 11 beginning at 12:30 p.m., when more than 140 Jeep owners will gather at the Pocono Mountain Municipal Airport to create a 73 ft. x 191 ft. American flag made of red, white, blue and silver Jeep vehicles.

The giant flag will recognize and celebrate the Jeep brand's sponsorship of the "National Anthem Project: Restoring America's Voice," a three-year national education initiative created by the National Association for Music Education (MENC). A Harris Poll indicated that two out of three Americans don't know the words to "The Star-Spangled Banner." The Grammy award-winning country group, The Oak Ridge Boys, who serve as the project's official music ambassadors, will lead the Jeep owners in the singing of the National Anthem.

Additional information is available at the official web site.

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