About us


“Northumberland and Durham District Association” came into being in 1910 and “Teesside DA” formed in 1955.
The two DA’s. then formed the North East Region of the Camping and Caravanning Club.

Northumberland and Durham DA continued as one unit until the late 1960’s.  It was decided to create two separate DA’s, one for Northumberland and the other for Durham.

Durham District Association (D.D.A.) was formed in 1968.  The old Northumberland and Durham DA was renamed Northumbrian DA in 1969.

Durham D.A. is organised by club members for club members.  Our main aim is to provide the facility for safe affordable camping for all members throughout the season.


District Associations

Camping with your local group or District Association (DA) is one of the best ways to make the most of the great outdoors whilst making new friends at the same time. The Club has 93 DA’s spread across 13 Regions.

They offer some of the most inexpensive camping available and you’ll always be guaranteed a warm friendly welcome. Members are welcome to attend any Meet, whether it’s organised by your own DA or a different DA elsewhere in the country.

Your local DA is shown on your membership card and is based on your home postcode. To belong to the same DA as family or friends it’s easy to change or ‘opt’ to a different DA. Simply contact the Secretary of the District Association you would like to move to and they will send you an Opting Form to complete and return to them together with your Membership Cards.

Q. How can I find out more?

A. Look in the Out and About pages of Camping & Caravanning magazine for details of the Meets, Temporary Holiday Sites and events which are organised all over the country. Out and About is also available online here.

Keep an eye on our Durham DA Facebook page for up to date information on meets.  

Or, to find out more about events and activities organised by your local DA please complete our online enquiry form and we will put you in touch.

Alternatively call our Membership Department on 024 7647 5442.

District Association of The Camping and Caravanning Club