GOBA is primarily a camping tour, although some communities might offer alternative lodging.
Your registration includes primitive tent camping (which means no electricity or water is provided to individual campsites). All GOBA participants will be able to tent camp together in one GOBA campground (usually a park, fairgrounds, school, or college campus), or in adjacent overflow camping areas. Shade for the tent camping areas is not guaranteed! Because of health and fire regulations, camping is allowed only on designated sites, with tent rows separated by emergency-access lanes.
In the campground, you will find access to portable toilets, inside toilets and restrooms, free showers (inside a building or in shower trucks), drinking water, first aid, an information booth and usually food and beverages for purchase. It is against health and fire department regulations to have a fire or cookstove in the GOBA campground.
Signs will be posted that will show you where our host facility has determined that no tents are allowed. If you have questions about this while on tour, please inquire at the GOBA information booth. Quiet hours in camp are 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m.
2023 CAMPGROUNDS (Stay tuned – details soon)
- Saturday, Sunday, & Monday nights, June 17-19: Jefferson, Jefferson County Fairgrounds –
- Tuesday – Thursday nights: Willoughby & Kent
- Friday night, June 23: Burton, Geauga County Fairgrounds
Route and town details subject to change; watch newsletters and GOBA.com for updates.
For those who want to make their camping experience more convenient, be sure to check out the optional camper services offered by GOBA, which include tent rental, tent setup, chair rental, luggage retrieval, fresh towel service and snacks and beverages. You also can camp in a vehicle or trailer by using a Car-Camper Pass. Fees for services and passes apply.
Visit the camper extras page to learn about:
• Car-Camper Passes
• Deluxe Camping Service
• Community Camping Service
• Towel Service
• Chair service