How is the day organised?
The day is organised into four one-hour sessions. Children will be given a choice of at least two activities in each session. We offer a range of activities so there are choices for children whether they’re into sports or more creative activities. There’s a morning and a lunch break for the children during the day.
What is the arrival and collection times?
Our standard hours are 9am to 4pm. You can drop children off between 9am and 9.30am and collect at the end of the day between 3.30pm and 4pm. For even more flexibility we offer Extended Hours from 8am – 5pm (activity sessions start at 9am and finish at 4pm).
Dropping your child off is usually a simple and quick process but on your child’s first day at camp please allow a little longer to check through the necessary details on your ‘All about me’ form. As you may appreciate, we need to ensure we have all the vital information to ensure your child is safe. Please also allow plenty of time for collection as staff will be going through the necessary security procedures.
Where possible, please avoid dropping off or collecting your child within the 9.30am to 3.30pm period as children and staff will be taking part in activity sessions. If you do need to drop off or collect within these hours, please speak to the camp manager when you drop your child off in the morning.
What if I’m delayed?
Don’t worry – your child will be well cared for until you arrive. If you’re likely to be delayed after 4pm, please call the camp so our staff can let your child/ren know. We’ll book them into the extended camp, and you can pay the £5 when you collect them. If you think you’ll be later than 5pm please arrange for someone else to collect your child. Any parents collecting children after 5pm will also incur a charge of £20 for every 15 minutes which will be applied to their account. If we have no contact from a parent/guardian by 5.30pm, we will contact Social Services to advise them we have an uncollected child. We reserve the right to refuse future bookings from parents who continually pick up late.
Which activities are included in the price?
ALL the activities are included in the price! We have a wide range of activities on offer which children can choose from. Our activities are carefully selected to suit the age of your child and support their development. What’s on offer may vary between camps depending on resources available. Where an activity is very popular, we will offer more sessions, so all children have an opportunity to take part. Some activities have restricted numbers and where this is the case they will be rotated fairly amongst the children in the group during the camp. If we are required to withdraw an activity, due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, we’ll re-instate them as soon as is practically possible.
What happens if it rains?
We can’t arrange the sunshine, but we can put ‘Plan B’ into action when the great British weather strikes! Our carefully selected school venues have excellent facilities which enable us to offer a wide and varied wet weather program. Some activities will be withdrawn in wet weather for safety reasons.
Can I see an activity timetable?
Our unique staff plan daily schedules around weather factors, facilities, staff experience and the numbers and ages of children attending. For those reasons, timetables are confirmed on the day of camp and will be displayed in the registration area at camp each day, so you can see which activity choices your child/ren will be offered. This is a great opportunity for you to sit down with your child and discuss which options they chose and to find out a bit more about their day. Each day on camp may vary but here’s an outline of a typical day on our website.
What are theme days?
Camp theme days encourage a camp spirit, generate excitement and offer your child the chance to be a super hero, a princess or a pirate! We have theme days on the last day at each camp (3-day camp on Wednesday, weekly camp on Friday). There is no better excuse for everyone to dress up and have an amazing time. Please don’t spend hours making your costume or spending lots of money, unless you want to! Children will also have time to make outfits and props during camp. Some of the best costumes we’ve seen have been resourcefully made and we encourage upcycling old clothes to create your child’s masterpiece.
During the day the children will take part in many sports and activities. Please make sure that your child wears comfortable, suitable clothing and footwear to take part in fun, sporting activities and bring their swimming gear. Below is an outline of the activities on offer: