Activities

There are 8 sessions per day at Active Camps with a choice of activities for each one. Timetables are carefully considered and offer a balance for each session throughout the day and over the full week.

At all our Multi-Activity camps, we cater to the interests and developmental needs of children aged from 3 to 14 years old. Children are placed in specific age groups to ensure that they enjoy activities and experiences that suits them, whilst making new friends with children around the same age. The ages in each group will depend on the age distribution across the whole camp which can change from camp to camp and from week to week. Age groups can tend be 3-5 (early years), 6-8 (middles) and 9+ (olders),  sometimes we may group different ages together, it does depend on how many children we have on camp on each day, the child’s development and the group they feel comfortable in

Early Years – 3-5 years
Middles – 6-8 years
Olders – 9+ years

Please note that we put the children in groups based on dates of birth, not school years.

Early Years - 3-5 years

Children in this age group are busy developing their social skills and have heaps of energy. On-camp activities act as learning opportunities for younger children, which allow them to be creative, think critically and help further develop their physical and social skills. The children have their own space and equipment that’s tailored to their needs. We know little ones like to have fun, explore and try new things, but we also know they need quiet time too

Every day there’s a massive range of different activities from swimming and crafts, to story time and football. Spread over 8 sessions each day lasting an hour, children get the choice of two separate activities during each session to give them more choice and to help cater to their own likes and dislikes.

You will be able to know what your child is getting up to on a particular day by looking at the activity boards in the sign in area in the morning. Each group has a board with a timetable of the day on it,  this is changed daily with new and exciting activities with relate to the daily theme at Camp.

We also have additional Active Plus activities which are specialised coaching. Most of these activities will cater to our early years. Unfortunately, Active Plus Trips (off-site trips) are for ages 6+, so children in this age bracket would not be able to take part.

Middles - 6-8 years

Children in this age group are full of energy and have developed a number of new skills. Our group activities are perfect for this age, helping them develop friendships, confidence and social skills through new activities, creative sessions and lots of physical games to keep them active!

Every day there’s a massive range of different activities from swimming and crafts, to dodge-ball and football. Spread over 8 sessions each day lasting an hour, children get the choice of two separate activities during each session to give them more choice and independence during camp.

Activities range from sport, arts and crafts, cooking, circle games and many more.

You will be able to know what your child is getting up to on a particular day by looking at the activity boards in the sign in area in the morning. Each group has a board with a timetable of the day on it,  this is changed daily with new and exciting activities with relate to the daily theme at Camp.

We have additional Active Plus activities, which are specialised coaching workshops. As well as Active Plus trips which are off-site activities.

Olders - 9+ years

Children in this age group already have a sense of the activities they like so whilst we encourage them to take part in everything, we allow them to also have a sense of independence in their decision making. Whatever they choose, they’ll be immersed in activities that challenge them both physically and mentally, whilst also continuing to build confidence in their own abilities.

Every day there’s a massive range of different activities from swimming and crafts, to dodge-ball and football. Spread over 8 sessions each day lasting an hour, children get the choice of two separate activities during each session to give them more choice and independence during camp.

You will be able to know what your child is getting up to on a particular day by looking at the activity boards in the sign in area in the morning. Each group has a board with a timetable of the day on it,  this is changed daily with new and exciting activities with relate to the daily theme at Camp.

We have additional Active Plus activities, which are specialised coaching workshops. As well as Active Plus trips which are off-site activities.

Active Plus TennisActive Plus 

There are a series of specialist training and coaching sessions aimed at children who want to improve their skills in a particular area. From football to performing arts, science and even cookery, there’s something for everyone!

At each Camp, there will also be additional Active Plus  off-site trips for children aged 6 and over, ranging from a cinema trip, to a visit to “Go Ape”

Themed Days 

Our theme days are a great excuse for everyone to dress up and have a good time!

We will give you plenty of notice so you can plan ahead and don’t worry if you don’t have time to make or get a costume, the children will be able to make props during the day

Participation is non-compulsory

 

You will be able to know what your child is getting up to on a particular day by looking at the activity boards in the sign in area in the morning. Each group has a board with a timetable of the day on it,  this is changed daily with new and exciting activities with relate to the daily theme at Camp.

What activities do you offer?

At Active Camps we offer a wide range of activities through out each day at camp, and with over 50 activities, there is something for everyone!. Children will build confidence with motor skills, creativity, fitness and social skills, whilst most importantly having fun and making new friends through the different activities below:

Arts and Crafts,
Messy Play,
Circle Games,
Ball Games,
Cooking,
Swimming,
Quizzes,
Treasure Hunts,
Sport Games,
Story Time,
Active Plus Coaching,
Active Plus Trips
and many more!

Why not visit our Facebook page to see more photos of what we get up to at Active Camps? 

What activities are included in the price?

Active Camps is an multi-activity camp which means we offer an extensive range of activities.

All timetable activities are included in the price, so you know your child will be able to try every activity scheduled to run each day.

We do occasionally have to change an activity from a timetable due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, but we’ll try to re-timetable them as soon as possible.

Activities available can be dependable on facilities at each of our Active Camps

For more information visit the camp pages.

What additional activities do you offer?

Active Plus

There are a series of specialist training and coaching sessions aimed at children who want to improve their skills in a particular area. From football to performing arts, science and even cookery, there’s something for everyone!

At each Camp, there will also be additional Active Plus  off-site trips for children aged 6 and over, ranging from a cinema trip, to a visit to “Go Ape”, which complement our specialist on-site activities for all ages, which include options such as pottery painting classes and Einstein Entertainers science workshops!

For more information visit the Active Plus Page

I would like to see a timetable of what my child will be doing?

Due to late bookings, weather conditions and changing numbers of children on camp, timetables are updated, confirmed daily and displayed in the sign in/sign out area of camp.  Please note that these will not be published on our website but we do have sample timetables on the website.

Our sample timetables are actual timetables from previous seasons and show the mix and type of activities children can expect.

How often will my child swim?

If the location has swimming facilities available, we aim to run swimming sessions for each age group once a day.