Information For Parents
Our standard hours for all camps and courses are 8:15 am to 6pm and all standard prices are based on these hours.
This holiday we will be offering full week bookings only (Monday-Friday). This is to further reduce the number of people each child will come into contact with, keeping your children’s safety and our communities safety as our number one priority.
This holiday we will be open for key workers ONLY. If you are unsure if you classify as a key worker, please check on the government guidance page
Whether your child is interested in sport, arts, crafts or a bit of everything, we have activities to suit everybody. At each Camp, there will also be additional off-site trips for children aged 6 and over, ranging from a cinema trip to “Go Ape”, which complements our specialist on-site activities for all ages, which could be anything from pottery painting classes to Einstein Entertainers!
There is also Active Plus, which is 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 and even Cookery.There’s something for everyone!
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Active Plus is not currently available.
Payments must accompany all bookings; this can be by credit card, debit card or by childcare vouchers.
We accept all forms of childcare vouchers. All you need to do is once you have made your booking with us, head on over to your voucher company and transfer the cost of your booking into our voucher account.
If your child has any allergies check the booking system is up to date and please reconfirm these to the staff at the camp. They will have this information from your booking but may have more questions.
If any medicine needs to be given at camp, fill in the medicine administration form and hand it over to the camp manager when you arrive, it is always worth briefing the camp manager if there is anything unusual in your particular case.
Please also draw attention to the allergies and location of the EpiPen on arrival. For other levels of reaction please notify staff on arrival and of how you wish us to act in the event of a reaction of any kind.
Methods of payment; debit card, credit card (American Express not accepted) or childcare vouchers.
All vouchers must be with Oxford Active by the first Monday after the last day of camp.
Active Plus and off site trips are non-refundable
If you need to make a change to your booking (within the same holiday season) please call our head office on 01865 594 325
If you need to cancel a booking please email firstname.lastname@example.org
14 days or more notice before the date you wish to cancel – full refund less a £10 administration charge
Less than 14 days before the date you wish to cancel – with regret no refund (unless exceptional circumstances, which will be discretionary via the head office only)
First aid will be administered to the children in our care if required and the emergency services called if necessary. Please ensure all medical conditions are noted on your registration forms and any medication handed into reception on arrival.
Please note that for promotional material we sometimes take photographs of the children taking part in an activity. If you wish your child not to be photographed please notify a member of staff on reception.
Every child requires
- Packed lunch including a morning and afternoon snack e.g. piece of fruit, a packet of crisps etc.
- Water bottle
- Sun cream if necessary
- Supporting footwear suitable to go outside
- Suitable clothing to be outside even in poor weather
- If your child has any medical conditions or allergies please bring all appropriate medicines etc. e.g. epi pens
Some camps have swimming pools, in this case, your child needs:
- a swimming costume
- goggles (if needed)
- any flotation aids needed (please inform staff of your normal use of these on arrival)
Some camps run external trips that may require different clothing:
Please check on the specific camp page.
- Packed lunch
- Refillable water bottle
- Comfortable clothes
- Any related medication i.e. inhalers, EPI pens, etc.
We have a snack break in the morning, a lunch break, and another snack break in the afternoon.
Children need to bring a packed lunch with extra snacks for break times and a refillable drinks bottle. Please note we have no facilities to keep food cold.
Oxford Active now enforces a strict policy of no nuts including nut based foods at all of our sites. We ask this is respected at all times and foods containing these substances are not permitted on site at any time. We are aware of the impact of nuts as allergens and take precautions to prevent the occurrence of allergic reactions by the inadvertent consumption or contact with any of these products.
Dear Parents and Carers,
We wanted to contact you to start the conversation around the coronavirus COVID-19 and how we will be mitigating the risks to you and your children when attending camp this Easter. We would like to assure you that we have every intention of operating uninterrupted this Easter, and we will be following the government’s latest advice on how to avoid catching or spreading the virus.
It is important to be aware that in regard to the impact of the virus, ‘there is no evidence that children are more affected than other age groups.’ (Department of Education guidance document)
Each of our camps will have an enhanced focus on hygiene in addition to the measures already in place and we will be providing further training to our teams. We will also be introducing additional hand washing requirements throughout the day as well as more regular cleaning and disinfection of the camp and equipment.
Oxford Active and Active Camps is committed to the safety and welfare of your children and its staff. We will be monitoring all government advice as the situation unfolds and will issue further information closer to the start of camp covering more of the possible scenarios in more detail.
If you have any questions in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Peter Parry | Managing Director
18/03/19 – For further updates, please visit Active Camps Covid-19 updates page