XUK Summer Camps featured in the News!

Essential Travel: Top 10 UK Summer Camps

June 2012

Described as the best 'all round' Summer camp in the UK!

Sunday Mirror: Homes & Holiday - "Kids Go Wheee - Ten fabulous activity breaks... without the mums & dads"

June 2009

Described as the 'X FACTOR', this article details some of the aspects of our camp, from our outstanding OFSTED inspection report to what we eat, who would enjoy XUK and our price which compares very favourably to our competitors.

Sunday Times: Travel - "Britain's Best Kids Clubs"

May 2009

It's great to be rated as one of the best Kids Clubs in Britain!

Sunday Times: Travel

April 2007

"Fed up with whining adults tagging along on your summer holidays? Our junior reporters leave mum and dad at home and check out the best kids-only camps.

XUK (020 8922 9739, www.campsforkids.co.uk): Norfolk camp split into three age groups – this year offering a “Teen Camp” for 13 – 17 year olds, with greater independence and more trips."

Independent: Are there summer camps specifically for teenagers?

April 2007

We were particularly excited about this article as we were selected as the first choice residential camp for teens in the UK.

The Week: Where to find... summer camps for children

May 2005

We received a call from the Consumer Editor of 'The Week', a magazine that summarises everything you need to know about everything every week. She included this piece at the top of her section on summer camps.

"Experience UK (www.experienceuk.co.uk; 020-8922 9739) This family-run business offers week-long residential camps in Norfolk. Activities range from cookery and drama to clay pigeon shooting. A week costs £299"

The International Herald Tribune: Summer dips into Old Word joys

February 2005

In Britain, Experience UK, or XUK (www.xkeys.co.uk) operates day camps on the edge of London and residential camps in rural East Anglia. The company is run by Lawrence Bernstein, 33, and his brother Richard, 28.

“In the past few years, camps have professionalised” Says Richard Bernstein. “For instance, we’re registered with Ofsted Office for Standards in Education.”

BBC News Online

July 2004

We were featured by BBC News online. Their investigation into the residential camp industry focused on XUK and featured Mrs Cohen, whose children have come to camp for a number of summers.

In a related feature, Richard was interviewed by the BBC Radio London Breakfast Show about XUK and his views on safety issues at kids camps

Faz Radio

July 2004

Lawrence was interviewed live on Midlands Radio Faz about all aspects of life on camp. The interview lasted half an hour!

What's On North West and Hopes & Dreams

Summer 2004

Editions of What's on North West and Hopes and Dreams featured us!

Jewish Chronicle: A holiday to remember

March 2004

Our residential and day camps were the main feature in a holiday article in the JC!

Jewish Chronicle: Party Animus

October 2003

Illustrating the hassles involved in creating kids parties and how Mini Minors can solve the problem.

Evening Standard: School's out, camp's in

June 2003

The Standard featured us at the top of their feature on kids camps!

The Times: About day and residential camps

June 2003

Over Easter we had a visit from a Times journalist who wrote this very friendly article.

Unfortunately the journalist was unable to visit XUK as it isn't held at Easter. However she was particularly complimentary about what she saw and heard.

Hopes and Dreams Magazine: Learning to swim

April 2003

All about our Swim Club that opens for this year on 28 April.

London Jewish News: Ask about safety and fun when choosing a camp

March 2003

Lawrence was asked to write an article about how to make sure your children go to the right camp.

Mizz Magazine: Camp Uncovered

July 2002

This article explains what goes on at camp, from the perspective of 10-14 year old girls. It has a great emphasises on the friendliness at XUK.

London Evening Standard: Summer Camps

July 2002

'Summer Camps'

Lets readers know that the last few spaces at XUK are still up for grabs!

Hopes and Dreams

Autumn 2002

Activity camps, the facts.

Hendon and Finchley Times: New Swim Club for Children

April 2002

Highlights the launch of Mini Minors Swimming Club.

Ham and High: Summer Activities

July 1999

‘Something for the holidays’

Refers to Cross Keys and Mini Minors and our old motto: "Everybody has Fun".

Ham and High: Summer Activities Feature

July 1999

‘Get on course for some holiday fun!’

Includes a huge interview with Richard. Covers his views about camps, safety, discipline, benefits and variety. Refers at some length to Cross Keys and Mini Minors.

Hendon and Finchley Times: This man can save you from your kids this summer

July 1999

Explains how Richard founded Cross Keys Academicals, developed Cross Keys Activities and bought Mini Minors.

London Jewish News: Business is child's play for Bernstein Boys

September 1999

Charts the growth of Cross Keys, and the brothers who run it.

Ham and High: Sports Camps

November 1998

Sets out that year’s Christmas camp, and mentions Cross Keys Academicals, the football team from which we took our name.