An interview with Richard Bernstein on Essential Travel.
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.
It's great to be rated as one of the best Kids Clubs in Britain!
"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."
We were particularly excited about this article as we were selected as the first choice residential camp for teens in the UK.
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"
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.”
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
Lawrence was interviewed live on Midlands Radio Faz about all aspects of life on camp. The interview lasted half an hour!
Editions of What's on North West and Hopes and Dreams featured us!
Illustrating the hassles involved in creating kids parties and how Mini Minors can solve the problem.
Lawrence was asked to write an article about how to make sure your children go to the right camp.
Lets readers know that the last few spaces at XUK are still up for grabs!
Activity camps, the facts.
Highlights the launch of Mini Minors Swimming Club.
‘Something for the holidays’
Refers to Cross Keys and Mini Minors and our old motto: "Everybody has Fun".
‘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.
Explains how Richard founded Cross Keys Academicals, developed Cross Keys Activities and bought Mini Minors.
Charts the growth of Cross Keys, and the brothers who run it.
Sets out that year’s Christmas camp, and mentions Cross Keys Academicals, the football team from which we took our name.