The Times: About day and residential camps

June 2003


Number of camps: Two day camps in London, one residential in Norfolk. Age range: 3 – 12 on day camp, 7-17 on residential. Sample price: One week day camp, £99. A good, safe camp with well supervised children enjoying themselves. Children can do half days, which is ideal for the younger ones. The youngest were doing parachute games outside, crafts inside and another group was entertained by someone dressed as “Mr Ticke”.

Older children were doing sports on the field and a drama session performing a play they had written. In the summer there is a choice of sports, drama, art or multi-activity camp.

Clear safety policies and procedure; rooms are safety checked twice a day and signed off on sheets on the walls. Security guard on the gate checks people in. Parents cannot bring cars on site and children must be signed in and out.

Day camp may not be ideal for older children, as it is not especially challenging, but the residential camp offers quad biking, archery, judo and clay pigeon shooting. Best for: Under 12s.

Further info: 020 8371 9686