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Specialist Summer Activity Camp in the UK. Choose from Sports, Creative Arts, Water & Forest Adventure or Media!
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XUK Excel Children's Kit List

Below is a list of items that we feel all campers should bring to camp.

Before Packing:

  • Ensure that your child can independently pack their luggage - they will need to do this when they depart
  • Only pack clothes that you are happy to get messy and go through our laundry service (washing machine AND tumble dryer)
  • Label everything, literally everything! We cannot stress this enough
  • Avoid packing valuable items that cannot be replaced if they are lost or stolen. XUK Camps will not take any responsibility

All Campers - Essential Items

Clothing & Shoes

  • Waterproof Coat
  • Water Bottle - ensure it does not leak
  • Underwear & Socks - bring plenty
  • Swimming Costume or Swim Shorts
  • Nightwear
  • Jumpers & Hoodies
  • T-Shirts
  • Jeans, Shorts, Leggings & Tracksuit Bottoms
  • Trainers
  • Old Clothes & Trainers - you must be happy to get these dirty
  • Disco Outfit - some campers like to get dressed up at our weekly disco!

Other Items

  • Rucksack - will be used on trip days to carry your lunch, water bottle, waterproof coat & money
  • Watch - time keeping is essential
  • Toiletries - hairbrush, soap, shampoo, conditioner shower gel, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste etc.
  • Laundry Bag
  • Swimming Towel
  • Bath Towel - microfiber towels are ideal to save space
  • Wallet or Purse
  • Money - we recommend £35 - £40 per week
  • Snack - to eat on transfer to camp

Overseas Campers

  • EHIC - European Health Insurance Card for EU citizens
  • Travel Adaptor
  • Copy of XUK confirmation - in hand luggage to avoid delays at Customs
  • Signed & dated permission letter from Parents/Guardians to travel alone to the UK - in hand luggage to avoid delays at Customs
  • Please check your airline/train if they have any specific requirements or forms for you to fill in to enable your child to travel to and from the UK - especially if they are travelling on their own e.g. Unaccompanied Minors forms

Water & Forest Adventure

For the elective, it is essential that you have:

  • Long Sleeved Tops*
  • Long Sleeved Trousers*
  • Shorts (not denim)* - sports/board shorts are ideal
  • T-Shirts*
  • Fleeces & Jumpers*
  • Waterproof Coat*
  • Water Shoes*
  • Trainers*
  • Named Water Bottle
  • Swimming Costume or Swim Shorts
  • Towel - a microfiber towel is ideal
  • Bag for wet and dirty clothes

*Clothing and shoes will get wet and dirty due to the nature of the activities.


For the elective, it is essential that you have:

  • Footwear should be moulded studs or astro shoes
  • Sports Shorts
  • T-Shirts
  • Tracksuit Bottoms
  • Jumpers
  • Waterproof Coat
  • Named Water Bottle
  • Swimming Costume or Swim Shorts
  • Towel - a microfiber towel is ideal


For the elective, it is essential that you have:

  • Named USB Memory Stick (8gb minimum)
  • Named Water Bottle

We have all the equipment needed. But if you wish to bring your own camera our staff will help you to develop skills with it.

Creative Arts

For the elective, it is essential that you have:

  • Comfortable Clothes - you need to be able to move freely in them
  • Trainers
  • Old Clothes - you are happy to get dirty in Arts & Crafts and Cookery
  • Named Water Bottle

Suggested Items

Campers might like to bring...

  • Moulded studs or astro shoes - if planning on choosing Sports as afternoon activities
  • Torch & Spare Batteries
  • Lightweight Jacket - it can get chilly in the evenings
  • Teddy Bear
  • Wellington Boots or Walking Boots - useful when it rains or on the weekly hike
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Dressing Gown
  • Book
  • Games - useful during free time e.g. card games
  • Hairdryer

Do Not Bring:

Lost Property

It is vital that all belongings are clearly labelled. If an item of clothing or belonging is too valuable to lose, do not bring it!

If your child does misplace something whilst at camp, you must get in touch as soon as possible. Any unclaimed items will be donated to charity on 1st September.