Your pre camp to do list...

Last week, we hit a big milestone in our summer countdown. There are less than 50 days between now and our Week 1 campers arriving at our summer camps. We are very busy in the office, finalising our recruitment, ordering equipment and ensuring our staff training is top notch. We’ve got our to do list, have you got yours ready?

Here’s what we need you to be doing between now and camp beginning...

boys playing uni hoc at british summer camp uk
boys playing uni hoc at british summer camp uk

1. Complete your Health & Medication form

It is essential that we have this form completed for every single camper. Families sometimes ask if they need to complete this form if their child has a clear medical history and does not take any medication – absolutely, this form is not just a place for you to tell us your child’s medical background, it is also the place where you give permission for us to administer medication to your children should they fall ill at camp.

boys playing uni hoc at british summer camp uk

2. Complete your Transport form

You have several different options on how to get arrive and depart from our summer camps. We need to know this information in advance to ensure we have enough seats on the coach if your child will be taking our Airport or Central London transfer service or enough staff on our ‘Meet & Greet’ team for direct arrivals and departures.

Both the Health & Medication and Transport Form can be found by logging into your CampInTouch account.

3. Think about packing

It’s never too early to start thinking about packing and gathering items. Have you had a look at our packing lists for each camp (XUK Activity, XUK English & XUK Excel). You’ll notice that each list is split into ‘Essential’ and ‘Optional’ items. Please don’t come to camp without all the essential items!

We cannot stress enough how important it is to label everything. Even if your child is not planning on using our laundry service, items of clothing can still get left behind at activities or on coaches and we like to get things back to their owners.

4. Preparing for the summer

As a parent, it is important your child is ready for their camp experience and knows how to get the most out of their time at our summer camps. Talk through your expectations – how many new activities or foods would you like them to try? Encourage them to branch out from their own nationality and make friends from all over the world. Discuss homesickness – it is completely normal to feel homesick, how did you manage this feeling as a child? Check out our advice from the HQ team for first time campers & staff.

5. Follow us and like us on social media

Be part of the build up to the summer by following and liking us on social media. You can find us on Twitter & Instagram for regular updates and on Facebook (XUK Activity, XUK English & XUK Excel) for weekly posts. Don’t forget to tag us in your posts sharing your packing experience and journey to camp!

Bring on another incredible summer! Please get in touch if you have any questions...