XUK English 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
  • We recognise that dress and appearance are matters of personal choice and self-expression. Appropriate clothing and footwear should be chosen, taking into account comfort, health and safety, practicality and the expectations of the staff
  • 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.
  • Read through our 'packing FAQs' blog

Essential Items

All students must bring...

Clothing & Shoes

  • Waterproof Coat
  • Water Bottle - ensure it does not leak
  • Underwear & Socks - bring plenty
  • Swimming Costume or Swim Shorts (see Ps and Ps)
  • 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 students 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
  • Pencil Case - to be used in English lessons
  • 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 £40 - £45 per week. This can be on a card or cash (only GBP)
  • Snack - to eat on transfer to camp
  • Passport
  • Insurance details
  • Travel Adaptor
  • Prescription & essential medication (epi-pens, inhalers, antihistamines)
  • 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
  • Unaccompanied Minors should bring with them the details of the person collecting them from the airport when they return home. This should include their name, date of birth, full address and passport/ID number

Suggested Items

Students might like to bring...
  • Torch & Spare Batteries
  • Lightweight Jacket - it can get chilly in the evenings
  • Wellington Boots or Walking Boots - useful when it rains
  • Hat
  • Dressing Gown
  • Book Games - useful during free time e.g. card games

Do Not Bring:

X Banned Items (see Rules and Terms & Conditions)
X Valuable Items
X Nut Products
X Non prescription/over the counter medication (e.g. paracetamol, throat lozenges, plasters etc.). These are available through our Health Team

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.