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Whist your child is with us you can choose to enrol them in one of our specialist courses. They're a fantastic way for kids to develop important life skills such as swimming, road safety, self-confidence and problem solving!
All of this is done in a safe environment where their welfare is always put first and their progression is set at the right pace for them. You'll often see their independence grow in just one week!
Skills Builder sessions take place each day, Monday to Friday, replacing one standard session.
You don't always need to pre-book these courses, but we recommend that you do as places very often sell out. We have a limited number of spaces on each course so our staff can ensure every child taking part gets individual attention and care. Courses can be added to any week long booking during summer.
All Skills Builder courses are available to book during summer.
Swim School is the only Skills Builder course available during October half term camps.
A great opportunity for football fanatics to train with the professionals! They’ll not only hone their skills and techniques but also progress character and general development with a mix of practical sessions and workshops. Over the week-long course, kids will get to immerse themselves in the world of football with a carefully planned structure led by Palace for Life and West Ham United Foundation coaches all within the trusted Barracudas framework.
Palace for Life Football Camps: At Chislehurst, Croydon, Hayes and Streatham summer camps! Take a look at our new Palace for Life Football Camp.
West Ham United Foundation Football Camps: At Chelmsford, Chigwell, Harlow and Upminster summer camps! Take a look at our new West Ham United Foundation Football Camp.
Fun packed sessions from 9.30am to 4.30pm every day for the week. This is a great opportunity for girls and boys to maximise their individual and team skills. They’ll have a great time whilst they develop their football technique and meet new friends.
Whether it's making foaming volcanoes, growing crystals or creating bouncy balls, our Lab Rats children love this FUN scientific course! This course will run throughout the camp season with 5 structured sessions full of wacky experiments to capture and stretch their imaginations throughout the week! It's educational, but most of all, because it's Barracudas, it's FUN!
Swimming is one of the most important life skills children can learn and what better way to provide that with our 'learn to swim' course! With five structured sessions a week to build vital skills and water confidence, these swimming classes are perfect for beginners looking to make a big splash in those early stages of learning. Qualified lifeguards and instructors will be right by their side every step of the way developing the child's self-belief and ability! All children need is their costume/trunks and towel and we'll provide everything else!
If your children are mad about motors they'll love our Motor Mania course! Whether tearing across the tarmac or gliding across the grass, your children's driving skills will be put to the test in our fantastic selection of quad bikes and go-karts. As well as all the racy stuff they'll learn about road safety, signals and basic mechanics in five one hour sessions each week. All the safety gear is included, so don't worry they won't need their own racing leathers! Just send them along with long trousers and sleeves.
Please note: At the following 3 camps the age range for this skills builder is 7-10 years: Hemel, Sevenoaks and Twickenham Waldegrave.
(Max 5 children per group)
Ages 7 - 13 years (£40)
New for 2021!
If your kids have rhythm in their soul, they’ll love our Dance Fusion specialist course. New for 2021, they’ll build their strength and develop stamina and coordination in these energetic sessions! 4 different genres of dance will be explored each day ending with Friday Faves where they’ll choose their favourite of the week to practice and perform for each other.
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Plus, Ofsted have graded us as 'Outstanding' more times than any other childcare provider!
Your childcare experience at Barracudas will be better than at any other activity camp
Your child will always have a choice of activities, every session, and be valued in a safe and caring environment
Professional and caring staff will be 100% raring to go to deliver a fantastic fun programme for kids and complete reassurance for you!