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Whilst we've still got a couple of months left of 2023, we're getting excited about opening bookings for our 2024 holiday camps.
We know that preparation is key for parents and are looking forward to sharing the release of the 2024 school holiday camp locations and dates soon!
So, get ready to mark your calendars and prepare for school holidays filled with adventure, growth and fun for kids and stress free peace of mind for you. Get set to sort your 2024 school holiday childcare needs.
School holiday camps hold a special place in the hearts of many families. They offer a unique opportunity for children to step outside their daily routines, explore the world, and grow in ways that can't be replicated in the classroom. Here's why school holiday camps matter:
Camps encourage personal development by challenging children to try new activities, build confidence, and develop life skills such as teamwork, leadership, and resilience.
Camps provide a supportive and inclusive environment where kids can make new friends, learn to work together, and foster positive relationships.
Many camps are set in beautiful natural surroundings, offering children the chance to connect with nature, breathe fresh air, and engage in various outdoor activities. Barracudas always chose venues that offer the very best facilities, both indoors and outdoors.
Being away from usual settings of home and school for a short time helps children develop independence, self-reliance, and decision-making skills.
The excitement that surrounds the announcement of school holiday camp locations and dates isn't limited to the kids; parents are equally thrilled to provide their children with amazing experiences. What's more, the sooner dates are available, the more time you have to look forward to fun adventures.
While the official release of camp locations and dates is yet to come, it's never too early to start planning. In fact, there are several benefits to being proactive in preparing for the school holidays:
Popular camp sessions can fill up quickly. By planning ahead, you increase your chances of securing a spot at your desired camp.
Early planning allows you to budget for camp fees and any associated costs, helping you manage your finances more effectively. Plus, Barracudas always launch at our lowest rates and offer reduced deposit rates, so you'll have peace of mind that you're getting a great deal! We also offer flexible options, such as paying with Tax-Free childcare or Childcare Vouchers, spreading your payments in monthly instalments and protecting your booking with Flex
You can ensure that your child's camp dates align with your own family's schedule, avoiding conflicts and reducing stress later on. What's even better is that you can book early and change your dates later at Barracudas (up to 14 days before they're due to join us, subject to availability) if plans do change.
By discussing camp options and activities with your child, you can both look forward to the experience together, building excitement and anticipation.
The release of 2024 school holiday camp locations is an exciting time for us and our bookers. It's not just about learning where and when the camps will take place, but also about the promise of adventure and fun that lies ahead. Here are just some of the key factors that give us a buzz:
Barracudas promises to give every child such an amazing experience they can't wait to come back, we offer the widest variety of activities and a choice for each of the 6 daily sessions. You'll know that they'll always be doing something they love at our holiday camps, no matter what they're into.
Barracudas has a wide network of camp locations. We can't wait to reveal the new sites for 2024!.
Whilst we always insist on delivering the same high standard of experience from the first day to the last at camp, no 2 weeks are the same at Barracudas. Children (and staff) enjoy something unique at our clubs with our weekly themes. Keep your eyes out for our 2024 themes which will be announced soon.
Once the dates are revealed, you can begin planning your school holiday schedules. Get on top of coordinating family holidays, work commitments, and other activities around the camp dates and go into the new year knowing your well ahead of the game.
Selecting the right camp for your child is a crucial decision. While the release of camp locations and dates is exciting, it's essential to consider various factors when making your choice:
Take your child's interests, hobbies, and passions into account. Choose a camp that fits with what they enjoy doing in their free time. Did we mention the fantastic variety of activities and choice at Barracudas camps?!
Consider the length of the camp session. Some camps are day camps, while others offer week-long or longer stays. As well as that, the daily hours can be very different, depending on the camp you choose. Barracudas will entertain your child from 8.30am right through to 5.30pm (with Early & Late Clubs available from 8am to 6pm). Ensure the duration fits your family's schedule and your child's comfort level.
Think about the proximity of the camp to your home. While some families enjoy sending their children to camps further away for a unique experience, others may prefer a nearby option. Barracudas camps are always conveniently located for busy parents!
Most camps are designed for specific age groups, so make sure your child falls within the target age range for the camp you choose. Barracudas accepts children from 4 ½ to 14 years. Children are grouped with their peers and will always be offered age related activities.
Research the camp's safety measures and certifications. Look for camps with well-trained staff, proper supervision, and safety protocols in place. All Barracudas camps are Ofsted registered (with more Outstanding ratings than any other comparable provider) and all our staff are enhance DBS checked with appropriate training.
Read reviews and seek recommendations from other parents who have sent their children to the same camp. First-hand experiences can provide valuable insights. Over 700 parents used our Recommend a Friend scheme in 2023. Not only that, but we have over 1,400 independent parent reviews and a 5 star Trustpilot rating. That's peace of mind, if you're booking an activity camp for the first time.
The benefits of attending school holiday camps are immeasurable. Children return from these experiences with newfound skills, friends, and memories that last a lifetime. Here are some of the lasting impacts of camp experiences:
Camps provide a unique opportunity to form strong and lasting friendships with peers. These connections often transcend the camp itself and become lifelong bonds.
Conquering new challenges and activities at camp helps children build self-confidence and a sense of accomplishment.
Being away from home and facing new situations encourages children to adapt, overcome obstacles, and develop resilience.
Camps set in natural surroundings foster a deeper connection to the environment and encourage an appreciation for the outdoors.
In essence, school holiday camps play a significant role in shaping a child's character and outlook on life. They provide opportunities for personal growth, encourage a sense of adventure, and instil values that extend beyond the camp experience.
Our 2024 school holiday camp locations and dates are about to be revealed, and the excitement's building. Here's how you can make sure to hear about it first:
We'll be announcing our dates across our channels. Follow us the channel/s of your choice to get all our latest news.
If you're a seasoned Barracudas, make sure you're signed up to our emails on your account preferences. If you're new to us, just sign up to our newsletter list and you'll be sure to get our announcement direct to your inbox.
If you're particularly excited about a specific camp, don't hesitate to reach out to our friendly team to ask about our 2024 dates and locations.
When the announcement is made, you can start to explore options, discuss the possibilities with your children, and start planning their school holiday adventures.
As you explore your options and choose the perfect camp for your child, remember that the camp experience is about much more than just the location and dates. It's an opportunity for your child to grow, learn, and have fun in a supportive and inclusive environment.
So, whether your child is embarking on their first camp adventure or continuing a cherished tradition, the release of camp details is the starting point for school holidays filled with laughter, learning, and unforgettable experiences. Start planning, stay connected, and get ready for an incredible 2024 school holiday camp season!