So, you’ve signed up and got your children booked in for a week or even multiple weeks of fun here at Barracudas Activity Camps, now what?
There are so many ways to make the most of their time at camp, to ensure they have the best time possible, that they settle in well and get the most out of it.
We love seeing how children grow at camp, in confidence, social skills, adaptability, and become more responsible here at Barracudas.
Holiday camps are the perfect opportunity to allow them the freedom to grow, and discover not only new skills, but new friendships and new responsibilities.
7 ways to get the most out of activity camps
Pack a lunch with a punch
Making sure a good nutritious lunch is packed with delicious snacks to give them plenty of energy to keep going. Bring a water bottle, and plenty of food to keep them going throughout the day. Checkout out lunchbox ideas.
Bring the essentials
Remember their kit, and make sure it named! Hats, extra layers (as we all know how unpredictable the British summer can be) and swimming kit for camps with pools, or outdoor water fun activities. See what to pack for camp.
Talk to us
Voice any concerns you have with their Group Leader or Keyworker. If you're worried they might not settle, let us know, if you have concerns over anything that could affect their day, let us know. The better prepared we are the more comfortable we can make them feel.
Add extra skills
Book them onto a Skill Builder course. These extra courses are an excellent way for them to learn and focus on new skills whilst at camp. Skills Builder courses can be added to any full week booking. Sessions will take place each day, Monday to Friday, replacing one standard activity on the daily timetable. There are many different courses available, including swimming (at camps with pools), dance, rocketeers and motor mania.
Get extra flexibility (and fun!)
Make the most of our Early & Late Clubs. These are ideal for busy working parents who need an extra half hour at either end of the day. Not only do our Early and Late Clubs ease the pressure of a busy day for parents, but they also give kids more time to have fun at camp! There will be a range of games and activities to keep them entertained at the beginning and end of the day. This extra time provides further flexibility in your childcare arrangements and means you can be sure your kids are having a great time in a safe environment.
Enjoy Friday Finale!
Embrace our Friday Finales! Each week, children can enjoy activities tweaked to our weekly theme. Whether they're joining us for a day or the whole holiday, our weekly themes mean there's always something fresh and exciting going on. The excitement builds up to our Friday Finales. Kids are invited to dress up on the last day of the week by coming in outfits that match the theme. Of course, it's their choice to dress up (did we mention we're all about choice?!) and they can also make props matching the theme in the arts and crafts sessions.
Enjoy the change of routine
Term time can be reassuring in the sense that we have a well established routine. The school holidays can feel that this we're thrown into chaos. Barracudas makes things as easy as possible for parents and as exciting as possible for kids. Enjoy the change of pace and embrace a new routine. Children should leave camp satisfied and exhausted, leaving you with the energy to hear about all the awesome experiences they've had!
"My twins had the best time at holiday club today. Went in a bit nervous as first time but came out smiling and excited by all the fun activities and friends they had made. Highly recommend!!" Jasmin
"Amazing summer camp and great staff. My daughter attends 3rd summer and she loves it and doesn't want to go to any other camp. Highly recommended." Agata
"Professional, skilled and enthusiastic team, comprehensive set of activities, and really inclusive environment. Kids loved it.!" Stephen
Barracudas has been running for over 30 years now, we know that each child is different, and each family is different. We look forward to welcoming you all and helping you and your child settle into what is going to be a truly awesome summer of fun!