- Why Barracudas?
New experiences. That’s what Barracudas camps are all about.
New people, new environments and new activities.
Rest assured your children will get the chance to try things they’ve never done before – in a safe and supportive atmosphere.
Here are just a handful of the fun activities we have on offer.
You may have seen fencing in the movies, but it’s unlikely your children have had the chance to try this sport. Now they can.
With its rapid footwork and thrusting, this activity offers a high impact aerobic workout to build stamina, strength and co-ordination.
A large part of healthy living comes down to body awareness – and fencing provides this, since the sport requires a participant to know their own body position in relation to an opponent.
Fencing instils in a child the idea of treating their body as a highly tuned instrument – and taking care of it.
The essence of archery is learning a step-by-step method for drawing a bow and shooting the arrow. Even the youngest archers learn to slow down and focus on each stage, to hit the target.
When archers make a mistake, they are taught the solution is to retrace their steps and focus on improving one thing at a time. This recipe for success stands them in good stead in the classroom, and in life which is why archery is so popular with our youngsters. It takes no sporting ability to learn, and it brings such a sense of accomplishment when they hit the middle of that target.
Lacrosse is a fast-paced game using netted sticks and a rubber ball to try to score in the opponent's goal. Players learn basic skills, such as cradling, throwing, catching, scooping and shooting the ball.
We play POP Lacrosse, a non-contact version of the sport with plastic-headed sticks and oversized lacrosse balls.
Lacrosse looks a lot like field hockey, played on a large rectangular field with a goal at each end. Players score by getting the ball into the goal, passing it using a stick with a triangular pocket or basket at the end.
Native American tribes invented lacrosse as early as the 1400s. We bring the skill and fun of this game to the UK.
This bat and ball game founded in Denmark is now popular with the British Navy and Australian Navy, as well as in US Summer camps.
It is a hybrid of basketball and cricket, with each team taking turns batting and fielding. There’s also an element of dodgeball, with the player out of the game if they are hit with the ball while aiming to get a run.
Loads of fun, it is great for learners to the batting and fielding type of game.
Kids learn stamina, strategy and skill – while getting lots of fresh air into the bargain.
You’ve seen Harry and his friends play at Hogwarts. Bet you never thought your child would have the chance to catch the snitch or get the quaffle into the goal. But Muggles can play too.
Will your child be a chaser, tagger, seeker or keeper?
At Barracudas we bring a bit of wizarding magic to our youngsters, by teaching them how to play this famous sport.
Brooms are optional. All a child needs is the ability to run and throw or catch a ball.
But these are just a few of the great activities on offer at Barracudas camp. Check them out here.