- Why Barracudas?
World Quality Day celebrates the checks, tests and effort that goes into providing a quality service.
It’s this hard work that keeps the customer satisfied.
And Barracudas customers quite rightly expect the very best service.
The reason our young people come back year after years is that our kids’ activities always hit the mark.
It’s clear that what we do, we do well. With more Outstanding Ofsted ratings than any other comparable provider, we’ve got the official seal of approval!
And while your children might not realise it, each and every activity we offer at a Barracudas camp contributes to your kids’ development.
This World Quality Day, take a quick look at how our specially tailored activities help your child develop, no matter their age-group …
4 ½ to 6 year olds
Groups at this age-group are kept to 24 max, with three members of staff so that the children get the personal attention they need.
A typical day could start with musical movement, followed by parachute games or making play dough. Then there could be giant Snakes & Ladders, face-painting and tri-golf.
So there we are helping them develop artistically and physically, improving their hand-eye coordination, and their counting skills.
At this stage, kids’ personality, self-awareness, and ability to work in a team are all developing, so we try to fuel that growth.
7 to 10 year olds
Kids in this age-group at Barracudas camps are becoming more responsible, so there are two members of staff to each 24-strong group. They’re a little more independent, and that’s something we encourage.
And it’s teamwork that we concentrate on as we try to help them develop as well-rounded individuals.
That’s why you’ll find basketball skills, Quidditch and rounders on offer on a typical day – all sports where you can only win as a team.
But we still like to see kids’ development in the world of arts, with kids activities such as drama or the Abba-tastic Mamma Mia Mania.
11 to 14 year olds
Even at our oldest age-group, the focus on quality and tailored timetables doesn’t diminish at Barracudas camps. We want to be sure to keep our campers happy, especially as they head into that “grumpy teen” territory.
They’re in that conflicted phase where they want to be themselves, and be part of a group. So we work with interpersonal skills.
So there’s a mix of individual sports – such as fencing and swimming – along with team games, such as croccer and Ultimate Frisbee.
And if they want to express themselves, there are activities such as Apprentice, along with dance and improvisation classes.
If they are between 13-14 years old and enjoy looking after young children or being involved in sports, we have the Barracudas BX+ programme, which gives children the opportunity to find out what it would be like to work as a member of staff at Barracudas Camp.
It’s great experience and can grow their confidence greatly.
We’ll soon be releasing our camp locations and dates for 2019. If you’re looking for high quality holiday activities near you, keep an eye on our camps page or follow us on Facebook where we’ll be announcing going live!