One-size-fits-all suits no one. That’s why at your child’s Barracudas Activity Camp, timetables are tailored to fit each age group.
There are camp activities for older kids at our centres that are just a bit full-on for the four-and-a-half to seven-year-olds in our youngest age group. And the teenagers at our school holiday camps would have no interest in some of the fun and games we have planned for those little ones (although everyone loves getting mess at Ooey Gooey).
So we’ve picked a day at random from the sample timetable for our summer holiday camps UK-wide to show just how different a day can be for each of the age groups who come along.
Obviously, there are similarities – every day starts with the welcome meeting, stops for snacks mid-morning and mid-afternoon and has lunch sandwiched in the middle. But the Wednesday we’ve chosen from the Barracudas Activity Camp timetable is a fair taste of what’s on offer on any given day …
Four-and-a-half to seven
For this group, Wednesday begins with registration hour – then it’s the choice of Clowning Around or a Treasure Hunt for our littlest campers. Then it’s on to Basketball or Speed Stacks – building that old hand-eye coordination – followed by a fast-paced game of Kinball or picking up skills in Construction. The school holiday camp’s day continues after lunch with the sticky fun of Ooey Gooey. Or they can choose our whacky Panic Pin game, instead. The creative Big Box Challenge or Football Skills takes them up to afternoon break, and the day is rounded off with a story or Keep Fit Fun.
Seven to 10
Danish Long Ball – a bat and ball games – goes up against creating Photo Frames as the first choice of the day for this age group at our school holiday camps. The high-energy fun continues with Ultimate Frisbee or the Maze, followed by Aqua Slide or Sell It To Me, where we have fun with words. The afternoon session tees off with Tri-Golf or Minute To Win It. Then the youngsters can choose Softball, if they have the energy, or Capture The Flag, also if they have the energy.
Go-Karts or Roaming Basketball round off the high-octane fun on this age group’s Barracudas Activity Camp timetable.
10 to 14
There’s a combative start to the day for this group– Fencing or Dodgeball – followed by the mental athletics of Code Cracker or Kwik Cricket. Water Polo and Orienteering bring an energetic morning of camp activities for kids to an end. After lunch, there’s Tie-Dye Printing or Human Knots & Crosses, then it’s on to Capture The Flag or Spikeball. The touring Wipe Out playground rounds off the day for those who don’t want to have a rally of Badminton.
Here, the 13 and 14-year-olds follow the camp leaders’ timetables. The BX+ course is a taster of what it’s like to work a one of our school holiday camps. They’ll be helping set up and run our camp activities for kids, gaining valuable experience while getting a real buzz and sense of achievement.