So you’ve booked your child into one of our summer camps. There’s months to go before their first day but you can never be too organised.
And one of the big things you’ve got to be sure of before you hand over your loved one for the summer holiday childcare is that they know what exciting times are ahead.
Some children can be anxious at the start of a camp, particularly if they are going along without a friend or sibling.
So settle your little one down and take them through our website so they can find out about the fun activities at our kids holiday camps. Getting them familiar with what they’ll be doing should settle nerves. You can also show them our YouTube channel which has a variety of different videos to help them get excited about their time at camp.
When children camp with us, we keep them moving and motivated. Whether they’re taking on individual challenges or playing team games, we help them settle in and make new friends.
Another helpful thing you can do is encourage your child’s independence. Your child will be bringing their own snacks and lunch to our summer camp every day. So how about getting them into preparing their own food for school?
They’ll also be regularly reminded to top up their sun cream throughout the day at our kids holiday clubs. Teach them how to do this, if they don’t know already.
You’ll also want to make sure they don’t miss out on the water activities at our summer holiday camps. We recommend they bring their swimming gear every day – so make sure you’re stocked up on swimsuits and towels.
Also, think about what your child will wear to summer camp. No new or “best” clothes because things get messy. Make sure anyone aged seven and over has a long-sleeved T-shirt, trousers and closed-toed shoes for activities such as motorsports, fencing and archery. Younger children will need an emergency change of clothes.
That’s the children organised, so let’s get the form-filling out of the way. All children must have the completed Essential Information form to give to the registration staff on their first day. If you’re sending a little one (aged four-and-a-half to five) fill in the “All About Me” form you’ll have been sent. Make sure that you also fill out the epilepsy and anaphylaxis forms, if your child is affected, and the BX+ form if your child is booked on to our BX+ course.