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We opened a whopping 37 summer camps this week and are off to a flying start. We’ve made so many memories and kids have had an amazing time with us.
Here are just a few of the fantastic things we’ve got up to at our summer holiday clubs.
Bedford had an out of this world time taking part in our new Rocketeers course! They started with a marshmallow experiment, expanding their marshmallow in a vacuum. Kids learnt all about the same principles that NASA and Space X use when they launch their space rockets. They made their rockets with their new found knowledge and had a blast (off) launching them. Just take a look at how much fun they had!
There was so much more going on at Bedford this week too, from bouncy castles to funky dancing...
Children loved the swimming sessions in the fantastic outdoor pool! Just look back to this fun session.
It’s been a great week at camp and kids are having an amazing time. Billy Barracuda has loved meeting parents at collection time and entertaining them (and the children) with some slick dance moves!
We're enjoying our second year at Colchester and camp is full of buzz and excitement. Children are loving the well run swimming sessions and having a great time splashing about and developing skills. The Dance and Drama sessions are also keeping kids well entertained as they enjoy expressing themselves through movement.
Camp has got off to a great start and we’ve all had so much fun here already! Kids have loved swimming sessions, fencing and motorsports this week. The atmosphere on camp is buzzing and sessions have been engaging and fun filled throughout the week.
It’s the second week of camp at High Wycombe, and we’re pleased to be really wowing the children with standout activities. Our Lifeguard is delivering excellent swimming sessions and we’re loving seeing children’s water confidence grow at camp this summer. Our red shirt teams are bringing tonnes of enthusiasm to camp and building fantastic relationships with the children.
This is the first week for our brand new camp location. Our experienced Camp Manager has got things off to a smooth start and we’ve launched right in to a summer of fun! We love this great new venue with excellent facilities both indoors and outdoors, meaning children have been able to make the most of our full range of activities, whatever the weather.
Just some photos from camp last week! Kids have loved taking part in amazing archery sessions and team building games. The camp staff (many of them PE teachers during term time!) are delivering high quality sessions and kids are loving the activities and positive vibe on camp. Children are really loving the arts and crafts sessions and have created some outstanding pieces with us this week.
Our camps have loved showing us what they’re up to this summer and we’ve loved seeing their unique TikToks. Last week Maidstone thrilled us with the Barracudas song, Bishop’s Stortford showcased waterpark fun and Friday Finale, Cambridge St Faith’s was ‘rolling into summer’, Crawley got the kids involved in a fun mash up and Farnham showed off the Dance and Drama session. Head to TikTok to see them all!
We love seeing all the fun at camp with our Instagram takeovers. Last week we got a sneak peak into Hemel Hempstead, Huntingdon camps. From motorsports, swimming, yoga and dodgeball to our Friday Finale and charity fundraiser. Take a look at our Instagram account to keep up to date with Barracudas this summer.
This week’s theme was Animal Avatar and we’ve love threading through some wild tweaks to our activities this week. We roared into Friday Finale and kids loved our special end of week events! Bishop’s Stortford staff took it to another level with their animal groups competition, even spraying their hair to match the colour of their groups. Amazing work, right there!
Take a look at Barracudas summer weekly themes.
We love a bit of healthy competition at our camps. We like to recognise all the things each of our camps are doing to create an amazing experience for kids in the school holidays. Harry, Fencing Instructor at Hemel camp, was the lucky winner of our coveted ‘staff member of the week’ competition.
Here’s what camp had to say about him:
“Harry has been our fencing instructor this week, but not only that, has worn the hat of a group leader, activity leader, runner, artist, aquaslider, facepainter, and penguin (he has won best dressed today for his penguin Animal Avatar!) He has brought unmatched enthusiasm and friendliness to both staff and children, and has gone above and beyond everyday: always on hand to help with anything.”
Well done, Harry. We love to hear how our staff are making memories and ensuring kids are having an amazing experience at camp.
We can tell you about all the great things we do and what amazing experiences we deliver all day long. More importantly, you'll want to know what our parents really think about our summer camps. Here are some of the latest Trustpilot reviews parents have given us last week:
"Your staff are a credit to you - 10/10 :-) I’ve never sent the children to a camp where every member of staff, either face to face when signing in/picking up or phoning the main office have been so incredibly helpful, friendly and polite. The boys have had a fantastic week thank you so much Barracudas!" Charlotte
"Barracudas in Twickenham St Catherine's is fantastic! The staff are all so welcoming & my children have been attending for years. The activities are great & the swimming pool is an added bonus." Claire
"Second year of my daughter going to Barracudas. She absolutely loves it! Wide variety of activities to take part in, in all weathers and kind & caring staff members. Best of all it makes my early riser actually sleep in past 06:30 😂." JL
So, second week done and we're having a summer of fun! This week it's all about The Greatest Show at camp. We can't wait for another amazing week, making memories, trying new activities and making new friends.