We know what it’s like – the little one’s buzzing about the prospect of all the Barracudas summer camp activities while you’re worrying about getting organised.
But there’s no need to fret. Getting set for a school holiday camp is very much like getting ready for the school day. Except our outdoor summer activities and indoor arty pursuits mean you won’t have to remind your child to pack their pencil case.
So here’s our short guide to the essentials for youngsters attending Barracudas activity day camps…
What not to bring
First, what not to bring – money. There is literally nothing to spend it on and your child won’t need the bus fare as they’ll not be going home unless they’re in the company of a responsible adult. If, on day two of summer camp, they’re demanding money for the tuck shop, they’re at it. We don’t have one.
And they won’t be need any toys, iPads, iPods, tablets, or specialist sports gear. We’ve got everything they’ll need to keep them active and engaged at our summer camps.
What to bring
Here’s our simple check list for preparing for the first day of Barracudas Summer Camp…
Essential Information Form
Now, what you have to bring to our school holiday camps… Item 1 on the list is the Essential Information form, you can find it here. We need one for each child taking part in our summer camp activities.
Fill in the details, print it out and sign it – and bring it along on day one. We can’t accept children at the camp without one.
Obviously, outdoor summer activities are at the core of what we do, so your child will need appropriate clothing. Make sure they’re comfortable and wearing closed-toe shoes. And if it looks like rain, pack a waterproof.
The over-sevens get the chance to do summer camp activities such as archery, go-karting and fencing and they’ll need long-sleeved tops for those days, as well as trousers and ankle socks.
And it may seem obvious, but a swimsuit and towel are essential for trips to the pool or aqua slide.
Whilst we’re on the subject of clothes, please make sure they are clearly labelled, so we can reunite any misplaced items with their owners. Also, we strongly suggest they don’t come in their Sunday best… whilst they’re having fun, the kids aren’t going to be keeping neat and tidy!
Talking of the sun, make sure there is sunscreen in their bag. Be certain to coat them in it before you drop them off and show them how to do it themselves. We’ll be reminding them to top up throughout the day as outdoor summer activities mean lots of sunshine … hopefully!
Aside from that, the only thing they’ll need every day at our school holiday camps is a tasty and nutritious packed lunch and a snack. Pack it in a cool bag, or include frozen yoghurts or something similar, as there’s no access to fridges at our summer camps. Remember to include a drink and/or refillable water bottle, too.
And make sure they’ve got plenty to eat – they’ll really work up an appetite! We also have a morning break and an afternoon break at camp, so pop in some tasty healthy snacks to keep them well-fueled throughout the day.
The final thing the kids should bring to Barracudas activity day camps is a smile. With a can-do attitude, they’ll have a great time with their new pals and have much more fun.
We’re looking forward to another fantastic summer season and hope you are too!