- Why Barracudas?
- Work for us
Holiday camps are a lot of fun for kids and the staff at camp are a huge part of this.
Barracudas is committed to providing you and your child with an amazing experience and have the highest recruiting standards for all our camps. Get to know some of the camp staff who inspire your kids and help them grow at Barracudas activity camps.
Hi My Name is Josh, I predominantly have a background in rugby but love all sports if I'm being honest. I played for a team in the Welsh Premiership after moving to Wales for University. On the completion of my Masters I started working for the Welsh Rugby Union and have been there for the past 6 years.
I originally Started working at Wokingham Barracudas 6 years ago whilst I was at Uni. This was meant to be a summer job but enjoyed the camp and kids so much and loved the people I worked with that I’ve come back every year since. I’ve grown lasting relationships with the staff at Barracudas.
I love working at Barracudas because we have so much fun with the kids, new and old. When you have the team we have you know you can all have fun but the camp is still held to a high and safe standard. The expertise and professionalism we have with returning red shirts and our cracking blue shirt team and Camp Manager Alex all work together to make it a fantastic season every time.
My name is Claire, and I’m the Camp Manager for Barracudas Twickenham St Catherine’s camp. I’ve been a primary school teacher for 8 years, working with children from nursery up to KS2.
Barracudas started off as a summer job to earn some extra money and gain valuable experience whilst I began my journey into teacher training. Well...13 years later and I’m still here and still loving it!
The most rewarding experience working on camp has given me is watching the children grow over the years, seeing them start camp as little minnows and growing to teenage barracudas, they really do love coming to camp every year and building the relationships with both the children and their parents is a huge perk of the job!
A Camp Managers’ role varies hugely, from ensuring the safety of everyone at camp and making sure all the children are having an amazing time. Being a camp manager is definitely a challenge...but a good one, one that has enabled to me gain so much confidence, both as a person and a team leader.
My name is Thomas Alsop, also known as “Silly Tom” here at Barracudas. I’ve been working as a Dance and Drama instructor at the Wokingham Camp for the past 4 years and I’m currently studying Musical Theatre at Guildford School of Acting.
I love working at Barracudas as I really enjoy working alongside the children, building their basic performing skills and confidence through my sessions. I find it so rewarding watching the kids confidence grow throughout the week. I also love to hear the parents comment on how much we've impacted their child and how they can’t wait to come back to Barracudas because of “How cool Silly Tom is!”.
What I also love about working at Barracudas is the staff and I've made so many friends during the years. The support you get from the senior members of staff is amazing and this all is what brings me back every year. I have seriously made some friends for life.