- Why Barracudas?
- Work for us
A: Every day at camp is different due to the activities on offer but click below for our general timings at camp.
Please note, to make sure our camps are COVID-19 secure, during February Half Term and Easter we may not be able to offer 2 activities each session as shown on the general timings so we we can maintain our staff:child ratios in our Group Bubbles. Also, certain activities will not be scheduled including fencing, motorsports and inflatables.
Activities for the summer camps remain under constant review over the coming months.
A Barracudas Day
A: Ahead of camp, days off must be authorised by your recruiter in writing. During camp, you must speak to your Camp Manager to request a day off.
A: Barracudas will provide all new staff with branded uniform consisting of 2 T-shirts (3 for Lifeguards) and a jumper which can be kept when you finish working with us. Any staff that have worked previously and return to work in a future season will need to use the jumper that we have previously provided, however you will still be given 2 new branded T-shirts every season.
A: Wages vary depending on your role, age and experience. The wages can be viewed on the job descriptions of each job role. Payroll is processed on the last day of camp and will land 5 working days later. In summer, there may be an additional payroll processed earlier in the season, depending on when the camp you are working at opens.
A: During the summer, we offer the opportunity for children to book onto our intensive courses for an additional fee. These include: Motor Mania, Lab Rats (fun based science experiments), Dance Fusion and Swim School. They focus on a small group of the same children for an hour a day to progress their skills in that area. As these courses are progressive, children must be booked in for the full week in order to attend. Some instructors will be involved in running these courses.
We have also developed a new partnership with Crystal Palace Football Club’s “Palace For Life Foundation”. The Palace For Life Foundation will be delivering 1 week intensive football courses during Easter and summer at Croydon, Chislehurst, Hayes and Streatham & Clapham camps.
A: Our theme days are a great excuse for everyone to dress up, have a good time and are loved by children and staff, so don’t miss your chance to take part in it! Theme days will take place on the last day of each week. For more information on themes and dates please see the Theme Days page.
A: You'll get wet! We can't organise the weather but we do have a wet weather programme which swings into operation when it becomes too bad to be outside. If it is light rain we will continue outside, so make sure you bring adequate outdoor clothing.
A: Working on camp is extremely fun and very active so please ensure you have plenty of food (packed lunch) and any snacks you may need to refuel during the day. It’s also important to bring a water bottle, all of our sites have refilling stations which you will have access to. Personal mobile phones are prohibited on camp but you can leave these in the staff room/camp office during the day.
All staff may be required to support a swimming session. You’ll need to bring swimwear daily.
A: As a children’s activity provider, we are conscientious in our role to keep everyone who visits us safe. We are following all of the official guidance issued by government departments and medical authorities and as a result, we have implemented 4 key strategies for keeping staff safe when working at camp. Staff training has been increased, including training on our streamlined isolation procedures. We will continue to act in accordance with all official guidance as it develops and we will update you with any additions to our policies prior to your attendance at our camps.