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Parent information

Parent information

We want to ensure that your child has an amazing experience on our camps. This guide will answer any queries you have about preparing for camp, and what to take with you.

Validate your booking ticket

Venue information and location

Drop off and pick up arrangements

What to bring to camp

Precautions for warmer weather

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Make sure you’ve validated your booking ticket in advance

Before camp, you’ll need to validate your booking ticket online – we’ll email you approximately two weeks before your booking to explain how to do this. This allows you to update and confirm your child’s details, and you can then download and print this booking ticket to bring along to your child’s first day at camp. We require one form per child, so you can tell us about important safety and welfare information, such as emergency contact and medical details.

Venue information and location

We’ll email you two weeks before you arrive at Kings Camps with lots of useful information. If you need information on the location of your venue and get your parking permits (if required) you can click here

Drop off & pick-up arrangements

Please make sure that you arrive before 9.15 am on your first day so that we can register your child – validating your ticket in advance will help to make this a quicker process.

Each morning parents are given a security card for each child which is recorded on our register, with a security number. This security number will be required at the end of the day by the collecting adult as proof of identity for pick up (you’ll just require number for pick up, not the physical card).

If your child is aged 11+ years and allowed to travel to and from camp by themselves, we require parent authorisation on the booking ticket.

We request that children are dropped off and collected promptly.

Not sure what to bring to camp? Here’s a handy list…

When attending camp your child will need to bring the following:

  • A packed lunch and snack for break-time (Please ensure packed lunches and snacks are stored in an insulated container with a frozen pack – we are not able to provide refrigeration for food).
    Take a look at our top tips for quick and easy packed lunches
  • A NAMED water bottle (this can be re-filled throughout the day)
  • Suitable clothing for sports activities, such as T-shirt, tracksuit or shorts
  • Trainers or shoes suitable for general sports (non-marking soles if possible)
  • Sun cream and a hat for when the weather is warm.
  • For venues with a pool, you’ll need to bring a swimming kit each day (pool availability changes weekly, but we aim to swim 3 times a week at venues with pools).
  • On Wednesday’s you’ll need to provide a change of clothes, when we play water games!
  • If attending Halifax or Bradford Grammar, please bring a spare set of (indoor) trainers.

Things your child won’t need:

  • Sports equipment – we’ve got plenty!
  • More than £1 per day
  • Cameras, mobile phones, computer games, MP3 players or other devices
  • Valuable watches/jewellery/clothing

Precautions for warmer weather

Hopefully the weather will be glorious in the summer holidays so we can enjoy activities and sports outdoors wherever possible. However when the weather is particularly warm, the following precautions must be taken:

  • If there is any possibility of sunburn, please ensure your children wears adequate protection i.e. a hat and high factor sun cream. (Ideally, all-day protection should be used on children so there is less need for them to re-apply during the day).
  • Children must bring enough drinks with them for the whole day. This problem is made more acute as they are participating in sport. Drinking water is available at every camp.

If the weather is particularly cold or wet, children will remain in the indoor areas.