Our work as a charity

Kings Camps is much more than an activity camp. We’re a charity on a mission to get children active, having fun and learning together.

Founded in 1991, we were inspired by US-style summer camps. We decided that youngsters in the UK would love to experience school holiday camps too, and established a model which meant that we could reach even more children through not-for-profit work in the UK and overseas.

Through a combination of Kings Camps, Supporting Families places, Active Play sessions in schools and our work with local leaders overseas, we’ve helped 1.5million children get active and counting.

And we couldn’t have achieved this without you, our members. Each time you make a booking you help us reach our goal of getting 2 million children active by 2020. Keeping reading to find out more about the work we do.

Supporting Families

Each year we provide hundreds of subsidised and fully funded places at our camps through our Supporting Families Programme. Our aim is to provide children from a range of difficult or disadvantaged family circumstances an amazing experience on camp. Last year we helped over 200 children get active and have fun on camp, providing families with much needed respite.

Georgia’s Story

“Georgia was one of five children living with her mother, a single parent who was sadly diagnosed with terminal cancer. To offer her and her siblings some respite, in 2009 they were given the opportunity to attend Kings Camps through the Supporting Families programme and the experience transformed their summer holidays.

Their experience camp boosted their self esteem, improved their confidence and offered respite from their worries and stressful life. Their Mum was also able to relax knowing her children were well cared for during the summer holidays.

Sadly their mother passed away and the family are now being cared for by the oldest sibling, Amy aged 22. Through the Supporting Families programme, Georgia and her family continue to return to Kings Camps to catch up with their friends, and give their elder sister the break she deserves.

Find out more

To speak to someone about our Supporting Families programme you can call Molly or Caz on 0114 263 2160 or email membership@kingscamps.org

Active Play

Our Active Play sessions see our amazing Red Tops visiting schools to deliver inclusive, energetic and exciting workshops to groups of children. Through a range of activities, our coaches get children active through play, providing them with a unique and fun experience. Even better, our sessions don’t cost a penny to the school. They’re completely self-funded as part of our mission to get more children engaging in physical activity.

In 2018 our Red Tops activated 19,000 children in schools across the UK. If you’d like us to visit your school in 2019 to deliver an Active Play session, click the link below.

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