The day before camp
The things your child will need on camp
A packed lunch and snack for break-time in an insulated container with a frozen ice pack.
A refillable water bottle with your child’s name on it
Clothing for sports activities
Trainers or shoes for general sports, ideally with non-marking soles
Sun cream and a hat
Swimming kit (confirm there’s a pool at your chosen venue)
A change of clothes on Wednesday’s, when we play water games
If you’re joining us at Halifax or Bradford Grammar, bring a spare set of indoor trainers
Things your child won’t need:
Sports equipment – We’ve got plenty!
Money – we don’t provide tuck shops
Gadgets – it’s a screen free week
Valuables such as expensive watches and non-essential jewellery
A typical day
Every day at Kings is different and our teams plan the daily schedules around varying weather, facilities, staff qualifications and the children attending, but here’s an outline of a typical Kings Camps day.
From 8.15. Our Extended Hours Programme starts from 8.15am with chill-out zones and games for those that take a little time to get going and a selection of sports for the wide-awake types
From 9. Standard registration is from 9 to 9.30. We start with a whole-camp warm up, behaviour and other essential reminders and activities that get children communicating with each other. Children then partake in sports sessions in their specific group and the morning is split with a break. For children registered on a soccer or cricket programme, they start after the whole-camp warm-up.
12.30PM. Lunchtimes at Kings are supervised and fun. After eating the healthy packed lunch you’ve lovingly prepared ☺ lunchtime is an opportunity for children to chill-out and watch our staff take on various Red Top challenges
From 13.15. Afternoons include whole-camp warm-up activities and a wide variety of group sports. Red Tops can throw-in some quieter and less energetic activities for groups that are finding the pace a little too high!
End of Afternoon
16.00. Star of the Day and achievement awards are announced, along with lost property and notices and parents can collect from this time.
16.00 to 17.45. Children registered for extended days enjoy warm-down games and activities such as arts and crafts.
FAQs for parents
Many children arrive not knowing other children and part of attending Kings is developing new friendships, however we do our best to accommodate friends requests.
We have tried and trusted policies for a wide variety of circumstances, Click here
We have public liability and employer’s liability insurance cover.
Yes, all Kings Camps in England are registered with Ofsted’s voluntary register. We work closely with Ofsted to ensure we stick to all of their excellent guidelines.
All of our Red Tops undergo a thorough selection and preparation process including:
– Professional and personal reference checks
– Registration and clearance with the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS)
– 3 online learning courses
– In-person induction
– On-the-job mentoring
– Performance evaluations and scoring
Please label clothes. We leave lost property at venues so it’s easy for you to collect.
You’re responsible for ensuring your child is well-enough to participate in sports activities and for ensuring other children aren’t affected by your child’s ill-health, please call our Membership Team – 0114 263 2160 – if you want advice or to confirm your child won’t be attending
If you need to contact your child call us on 0114 263 2160 and we’ll contact the site manager on your behalf. Please do not send your child to camp with a mobile phone.
Yes. If you book more than 2 months in advance we can set up a monthly payment plan for you.
Yes, you can call us to change the days your child is attending, or the programme providing you do so a minimum of 24 hours before your child’s experience starts. Click here for our cancellation terms and conditions.
Wet Wednesday happens every Wednesday and includes outdoor water games so remember a change of clothes!
The Kings Games happens every Friday, it’s the opportunity for you to see your child in action, you’ll find more details at your camp.
Swimming is available at most of our venues and as part of our Multi-Active Programme. We aim for every child to swim at least 2-3 times per week so we recommend your child brings their swimming kit every day.
Visit the venue page or call our Membership Team to check if there’s a pool at your venue.
Whenever the weather is dry and warm we get children outside as much as possible. Please ensure your child has shoes for indoor and outdoor activities and the right clothing.
We welcome children from outside the UK providing they have a basic understanding of English.
It’s your responsibility to let us know about any medical condition your child has before camp starts – please enter full details on your account. Medical information remains confidential to staff members at your venue.
Yes, we accept all childcare vouchers in England – Click here for more information.
If you have booked online we’ll send you an email two weeks before camp starts to ask you to validate your booking, which you do via our website. Logging into your account and confirming your child’s details generates an electronic booking ticket for you to download and take with you to camp.
Please check your booking confirmation for details of your start and finish times.
No. Parents must provide a packed lunch, snacks and a refillable drinks bottle
Our FlexiCare package enables children to attend 1 day or more
Our programmes are designed so you can select the right activities for your child but variety is part of our DNA and our programmes are structured and timetabled to bring out the best in every child and to make the most of facilities, weather and group dynamics.
Our programes are for school attending 4 year olds to 17 years. In line with Ofsted regulations, children from school attending 4 year olds can attend for a maximum of 4 hours daily. In Scotland and Wales, children aged 4 in full-time, compulsory education can enjoy a full day with us. Otherwise they can only attend for a maximum of 4 hours – our Mornings Only package is perfect for younger children.