We take the best sports and the most awesome active games to create our programmes
Our Multi Active Programme is designed to bring out the best in every child, regardless of their ability, through a wide range of active games and sports during the school-holidays.
Our full-week programme is the best for children. It provides a screen-free, active and fun week, where children are grouped with others of a similar age, to learn new skills, make friends and develop confidence.
A typical day includes high-energy team games, sports, swimming (at venues with a pool), individual pursuits and team challenges. After an active day, children come home for a rest, ready to participate in more the next day!
All of our venues are chosen for their exceptional facilities, providing a safe and secure environment. Our trained and experienced coaches plan their sessions to ensure they’re suitable for their group and make the most of the space available. Carry on reading to learn more about a typical week on camp.
See our camps in action
Soak the coaches!
When it comes to weekly highlights, there are lots to choose from! In addition to swimming (which operates at all venues with pool facilities), during Easter and summer Wet Wednesday is a chance to enjoy water-based games including the ever-popular soak a coach! (Wacky Wednesday’s replace the Wet Wednesday activities during colder seasons).
Each Friday parents are invited to watch and take part in the Kings Games, a whole-camp finale where children showcase the skills they’ve learned. From 3.15pm cheer on your child’s team and compete against the coaches in the Parent v Red Tops, Tug of War!
See how we tailor the Multi-Active programme by age
Children are grouped with others of a similar age, see below for a typical structure of how the day and activities vary by age.
Younger members love Multi-Active. It enables them to try lots of new activities such as parachute games, circle games, swimming and other sports and active games. Coaches focus on developing core skills such as agility, balance and co-ordination.
8-11s benefit from 45 minute sports and activity sessions. Designed to encourage learning and progression in a variety of sports, and giving them the chance to develop their appreciation for teamwork. Inter-group challenges offer the opportunity to participate alongside older children too.
Teens enjoy a challenge, so we channel their energy into hour-long sessions focusing on technique and positive competition. Teens develop confidence and life-skills such as teamwork, leadership and co-operation, giving 12 – 14s the opportunity to be active and hang-out with friends!
Activity, fun & leadership skills for 15-17s
From 15, teens attending the Rookie Academy learn and play alongside our Red Tops. Rookies enjoy activities, develop leadership skills, improve confidence levels and often progress to work as part of our team.
Rookie Academy has three levels, each level takes at least two weeks to complete, and a minimum number of hours to be logged. A maximum of one level can be completed each season. The Rookie Academy, specifically Level 3, has been quality assured and endorsed by 1st4sport – a recognised and regulated awarding body.
Develop confidence and leadership skills such as planning, organisation, self-reflection and problem solving.
Rookie Academy is proven to help teens considering a career in sport, coaching and education. After completing the programme and turning 18, many Rookies return and work for us.
Using the Rookie Academy workbook, and supported by Red Tops, teens complete tasks and learn about activity coaching and topics such as health and safety (we make it more interesting than it sounds!), activity-session planning and delivery, techniques for managing child behaviour, assessing and analysing performance and target setting.
The programme links practical experience and activities with theory. A Level 3 Diploma Certificate is available on completion of all 3 levels, and certificates can be added to CVs and higher education applications.
- Level 1 – Log minimum 5 hours practical work
- Level 2 – Log minimum 10 hours practical work
- Level 3 – Log minimum 15 hours practical work
- 1st4sport Level 3 Diploma Certificate on completion of all levels.
All teens attending the Rookie Academy will receive a Rookie pack at the start of each level. This includes a welcome letter, workbook, t-shirt and wristband and will arrive in the post, the week prior to camp starting.
Rookies progress to lead their own sessions under the supervision of our professional team.
Still have questions about our programmes?Head over to our FAQs to find out more!
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Our safeguarding promise
The Kings Active Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Safer recruitment is central to the way we work and all staff and volunteers are expected to share our commitment to safeguarding, always creating an environment where young people feel safe and can thrive. Read more