About Us

We’re the UK’s leading summer sports camps, creating incredible school holiday experiences to get children aged 5-17 active, having fun and learning together.

Our formula is simple. We find the best coaches oozing with a unique energy and enthusiasm which we like to call ‘The Kings Factor’, create amazing programmes based on our decades of experience and deliver all of this at exceptional venues.

Unlike most holiday camp providers, we’re a not-for-profit. This means, each time you make a booking we’re able to use our expertise to transform the lives of children through sport around the world.

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The safety and security of your child means everything to us. From signing in and out, to safeguarding and training, our policies combined with our wealth of experience means your children are in safe hands from the moment they step onto our summer camps. 

Ofsted Registered

We’re Ofsted registered

Ofsted sets the standard for organisations responsible for children in England and we work closely with them to ensure our sports camps follow best practices. All of our people go through a rigorous interview, reference and clearance process, including enhanced disclosure checks, so we know they are safe to work on camp. We also have a compulsory training programme covering safeguarding, supervision and First Aid, giving coaches the tools they need to deliver a safe summer camp experience.

We’re safe

The NSPCC exists to protect children. Leading the way in child protection and safeguarding, we have worked closely with them to outline stringent recruitment policies and to create a Safeguarding course for our Red Tops, which must be complete by all coaches before the start of camp. Our head office team have also received safeguarding training from the NSPCC, with our Designated Safeguarding Officers receiving enhanced training.

Our remarkable Red Tops

Each year we receive over 15,000 applications to work at our sports camps. From these we’re able to select the best coaches worthy of wearing our famous Red Tops! Our selection process is rigorous, including an in depth interview and delivery of a task to check they have the skill set and  ‘The Kings Factor’ needed to work on our camps.

What is The Kings Factor?
The Kings Factor is part of the magic formula that makes sports our camps so unique. To wear a Red Top, coaches must have an energetic and outgoing personality, be dedicated to child development and have the ability to inspire children.

All our coaches undergo an enhanced disclosure check to work safely with children and are enrolled onto our role specific training programme, so you can be sure that your child is not only benefiting from the best coaches, they’re also in safe hands.

Getting the best out of every child

We have two types of programmes which run throughout the year; Multi-Active for 5-14s and Rookie Academy for 15-17s.

Each programme is packed with fun and is designed to give children the chance to enjoy lots of different types of activities, from team games to individual pursuits.

What makes us unique is our ‘active learning’ approach. Our activities help children learn together and develop new skills… without them even realising. The core skills we focus on include teamwork, communication, agility, strength and problem solving. Whether they’re with us for one week or every week, our aim is to boost confidence in each child and instil a love of being active.

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The best camps deserve the best facilities

We work closely with top schools and universities across the UK to find the best venues for our camps.
To host Kings Camps, venues must have exceptional sports facilities such as sports halls, swimming pools and playing fields. They must also share our desire to get children active and having fun!

Our ratios

As Ofsted’s guidelines say, child safety depends on a good child-to-staff ratio. That’s why we follow Ofsted’s recommendations for every camp we run:

Holiday Clubs in Easter, May and October


For kids aged 6-7 we have one staff member per group of 16 children


For kids aged 8 or over, we have one staff member per 20 children

For Children. Not for Profit.

Kings Camps is part of the Kings Active Foundation, a charity that’s on a mission to get children active.

Founded in the belief that sport should be fun and accessible for all children we offer subsidised places on our Kings Camps, develop young Active Leaders in primary schools and deliver Active Play sessions to tens of thousands of children in schools in the UK each year.

We work outside of the UK too, partnering with development agencies to equip local leaders with training equipment to change lives of marginalised children through sport across the globe.

What does this mean for you?

This means, when you book with Kings Camps, you’re not just investing in your child, you’re helping us to provide children with an inspirational experience and an opportunity to develop self-esteem, confidence and a sense of achievement.

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