Kings Camps at St John’s University, York
A big welcome to St John’s University in York, a fantastic University, with equally fantastic facilities for our summer camps.
Since 1991, we’ve strived to create the best summer camps and sports camp experiences for children. From the moment they arrive on camp to the last activities of the day, our brilliant Red Tops are committed to ensuring every Kings Camper is engaged, active, having fun and learning together. With over 30 sports and games for children aged 5-17, there’s something for every child to love, available near you at over 50 stunning venues.
Sports and activity camps that get the best out of every child!
RedTots is a fun, active, development programme for 3 – 4s to encourage a love for being active. Launching in four cities this summer, the hour-long sessions are the perfect way for you to get active, quality time with your pre-schooler’s.
Our Multi Active Programme is designed to get children active, having fun and learning together through a week of sports and active games. A typical summer camp day includes sports and activity sessions, time to socialise and team challenges.
Older teens attending our Rookie Academy will enjoy sports and active games, and developing leadership skills. The Rookie Academy is a great career starter, and a chance to get away from screens for a few hours!
Dates & booking
Select a date to start your booking. Camps run for the full week unless otherwise stated.
Please call us on 0114 263 2160 for more information or check back later.
Getting to camp
St John’s University is perfectly set up to provide an excellent summer camp experience. Sports areas at the Uni include a sports hall, teaching rooms and astro turf fields. All providing excellent facilities for organised sports and activities throughout the day, whatever the weather. Parents can rest assured that this impressive venue is a safe and secure space for children to play and get active, having passed our thorough risk assessment. Getting to camp: Check the map for the venue address. Parking is available outside the sports hall in the layby/car park outside.
See our camps in action
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
Don't just take our word for it!
We encourage parent feedback and regularly engage with them to ensure our summer camps are the best they can be. There’s no airbrushing here – Feefo only allows honest, impartial feedback from parents whose children have experienced our sports camps.
Amazing Easter Camp as always - thank you
Great camp as always - my 12 year old has been coming since he was 5 and still loves coming back. Varied Days, lots of fun and great enthusiasm.
A great sports camp which was throughly enjoyed by my daughter
My daughter had a fantastic time and got so much out of the activities. She made new friends and came home each day very happy. She found the Red Shirts a great bunch and really enjoyed their tutoring over the 4 days.
Best week of his life
Our son had such an incredible time - the variety of activities kept him super busy and he thought all the camp staff were really lovely. In his own words 'best week of his life'.
My daughter Arya has loved Kings Camps since she started at the holiday camps at Blue Coat School. The coaches are absolutely amazing and really look after the children and ensure they have a fantastic time. She loves the variety of different games she has the opportunity to participate in and of course the swimming. she looks forward to going every time and always comes home with a smile on her face. I cannot recommend this Camp enough!
My boys loved their Kings Camps adventures over the Easter
I highly recommend Kings Camps - my boys come home full of stories of what they have done during the day and they are shattered but very happy. They love the red tops and I feel relaxed knowing my boys are left in safe hands.
Sam had the best time ever!
Sam had the best time ever!! He can not wait for August! Thank you to all the staff you our wonderful.
My 9 year old son has been attending Kings Camps since last summer and he absolutely loves going. He had so much fun, made friends and learn to swim better. He can't wait for summer camp. Thank you from a very happy mum.
My girls made lots of friends and had lots of fun and didn't want it to end
Yes would recommend to try this again! Worth every penny with large variety of activities to do.
Highly recommend Kings Camps - phenomenal week!!
My son LOVED his week at Chester - the variety of activities was fantastic and gave children the opportunity to try new sports! Thank you.
Excellent active club, friendly team
Staff and the manager Bronny all very friendly and welcoming. Boosted my son’s morale when he got a certificate for trying hard in swimming, loved how active it is and playing with new friends.
Feedback from my children - it's a fun and active camp!! I enjoyed finding new games I like such as badminton! I enjoyed playing with other groups! Feedback from parent - great organisation and staff friendly, energetic and welcoming! My children love Kings Camp and have recommended to their friends!!
Engaging, Friendly, Professional & Encouraging Sports Camp
The setup on arrival was very professional, and the staff were super friendful, helpful and you felt secure leaving your child in their care. My daughter is not the most sporty but she sure enjoyed elements of each day, and the instructors made sure each child felt involved and were very engaging and encouraging. At the end of it my daughter said she would love to go back in the summer. Overall I was extremely impressed and would happily recommend Kings Camps.
Consistently a great experience
This was the second Kings Camp that our 8 year old has attended. He was so keen to come back after last summer that when the opportunity came up for an Easter holiday session we jumped at the chance. He’s had another great week of activity supported by excellent staff at an outstanding location. We can’t ask for much more!