What format does the Camp take each day?
When children arrive at the Camp each morning they will make their way to either the Sand room or Sea room with the older children in one room and the younger children in another. These rooms will be used to register the children in and as a base to store jumpers, hats and packed lunch boxes. For the rest of the day at the Camp your child is free to interact with all Camp children in whichever way they feel most comfortable - and hopefully make some new friends along the way!
Each day the activities will be introduced to all the children so they can make their choice on what they would like to do and they will be themed to match our daily Camp theme especially when it comes to arts and crafts. Children are more than welcome to come to Camp in themed fancy dress if they wish. For 2019 we are also very excited to be able to offer the use of our Saxon swimming pool for the children to enjoy!
We plan to run at least 3 activities each hour or so with a mix of sport or arts and crafts and the activities will be on a free flow basis. Children can pick and choose what they would like to do. If any activity has reached maximum occupancy for that hour then it will be on offer again during the same day so children will not feel they have missed out.
What is on for the youngest children at the Camp?
For our 3 and 4 year olds we will have dedicated play areas and activities led by an experienced Lumen Reception year teacher, to ensure that our youngest Camp children do not feel overwhelmed and also receive the more concentrated supervision they need.
The youngest children will have the choice to stay in their own play area where a selection of activities will be on offer or alternatively they are able to spread their wings and join in any of the other wider activities that are available to all children at the Camp.
Can my child play with their best friend who will also be at the Camp?
We will not be putting children into pre-determined groups or teams at the Camp - we understand that children may have their own friendship groups also attending Camp and we want all children, regardless of age, to feel comfortable and happy at the Camp. Friends are able to stick together and take part in activities together if they so wish - sometimes having a friend nearby can help with any shyness when mixing with a new group of children.