Parent Camp Information

Children always have a blast on our camps, they come away having learnt new skills, developed confidence and made friends. We also want to make sure you are fully informed and feel confident about Apollo Sports Camps.

What a Child Needs on Camp

A packed lunch- we suggest a main lunch and two snacks, with a water bottle that can be refilled throughout the day.

Sensible shoes and clothes, suitable for activities- we suggest bringing a jumper if it’s chilly and possibly spare shoes and socks if the weather is looking unpredictable that day!

Medication- any medication that your child/children need throughout the day needs to be on camp and handed into a coach at sign in. For warmer weather sun cream and a hat is recommended.

On water fight days- which only happen during the spring and summer holidays, children will need a towel and spare clothes.

A Typical Day on Camp

A packed lunch- we suggest the main lunch and two snacks, with a water bottle that can refilled throughout the day. Sensible shoes and clothes, suitable for activities- we suggest bringing a jumper if it’s chilly and possibly spare shoes and socks if the weather is looking unpredictable that day! Medication-any medication that your child/children need throughout the day needs to be on camp and handed into a coach at sign in. For warmer weather sun cream and a hat is recommended. On water fight days, which only happen during the spring and summer holidays, children will need a towel and spare clothes.
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Drop Off

Drop off is between 8am and 9am. This is when children can have a play with our range of drop off activities; some more active and some more calm activities such as crafts.

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Morning

Our morning usually starts with camp rules, a ‘getting to know each other activity’ and a whole camp warms up. Then children split into groups for two sporting activities, a snack time and then two more sporting activities before lunch.
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Afternoon

Our afternoon begins with a whole camp warm up to get the energy levels back up. The children then split into groups for two sporting activities, a snack time and then a whole camp hour in the afternoon.
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Pick up

Pick up is between 4pm and 5pm. This is when children can finish the day by choosing from a range of activities, or they can have a chill out by doing some arts and crafts

A Star of The Day

Every day on camp we appoint a star of the day to the child who has shown a characteristic we value; skills such as teamwork, kindness and effort. Star of the day is never chosen solely on sporting ability as we believe in rewarding those skills that help others. Star of the day gets a certificate at the end of the day, we believe this helps motivate our campers to aim high and know they will be rewarded for good effort!

Leadership

As children get older, they like to take on more responsibility. If your child is aged 12-14 and is coming to camp for a full week they qualify to come and take part in our leadership scheme on camp! We provide a leadership programme booklet, which the young leader can complete whilst on camp, it contains different challenges that the young leader must pass in order to ‘graduate’ from our programme at the end of the week. Our challenges range from supporting younger children during activities, to planning and preparing a warm up for an activity, to learning about different leadership techniques. We tell our younger children to treat our young leaders with the same respect they treat the staff with and we find our young leaders really enjoy the role of supporting the younger children and learning different leadership skills.

Water Fight Thursday

We have a water fight on Thursday afternoons during our spring and summer camps, this is something the children always love to get involved with! Please feel free to send children with water guns and balloons, although this is not a necessity. However during our October camp we have a Halloween afternoon on a Thursday due to the cold weather!

Coach Information

All our coaches are DBS checked, qualified in sports coaching and have experience in child sports coaching. Not only are our coaches highly qualified and experienced, they are also passionate about delivering engaging and inclusive sessions; and about passing on the knowledge of how to stay active outside of their sessions.