Transport to and from the camp is arranged and is included in the cost. Pick up
points are: Westminster Cathedral Hall (Victoria); St. Joachim's School, Custom House (East London) and Harold
Hill, Romford. Alternatively, you may of course organise your own transport.
Supervision and Safety
The camp gives the utmost priority to the safety of the children. Usually two helpers
are assigned to each tent of children and they are responsible throughout the week
for their general welfare. The children are never allowed off the site other than
on the organised swimming trip. All helpers, in accordance with child protection
procedures, are carefully vetted with references and a CRB record check, as well
as inducted in the camp procedures and protocols. All the activities at camp have
undergone rigorous risk assessments and a review and inspection of facilities is
carried out annually.
We are a Catholic camp and Mass or a Communion service is held each day. Children
and helpers are encouraged to attend. All children are required to attend Sunday
For boys, we are only able to accept those who have reached their 8th birthday but
not passed their 14th birthday on the day that they travel to camp. For girls, we
are only able to accept those who have reached their 9th birthday but not passed
their 13th birthday on the day that they travel to camp.
Swimming takes place in organised parties at a local swimming pool and we also have
a garden-sized inflatable pool on site. All swimming is naturally well supervised.
Children breaking the safety rules will be banned from swimming and face the risk
of being sent home. Children who wish to swim must have written permission from
their parents or guardians. This permission is included in the parental declaration
on the front of the application form.
There is a Bank run for the benefit of the children whilst on camp. Pocket money
is deposited on arrival, and we try to make sure that it lasts the week. There is
a tuck shop on camp that provides sweets, crisps, ice cream and drinks as well as
Equipment and clothing
A full list of the required equipment and suggested clothing will be sent with confirmation
of your booking. This will include a sleeping bag. A time is set aside each day
to enable everybody to tidy up and check their personal belongings. Please ensure
that all belongings are marked with the child’s name. As this is a camping holiday
please do not bring designer clothing, expensive watches, rings, iPods, mobile phones,
hairdryers, cameras, electronic games etc. as these maybe easily lost or broken.
We have a First Aid point on site and a doctor and general hospital are available
locally. A medical form will be sent with confirmation of booking and this should
be completed and handed in on arrival at camp when the children are being booked
in. All medicines must be clearly marked with your child’s name and clear instructions
provided on the dosage.