Transport

Transport to and from the camp is arranged and is included in the cost. Pick up points are: Westminster Cathedral Hall (Victoria); St. Mark's Church Beckton,(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 DBS 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.

Religious activities

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 Mass.

Age Range

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

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.

Pocket Money

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 small souvenirs.

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.

First Aid

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.