Tudor Hall Summer Camp is an activity camp which runs for five weeks over the summer, not including the weekends. Children aged 5 to 12 can attend and take part in activities which include cookery, art and craft, music, woodland adventures, swimming and many more.
What can the Tudor Hall Summer Camp offer you? Ryan Pickering Head of Tudor Hall’s Summer Camp, AKA Captrain Awesome, tells us here.
“The Tudor Hall Summer Camp provides children from 5 to 12 years of age with a safe and structured environment in which they can take part in a wide variety of sporting, craft and other activities. The camp runs from 8.30am to 5.30pm five days a week for six weeks during the state school’s summer holiday, enabling children to sample new sports, make friends and spend lots of time outdoors – it’s a proper al fresco camp! With 24 children in the 5-7 year group and a further 24 in the 8-12 year old group, the school has a real buzz throughout the holidays.
“We aim to reproduce various elements of school life within the camp. Many of the sessions are run by Tudor Hall staff and enable the children to benefit from not only the staffs’ passion for their subject but our fabulous facilities too. We mirror our term time co-curricular activities, offering everything from cooking, art and ceramics to swimming, fitness training, boxercise and IT, to scientific experiments like making rockets using with vinegar and baking soda. Every day starts off with ‘Shake-a-wake-up routine’ followed by a balanced mix of physical and creative activities. Each day of the week is themed with ‘Mega Make Mondays’, ‘Tennis Tuesday’, ‘Wilderness Wednesday’, ‘Fitness Thursday’ and ‘Face Paint, Freeze Pop Friday’. At the end of every day, the staff chose a child who has been helpful, kind to others and bought into the camp spirit winning the ‘Fare Play Award’. The children swim every day of the week and it’s fantastic to see non swimmers turning into confident swimmers.
“Single sports camps definitely benefit children if they’re mad keen on a particular sport but many get demotivated if they stick to the same activity for more than an hour, so we really ring the changes throughout the day. Getting the balance of physical versus less strenuous activities right is important, and on the whole we do to run a 50/50 split. Our experienced team of staff led by our Sixth Formers as part of their Sports Leadership Course love running the camps reinforcing our school motto ‘I have that I may give’. Many of them attended the camp when they were younger and love coming back as volunteers. As the children begin to bond, we notice the older ones helping the younger ones, with the division of labour during den building in the woods being a case in point.
“We are looking to build links with local sports clubs, and dedicated single sport camps, to offer children high quality training within a certain discipline for part of the day. Whilst the Tudor Hall Summer Camp isn’t the biggest in the area, we firmly believe we’re the best and without doubt, the most fun, which is what it all comes down to!"
If you would like further details please contact:
Centre Manager, Tudor Hall Summer Camp,
Tudor Hall School, Wykham Park, Banbury, Oxon OX16 9UR
Telephone: 01295 263434