Key Information for parents

This page covers all the information parents need to know before booking with APF and sending your child to camp. If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to email us or call 07555748776.

Hours of operation

Our standard hours for all camps and courses are 9am to 5pm; all standard prices are based on these hours. We also offer extended care from 8am to 9am and from 5pm to 6pm.

Extended care times may vary at a couple of venues.

You will need to purchase early drop-off or late pick-up at time of booking and will have the option to select either or both ends of the day.

The cost for extended care is approximately £6.00 for each end of the day (8am to 9pm & 5pm to 6pm). Additional charges will be enforced if you collect your child late.

Activities

From the minute our doors open until the very last child is picked up, every day at APF Camps is packed full to the brim with action, adventure and fun. From the energetic to the creative, from the classics to the unusual, your child can expect to take part in around seven engaging activities each day. Our philosophy when it comes to activities is to ensure every session is full of energy and fun. We also want children to try things they wouldn’t normally get to do, learn new skills in the process and go home tired and happy after each day. You will also be able to see what your child is doing by viewing the timetable at the registration area when you sign your child in on camp.

Can children choose their activities?

During free-choice time, children will be able to choose from a shortlist of activities they’d prefer to do.

With a different timetable every day, camp remains fresh, whether your children are new or returning to us for a day, week or the whole season. Extra activities are at no extra cost!

Our much loved swimming (4+) and archery (ages 7+) are also available at appropriate camps at no extra charge (Depending on the impact of COVID-19). We cannot guarantee your child will be doing these activities every day – please check out the timetable at the registration area on camp.


What to bring to camp

Wear and bring…

  • Comfortable clothing for an active day; including practical shoes (i.e. trainers) and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty
  • An apron or shirt for creative activities
  • Swimming costume and towel (if swimming takes place)
  • For sunny weather:
    a sun hat and suitable clothes for warm weather
    sun cream – please ensure this is applied in the morning before arrival on camp – we will then advise/assist your child in reapplying during the day (unless you advise us otherwise)
    For cooler weather: warm comfortable clothes including a jacket/coat and jumper

*Swimming takes place where venue facilities allow.

For Sports Camp

  • Football boots/astro trainers, shin pads, extra tracksuit, towel, water bottle. 

Attendance

We ask parents to be prompt in bringing their child to camp and collecting them at the end of the day.

  • Parents are asked to tell Head Office/Camp Manager if their child is going to be absent and ask them to provide a reason i.e. they are sick.
  • Parents can ring or text the Camp Manager or call head office to inform us if their child is not attending and we ask parents to contact us at the beginning of the day.
  • If a child doesn’t attend the camp for their sessions, the Camp Manager or head office would be responsible for contacting the parent to find out the reason why.
  • We would speak to the parent personally.
  • If there is no reply and the child does not come to the camp, we would refer to our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy as the welfare of the child is a priority.
  • We accept all Childcare vouchers (for most sites). Please contact us for more information.
  • The cost for extended care is approximately £6.00 for end of the day (8am to 9pm AND 5pm to 6pm). Additional charges will be required if you do not collect your child on-time (see terms and conditions for further details).

Lunch and breaks

Children need to bring a packed lunch with extra snacks for break times and a refillable drinks bottle. Children have an hour for lunch -  30 minutes is spent eating with friends and instructors, and there’s another 30 minutes to run around, play games, or chill out. We also have two 20-minute breaks – one in the morning and one in the afternoon – during which the children can enjoy their snacks. Lunch and breaks are fully supervised and children are encouraged to eat all of their lunch.


Dropping off and picking up procedures.

Note that we operate a strict system to safeguard your child, including when dropping off and collecting. This will mean that, if the person picking your child up is different to the person dropping them off, their name will need to be given at the sign in during drop-off. We will then ask the adult picking your child up to provide identification before we allow your child to leave with them. 


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