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Summer Camp Information for Parents

You will receive a full “Summer Camp Parent Pack” around one month before Summer Camp.

This will give full details of what to bring, how medicines are to be managed, what pocket money to bring, where to be for drop-off and pick-up etc.

In particular, there will be a “final arrangements” form in the Parent Pack where you can state preferences for who your child would like to share a room with. You will also be able to ask that your child be excluded from photos/videos.

In the meantime, the details below will give you an idea.

Drop-off

You’ll drop your child/teenager off at Hoylake on Monday morning around 11:00.

You’ll be sent a medical form (really important!) and a medicines form (if your child has medicines). You’ll also hand in any pocket money for us to look after.

We’ll all travel by coach to Summer Camp, held at Quinta Hall in Weston Rhyn near Oswestry.

In the case

Campers will need to arrive with 3 things:

  • A Packed Lunch – This is for our picnic lunch on arrival
  • 1 Suitcase or Holdall
  • 1 Piece of hand Luggage (we’ll send you 2 x luggage labels)

Campers will need the following (again, all this will be listed in the Parent Pack):

Summer Camp Sun
  • 1 duvet cover (duvets are provided; no need for a sleeping bag)
  • 1 bottom sheet
  • 1 pillowcase
  • 1 waterproof coat
  • 1 fleece or equivalent
  • Suitable footwear should include trainers (or suitable for walking and playing games), rather than just slip-ons.
  • Swimming costume
  • Swimming towel / bath towel (we suggest two towels with names in them as we do a lot of swimming!)
  • Hand towel
  • Toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothbrush and paste, deodorant, comb, hairbrush etc)
  • Sunhat
  • Sun cream (ok, we’re being optimistic)
  • Sunglasses if appropriate (not expensive ones please)
  • Slippers
  • Robe/Dressing Gown (optional)
  • Sufficient clothing for the week (including warm clothing).

Also, campers will probably benefit from bringing:

  • 1 Pen or Pencil
  • 1 Note Pad
  • 1 Bible (Please ensure you put their name in it.)

If you already have a Bible then that’s great – any Bible will be fine.

If you would like to buy a Bible for your child, we recommend for those in Junior School the New Century Version: International Children’s Bible. For those at secondary School we recommend a Youth Bible, the content is the same but the format more appealing to a teenager. You can find a choice of these at “10 of those” ranging in price.

We have found from experience that it is advisable not to bring high value items such as ipads/tablets etc as they can get broken or lost. Some children do bring phones to take photos on however there is very little network coverage on site making mobiles pretty useless.

Food

Summer Camp kitchen
Even the kitchen team have fun at Summer Camp

We provide three balanced meals a day and a supper before bedtime. Meals are served at tables of 8 and the leader of each table will ensure children have what they need and ensure no one is going hungry.

Breakfast is usually a choice cereal, porridge, and continental or a cooked breakfast with toast.

Lunch is a light lunch of various styles, Sandwiches, wraps, salads etc. Dinner is a hearty affair and enjoyed by all.