One of the things I always had in the back of my mind when I had children was ‘what will we do for childcare when they’re on school holidays’?
School holidays are amazing, the summer break is the longest and most wonderful break for children, but most working parents can’t take the full time off over the holidays to look after their children and if you don’t have family nearby what do you do?
Step in Summer Camps. I know Summer Camps well as I spent a summer as a camp counsellor in America when I was 19 and absolutely loved it (the kids did as well) so I have fond memories of summer activities, outdoor fun and making new friends.
When a new summer Camp, Mavericks Camp got in touch with me recently to talk about their new camp I felt that excitement of my Summer in America and couldn’t wait to hear more.
Mavericks Camp is a child-centred day camp in Surrey for children aged 3 years – 16 years and is based in Banstead. It is a new camp and has been set up by Jessica Smith who has worked with children since she was 14 years old and is currently a qualified teacher with a Childcare and Education CACHE level 3 Diploma. Before working as a teacher Jessica worked in holiday camps and always wanted to set up her own camp and now Mavericks has been born… I asked Jessica why the name Mavericks and she said ‘Because we know that each child is an individual and we want to treat them as such. We have tailor-made activities, dedicated and like-minded staff and of course more fun than you could shake a stick at!’
Mavericks as a camp have a family ethos, with what I think looks like an amazing timetable of activities in what they aim to be a home from home environment.
Children are grouped into age groups with their peers so they can make friends and always have the right age-appropriate activities on hand.
The sample timetables look fantastic and I know Amelie would love the activities for her age group. As an example, a 3 – 5-year-old age group might do activities like hand painting, soft play, bouncy castle fun, singing, face painting, sports and drama (plus more) in just one day!
They also have set ‘themes’ for each week at camp, a few examples being ‘Wild, Wild West’, ‘Secret Spy School’ and ”Disney’.
Not only do they provide these traditional camp activities (things like arts and crafts, drama, singing), they also have Booster Activities such as Chef Time, Archery, even Quad Biking! I think I might like to join Chef Time!!
Mavericks Camp is open during the Summer Holidays from 23rd July – 31st August 2018 and you can book either day sessions, a 3-day pass or a 1 weeks pass. This flexibility is great for working parents and means if you suddenly need an extra day or just need a day here and there you are able to book.
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