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School holiday
adventures for
8-17 Year
olds

Pre-arrival information

Essential information and documents for parents to read before the start of camp

Documents

Once you have booked your child's place at camp, you'll be asked to complete the pre-visit 'Camper information' pack to tell us important information about your child, you'll need to return this to us within five days.

The 'Parent Guide' is packed full of information about getting ready for camp and what happens once your child arrives with us.

Download camper information forms

Download parent guide

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Menus

We have spent time this year reviewing, discussing and tasting our menus to ensure they give a balanced variety of dishes and have a wide appeal for hungry tummies. On your residential you’ll enjoy tasty and nutritious meals in our diners to keep your young adventurers going throughout their action-packed itinerary. We serve three freshly prepared healthy buffet style meals each day with plenty of variety available – including hot and cold meals, a salad bar, at least one vegetarian option and plenty of water available at all times. We can also cater for most dietary requirements, which we’ll ask you to let us know about before your trip.

Scroll the gallery below to see our sample menus

Packing list

We recommend you pack the following for a week on an Adventure Choice holiday

  • Jeans or trousers
  • Underwear
  • Shorts
  • T-shirts
  • Jumpers or sweatshirts
  • Suncream
  • Anorak or waterproof jacket
  • Trainers
  • Old shoes
  • Socks
  • Dressing gown
  • Night clothes suitable for the dormitories
  • Tracksuit or similar
  • Slippers
  • Towel 
  • Wash bag with soap, flannel, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant (non-aerosol only) and brush
  • Plastic bag for dirty clothes 
  • A smarter outfit for the weekly disco and camp review 
  • Swimming things (including extra towel) for Isle of Wight, Grosvenor Hall, West Runton and Overstrand Hall (subject to availability).

If your child is attending a surf school or watersports holiday, please also pack

  • Additional towel
  • Wet socks or old trainers
  • Swimwear 

Mobile phone policy

We do appreciate that mobile phones and cameras are part of our modern world and whilst you may wish for your child/ren to bring their phones/cameras to camp; please ensure that they are insured since Kingswood Camps will not accept any responsibility for loss, theft or damage. We do suggest that it does make for a better experience if mobile phones remain at home as this allows for a more enriched camp experience. We expect all campers to use their phones/cameras responsibly and for parents/guardians to discuss this with their child prior to camp. All campers must adhere to the following guidelines and failure to follow these will be considered a breach of policy and may result (after discussion with parent/guardian) in the phone being confiscated and/or the camper being disciplined or removed from camp. Phones and cameras:-

  • must not be used in dormitories

  • must not be used during activities

  • must not be used during meal times

  • taking of photographs/media of other campers or staff is permitted with their permission only

  • there is no access to Kingswood Camps Wifi ·parents can contact the Camp and arrange a call with child/ren if required

  • posting of inappropriate and unauthorised text and images in not supported by Kingswood Camps and is the responsibility of the mobile phone/camper operator to ensure that they are using appropriately.

We can arrange for phones/cameras to be placed within our security box and given back to receive calls from home if required.

Please do not bring these items

Expensive designer trainers and clothing, MP3 players, tablets, too much money, games consoles, skateboards, pen knives, lighters and matches, food (your child will get plenty at camp!), expensive cameras, stereos, aerosols (e.g deodorants, hairspray) and torches.

Lost property

Kingswood Camps accepts no responsibility for guests’ items left on camp. When contacted, we will however, make every effort to locate lost items and return them to you subject to a postage and packaging charge. We strongly recommend you purchase a Kingswood Camps t-shirts or camp kit whilst on camp. You might want to also include this packing list with your child’s things – we find it helps them remember what they’ve packed at the end of their stay. Please make sure all personal items are labelled with the child’s name.

Advice for international travellers

See the external websites below for advice on travelling to the UK.

Information on Passport and Visa requirements from the gov.u

Information on health advice for travellers to the UK from t

Travel advice from the Foreign Office

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ABTA membership

We are a Member of ABTA: Kingswood Learning and Leisure Group Limited ABTA membership number Y6473; Kingswood Colomendy Limited ABTA membership number Y6474. ABTA and ABTA Members help holidaymakers to get the most from their travel and assist them when things do not go according to plan. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct.

For further information about ABTA, the Code of Conduct and the arbitration scheme available to you if you have a complaint, contact ABTA, 30 Park Street, London SE1 9EQ. Tel: 020 3117 0500 or www.abta.com