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"Remind me again what the kids are doing for the Summer holidays this year?"
Hello and welcome to our latest issue of our weekly newsletter (others are here).
We have selected from the Kinfo app a few parents' recommendations for summer camps, because Summer has started and kids break in a couple of weeks. So in case you haven't completely finalised (or to be honest, in case you even haven't started), here are our tips, parents' tips.
Isabelle & the Kinfo Team
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Perhaps the perfect antidote for our urban kids, Camp Wilderness offers 2-day, 3-day or 5-day weeks in safari-style tented woodland camps. Activities include wilderness cookery, fire-lighting, wild swimming, shelter building, cricket, rounders, scavenger hunts, archery, etc. "My children loved everything about the camp," said this very positive mum.
Coding might be the most important skill of the future and is already part of the curriculum in some English schools. But if you think that a couple of hours per week is not enough and if your children (12 to 17) are interested in learning more about Python coding, games building, robotics, 3D printing etc., then consider the summer residential camps ran by Fire Tech in July and August. Or choose one of the many day camps (weekly courses) they organise in different locations across London for kids aged 9+. This mum said that her two daughters love the camps they have done there and always come back with something great they have created.
The week long water sports summer camp is open to all kids regardless of any previous experience. Of course they must love water as they are going to wakeboard, waterski, play in the aqua park and take advantage of this "most amazing kids waterpark," as described by this dad of three. They also run aqua park sessions if you want to enjoy an active day out with your family.
With more than 30 years of experience, flexible booking, extended day hours (8am-6pm), local pick up and the best schools' facilities, you can't go wrong. This 10 year old liked it and her mum has highlighted it for having "loads of outdoor activities" in her recommendation on Kinfo.
This mum of 2 says her 4 years son loved the art and craft holiday camp on and recommends it on Kinfo. The team at ActingWorks offer affordable 4-day week camps over the summer holidays. Check the program on their page here – they are currently finalising it. Oh and they are planning days out with safari-like expeditions, visits to the Roal Dahl museum, Thames river boat hunt, etc.
Add to the fun of being an actor for one week its side effects in terms of self confidence, clear speech, focus and you have the ingredients of a great holiday camp. There is a show at the end of the week for the parents. This mum of one said it was wonderful. More information of the camps here.