Welcome to St Joseph’s College Holiday Club. Our Holiday Clubs run for every full week of every half term and school holiday. We are open from 8am to 6pm every day, with half day sessions also available.
Information on the individual holiday clubs:
Early Years and Reception Holiday Club
Our Early Years and Reception Holiday Club is based in our purpose built Early Years Centre, offering a wide variety of activities led by our team of qualified Early Years Practitioners and guided by the EYFS. Outside, our exciting and secure all weather garden is equipped with a variety of outdoor play equipment which gives plenty of opportunity to continue the fun outside. Our activities are usually themed for the week, and children have the opportunity to dress up for our theme on Fridays.
Our in house team of qualified sports coaches run two games sessions per day and offer a variety of sporting activities which aim to improve the children’s physical and team building skills. We love to get creative in our Early Years kitchen! We want to give children the opportunity to learn and build upon their existing food related skills and understand our creations are all part of a balanced diet. Most importantly, we want the children to feel proud and enjoy their tasty achievements.
Year 1 to Year 6 Holiday Club
Holiday Club for ages 5 to 11 offers a wide range of exciting activities, focusing on engaging children in a fun and safe environment. Our activities are planned to enhance new skills, encourage inclusion, teamwork and strategic thinking. Our holiday club includes the sports hall, our indoor heated swimming pool, an arts and craft area, the food technology room, large and small 3G AstroTurf pitches, our playing fields and the dining hall.
We offer a range of team challenges aimed at promoting social and collaboration skills throughout all ages. House favourite games include Ninja Warrior, Capture the Flag and Treasure Hunts, as well as Team Challenges .
Small groups are taken to our food technology classroom and taught the skills to make savoury creations and delicious desserts, and have fun decorating them. We offer a large range of arts and crafts activities, all tailored to our themes of the week.
We use our indoor heated swimming pool every day at Holiday Club with our qualified lifeguards. We run safe and exciting games in the pool which accommodate both non-swimmers and those of all abilities.
We also run an exciting range of extra activities and trips, which are available at a small extra cost and must be pre-booked as numbers are limited. These include in house craft, sport, performing arts, science, as well as external trips to the cinema, adventure parks, specialist sports facilities, and more.
Young Leaders Programme
Our Young Leaders programme is a 5 day course, and a great introduction into leadership. It gives learners in Years 7 to 9 knowledge of how to organise and lead small games and activities. At the end of the week a Young Leader will be accredited with their Sport Leaders UK Young Leaders Award.
With the support and guidance from our in-house coaching team, a young leader will develop at their own pace. The course focuses on enhancing their leadership skills as well as helping to build confidence and self-esteem, as they take on responsibility for supporting and leading activities for younger children.
Throughout the week we will focus on health and safety, engagement of children, behavioural techniques, and delivery of sports activities. This is achieved through guidance, observation, feedback, planning and support throughout.
Our Young Leaders are welcome to attend from 8.00am to 6.00pm however the course will run every day from 10.00am until 4.00pm. When your Young Leader isn’t enhancing their leadership skills, our coaches will have plenty of fun activities for them to take part in.
Our Specialist Camps are whole weeks of Holiday Club dedicated to providing specialist coaching within a specific field and giving children the opportunity to try something new or develop their current skills. Our Specialist Clubs are inclusive for all skill levels and offer a learning journey throughout the week.
Specialist Camps will run from 10.00am to 3.00pm, with a hot lunch included in the booking price. Wrap around care from 8.00am to 10.00am and 3.00pm to 6.00pm is also available at a small additional cost.
Attendees will be unable to attend other holiday club activities during specialist camp as they will be developing their specialist skills throughout the week. Bookings for any specialist camp are for one week only. The Football and Performing Arts Camps will also offer a mini session for our Age 3 to 5 Holiday Club from 9.30am to 10.00am at an additional cost of £5.00.
A hot lunch and/or snacks are now provided with every booking. Full day bookings will be provided with a hot lunch and snacks. Half day bookings will receive hot snacks during our scheduled breaks. Please check our weekly menu for what is on offer. If your child has any special dietary requirements, please make sure you provide details of this under the “Dietary Requirement” section of this booking form.
Our new Tech Camp provides children aged 5 to 11 with an insight into computing and technology. We will be covering a wide range of activities throughout the week including Minecraft, Animation, LEGO®, an Introduction to coding, and much more!
The price for Tech Camp is £235 for the week for 10.00am to 3.00pm and £295 for the week for 8.00am to 6.00pm.
Our Dance Camp is designed for children of all abilities and ages from 5 to 13. During our Dance Camp, children will have the opportunity to explore a range of dance styles such as Street, Contemporary, Ballet and Cheerleading. Children will further their skills by exploring how to choreograph as part of a group and adapt their dances with exciting themes and storylines. At the end of the week the participants will showcase all the skills they have learnt in a small performance.
The price for DanceCamp is £125 for the week for 10.00am to 3.00pm and £203.80 for the week for 8.00am to 6.00pm.
Our Football Camp is designed for children of all abilities and ages from 5 to 13. Football Camp explores all areas of the game, aiming to develop the whole player through engaging drills and technical and tactical game play for all abilities.
Football Camp caters for all types of football players, from players who have never played football to players who can’t find enough hours in the day to play! We focus on the individual needs of our players, working on a variety of essential skills that every player needs, such as: passing, dribbling, attacking, defending, goalkeeping, technical and tactical game play, tournaments and bubble football.
The price for Football Camp is £125 for the week for 10.00am to 3.00pm and £203.80 for the week for 8.00am to 6.00pm.
Performing Arts Camp
Our Performing Arts Camp is designed for children of all abilities and ages from 5 to 13 and is run by our Performing Arts teachers from the College. The camp aims to help develop confidence, teamwork and projection.
Alongside a variety of creative and interactive games, all participants will be given short scripts to learn with the support of our staff. At the end of the week each participant will be able to showcase everything they have learnt in a short performance.
The price for Performing Arts Camp is £125 for the week for 10.00am to 3.00pm and £203.80 for the week for 8.00am to 6.00pm.
Holiday Club is open to both pupils and non-pupils, (priority is given to St Joseph’s College pupils). Please book early to avoid disappointment, especially for external trips as these have limited spaces.
Hot lunches are provided by our catering team and are included in the price of Holiday Club. You don’t need to provide any food for your child, just a refillable water bottle. There is always plenty of choice, including vegetarian options. We cater for all allergies and dietary requirements to ensure no child misses out, so please make sure you fill in any relevant information during booking.