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 our Holiday Camps:
Pre-Reception Holiday Club
Our Pre-Reception Holiday Club is based in our purpose built 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 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.
Reception 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 and 8 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 Drama camp is open to children between the ages of 5 to 11, and all levels of ability and experience. During Drama Camp, children will have the opportunity to design, devise and perform their own scenes which will be put together as a sharing for friends and family at the end of the week.
Children will be able to create their own stories and characters, write their own scripts and devise their own performances. They will learn invaluable skills such as collaboration and teamwork, new physical and vocal performance techniques, listening skills and confidence. And best of all, having fun!
The Camp is run by a qualified drama coach and the price is £140.00 for the week for 10.00am to 3.00pm and £225.00 for the week for 8.00am to 6.00pm.
Our Gymnastics Camp is designed for children of all abilities and ages from 5 to 13. During our Gymnastics Camp, children will have the opportunity to explore the range of apparatus as seen in the Olympics (Vault, Beam, Floor and Trampoline). The children will enjoy a range of sessions including skills, choreography, games and free-play. In order for us to monitor progress the children will be asked to pick a new skill which we will work on throughout the week in the hope to attain the skill by the end of the week. At the end of the week the gymnasts will showcase all the skills they have learnt in a small performance.
The Camp is run by 2 qualified coaches and the price is £140 for the week for 10.00am to 3.00pm and £225.00 for the week for 8.00am to 6.00pm.
Brickies LEGO Summer Camp
Brickies Summer Camp is aimed at LEGO loving children aged 5 – 11 years old. Each day of the camp has a different theme and our mini master builders will be given build challenges that link to the theme.
As well as building challenges the children will have opportunities to learn about design, stop motion animation and how to make their creations move. We will also be sharing our top tips when it comes to making an awesome LEGO creation.
We welcome all experience levels of builders, it doesn’t matter if you have never picked up a brick before or already an expert builder, our content will be tailored to maximise the fun for everyone.
The Camp is run by in partnership with Brickies Lego. The price is £140 for the week for 10.00am to 3.00pm and £225.00 for the week for 8.00am to 6.00pm.
Early Bird – £42.00 per day or £210.00 per full week
Standard Price – £45.00 per day or £225.00 per full week
Half day session (morning or afternoon) – £24.50
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, Thomas Franks and are included in the price of Holiday Club. These are served between 12pm and 1pm.
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 endeavour to cater for most allergies and dietary requirements to ensure no child misses out. If your child has particular requirements, please provide full details on your booking form. If you would like to discuss these requirements with a member of the team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.