Develop and play. Socialise and stay.
Performance Residential Camps give talented athletes the opportunity to develop with like-minded teenagers under expert coaching in a focused sporting environment.
Join us this summer on at Oundle School for a residential experience of a lifetime on 14th-17th August.
For county and county aspiring athletes aged 10-16 years.
Oundle School is an independent school situated in the market town of Oundle in Northamptonshire and is the third largest boarding school in England.
Oundle School has long been associated with the very best of modern independent education, especially boarding and host fantastic sport, music and residential facilities.
Oundle is only eight miles from the A1 and five miles from the A14, making it easily accessible from all of the UK road networks.
Residential Camps FAQs
What support will you give my child during the residential stay?Tom Swainston
- Specially trained pastoral team, available 24 hours a day
- Staff welcome
- Site induction
- Getting to know you icebreakers
- Individual daily support check-ins to provide all children a clear opportunity to raise any issues/concerns
- A dedicated welfare staff member who sits separate to the coaching team and is available at all times for a chat
- Venue mobile available at any time for parents to call or for children to use to call home
What is the duration of each activity?Tom Swainston
Activities will range between 30-90 minutes in length, depending on the type of session. We will provide plenty of breaks each day, splitting up activities and monitoring energy levels during the week.
How do I communicate with my child during camp?Tom Swainston
We provide an on-site mobile which is available to be contacted at all times. Every day we will provide free periods where children can contact you using their personal devices.
Mobile phones and personal belongingsTom Swainston
All personal belongings brought by children will be at their own risk. We do not take responsibility for loss, damage or theft of these items, although we will have secure areas for children to keep them safe. Mobile phones are not allowed during sessions, but can be used at designated break times.
Does my child have to have prior experience?Tom Swainston
No previous experience is needed to attend our residential camps. We provide an all-inclusive experience for like-minded individuals to broaden their skill-set and extra-curricular activities.
How do I book?Tom Swainston
You can book with ease on our website, or by contacting our customer support team on 0121 2274385. Once you have made your booking you will receive your booking confirmation by email along with additional forms that must be completed prior to the residential starting.
A month before your child’s arrival, you will receive all pre programme information and within the week before the residential starts, you will receive a final pre camp email with all venue information.
What are the project age ranges?Tom Swainston
- Performance Basketball: 9-15 years
- Performance Running: 9-15 years
During the course children are split into age appropriate groups. In any shared accommodation we also make sure that children in the same age range are housed together.
Are you able to support my child’s medication needs?Tom Swainston
We are able to support any child who requires regular medication that can be self-administered. We will need to know this before arrival which can be given during the booking process and the child information form. If you are bringing medication (prescribed or otherwise) you will be required to hand this in on arrival. Please note that this will need to be in original packaging with dosage details enclosed.
Are there any activities held off site?Tom Swainston
All activities will be held at the venue.
What if my child has a birthday during camp?Tom Swainston
We know birthdays are special and we will endeavour to make your child feel special on their birthday by organising a card, singing ‘Happy Birthday', play party games and provide a cake.
Food/allergies/menu example/ dietary requirementsTom Swainston
If your child has any allergies or dietary requirements please communicate these to us during the booking process. We pass this information on to the school so that everyone is catered for during each buffet meal.
What happens if the weather is bad on a sport residential experience?Tom Swainston
Outdoor activities will run as long as it is considered safe to do so and would only be moved indoors due to severe weather such as lightening, high winds or snow. Where possible alternatives will be organised subject to availability. If poor weather such as rain is forecast during your child’s stay, we recommend that you pack additional clothing and footwear so wet items can be changed between activities.
What happens after lights out?Tom Swainston
This is the perfect time for all the children to relax and unwind and get a good night's rest after a busy day of activities. Our pastoral staff will monitor all dorms to make sure all children are getting the sleep needed.
What if my child gets homesick?Tom Swainston
At Activate, we fully appreciate and understand that being away from home can be a daunting experience, so we make sure that every child is welcomed to a positive and friendly environment.
If a child if feeling homesick we will always encourage them to speak to their parents about how they feel, and we will always keep an eye on for the duration of their stay. If we feel there is no improvement, we will contact the parent who may need to collect their child.
What should I pack?Tom Swainston
We will send a full residential packing list after you receive your booking confirmation. If you have any questions prior to booking, please contact our customer support team on 0121 227 4385.
Do they need pocket money?Tom Swainston
We will have a tuck shop during the residential as well as a sale for official camp merchandise, children are welcome to bring money for both of these however it is not essential.
Lost propertyTom Swainston
All lost property found on site will be shown to the children daily, and displayed at sign out on the final day of their stay to ensure any belongings are reunited with their owners. After this, any remaining lost property will be taken to head office and held for 2 months before being donated to a charity of our choice.
Can I visit my child during camp?Tom Swainston
Unfortunately, we do not allow parent/guardian visits until the final day, where we actively encourage it.
Are there laundry facilities?Tom Swainston
There are no laundry facilities for children to use at the school. As the camp is 3 nights in duration, we encourage parents to send 3 sets of day clothing. They will also need additional clothing for evening activities. You will need to send your child with a towel, however, bedding and a pillow is provided.
What happens if my child is becomes ill on camp?Tom Swainston
If in the unfortunate event your child becomes ill during camp, we will notify the parent/guardian immediately. We will have first aid supplies and a qualified first aider available 24 hours a day.
Want to pay in instalments?Tom Swainston
If you would like to pay in instalments, please contact our customer service team who will discuss payment options with you.