Develop. Socialise. Stay.

Join us this summer for a residential experience of a lifetime.
For children aged 10-18 years old.


MOUNT ST MARY'S COLLEGE, Nr Sheffield, Derbyshire



PERFORMANCE RUNNING 10th-13th August £449

Frequently Asked Questions

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Office hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday During camp weeks: 8.00am – 6.00pm, Monday to Friday
Call us on 0121 227 4385 or email

  • 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


  • Ultimate Lacrosse Experience: 10-15
  • Netball Fever: 10-15
  • The Student Chef: 10-15
  • The Student Chef - Advanced: 15-18
  • Performance Running: 10-15

If your child is in Year 5 and has not yet turned 10 by the dates of the residential, we are more than happy to accept them onto one of the residential experiences with the age range 10-15. If your child is in Year 10 and has not yet turned 15, again, we are more than happy to accept them onto The Student Chef advanced experience. Please contact us directly to discuss.

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.

All activities will be held at the venue.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Unfortunately, we do not allow parent/guardian visits until the final day, where we actively encourage it.


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.

If you would like to pay in instalments, please contact Paige, our customer Support Manager, who will discuss payment options with you.

If the information you are looking for is not listed above, then please do not hesitate to contact our customer service team.

Office hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday During camp weeks: 8.00am – 6.00pm, Monday to Friday
Call us on 0121 227 4385 or email