Start! is a 3-day gymnastics programme for beginners and intermediate gymnasts which runs daily from 9.30am to 4.30pm with extra time club available from 8.30am to 5.30pm. We deliver our own unique coaching programme which develops children through progressive and fun sessions in different gymnastics disciplines.
The majority of our Start! camps take place within school settings using a combination of school supplied and our own gymnastics equipment brought to the venue.
Every child will complete a worksheet during the camp which includes feedback provided by their coach.
Start! has a unique curriculum which recognises the need for participants to develop holistically and includes multi skill elements. Our programme ensures that children will develop their gymnastics in a fun learning environment.
On Start! 5-7 year olds have their own programme which establishes the fundamentals of gymnastics and sport in general. We understand the different needs of this age range and this is reflected in the timetable which has shorter sessions, and also includes sessions of arts and crafts, play, and activities designed to develop their social skills.
Every camp features a variety of challenges to encourage children to BE AT THEIR BEST.
Activate Camps have trained managers on every site who come from a variety of different backgrounds. We actively recruit school teachers, PGCE students, qualified sports coaches and childcare professionals to take our management roles. The professional staff we employ helps us exceed the high standard that are set and expected by Ofsted. All our staff are DBS checked and we will always have at least one first aid trained staff member on site at all time.
We recognise the importance of health and safety and child welfare. We are the only provider of our kind that has training developed in partnership with Cardinus Risk Management and approved by the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management.
Without exception, all of our coaching staff are BG (British Gymnastics) qualified, DBS checked and have completed our own comprehensive training. All our coaches take part in our accredited staff training programme by the International Institute of Risk Management.
We take our responsibilities for the care of each child at our camps very seriously. This page is designed to provide all necessary and useful information for parents; from the timings of a typical day to our booking terms and conditions.
With much disappointment, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel our upcoming programme of Summer Camps for 2020.
We believe that keeping children fit and active is of vital importance. So, whilst we are not currently permitted to operate our expected programme of Summer Camps, we are running 90 minute sports coaching sessions at selected venues.