Information for parents
The Camp Beaumont philosophy
We've seen thousands of children grow up at camp. We've seen insecurities disappear as friendships blossom, children learn independence and most of all self-confidence and a positive self-image emerging as children receive recognition and encouragement from their new camp friends.
Acting in loco parentis, we apply the same standards of care and safety that any parent would expect, not least because many of us are parents too. All our camps undergo thorough Ofsted inspections. You can see the results at www.ofsted.gov.uk. We comply fully with the 2004 Children Act with a minimum staff to child ratio of 1:8 and are regularly inspected by the British Activity Providers Association (BAPA). So while your children are having fun, you can be sure they're being well looked after.
Arrival and departure
We open at 8.30am for arrival by 9am. When you arrive, we'll ask whether you want to collect your child at 4.30pm or 5.30pm that day. Children staying until 5.30pm enjoy an extra activity session for free. Extended Day from 8am- 6pm can be booked at £50 per week, £10 per day or £5 per half day. Please don't forget to pack your child's lunch if you have not booked this service. When you drop your child off, you'll need to sign a register and give us details of anyone else who might be collecting them that evening. If the same person is not collecting in the evening we will require the name of the person collecting and they will need to provide photographic ID. If, in unforeseen circumstances your plans change, we operate a password system to ensure your child's safety is never compromised.
Your child’s programme
Every child will benefit from at least six group activities each day and these will be listed on their individual timetable. If you've got any questions or concerns about these activities please contact your Camp Director.
We welcome children from all backgrounds and those with special needs and are happy to consider all applications. Please see section 4 of our booking conditions for more information on special needs. If you have any questions, just call our Customer Care Manager on 01603 851 000.
Preparing for camp
We'll send you a comprehensive information pack around two weeks before camp begins. We'll also ask you to complete a medical form and bring this to camp on the first day. If your child has any special requirements, please send these to our Customer Care Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org in advance so we can make any necessary arrangements with your chosen camp.
What if my child doesn’t settle?
If your child hasn't settled in and is unhappy contact camp immediately as most issues are instantly resolved. Customer queries relating to your child’s camp holiday will only be investigated during a child’s attendance in order for camp and the customer services team to establish accurate reports. Our endeavour will always be to resolve any issues to ensure the experience is successful. Queries raised after the period of attendance will not be investigated if we have not been made aware of these issues during your child’s attendance.
Speak Up Speak Out
We have trained Designated Safeguarding Leads to provide support at camp. All our trained team members wear the ' Speak Up Speak Out' badge and your children will see posters around the centre to remind them never to be afraid to ask for help and to voice any concerns.
At Camp Beaumont we encourage openness and expression and we are trained to listen - if children have any concerns about anyone's safety and well-being in or out of camp, our trained staff can either help or seek an appropriate route to help them.