We understand that choosing an activity camp can raise lots of questions from anxious parents wanting to know their children will be having fun in safe hands. So here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions.
Here are the ways we will be keeping everyone safe this summer
Weather & Sun safety
We will intend to spend as much time as possible outside, making most of our fabulous school site and hopefully good weather. Please ensure just in case the weather isn't great that your child has a raincoat and for the hot sunny days, sunscreen and a sunhat.
Signs and tape systems will be used where queuing is necessary, only the children and staff will enter the site (full details of drop off and pick up will be sent in your booking confirmation). All of our processes have been adapted, reminding all those attending the club to keep the highest levels of hygiene and those attending holiday club settings should practise social distancing in line with the government’s current guidance.
Hygiene & Enhanced Cleaning Measures
Every attendee and team member will be asked to wash their hands thoroughly between each activity. Soap will be readily available in hand washing areas. Hand sanitiser will be accessible to all around the school site.
We will have an enhanced cleaning regime. Surfaces, toilets and high touch areas (e.g. door push plates, door handles) will be cleaned with disinfectant regularly. At the end of each activity we will ensure all children and staff wash their hands or use hand sanitiser as well as wiping down equipment/resources that have been used and storing them correctly for the next group to use.
Keeping yourself and others safe
It is the responsibility of everyone to ensure that they do not attend camp if they have and/or are displaying any symptoms of COVID-19. Equally, no one should attend camp if they have come into contact with anyone who has tested positive for or shown symptoms of COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to attending. We will be keeping details on our secure site to comply with the Government Track and Trace programme.
Contactless sign in and sign out
We will be operating a contactless free Sign In/Out procedure this summer, our Head Group Leaders will sign your children in on your behalf but we will need to know who is collecting.
Our socially distanced Sign In/Out areas will be strictly managed to ensure they don’t become too busy but please note it may take slightly longer to sign in than normal.
All bookings must be made online. We cannot accept any on the day or onsite bookings.
Staggered lunch times
Parents will need to provide their child with their own (NUT FREE) lunch. Lunch breaks will be staggered to ensure groups do not come into contact with each other.
What do we need to bring?
Footwear and Clothing
Trainers are essential for Scamps and AVP so please ensure your child is wearing trainers
Named sun hat for hot sunny days and we ask that sunscreen is applied before your child arrives in the morning.
Additional clothing. We have a number of spare items of clothing as a matter of course. However parents of younger children may wish to provide a change of clothes (named) in their child’s bag.
Please provide a healthy, nut-free, packed lunch for your child and a drink.
Swimming Kit - Suspended for Summer 2020
What times are you open?
The Summer Holiday Club drop off is between 8.30 and 9.15am. Our day finishes at 5pm but you can pick up from 4:30pm.
How much does it cost?
Prices vary between AVP and Scamps vary depending on how many days your child or children attend. Please refer to our Prices page.
When does the AVP and Scamps programme run?
AVP Sports and Scamps runs during the Easter and Summer holidays.
What if my child isn’t very sporty?
They’re in good company! 70% of children claim not to enjoy sports – but all children love running around and playing games. At AVP Sports & Scamps Camps there are opportunities for sport – but the emphasis is on having fun and joining in.
What other activities are there?
While our programme is predominately based around sport, we do offer optional craft activities in the afternoon.
My child is very shy, will he/she be ok?
AVP Sports & Scamps understands the importance of helping children develop social skills. While the camp is focused around active participation, we understand that sometimes new experiences can feel overwhelming; our staff make a huge effort to get to know the individual children and in turn, children feel welcome, settled and happy to engage.
Can friends be grouped together?
The camp experience is all about making new friends; getting to know other children and trying out new experiences. If your child and their friend are the same age it is highly likely that they will be in the same group. If you are interested in finding out, please speak to us.
It’s a long day – what if my child gets exhausted?
AVP and Scamps is non-stop fun so we understand the importance of regular breaks and we give children the option to choose quieter, less strenuous activities in the afternoon when energy levels may flag a bit. Younger children have rest times when they can lie on a bean bag or crawl into a play tent for a snooze. AVP Sports & Scamps promotes the importance of fresh air and exercise – but it’s a fun camp, not a boot camp!
Do you have a waiting list if the camp is booked up?
AVP and Scamps is available to boys and girls on a first come, first served basis. You can add your child to the waiting list and if a place becomes available then we will be in touch.
I'm worried about First Aid and safety on the camp
Safety is of paramount importance to us. Our staff receive training in First Aid and Safeguarding in accordance with the Children’s Act. Staff are thoroughly vetted prior to joining the AVP Sports Team.
Please inform us of any medical condition that your child may have. This includes any allergies, dietary requirements or any recent complaints such as a mild headache or toothache as these symptoms could develop through the day. Should you wish to discuss or inform us of any confidential matters please get in touch. We will take the time to care for any need, in confidence.
Many of the staff who support our qualified teachers and instructors are trainee teachers or undergraduates currently studying specialist sports courses. We have a fantastic team of people who choose to work with us season after season. They have each proven themselves to be committed to providing fun, safe care for young people, with a special interest for sports and arts. Having access to superb facilities here at Dulwich Prep London is a bonus - however, the real asset at AVP Sports and Scamps is our dedicated team.
If you have any other questions please contact us either by telephone on 020 8766 5529 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org please note that email@example.com is no longer in use.
We will respond as quickly as possible.