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.

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 items

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.

Packed Lunch   

Please provide a healthy, nut-free, packed lunch for your child and a drink. We provide refreshments for break times including a variety of no added sugar squashes and water, a morning snack of apples and biscuits in the afternoon.

Swimming Kit

Please bring a named swimming costume and towel. We provide all necessary flotation aides.

Please ensure your child is not wearing any jewellery, especially earrings.

What times are you open?

The Scamps and AVP doors open at 9.30am and the standard day finishes at 4.00pm. We now offer extended days to help busy parents manage their days.

Early start:   8.30am - 9.30am
Standard day:  9.30am – 4.00pm
Late stay afternoon:  4.00pm – 5.00pm
Tea time club:   5.00pm – 6.00pm

The Tea Time Club provides an opportunity for your child to wind down at the end of an active day. We offer healthy snacks to help recharge their batteries and some quiet time in front of a film, resting on bean bags if that is what is needed.

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. Our famous ‘Chocolate Friday’ craft session is always popular and a nice way to celebrate the end of an active week.

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 avpsportsandscamps@dulwichpreplondon.org please note that info@avpsports.co.uk is no longer in use.

We will respond as quickly as possible.