Why Choose Us?
The Deanes holiday camps have been running for over twenty five years, specialising in providing high quality sports camps at affordable pricing.
In recent years our offer has developed to include a variety of activities such as – Glow in the Dark Sports, Outdoor Adventure days, Slime making and as of 2023, the incorporation of VR gaming and Silent Disco into our available activities.
We aim to provide high quality activities and coaching and the majority of comprising of staff from the Castle Point & Rochford School Sport Partnership team. The staff within the CPRSSP provide a myriad of services to school including PPA curriculum cover, morning, lunch & after school clubs and lots of other services that schools within the local area require. This has provided us with a team of vastly experienced coaches who provide the Sports Centre with the high level of coaching required on our holiday camps.
If you have any questions on our holiday camps please view the FAQs below and should this not answer any questions you have please contact us via the Contact Us page on this site or through the various other channels listed.
October Holiday Programme 2023
Main activities run between 10-3pm and cost £25 per day.
We offer Early Club (8-10am) costing £8 per child and also Late Club (3-6pm) costing £10 per session where children will be supervised by one of our qualified coaches.
During the Early & Late clubs children will take part in activities, fun team games, sport specific games, he opportunity to watch films plus much more!
Frequently Asked Questions
On this page you will find important information and answers to a number of questions you may have regarding our Holiday Programme. If you cannot find the information you are looking for on this page, please call our reception team on 01268741162 where the team can provide you with any additional information you may need.
How do I make a booking?
All bookings can be made online via our website, using the ‘Book Now’ button above and below.
What happens once I have booked?
You will receive a confirmation email with information on your booking.
Can I cancel my booking?
We appreciate that things change and therefore we will refund any cancellation 48 hours or more before the start time of the day booked. If cancellations happen inside 48 hours, the booking will be charged at full price.
Do I need to complete any forms before attendance?
When making your booking, you will be asked for a number of details, all of which are required information. Should your child have epilepsy or anaphylaxis you will be asked to complete an additional form on the day or beforehand. A form can be requested via phone, email, social media or our website. Similarly, we may require further information on any medical or dietary requirements, details of these will be requested when making your booking.
What happens at drop off and pick up?
When dropping off, all you need to do is give the coach your child’s name and the rest of the information will already be securely stored within our system.
At pick up, you will be asked to give the ‘safe word’ which will have been submitted when making your booking.
Please note we cannot let any child leave without being provided with the correct safe word.
What if my child doesn’t settle or it is their first time attending?
On your first attendance, please make staff aware of this. All staff will make sure your child feels welcomed and very rarely do we have a situation where a child does not settle.
Should this not be the case and your child finds their first day difficult, please let us know. Often after speaking with our Camp Leads we can resolve these problems and make sure your child settles moving forward.
What does my child need for the day?
Your child will need to be in clothing they can move freely in, preferably sports clothing. They will also need a refillable water bottle and a packed lunch on the day (please note we have a nut free policy and therefore ask no products containing nuts are included in lunches).
We additionally have a tuck shop where children can buy drinks and snacks during lunchtime.
Can my child switch activities throughout the day?
When booking, you will be asked to select a specific activity for each day rather than having a carousal of activities, which can cause disruption and reduce the quality of the day. We do however allow children to change activities on the day if the child to coach ratio allows it.
Are staff qualified and DBS checked?
All of our staff are qualified teachers or sport coaches. Additionally, all staff undertake safeguarding training each year and are DBS checked.
Will there be a First Aider on site?
All of our staff are first aid trained with some staff having completed a more intensive three day first aid training course.
Do we accept childcare vouchers?
We do not currently accept childcare vouchers, we do however run Activate Camps in association with Essex County Council and Active Essex which are free for parents of children on free school meals. Details of these camps can be found via the following link – https://www.activeessex.org/children-young-people/essex-activate/
Activate Holiday Camps
Castle Point & Rochford School Sport Partnership coordinate four HAF/ActivAte Camps across Essex. Below we have provided a small amount of information on these camps. For further information, please visit the Active Essex website – https://www.activeessex.org/children-young-people/essex-activate/
Holiday Activity & Food Programme (HAF): Main Holidays – Easter, Summer & Winter
If your child is eligible for benefits based free school meals, you will receive an email/SMS from Holiday Activities, which will contain your unique booking code. Bookings are made through the link contained within the Holiday Activities email/SMS, not through Essex ActivAte, or the camp provider.
If your child is not eligible for benefits based free school meals and you feel they would benefit from attending the camp, we have a small number of places available, so please contact us directly using firstname.lastname@example.org
If your child is no longer able to attend the camp, please make sure you cancel your place to allow others to book on.
Essex ActivAte Programme: Half Term Holidays – February, May & October
For half term holidays, you will not receive a unique code from Holiday Activities to book. Instead, places on the camp will be available to book on our website. You will be required to provide certain information, including if your child is eligible for benefits based free school meals, as these camps are predominantly aimed at these children.
For further information on both Main Holidays & Half Term Holidays, please refer to the Active Essex website – https://www.activeessex.org/children-young-people/essex-activate/