Activity & Sport for ages 8 to 14

      Our Multi-Activity and Sport Day Camps offer a safe, reassuring, fun, active and  affordable solution to childcare for the school holidays. Day Camps are £140 for 4 days and lunch is included = £35 per day!

      We will be announcing our Summer Camp information in the coming weeks – please watch this space or make sure to follow us on social media for the latest information! 

      May Half Term at St Joseph's College

      Tuesday 1st June - Friday 4th June 2021


      Please note: children can only be booked one at a time. If booking 1+ child in, please add the relevant camp/s to your cart for child 1 and checkout, then repeat for child 2. This is because we need to capture important information pertinent to each individual child, such a dietary requirements and medical information.


      Multi-Activity Camp

      This is an example of what to expect.

      The programme is on rotation so you will get to do all the activities on offer, but not necessarily on the day listed below.

      Day 1
      Air Rifles – Frisbee Golf – Quad Biking – Tennis

      Day 2
      Wide Games – Bracelet Making – Kwik Cricket – Archery

      Day 3
      Golf – Rounders – Orienteering – Bushcraft

      Day 4 
      XP Challenge – Pioneering – Battlezone Archery – Football Cross Net

      Football Camp

      Delivered by the Ipswich Town FC (ITFC) community team

      Morning Sessions
      Technical sessions on
      passing, dribbling, shooting
      Small-sided games

      Afternoon Sessions
      Penalty shoot out
      “Foot Golf”
      Technical sessions on
      passing, dribbling, shooting

      All participants will receive a certificate from ITFC Community

      Supported by St Jo’s Lead Coach & ITFC Vice Capitan, Cole Skuse

      Hockey Camp

      Tuesday 1st & Wednesday 2nd June
      Ages 8 to 11

      Thursday 3rd & Friday 4th June
      Ages 12 to 14

      Our Hockey Camp is overseen by current St Joseph’s College specialist staff supported by alumni. Coaches will share their expertise passing on advice and tips, creating a fun and enjoyable environment Our coaching team will deliver sessions which not only focus on the playing of hockey but will help participants learn the importance of skill related movement and health.

      Our grouping structure welcomes players of mixed ability and promises to be fun, enjoyable and educational.

      Something for

      Following the uncertain times we’ve found ourselves over the past year, we are reminded of how important it is for children to be outdoors exploring, making new friends with others and enjoying their school holidays, not to mention giving parents the ability to be back at work… we therefore brought back our ever-popular Day Camps!

      School holiday childcare available at two of our Ofsted registered locations. Xplore Activity Camps are staffed by Xplore-trained instructors and sport camps are run by school sports staff.

      With drop off available from 8:30 and pick up at 16:30, our day camps are a great option  to fit around parents’ working day.

      Available weekdays for young teens to get outside and try their hand at new, exciting and challenging outdoor activities!

      There are 4 activities a day of outdoor adventure to get stuck into – from archery to team games, there is something for everyone!

      Safe, fun & action-packed
      school holiday camps

      What to expect?

      Each day, there are 4 activity sessions to take part in. Normally at the beginning of each activity session, our friendly instructors will introduce a choice of activities to choose from meaning that everyone can pick and mix their day!

      Find out how we've been operating Covid-secure protocols...

      A typical day at camp...










      Drop Off


      Session 1

      Session 2

      Session 3

      Session 4

      Pick Up


      Frequently Asked Questions

      Covid-19 FAQs

      Unfortunately, it will only be possible to book full week (4 days for Easter) in order to adhere to Covid-secure protocols.

      We are operating similarly to schools by putting children into ‘bubbles’ in which they remain each day following the same schedule and not mixing with children from other bubbles to minimise any potential transmission. In addition to this, all parents will be asked to complete a symptom checker upon the first day at camp to ensure that no body with suspected symptoms is in attendance, and we hope that this alongside operating small, controllable and traceable bubbles will mean we can run without problem.

      In addition to operating ‘bubbles’, Xplore staff will continue to remind children to remain 2 metres apart. The majority of activities will be set up to be delivered 2 metres apart with the exception on activities that require a member of staff to safety check equipment.

      For more information, please see our full Covid-19 FAQs

      In order to maintain social distancing for parents and to prevent queues, each camp will have its own sign in area which will be signposted from the main entrance.

      Children will only interact with their “bubble’ and their instructors.

    • High-contact areas will be cleaned thoroughly and regularly.
    • Increased hand washing before and after each activity.
    • Equipment will be cleaned before the start and end of every activity.
    • The sharing of equipment will be kept to a minimum.
    • Where sharing is required, equipment will be disinfected between uses.
    • General FAQs

      Please choose the camp you’d like to book from either dropdown above and add it to your cart, then continue to checkout.

      Please note only 1 child can be booked in at a time, this is because we need to capture specific information about each child such as dietary and medical information. If you’d like to book more than 1 child in, please add the the camp for child 1 to your cart and checkout, then repeat for child 2.

      Yes, in short, we recommend comfortable clothing that can get dirty and toe-covering shoes with good grip.

      For a full kit list and recommendations on what to bring, go to our FAQ page or download the day camp kit list here.

      Yes! Lunch is included.

      Parents are welcome to send children with snacks, however in order to stay nut-free, we kindly ask you to refrain from packing nuts or nut products.


      We accept all types of childcare vouchers being Ofsted registered at each of our camp settings. Please select ‘childcare vouchers’ as payment type at checkout and then ensure you visit your provider to make payment.

      Ofsted Numbers
      Culford School: EY2631917
      St Joseph’s College: EY2592158

      Xplore Activity Camps will offer a diverse and well-rounded programme of activities. Sports Camps (Football, Tennis, Rugby and Basketball) will focus on the specific sport combining skills, drills and tournaments. Please note the programmes above are subject to availability, weather and number of participants

      Yes! Before every activity, we give a full introduction and safety briefing to our campers. We ask for their full attention during this time to ensure everyone’s safety. 

      All our staff are in-house and in some cases externally NGB trained in the activities they are delivering, as well being emergency first aid trained.

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