Educational camp

Educational camps are a great way for children to stay active, have fun and make new friends during the school holidays.

2017/18 Dates

  • 18–22 December 2017
  • 12–16 February
  • 3–13 April*
  • 29 May–1 June*
  • 23 July–31 August*

* Weekdays only. Excludes bank holidays.

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The College recognises the support that working parents and families need to cover childcare over the school holidays. It is also essential that children are able to learn, play and engage with peers during their holidays. Playschemes and activity camps are a great way for children to stay active, have fun and make new friends.

As part of the College's commitment to parent and family support, it has teamed up with Fit For Sport, the UK’s leading experts in engaging and educating children, young people and families through activity. Together we have developed a multi-activity camp including science and community activities that utilise the fantastic facilities at Imperial’s South Kensington campus, including the classrooms, Ethos sports centre and the outdoor secret garden.

The summer holiday scheme will be based in Ethos Sports Centre and include two ours of classroom based activities exclusive to children of Imperial staff and students.

About the programme

Age Groups: Inclusive activities for children aged between 4-12 years 

  • Strawberry Sprinters 4-7
  • Apple Athletes 8-12

Dates for 2017/18 academic year: 18–22 December, 12–16 February 2018, 3–13 April, 23 July–31 August.

Price: Imperial stakeholders will receive a 30% discount when you book using the code FFSICS2017

Times and Prices

Standard Day: 09.30 - 16.30 £49.00 p/day £221.00 p/week
Extended Day:   08.30 - 17.30    £64.00 p/day £287.00 p/week           

Activities: The children will take part in various activities throughout the day including swimming, multi-sports and healthy lifestyle activities.  

For more information visit the Fit For Sport website.

Frequently asked questions

About Fit For Sport

Fit For Sport logo Fit For Sport have been delivering OFSTED registered Children's Activity Camps for over 20 years by qualified and experienced staff. 

How can I book?

You can book online or over the phone by calling 0845 456 3233 and choosing the Imperial College Staff Only option. Our friendly Customer Service Team will be able to help you register your child for the programme or assist with any enquiries you may have.

How can I pay?

We accept payment by credit or debit card (no fee) and we also accept Childcare Vouchers.

What will my child need to bring to camp?

Your child will need comfortable and suitable clothing and shoes for activities, a healthy packed lunch (nut free please) with two healthy snacks, a water bottle and a swim kit (with armbands if possible). 

Where do I drop my children off?

Fit For Sport will operate from Ethos Sports Centre, 7 Prince's Gardens, Imperial College London, South Kensington, SW7 1NA. 

What will my child be doing during camp?

Your child will have the opportunity to have swimming lessons, take part in fun sporting activities and get creative with themed arts and crafts.

Below is an example of a typical day. Example day

Can I have lunch with my child?

Parents or family members can have lunch with their child if desired. Lunch will be held in the Union Activity Space. 

What is the staff to child ratio?

Fit For Sport operate a minimum 1:8 ratio for children aged 3-7 years and 1:10 for children aged 8+. While there are no planned excursions for the pilot scheme, the staff to child ratio for day trips is 1:6.

Are you registered with Ofsted?

Fit For Sport are registered with Ofsted and the unique reference number for the Imperial College London is EY312126

Children with playdoh

Children creating germs with Play-Doh during the Easter scheme.

Children with Playdoh

Two pioneers playing with Play-Doh

Young girl

A young explorer learning about microbes through play.

Modelling microbes

The Trailblaizer group for children aged 8-12 takes part in the educational arts and craft activities.

Girls outdoors

Two girls enjoying the outdoor games session.