Educational camp

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

Camp dates

Running every school holiday

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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 incorporating exclusive programmes such as Elmer the Elephant activities, official American Football training and mini Olympiad events here at Imperial’s impressive South Kensington campus, Ethos sports centre.

About the programme

Fit For Sport's Ofsted-registered Holiday Camps are run by trained professionals to provide school holiday childcare within a safe, supportive and fun environment.

Running for over 27 years, Fit For Sport's Camps are designed to engage all children from 5-12 years old through multi-sports, games, and arts and crafts so that they can make friends and keep active throughout the holiday.

As a Trusted childcare provider during COVID-19, all activities will be delivered in line with their Full Safe Practice Guidance which adheres to the latest government guidance. The new operation measures for Fit For Sport can be viewed in their FAQ.

For additional information email Fit For Sport or visit the website.

Frequently asked questions

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.

Address: 7 Prince's Gardens, Imperial College London, South Kensington, SW7 1NA. 

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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. Such as:

  • Crafty kidz – Creative session, messy time, model making & painting
  • Team-tastic – Team sports/games & tournaments. Chill, chat and challenge.
  • Super sports – Action-packed, high energy multi-sport sessions
  • Sports specific – Skill-based sessions, educating children on the core skills required for their favourite sport.
  • Fit fun – Circuit games using hoops, balls, balloons, bean bags and parachute games
  • Healthy zone activities – Learn about the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle
  • Splash attack – Water confidence sessions which are fully supervised.

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.