Katharine Heim, Monday 02 July 2012
A roundup of summer camps for children over the Summer Holiday:
Camp Beaumont, located across the sprawling 17 acre estate of Kings College, offers weekly camps for children of all ages. Children are divided into four specific age groups: 3-4 called Playtime, 5-7 Magic, 8-11 Mania, and 12-16 Teens. Each group has events tailored specifically to the demographic. Mania has themed days such as roller disco extravaganza day and archery. Playtime activities are kept short to retain attention and rest time is incorporated into the day. Special activities can also be added to every age group, such as riding and motocross, to make your camper’s week extra special.
Monday-Friday starting 23 July-24 Aug
8:30am-5:30pm; tickets approximately £250 (prices fluctuate mildly within age groups)
King's College School, Southside, Wimbledon Common
Super Camps at Wimbledon, Streatham and Clapham High School are action packed and full of fun. 4-14 year olds will have access to over 40 unique activities. From gymnastics, to kite making, to grandprix karts these camps offer a vast array of activities sure to delight any child.
Mon 9 July -Fri 24 Aug; 8am-6pm
Costs £38 per day or £174 per week
Wimbledon High School, Mansel Road, Wimbledon SW19 4AB
Streatham and Clapham High School (Junior High), Wavertree Road, Streatham Hill, London, SW2 3SR
No experience necessary for your child to delve into the world of musical theatre. Pop School and Stage Academy offers week long summer workshops taught by passionate professionals. Workshops combine acting, singing and dancing with costume making. Each week centres around a particular musical theme, such as Annie or the Lion King, and culminates in an on-stage performance for family and friends.
Monday-Friday starting 23 July- 24 Aug; 10am-4pm; costs £140 per week;
Hogarth Community CentreDuke Road, Chiswick, W4 2JR
Laine Theatre Arts School is offering two weeks of dance and musical theatre. Whether it’s classical ballet, jazz, tap or contemporary dance this camp is a great chance for your child to try their hand at a new art form. The musical theatre course encompasses singing, drama, performance technique, and jazz; no previous experience required! Either camp will help your child develop their performing skills while having a great time.
Week 1: 23-28 July; Week 2: 30 July-4 Aug; costs £199
Laine Theatre Arts, The Studios, East Street, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 1HH
Sutton Holiday Camps include tennis, gymnastics, dance, and martial arts. From toddlers to teenagers all are welcome to participate in the camp best-suited for their interest. Prices and times vary by individual camp so make sure to check out their website for more information.
23 July-24 Aug
Sutton Tennis Academy, Rose Hill, Rose Hill Park, Sutton, Surrey SM1 3HH
020 8641 6611
Richmond Gymnastics welcomes boys and girls over age five to have a blast while learning a new sport. Activities include beam, ropes, trampettes and a tumble run. No experience necessary to partake in the fun. Specialist coaches are available and there will be a last day display for parents.
Tuesday-Friday starting 24 July-21 August
10am – 2pm; costs£80/week;
1 Townmead Road, Kew, London TW 9 4 EL
020 8878 8682
This camp is perfect for girls ages 4-7 with an interest in dance. Your budding ballerina will enjoy story-telling, art and design, ballet classes and character dancing. There will be a show on the final day for friends and family.
23-27 July; 9.30am-2pm; costs £120.
Belleville Primary School, Belleville Road, SW11 6PR
0845 094 1774
Storyboard and script your own short film, edit it, and upload it to youtube! You can create a live action or animation film, then make a poster to publicise it. Watch the premiere with popcorn; prizes will be given to the best film.
23-25 July & 26-27 July Ages 9 -15; 9am-3pm; costs £40 per day
Belleville School, Belleville Road, SW11
07788 980 740