Hey there, Camp Xploders. Getting Xcited for Summer yet? Of course you are! It IS the best time of year, after all! What feels like a billion weeks off school, with nothing but free time on your hands, no “Come ON! Uniform on NOW!” on repeat from Mum or Dad and not a drop of homework in sight! Yay!
Summer sure seems to go on forever. Maybe it’s all thanks to those light mornings and evenings making the days last longer. This, and the slightly warmer feel to the air around us putting a spring in our step and a smile on our face; and purely shorts and tees But, the best thing about this time of year – alongside family holidays, perhaps – has to be Camp Xplode days. Quite possibly the greatest multi-activity holiday camp ever, providing fun, friend-filled days that are bursting with adventure! And, crikey, do we have some Xciting plans for you guys n gals this Summer?! You bet we do! Ready to hear more?
So, today, we’re revealing the details for our Summer programme at the wonderful Camp Redkite – or, as we like to call it, our original home!
This being our longest-running camp in Leeds, it always packs in a crowd and so we always stuff this camp full of splendidness to ensure everyone’s a happy camper all Summer long – whether you’re a pre-school Bear, a 5-7 year old Fox, a 8-11 year old Wild Cat or 12-14 year old Bison!
A new theme for our core classes, every single week!
It’s all about the variety at Camp Xplode, which is why our Chiefs like to change things up from week to week, bringing a theme to the camp everyone can enjoy. Here’s a sneaky peak at this Summer’s themes at Camp Redkite!
- Our Colour Wars week sees the whole camp completely aglow, with each fun activity linked to a colour and everything culminating in a friendly, colour-drenched battle!
- Early years campers get to stomp and roar like giants on our imaginary ogre-fuelled Bears & The Beanstalk adventure!
- We put places, food and cultures under the spotlight when our campers embark on our globally-inspired, Around The World camp!
- The big kids LOVE the competitive nature of a Campers Vs Staff week with every day ‘fierce while friendly’ fight for victory!
- There’s plenty of ‘Yo-ho-hos’ and swishing tails when cheeky pirates and beautiful mermaids hunt for treasure and enjoy ice-cream on our aquatic Bears at Sea theme!
And… a few surprise activities up our sleeves, too, which only the Muckamuck and Chiefs know about! Sshhhhhhh… It’s TOP SECRET!
That sounds like our Wolves calling, our group for campers aged 8 to 14 years and completely dedicated to outdoor survival activities. Summer camp is perfect for the wild-curious with the fairer weather lending itself to a group which spends zero time indoors and focuses purely on everything ‘bushcraft’ – creating a safety shelter, building and cooking on a campfire, hiking through the countryside and foraging the wildlife for edible goodies. Campers who book onto the Wolves programme can expect this type of activity and much more, all summer long. Worth another “AaaOooooooowwwl!”? Sure is! ?
What About Excursions, Special Guests and Events
Had enough variety yet? No, you say? Not to worry, we’ve plenty more up our sleeves with some cheeky extras all of our campers can choose to experience! From week 3 onwards, and running for the next four weeks of camp, each ‘Wicked Wednesday’ will include some amazing excursions to some of the best activity centres and parks available!
Like your adventure to be water-based? You’ll love the trip to the Aqua Park at Rother Valley! Or how about a day at one of the UK’s finest theme parks, Alton Towers? For a day’s rolling, jumping and sliding Ninja-style there’s a trip to Total Ninja in Manchester. Or…if you’re OK with heights and bridges built from ropes there’s a day’s fun to be had at Temple Newsam’s latest addition, Go Ape! Check out each of these amazing day trips on our website and get booking!
For those who prefer to keep their fun on camp, we’ve invited a number of special guests along this Summer to keep us busy, including a circus school, a petting zoo, a bouncing castle and acting workshop. As if this isn’t enough, we’ve also got some of our very own special events planned during Summer including the ever-popular Camp Xplode’s Got Talent competition – yes, it’s competitive and yes, it’s FUN – and we’ll top this all off with a Camp Xplode Family BBQ!
Don’t Forget the Bolt-Ons & Specialist Classes!
Whilst we like to change things up on a daily basis at Camp Xplode, we also like to provide specialist options to any campers looking to focus on a certain something. This Summer sees us continuing our partnerships with a number of local providers – Swim Specialist, Kinetic Tennis & Northern School of Contemporary Dance – who’ll be giving our campers the opportunity to learn to swim, play tennis, or dance. And… our very own big brother brand, The Tribal Way, will be on hand to teach campers how to master archery!
We’ll also be running our English Language course across the Summer break, our specialist option run in conjunction with Leeds English Language School, for young people visiting the UK to learn or improve their English vocabulary. Each week, campers have a series of classroom-based lessons plus daily outdoor activities and two excursions per week where their newly-learned skills can be put into practice – with this year’s day trips including York Dungeons & City, Manchester stadium & city tour, Royal Armouries & Leeds trip, and Scarborough Beach trip!