What clothing should my child bring to a holiday camp?

Please ensure your son/daughter brings suitable clothing for indoor and outdoor play depending on weather. If necessary, please provide your child with sunscreen and suitable protection, e.g. a hat. In the winter, please bring warm clothing.

Is food/drink provided?

Bristol City Community Trust does not provide any food, so all participants will need to bring a snack and lunch, enough to last the duration of the day. If your child has an allergy please inform us as soon as possible so we can care for your child.

Please also ensure your child brings water/drinks with them too. There are water foundations on site to replenish fluids.

What should I do if my child requires medication?

If your child needs to take prescribed medication, please let Bristol City Community Trust know as soon as possible. The lead coach on the day will then ensure the medication is taken. Please store the medication in a safe bag.

When do I drop my child off and when do I pick them up?

Drop off at each of the Trust’s holiday camps is between 9.45am and 10am for registration. Collection is at 2pm.

Where should I register upon arrival?

A community coach will be situated in the main reception/atrium at the venue. Once registered, children will await the arrival of the other participants and then the camp will commence.

Can parents stay and watch the holiday camps?

Yes. Parents are able to stay to ensure their child settles in ok if they are apprehensive. It is advised parents don’t stay the entire day though as from experience children become reluctant to interact with the other participants.

Parents are encouraged to arrive slightly early for collection though so they can watch their child participate in the holiday camps and be awarded their certificate of achievement.

What happens if it rains?

The Trust’s holiday camp venue has indoor facilities. Should it be necessary, the camps will move inside.

Can I turn up on the day if I haven’t pre-booked?

Yes, participants are able to pay on the day, but it is strongly encouraged you book in advance as the camps always prove popular. If you pay on the day, cash and cheque are the only form of acceptable payment. All cheques must be payable to ‘Bristol City Community Trust’.

Where will my child eat their lunch?

Children will eat their lunch as a group in a designated area, where seating is provided. They will be supervised by a member of staff at all times.

Do I have to wear a football strip?

No. Participants can wear any clothing they feel most comfortable in, but it is recommended sports clothing is worn.

How are participants divided into their groups, is it age or ability?

Participants will usually be divided into the following groups based on age, but all groups will follow the same structure to the day.

6-7yrs – Red Group
8-9yrs – Green Group
10-11yrs – Purple Group

Can I wear football boots?

Studs cannot be worn as the camps will be held on astro turf rather than a grass pitch. Moulds and trainers can be worn.

If you have any questions that haven’t already been answered, please do not hesitate to contact the Community Trust on 0117 963 0636.

Group photo with Joe Morrell of Bristol CIty as Kids take part in a football camp during the Easter holidays - Mandatory byline: Rogan Thomson/JMP - 31/03/2016 - FOOTBALL - Abbeywood School - Bristol, England - Bristol City Community Trust Easter Camps.