Day Camps

Activate Camps is the leading provider of active and inspiring childcare across the UK. Over the last 18 years we have entertained over 155,000 children on our camps.

Every year we operate over 190 camps at Independent Schools, State Schools and University sites engaging over 7,000 children aged 5-16 years old, during the school holidays.

We can provide Independent Schools, State Schools and Universities the opportunity to generate extra revenue, specifically during holiday periods.

On many of our sport specific camps we work with current and former athletes and likeminded companies who want to inspire the next generation.

You’ll find all the athletes we work with visiting camps over the school holidays, giving children a unique opportunity to meet sporting role models and learn from them first hand. If it isn’t our main ambassadors themselves then some of their sporting friends will help inspire the camps.

Our Camps

Click a logo to find out more about each camp or click here to visit out Camps website.

In 2023...

venues nationwide
children on camp
seasonal staff
days of childcare provided
different camp types
nights of residential care
Feefo rating from parents

Case study

Merchant Taylors’ School

Merchant Taylors School

Activate have worked with Merchant Taylors’ School (MTS) since 2014, running a combination of Multi Activity and Sport Specific holiday camps for 5-16 year olds during the Easter and summer school holidays.

During the summer holidays, Activate run two camps side by side each week, a Multi Activity Camp and a Sport Specific camp.

By using this dual camp combination, we can provide childcare solutions for every child in a family, offering parents one location and consistent times for dropping off and picking up their children. We often have over 150 children on site each day during camp weeks, attracting over 350 families each year.

At Merchant Taylors’ School between 2014-2023 we have…

children on camp
in facility hire fees for the school
Entertained over
non-Merchant Taylors’ pupils

Performance Residential Camps

Develop and play. Socialise and stay.

Activate Camps deliver engaging sport residential camps for children aged 10-18 years old, offering children the experience of a lifetime.

Performance Residential Camps give talented athletes the opportunity to develop with like-minded teenagers under expert coaching in a focused sporting environment.

Using fantastic boarding school facilities, we deliver 3-5 night residential programmes for groups of 30-150 children in sports such as middle distance running, basketball, lacrosse, netball, golf and cricket.

Our residential programmes provide an additional revenue stream for our venues with the added bonus of a sole provider using the school site for both residential and day camps.

Residential Camps

Holiday Activity and Food camps

Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) programme

We are also proud to deliver Holiday Activity and Food camps.

First delivered by Activate in 2021, the holiday activity and food programme is a government funded holiday camp offering free childcare with a free meal for any child who is eligible for benefit related free school meals.

Follow Activate Camps on Social Media