WHO CAN GO ON THESE TRIPS?
Belmont & Carey Youth Camp is open to ALL youth ages 9 to 18.
MY CHILD DOESN’T ATTEND ANY OF BELMONT OR CAREY YOUTH GROUPS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR?
Ideally we would recommend that they attend at least two evenings to help meet some of the staff and other children. If your child is a friend of a camper, we will welcome them but again you will need to talk this over in more detail with one of the camp organisers.
DO WE SLEEP IN CABINS AND/OR TENTS?
The juniors (ages 8 to 10) will sleep in pop up and zip up tents. The rest of camp will be in 8-man ridge tents.
HOW MUCH IS CAMP?
Currently the price is £170 for children between 8 and 14. This cost covers the whole week’s activities, transport, accommodation and three meals a day.
Current price for 14 plus is £190. This cost covers the whole week’s activities, transport, accommodation, three meals a day and a bespoke adventure day.
A £20 discount is applied if your deposit and attendance form is received before January 1st.
DOES MY CHILD NEED SPENDING MONEY?
It is completely optional, the cost of camp covers their meals, fruit and drinks are also available for free throughout the day. If you did wish to give your child spending money this can be safely stored in the camp bank which opens daily for campers to make withdrawals.
I CAN’T AFFORD CAMP.
We are able to offer financial support to several children every year, to ensure no one misses out. For more information and to discuss in detail please speak to one of the camp organisers.
HOW DO I PAY?
We need a deposit of £50 to secure your child’s space with full payment to be received by July. We can take payment by bank transfer, cheque or cash. We will happily let you set up a standing order to make smaller instalments every month if you wish. Talk to a Camp Organiser for more information.
If your child is unable to attend for any reason, a full refund will be returned.
MY CHILD HAS NEVER BEEN CAMPING OR AWAY FROM HOME BEFORE.
This is no problem as we have many first-time campers. Our staff are very good at supporting first time campers and we even have two dedicated staff members as Junior Welfare officers during the week.
WHAT TO PACK
Before camp your child will receive their camp booklet that will contain loads of helpful information, and we also have a parents information evening to go over it all in more detail. Also you can locate the ‘what to pack’ checklist on the blog section of this website.
I DON’T WANT MY CHILD’S PHOTO TO APPEAR ON THIS WEBSITE
This website will not post any identifiable photos of any children, we will never place full names of children either. We have a photo policy which can be reviewed upon request.
WILL MY CHILD BE SAFE, WHAT CHECKS ARE DONE?
All adults onsite need to have been checked against the government Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). This helps us make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA). These checks are performed by the Camp organisers & refreshed regularly.
All our activities are risk assessed yearly and kept up to date alongside our emergency processes.
MY CHILD NEEDS TO TAKE REGULAR MEDICATION?
We have a dedicated Medical Officer on site, with at least two supporting staff. Every parent is required to complete a medical form for their child. We will keep all the medication safe and ensure that it is taken as and when needed. You can discuss any other concerns with the medical team in more detail prior to camp.