Holiday Camps at St Hugh's


The St Hugh's grounds and facilities will host a variety of exciting holiday camps in 2022.  Aside from our own Swim School, these camps are provided by approved external companies.  You will find all the information on camps, dates and booking on this page.

  • St Hugh's Swim School - a range of intensive weekly courses (group and individual lessons)
  • Life-Guarding Qualification course - intensive 5 day courses to train to become a life-guard
  • Premier Tennis - five day camps for children aged 5 - 15: improve your tennis and have fun!
  • Gecko Cricket - action-packed two day cricket camps for children aged 6 - 14 
  • Stagecoach - exciting theatre workshops for children aged 4 - 18
  • Ultimate Activity - Ultimate Camps / Ultimate Survival / Ultimate Tech 
  • Ace Hockey - Fun and engaging hockey activities with GB Hockey qualified coaches

 

ST HUGH’S SWIM SCHOOL

Booking has opened for our intensive swimming courses.  The St Hugh’s Swim School offers high quality swimming lessons, with small class sizes, for children of all ages and ability. 

The Swim School is a registered member of Swim England and swimming lessons are delivered in accordance with the Swim England (ASA) proficiency criteria.  The links on our Swim School page explain more about each level. The timetable for the half term programme can be seen below - together with dates of future holiday courses.

Please note that when enrolling you will be signing up for FIVE 30-minute swimming lessons which will run at the same set time from Monday to Friday.  It is not possible to book single lessons.  The fee for a week's group course is £50.  We are also providing 1-to-1 lessons: places for these are limited so are offered on a first come first served basis, at a cost of £150 for a week's course.

If you are looking to enrol your child(ren) please visit the Swim School page and follow these steps;

  • Start by reading the Swim England Award levels overview
  • We offer lessons from Ducklings 1 up to level 7. 
  • You can gauge entry level by exploring the ‘Duckling Award’ and ‘Learn to swim stages 1-7’ 
  • Complete the enquiry form (and confirm that you have read and agreed to the ‘Swim School Terms and Conditions’). 

SPRING HALF TERM:

14 - 18 February: 30-minute lessons, 08:30 -11:00 daily

SUMMER HALF TERM:

30 May - 1 June: 30-minute lessons, 09:00 - 12:00 daily

SUMMER HOLIDAYS:

18 - 22 July 2022: 30-minute lessons, 09:00 - 12:00 daily

25 - 29 July: 30-minute lessons, 08:30 - 11:00 daily

1 - 5 August: 30-minute lessons, 09:00 - 13:00 daily

8 - 12 August: 30-minute lessons, 09:00 - 13:00 daily

15 – 19 August: 30-minute lessons, 09:00 - 13:00 daily

22 - 26 August: 30-minute lessons, 09:00 - 13:00 daily

If you are new to St Hugh’s Swim School, please register using the registration button on the Swim School page, and then email poolmanager@st-hughs.co.uk to state the session(s) and level(s) you would like to book.

For all those already registered please email poolmanager@st-hughs.co.uk with booking requests.


 

National Pool Lifeguard Qualifications (NPLQ)

11th - 16th April: 09:00 - 17:00 daily

25th - 30th July 2022: 09:00 - 17:00 daily

24th - 29th October 2022: 09:00 - 17:00 daily

Candidates successfully completing this course will obtain a:

  • National Pool Lifeguard qualification
  • First Aid at Work certificate 
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) qualification 
  • Course Handbook
  • and will also be given a pocket mask to take away.

The fee for the course is just £295 which represents great value for all three qualifications.

In order to be able to join the course you must be 16 years and over on the last day of the course and already proficient in all the following areas:

  • Jump/dive into deep water
  • Swim 50m in less than 60 seconds
  • Swim 100m continuously on front and back in deep water
  • Tread water for 30 seconds
  • Surface dive to the floor of the pool
  • Climb out unaided without ladders/steps and where the pool design permits

The course runs on Monday - Friday from 09:00 - 17:00 with the test to be taken on either Friday evening or Saturday morning (09:00 - 13:00) so please keep Saturday free just in case.

Buses to the venue are infrequent so you will need to be able to get to and from the course by car.

Please note that the course requires you to complete written exams as well as be observed in practical sessions.  When completing the registration form, please answer all the questions fully and disclose anything relevant about yourself - the trainer will be able to adapt the course content and delivery to be able to support you where needed.

To find out more or book onto the course email Russell Paul, Lettings and Commercial Manager at poolmanager@st-hughs.co.uk


 

Premier Tennis

SUMMER HALF TERM: 30th May - 3rd June: 08:00 - 17:00 daily

SUMMER HOLIDAYS: 11th - 15th July 2022: 08:00 - 17:00 daily / 1st - 5th August 2022: 08:00 -17:00 daily

AUTUMN HALF TERM: 17th - 21st October: 08:00 - 17:00 daily

Tennis lessons for children age 5 to 15. Get the most out of the holidays at this high energy 5-day camp in the beautiful grounds of St Hugh’s School.  With a combination of hard & all-weather Astro courts, plus an indoor sports hall, we have all the space needed for individual age-specific groups that maximise improvement and fun with friends. Our accredited coaches organise drills, mini matches, team games and individual challenges to test body and mind, with daily prizes to celebrate success. A week of fun and exercise - the start of skills for life!

To find out more and book visit Premier Tennis


 

Gecko Cricket Camps

10:00 – 15:00 daily, with early drop off available at 09:00 

SUMMER HOLIDAYS: 11 -12 July / 20 - 21 July / 27 - 28 July / 1 - 2 August / 10 - 11 August / 17 – 18 August 

AUTUMN HALF TERM: 17 - 18 October / 19 - 20 October / 21 October (Master class)

Bookings can be made here Gecko Cricket 

Please watch our video here to see what we are all about! 


 

Ultimate Activity

Ultimate Activity Camps will be running a range of fantastic holiday programmes at St Hugh’s during the Summer holidays this year.

Ultimate Camps

SUMMER HOLIDAYS: 18 July - 19 August from 08:00 - 18:00 daily

AUTUMN HALF TERM: 17 - 28 October 2022 from 08:00 - 18:00 daily

These are open to all children aged 4-14 years, and involve over 40 exciting sports, games, and creative activities each week. These activities are delivered by engaging and enthusiastic staff who encourage the children to try the new activities, make new friends, and ensure that they have lots of fun!

For dates, prices and booking, please visit www.ultimateactivity.co.uk or call one of the friendly and helpful customer service team members on 0330 111 7077.

Ultimate Survival

18 July - 19 August from 08:00 - 18:00 daily

A fun and adventurous outdoor day camp where children aged 7-14 years try exciting outdoor activities and games, learning new skills while being fully immersed and enjoying the great outdoors.  There is an opportunity to take part in a 'Camp Cook Out' every Thursday evening at an extra cost.

For dates, prices or to simply book please visit www.ultimateactivity.co.uk or call one of the friendly and helpful customer service team members on 0330 111 7077

Ultimate Tech

1 - 4 August from 08:00 - 18:00 daily

8 - 11 August from 08:00 - 18:00 daily

A fun 4-day tech camp for 8-14 year olds.  Aspiring tech wizards will get hands-on experience with today's and tomorrow's tech, spending 4 days discovering, learning and creating fun and engaging tech projects.

To find out more and book visit www.ultimateactivity.co.uk/


 

Stagecoach Performing Arts Holiday Workshops

25 - 29 July: 09:00 - 16:00 daily

15 - 19 August: 09:00 - 16:00 daily

Children and Teenagers (from 4 to 18 years) can make friends, have fun and develop some great new skills at our fabulous Stagecoach Holiday Workshops. At the end of their time with us, our students will join together to showcase their new-found singing, acting and dancing skills to family and friends.

FAQ's

I have done one of your workshops before/I'm a current Stagecoach student, how do I sign up this time?  You do not need to go through the full enrolment process. Just email Principal James Barker faringdon@stagecoach.co.uk and he will work his magic!

I am NEW, how do I sign up? Either go to our website and enrol at your convenience or call Principal James Barker on 01367 240663. He is available to answer any questions you may have and to sign you up.

My children are not term time Stagecoach students, does that mean we can still join? We would be delighted to welcome NEW and experienced Stagecoach Students to our school holiday workshops. No experience necessary, no auditions are required – just a willingness to give it a go!

How are Stagecoach holiday workshops different from other kids' clubs? At Stagecoach we have years of experience in delivering high quality, fun performing arts lessons to children and teenagers.  Our professional team of teacher and role models work with each student to improve their confidence in singing, dancing and acting before giving them a suitable role to play in a performance or parent presentation for family and friends.


 

ACE Hockey

ACE Hockey returns to St Hugh's School for 3 Hockey Camps during 2022.

  • 4 - 6 April: 10:00 - 16:00 daily
  • 31 August - 2 September: 10:00 - 16:00 daily
  • 25 - 27 October: 10:00 - 16:00 daily

Our camps are an ideal opportunity to have fun, continue with hockey during the holidays, keep skills up to date and prepare for the new season.

AGE: 8 -14 years

TIME: Registration from 09:30 am. Camp runs from 10:00 to 16:00 each day

COST: £135 for 3 days of structured coaching and development

  • Fun, exciting and engaging Hockey!
  • Coaching tailored based on age & ability
  • Skills & strategies to play effective hockey
  • Become confident & competent players
  • Tactical awareness & technical skills
  • Focus on movement development

 

For further information & booking please visit www.acehockey.co.uk