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Just Camps was established in 2010 by Matt Holdback who has dedicated years to becoming an industry specialist, firstly through education at the University of Gloucestershire gaining experience working with children for companies such as Kings Sports Camps and Cheltenham Town FC. Matt then followed this passion globally as he went on to develop and direct camps out in the USA. On his return to the UK, Matt took employment for Leicester City Football Club and then with LA Fitness as he studied for his Level 3 Personal Training Qualification to continue his own professional development in the area that really influenced the establishment of the Just Camps ethos...physical and mental health.

With all of his experience from working within the sports, health and fitness industry, Matt decided to set up his own quality, fun loving kids camp. He wanted to create a camp which can provide a safe and enjoyable learning environment for kids who come from all different backgrounds with many different interests and skill sets.

Matt dedicated his time and efforts in the early years of the business into creating and developing the original camp in Cheltenham. With a loyal team of coaches behind him, Matt was able to expand the Just Camps name into Gloucester, Banbury, Bristol and Leicester. Now, with an ever growing team of experienced and enthusiastic coaches, Just Camps is now six camps strong!

But expanding our camps isn't where it stops for Matt and his team. At Just Camps we pride ourselves on our creativity, bringing new and innovative ideas to our camps as we have now added hoverboarding and Nintendo Switch special events to our programme in addition to our 'Watch Us Get Fit' programme!

We are always looking for new, industry leading ideas that we can bring to our camps so that we can provide the best service possible and most importantly, give the kids an experience that they will never forget!

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Parent's peace of mind:

Getting Children Active
Experienced Coaching Staff
Helping Children Build Self-Confidence
Qualified Coaches
Staff DBS Checked
Health and Safety Assessments
 

Just Camps: The Beginning

Behind the Scenes: Staff Training


Meet the Team:

Our coaches are not only employed for their qualifications and experience but also their infectious personalities and abilities to support each and every child's needs in order to enhance their development.
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Matt Holdback - Cheltenham

 

Matt Holdback - Cheltenham

07716 926 147

Likes: Leicester City & Chicken wings

Fun Fact: Matt was selected to carry the Olympic torch in 2012 through Gloucester!

mattholdback@justcamps.co.uk
Bex Morgan - Warwick

 

Bex Morgan - Warwick

07990 917 699

Likes: Being a Big Kid, Dodgeball, The Beach.

Fun Fact: Bex is Just Camps First Franchisee!

bexmorgan@justcamps.co.uk
Esme Chance

 

Esme Chance

Likes: good foor and to chat!

Fun Fact: Esme also works for Argos!

esmechance@justcamps.co.uk
Max Wilkins

 

Max Wilkins

Likes: to take part in all sports and supports Arsenal FC!.

Fun Fact: Max is a fully qualified referee!

maxwilkins@justcamps.co.uk
Kyle Humphries - Leicester

 

Kyle Humphries - Leicester

Likes: Golf and training at the gym!

Best Joke: What do yiu call a fish with no eyes? Fshhhhh!

kylehumphries@justcamps.co.uk
Brad Wilson

 

Brad Wilson

Likes: Bristol City FC!

Best Joke: What did one toilet say to the other toilet? You look flushed.

bradwilson@justcamps.co.uk
Solomon Wheatley

 

Solomon Wheatley

Likes: Nandos, Eastenders, Tarzan, Arsenal.

Fun Fact: Solomon still watches cartoons when he gets home from work!

solomonwheatley@justcamps.co.uk
Nareece Ford

 

Nareece Ford

Likes: Netball

Best Joke: Why did the cookie go to the hospital? Because he felt crummy.

nareeceford@justcamps.co.uk
James Harding

 

James Harding

Likes: Football and Golf

Fun Fact: I once scored 5 goals in a football match!

jamesharding@justcamps.co.uk
Hattie Moss

 

Hattie Moss

Fun Fact: Hattie has never broken a bone in her body!

Best Joke: Why do bananas wear suncream at the beach? In case they peel!

hattiemoss@justcamps.co.uk
Ryan Shaw

 

Ryan Shaw

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Likes: Hot wings, TOWIE, Jumanji, Aston Villa.

Fun Fact: Ryan represented England University Football team!

ryanshaw@justcamps.co.uk
Cameron Cheal

 

Cameron Cheal

Fun Fact: Cam used to play semi professional football!

Best Joke: What do you call a man with no shins? Tony!

cameroncheal@justcamps.co.uk
Sam Sinon

 

Sam Sinon

Fun Fact: Sam can beatbox!

Best Joke: Why as 6 afraid of 7? Because 7,8,9!

samsinon@justcamps.co.uk
Daisy Tibbs

 

Daisy Tibbs

Fun Fact: Daisy has once jumped out of an aeroplane

Best Joke: What do you call a dinosaur sleeping?... A Dino-Snore

daisytibbs@justcamps.co.uk
Erica Holford

 

Erica Holford

Likes: Playing football and attending festivals!

Fun Fact: Erica used to be a gymnast!

ericaholford@justcamps.co.uk

"Being active is not just essential for the elite, it is a must that we get children physically active across the board. Having worked alongside Matt at the Cheltenham site I have seen first hand the effect of the many different themed games that we run at the camps. To challenge a child to run over and steel some of the Pirates treasure, dodge a ball in dodgeball or even escape from a hunter in Foxes & Hunters has a far greater effect than conventional sports coaching for many children"

Jonathan Flynn

 

"I have had the pleasure of working for Just Camps for a number of years now and during that time I have seen children develop their social and physical skills through fun games and activities. Working at Just Camps has been self-fulfilling as I enjoy watching children develop skills they can transfer into later life." 

 

James Harding

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I bring?

Snack
Packed Lunch
Water/Drinks
Suncream
Appropriate Clothing
Lots of Energy and Enthusiasm!

Do you take Child Care Vouchers?

Yes we take most mainstream vouchers including:
Eden Red - Accpunt No: P20872417
Kiddie Vouchers
Care-4 - Account No: 63478603
Co-Op
Computer Share - Account No: 19711355
Busy Bees
Fideliti
Sodexo - Account No: 833354
RG Childcare

Please contact us to find out more on how to pay via Child Care Vouchers mail@justcamps.co.uk

Will my children be kept in the same group?

Children are grouped mainly in to age appropriate groups for certain activities. If siblings desire to be ket together please speak to the Camp Director on the first morning of camp.

Does it matter that my child doesnt know anyone?

It is absolutely fine that children come to camp on their own not knowing anyone. We have children attend from different schools all across the county, they are encouraged to make friends and include everyone in all activities.
We actually run a 'Make a Mate' Monday where everyone gets to meet everyone else and learn each others names.

Do you offer a corporate discount?

We do offer corporate discounts to many larger local and national businesses, including:
Waitrose
SuperDry
Spirax Sarco
CrossFit Cheltenham

To claim your corporate discount email us from your company email address or speak to the person who deals with your company benefits.

If you wish to discuss adding your company to the list then please email corporatecare@justcamps.co.uk

Are the staff qualified and hold DBS checks?

We are registered with Ofsted and all of our coaches hold the appropriate qualifications to deliver such activities on our camps.

Each coach also holds a current CRB/BDS check which is inspected and recorded.

They are also not only employed for their qualifications but aslo thier infectious personalities and abilities to get the most out of each and every child on camp.

Ofsted Registration

Our Ofsted Registration Number is EY469335

We are registered on Ofsted's Voluntary part of the Childcare Register. If you would like to know more about the registration process and what is required please follow the link below:

shorturl.at/sIRY3

Or contact Ofsted directly:

Piccadilly Gate
Store Street
Manchester
M1 2WD

Safeguarding Policy

Our Safeguarding Policy:

This safeguarding policy applies to all Owners, staff and volunteers or anyone working on behalf of Just Camps.

The purpose:

- To protect all children and minors under our duty of care at Just Camps.
- To provide all staff and volunteers at Just Camps with guidance on how to approach child protection and safeguarding.
- Just Camps believe no child should be exposed or experience any kind of abuse.
- At Just Camps we accept the responsibility to practice ways that promote child safety and are committed to protect all children and young people under our duty of care.

We recognise that:

- The welfare of the child is paramount, as stated in the Children Act 1989.
- All children, regardless of sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic background, identity, disability, gender or age have a right to be protected from all types of abuse.
- Some children will be more vulnerable than others due to the impact of past experiences. Their level of communication needs and dependency on certain issues.
- Working with children, young people, parents and guardians along with other agencies is essential when promoting child welfare.

We will seek to keep children and young people safe by:

- Following child protection and safeguarding practices by following the staff and volunteers code of conduct.
- Valuing, respecting and listening to all.
- Providing the correct staff and volunteers with support, supervision, training and detailed assurance measures.
- Completing all checks on staff and volunteers before having contact with the children.
- Recording and saving information in a safe and professional manor.
- Sharing information about safeguarding and our practices with the children, families, staff and volunteers through one-to-one discussions and advertisement.
- Using our procedures and policy to manage allegations against staff and volunteers working at Just Camps.
- Using our safeguarding procedures to share relevant information with agencies who are involved with a child, family or carer, where appropriate.
- Maintaining an anti-bullying environment and ensuring there is a policy to successfully deal with bullying incidence.
- Ensuring we have a complaint procedure in place.
- Ensuring we provide a safe environment for all children, staff and volunteers by following health and safety measures in accordance to regulations and the law.

What is Just Camps Cancellation Policy?

Just Camps arrange staffing to suit the number of children attending the camp and for this reason all places are non-transferable and non-refundable within 21 days of the first day of the camp week. 

Refunds before the 21 day period will require a Just Camps Transfer/Refund Request Form completed and returned to admin@justcamps.co.uk within this time scale. Any forms returned outside of this time will not be accepted. 

Any transfer or refund will incur a £18.00 administration fee.

To request a transfer request form please click here

Child Safety & Concerns

If you would like to give us any feedback regarding our Services, Staff or Procedures please contact:

Email: feedback@justcamps.co.uk

Alternatively if you have any concerns regarding any child in our care and would like to discuss matters further please contact us right away:

Manager: Matt Holdback
Email: MattHoldback@justcamps.co.uk
Tel: 0771 692 6147

Or if you would like to discuss matters with an outside body or in cases of emergency please contact:

Ofsted: 0300 123 1231

Police: 101 or 01452 726920

Emergency
Police: 999

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Our partnerships

Just Camps are now in partnership with many different local businesses who are bringing great products and services to the local area. Contact them directly to find out their latest Just Camps Discounts and Offers:

Marlbourough Ltd are the leaders in sheet metal folding, fabrication and laser/plasma cutting.

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