FAQ

How do I book my child on a camp? 

Click the 'Book Camps' tab at the top of webpage and then scroll down and select the camp/s you would like to attend.

Will I receive more information after I have made a booking? 

Essential information is available at time of booking via our website, you will receive a confirmation email once you have booked a camp. You will then receive an 'Official Camp Schedule and Information' email 1/2 days prior to camp commencing.

Where do I drop off/pick up my child for a camp? 

These details will be given in your 'Official Camp Schedule and Information' email. Please see the map on our 'Venue' page for location information.

What should my child bring to the camp? 

You will again receive these details via your 'Official Camp Schedule and Information' email, which will change dependant on type of camp. But to plan and prepare please ensure your child has appropriate footwork and clothing for relevant sport, children will not be able to participate without appropriate clothing. Any necessary medication and a clearly labelled drink should be brought along.

Children must bring their own lunch.

What should my child wear? 

Any athletic clothing is fine, please ensure they have both boots(when relevant) and trainers. Gum shield is a must when attending a rugby or hockey and kids will not be able to participate without one. Additional safety equipment is at your own discretion. 

Will lunch/refreshments be provided? 

We may provide a morning snack on some camps. But please ensure your child has a refillable drinks bottle and food for a lunch break. 

 

CODE OF CONDUCT 

THE GOOD COACHES CODE
Coaches of young players should: 
• Recognise the importance of fun and enjoyment when coaching young players. Most learning is achieved through doing. 
• Appreciate the needs of the players before the needs of the sport. 
• Be a positive role model – think what this implies. 
• Keep winning and losing in perspective – encourage young players to behave with dignity in all circumstances. 
• Respect all referees and the decisions they make (remember it could be you refereeing next week) and ensure that the players recognise that they must do the same. 
• Provide positive verbal feedback in a constructive and encouraging manner to all young players, both during coaching sessions and games. 
• Provide experiences, which are matched to the young players’ ages and abilities, as well as their physical and mental development. 
• Ensure all youngsters are coached in a safe environment, with adequate first aid readily to hand.  
• Never allow a player to train or play when injured. 
• Ensure good supervision of young players, both on and off the field. 
• Recognise that young players should never be exposed to extremes of heat, cold, or unacceptable risk of injury. 
• Develop an awareness of nutrition as part of an overall education in lifestyle management. 
• Ensure that your knowledge and coaching strategies are up to date.
• Be aware of, and abide by, the policies and procedures outlined in specific sports Child Protection Guidance Booklets.
Important note for rugby: Coaches working with young players up to the age of 12 must follow the guidelines laid down by the RFU Rugby Continuum. Coaches working with young players aged 13+ must be aware of the Under 15 and Under 19 law variations, including those that apply to cross border matches.

Child Safeguarding

The Only Camps are committed to ensuring all young people have equal opportunities and are entitled to do so in an enjoyable and safe environment. We have a duty of care towards all the young people involved in our camps and endeavour to ensure their safety and protection from harm or abuse.

All our coaches have undertaken recommended courses for Safeguarding and Protecting children and we take this matter very seriously.

Good Practice

We are committed to providing every child the best opportunity to enjoy their time with us. All our specific sports coaches are qualified and insured and adhere to their sports code of conduct. For more information please do not hesitate to ask one of the coaches or contact us via email or phone.

 

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Terms and conditions 

1. Payment and/or your signature constitute your acceptance of these terms and conditions.

2.Places are limited and on a first come first served basis.  Following receipt of your payment your child(rens) place will be reserved. The Only Camps will send you an email to confirm your booking and give further details. 

3. Cancellation Policy:

We require a minimum of 14 days to cancel a booking.  If cancelling within this time no refunds will be given.  Outside of this a full refund or a transfer to another camp can be made.  In extenuating circumstances the Directors will decide if a part/whole refund is to be given.

Injury: In the case of any participants missing sessions due to injury refunds will be offered at 50% of the costs of the session missed after the deduction of the standard admin fee of 20% of the camp cost. Please note that refunds or transfers to be issued due to injury need to be supported by an official doctors certificate confirming that the participants physical health is no longer suitable to take part. 

4. Neither The Only Camps nor any of its staff nor persons involved with the organisation of the 'The Only Camps' accepts liability for any losses or additional expenses incurred by any participant or their parents or guardians due to injury or sickness, strikes, war or any other cause beyond their control, whilst at the 'The Only Camps'.

5. The Only Camps reserves the right to modify a programme due to adverse weather conditions, low attendance or other unforeseen circumstance

6. How We Use Your Personal Information (Data Protection):

All personal information that we may collect (including, but not limited to, your name and address) will be collected, used and held in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018 and your rights under that Act.  We may use your personal information to:

  1. Provide Our Services to you.

  2. Process your payment for the Services.

  3. Inform you of new products and services available from us.  You may request that we stop sending you this information at any time.

  4. We will not pass on your personal information to any other third parties [without first obtaining your express permission].

7. If a parent or guardian would like to make a complaint to The Only Camps then they should contact us in person, by phone, email or post. The parent or guardian will be contacted within 72 hours of the complaint being lodged, but the complaints procedure may take up to 2 weeks.

8. By making payment and/or signing the booking/consent form, you confirm that you are the parent or guardian of the child listed within the booking and have custody and control of him/ her and you confirm that:

  • You have read and accept all of our terms and conditions.

  • You accept that we will only administer prescribed drugs, e.g. antibiotics or inhaler, to your child during the camp with your verbal and written consent at the start of the Camp.

  • You consent that we may call upon emergency medical advice for your child if an incident requires it.

  • You accept that there is an inherent risk of injury in our rugby/netball/cricket/football/hockey/dance camps.

  • You consent to: your child's participation in The Only Camps, your child being photographed whilst at the 'The Only Camps' and that such photographs can be used in future promotional material produced by 'The Only Camps' unless you have specified otherwise on the booking form.

  • You accept that you must inform us on the application form that your child suffers from any illnesses or conditions.

  • You consent to trained first aid personnel caring for your child in the event of an accident.