Frequently asked questions - summer camp

Who will my child be roomed with?

We have rooms ranging from an occupancy of 2 up to 12 which allows us the flexibility to group the children together appropriately by age and gender. If you have any particular requests for rooming such as friends or siblings, let us know.

Can the children choose their activities?

We write each groups programme to ensure that there is a progression throughout the week, maximising personal development outcomes. For those on day camp, the programme will be published on the website so you can choose the day and activities that suit.

Is there a shop on site?

Yes. There is a gift shop selling gifts, toys and confectionery. Items range from 50p up to £40 but there are plenty of toys and gifts under £5.

Can they bring their mobile phones?

We don't recommend sending them with phones or tablets. There is little phone signal and high value items are at risk of being lost or damaged. Children will be asked to call home midway through the week at an agreed time. For photos we recommend a disposable camera. Parents can contact the children at any time on the main office number which is manned 24 hours during summer camp.

What is the minimum age you accept?

Children must be 5 years old for day camp and 8 years old for residential camp.

Can children come just for the day?

Yes. There is a day camp which operates between 9am and 5:45pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Children on day camp will join in with the residential camp programme. Lunch is provided and the cost is £35 per day.

Do you offer a shorter stay? 1 night?

We can offer shorter stays but availability is limited. If you are interested in a shorter stay, please contact us to discuss on 01792 391386.

My child is a fussy eater. What food will be served?

Our menu is designed to satisfy all tastes by offering lots of choice. Typically, children are also more inclined to try new foods on residential camp, but if you are particularly concerned, our chef will be happy to talk this through with you.

What do they need to bring?

On booking you will be sent a list of what to bring but as a minimum they will need:
- A water bottle
- Suncream
- A hat
- A waterproof coat
- Comfortable clothes including items with long sleeves and trousers (a safety requirement on some activities).
- NOT clothes you don't want to get muddy!
- Slippers/indoor shoes
- Walking shoes and/or trainers
- Toiletries and towel

My child is on medication. Is that ok?

We have to be informed of any conditions and/or medication but cannot administer it ourselves. We will store it for them but they will have to take responsibility for administering it themselves. It's always best to contact us and chat to our experienced staff about your child's individual requirements.

What is a typical day like

07:30 - Wake up
08:00 - Breakfast
09:30 - First activity (eg Crate Stack / Ships Ladder)
11:15 - Second activity (eg Orienteering / Buggy Building)
13:00 - Lunch
14:00 - Third activity (eg Archery / Crystal Maze)
15:45 - Fourth activity (eg Tree Climbing / Abseiling)
18:00 - Dinner
19:00 - Tuck shop
19:30 - Evening entertainment (eg Camp fire & Bat watching / I'm a Celebrity)
21:00 - Wind down session (eg Film / Foosball)
22:30 - Bed (may be earlier for younger campers)

How can I trust Carreg Adventure to make sure my child will enjoy themselves?

We are full members of the British Activity Providers Association, we are accredited by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom and hold the AdventureMark. Our management team have been involved with Summer Camps for nearly 30 years. The team here will with the groups from first thing in the morning until they go to bed, with a team member sleeping in close proximity to all the children.

Stouthall Country Mansion is a private site, so the children are able to experience the freedom to enjoy themselves, while parents and guardians can have peace of mind.