Holiday Day Camps

It’s been a long and difficult few months and we all need something to look forward to. Whether it’s you parents longing for peace and quiet or the kids wanting fun, friends and freedom, our Summer Day Camps are the answer.

Make Ready’s Day Camps are back (lockdown-permitting) for two weeks: Mon 27th – Fri 31st July and Mon 3rd – Fri 7th August.

Your children’s safety and wellbeing are our first consideration. Our woodland setting, being completely outdoors whatever the weather, is a huge plus. However, we’re introducing a host of measures to minimise risk, in as unobtrusive and relaxed a way as possible.

As ever, our Day Camps are all about unplugged, energetic, outdoor play that makes the most of our basecamp’s beautiful woodland and fields. Our range of games and problem-solving activities including archery, laser tag, nerf, shelter building, forest skills, creating and navigating obstacle courses, map-reading and more will keep your youngsters on the go all day. 

To help protect children and to ensure they have a good time we will be limiting numbers at Camp each day to 20 (rather than the usual 30) so do book early to avoid disappointment.

Book Summer Day Camp places here.

*We do have shelter to retreat to if the weather misbehaves too much but aim to be outside as much as possible, whatever the weather – we’ll adapt activities to make the most of the environment around us. 

When and where?

Our next  Holiday Day Camps are taking place on Monday 27th July – Friday 31st July and Monday 3rd August – Friday 7th August at out site in Harts lane, South Godstone, Surrey, RH9 8LZ

The not-so-obvious benefits

Make Ready’s Holiday Day Camps focus on fun and making the most of nature, with friends. We don’t follow a formal ‘curriculum’, this isn’t school. However, we’re an experienced team specialising in outdoor education so can’t help but set out the benefits summer camps like this bring…

Spending long days outside, with woods and fields to explore, no homework to do (and, dare we say it, no parents or teachers) is rare for many children these days. We give them that experience. We build their confidence, develop their communication skills, teach them new practical skills and introduce them to traditional games they may not have encountered yet. We build their familiarity with the natural world and we support them, in a light touch way, to make friends. Most importantly, we give them the space to have fun.

Booking & prices

We plan our Day Camps as a week-long experience and would love to have your child join us for the full week (or more) but do offer bookings by the day too – whatever suits you.

To book a place, please fill out our simple online booking form.  We’ll get back to you within one working day to confirm availability and give you payment details. Your place/s will be confirmed once we have received your deposit.

Each individual day, 8.30am to 5pm, costs £40 per child. If you book a full five day week the price drops to a total of £175 (a £25 discount).

Each day is different at a Make Ready Day Camp, depending upon the setting, the weather, and the group dynamic. We want our Day Campers to feel that they can take things at their own pace and are careful to ensure they feel included, comfortable and safe at all times, yet don’t feel as if they’re being overly-directed or put through a bootcamp. We also take a flexible approach to differentiating between children and teens of different ages. All activities are age-appropriate, many in mixed age groups, others in smaller groups where age is often but not always a factor, it depends on the individual.

What to wear and bring:

Our Day Camps are all about being outside and active so kids need to wear comfortable, sensible (washable!) clothing suitable for running around and playing. Bear in mind they may well get muddy, end up with grass stains etc. Please wear trainers but bring wellies too, just in case. Sun hats, suncream and raincoats are essential.

We have no kitchen facilities at our Day Camps. We provide limited snacks and drinks in line with current guidance but your child needs to bring a packed lunch, drinks and snacks please.

It’s fine to bring a book or comics for some quiet time out but children won’t need anything else, we provide all equipment for games and activities.

What not to wear and bring

No precious designer outfits please and no long trailing skirts, dresses or anything else that might trip kids up or get in the way.

No electronic devices please – we can’t take responsibility for these and there won’t be opportunity during the day to use them. If it’s absolutely essential that your child brings a phone with them we can store it during the day. We will give all parents and carers a mobile number to call if need be during the day and will happily take essential messages. We will also, where you give permission, take some photos each day and share those (privately and securely) with parents and carers.

Any questions?

If you have any questions please contact us at:

Here’s the link to the booking form again.

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