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Children's activities

Essex Sport Junior

Children's sports camps and courses

We want to keep kids as active and healthy as you.

That's why our team is qualified, professional and friendly, offering a fun and nurturing environment for your little ones to grow, develop new skills and make friends.

We offer a range of sport courses for kids to sign up to, from karate to tennis and more. Plus we also run CHUMS holiday camps which are open to all children ages 5 to 14 years during school holidays.

 

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Sport courses

Courses timetables

All courses are held at the Colchester Campus Sports Centre. Find out more about our children's courses in tennis, futsal, basketball, karate and multi-sports for tots by downloading our junior sport courses timetable (.pdf) and our tennis timetable (.pdf).

How to book

CHUMS Holiday Camps

CHUMS Holiday Camp

Our popular CHUMS Holiday Camps are open to all children aged 5 – 14 years.

Our Essex Sport team places the safety of your children at the forefront of everything they do. Our team is qualified, professional and friendly, offering a fun and nurturing environment for your little ones to grow, develop new skills and make friends.

Our CHUMS Holiday Camp utilises the fantastic facilities available here at our University of Essex, Colchester Campus, including the Essex Sport Arena, which offers 21 courts suitable for basketball, netball, futsal and more!

Download our Winter CHUMS leaflet (.pdf) for more information.

Activities

Activities will include professional coaching in a variety of popular sports such as tennis, football, basketball, and other fun team-based games.

Mini CHUMS offers a personalised program tailored to children aged 5 - 8 years old, with a fun range of different sports including group games, tag games and craft sessions.

Junior CHUMS, for ages 8 - 14 years, provides a fun-filled bespoke programme of over 25 different sports which include favourites such as football, touch rugby, climbing, camouflage and kwik cricket, as well as offering professional coaching in tennis provided by our LTA Accredited coaches.

Children will have the opportunity to improve their skills across a variety of sports and learn how to play as a team, but most importantly, they will have lots of fun and meet new friends.

How to book 

Please note that week long bookings have sold out for Mini CHUMS, but there are still a limited number of day bookings available. 

Online

Bookings for CHUMS can now be made online

Before commencing the online booking process, please ensure you have the correct email address and PIN number for your child.  If you don’t have this number to hand, please contact us on 01206 873250 or email scadmin@essex.ac.uk

  1. Log in to our online booking system using the details provided for your child (you will need to log in separately for each child using relevant PIN).
  2. Select 'Make a booking'.
  3. Select the required CHUMS option from the list, such as, Winter CHUMS Day 1.
    1. If you would like to book for the whole week, please choose the ‘Full Week’ option. On the next screen, you will only need to select the first day to book for the full week.
    2. If you would like to book individual days, please select the required day. Please note, you wil need to book each day separately.
    3. Please ensure you select the appropriate age group when booking.
  4. You can add multiple bookings to your basket and proceed with payment when ready.
  5. You can view your bookings via the ‘Manage Bookings’ tab at the top of the page.

Sports Centre Reception

Parents can also book via the Sports Centre reception by either visiting or telephoning on 01206 873250, and paying using a debit or credit card. Parents will also need to complete an application and consent form (.pdf) and return to reception.

Terms and conditions

What to bring

Children should bring a packed lunch. Some of the activities take place outside, so wet weather clothing or a change of clothes is recommended.

Sport camps

Sport camps

Throughout the year, we run whole and half day camps in sports such as basketball, futsal, and tennis. These courses are run by dedicated, highly trained staff and will help your child to develop their skills. 

Take a look our summer Essex Sport Junior Sport Camps (.pdf) leaflet to see what the breakdown of the day may look like.

Our Essex Sport team places the safety of your children at the forefront of everything they do. Our team is qualified, professional and friendly, offering a fun and nurturing environment for your little ones to grow, develop new skills and make friends.

How to book

Online

Bookings for the tennis and basketball camps can be made online

Before commencing the online booking process, please ensure you have the correct email address and PIN number for your child.  If you don’t have this number to hand, please contact us on 01206 873250 or email scadmin@essex.ac.uk

  1. Log in to our online booking system using the details provided for your child.
  2. Select 'Make a booking' then 'Sports Camps'.
  3. Select the required option from the list, such as, Basketball Camp.
  4. You can add multiple bookings to your basket and proceed with payment when ready.
  5. You can view your bookings via the ‘Manage Bookings’ tab at the top of the page.

 

Sports Centre Reception

Parents can also book via the Sports Centre reception by either visiting or telephoning on 01206 873250, and paying using a debit or credit card. Parents will also need to complete an application and consent form (.pdf) and return to reception.

What to bring

Children should bring a packed lunch. Some of the activities take place outside, so wet weather clothing or a change of clothes is recommended.
Get in touch
Get in touch
CHUMS Holiday Camps Find out more about CHUMS holiday camp 
Telephone: 01206 873250
Sports Development Officer Find out more about current and future junior courses 
Telephone: 01206 873250
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