Essex Sport Junior

CHUMS Holiday Camps


Multi-sport holiday camps for 5 to 14 year olds

If you're looking for something that will keep your young ones entertained and active during the school holidays, then CHUMS is for you!

Our popular multi-sport camp takes place during the Christmas, Easter, and summer school holidays, and welcomes over 300 young people each year.

Our aim is to make the school holidays as fun, safe, and exciting as possible. We take enormous pride in the memorable experience we provide for your children; supporting them as they learn new skills, try new sports and make new friends.


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Christmas CHUMS 2022

Our CHUMS holiday camp is back for the Christmas holidays with a range of different activities for your little ones to grow, develop and make new friends.

If you’re new to CHUMS, find out more about how to book with us today.

Bookings for Christmas CHUMS are now available.

Example Christmas timetable for Red Camp (5-7 years)

Time Activity
8.30am - 9.15am Drop off and welcome
9.15am - 10.30am Arts and Crafts
10.30am - 11.00am Break
11.00am - 12.00pm Parachute Games
12.00pm - 12.45pm Lunch/Free play
12.45pm - 1.45pm Dodgeball
1.45pm - 2.00pm Break
2.00pm - 3.00pm Scavenger hunt 
3.00pm - 3.30pm Break
3.30pm - 4.00pm Yoga/Gymnastics
4.00pm - 5.00pm Free Play
5.00pm - 5.15pm Pick up

Example Christmas timetable for Orange Camp (8-10 years) and Green Camp (11-14 years)

Time Activity
8.30am - 9.15am Drop off and welcome
9.15am - 11.15am Climbing
11.15am - 11.30am Break
11.30am - 1.00pm Tennis
1.00pm - 1.45pm Lunch
1.45pm - 2.45pm Frisbee golf
2.45pm - 3.45pm Hockey
3.45pm - 4.00pm Break
4.00pm - 5.00pm Basketball
5.00pm - 5.15pm Pick up

Dates, times and prices


Wednesday 21 to Thursday 22 December 2022


Drop-off: 8.30am-9am

Pick-up: 5pm-5.15pm


  Public Staff/Student
Individual day £27.50 £24.00

Prices are per child.

How to book

New to CHUMS

If you are new to CHUMS, you will need to complete a children's registration form (.pdf) and return to reception by emailing Once registration is complete, we can process your payment and book your place.


If your child is already registered, bookings for CHUMS can now be made online via your account. To log in you will need your email address and 4-digit PIN.

If you don’t have this to hand, please contact us on 01206 873250 or email

View our booking instructions video or follow the steps below:

  1. Log in to our online booking system using your email and PIN
  2. Before making a booking, select your child's account on the top left-hand side. If you have more than one child registered, you will need to add bookings to the basket for each child individually before proceeding to making one payment for all
  3. To make a booking, select 'Make a booking'
  4. Select the required ‘CHUMS’ option from the list, such as, Summer CHUMS Day 1
    • When booking individual days, please note you will need to book them separately
    • Please ensure you select the appropriate age group when booking
  5. You can add multiple bookings to your basket and proceed with payment when ready
  6. You can review 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 telephoning on 01206 873250, and paying using a debit or credit card.

Please make sure you and your child are familiar with our new Terms and Conditions (.pdf) and Code of Conduct (.pdf). By booking a course or Pay and Play session, you are agreeing to adhere to these.

Work with us

We’re always looking for new staff to work on our multisport holiday camps. These jobs are ideal for anyone looking for seasonal work and with an interest in sports coaching or working with children.

We offer support and training, opportunities to develop and a competitive pay. If you’re interested in working with us drop us an email at

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CHUMS Holiday Camps Find out more about CHUMS
Telephone: 01206 873250
Sports Development Officer Find out more about other junior activities
Telephone: 01206 873250