Essex Sport Junior

CHUMS Holiday Camps


Multi-sport holiday camps

Are you looking for ways to keep your young ones entertained and active during the school holidays? If yes, one of our holiday camps could be for you.

Our popular CHUMS holiday camp caters for children aged 5 to 11 years old, and our brand-new Uni-Active Sports camp for ages 12-15 years old.

Both our popular multi-sport camps take 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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Summer CHUMS 2023

Our CHUMS holiday camp is back for the summer holidays with a range of different activities for your little ones to grow, develop and make new friends. There will be lots of sports on offer, arts and crafts, and fun weekly themed activities.

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

Booking for Summer CHUMS is now available

Dates, times and prices


Monday 24 July until Thursday 31 August 2023 (exclusion date: 28 August 2023)


Drop-off: 8.30am-9am

Pick-up: 5pm-5.15pm


10% off all bookings made before 26 May 2023.

Book a full week and get 5 days for the price of 4 (discount has already been applied to below prices).

  Public Staff/Student
Week rate (4days) £116 £100
Day rate £29 £25

Prices are per child.

Example Summer timetable for Mini Camp (5-7 years)

Time Activity
8.30am - 9.15am Drop off and welcome
9.15am - 10.30am Parachute games
10.30am - 11.00am Break
11.00am - 12.00pm Basketball
12.00pm - 12.45pm Lunch/Free play
12.45pm - 1.45pm Camouflage
1.45pm - 2.00pm Break
2.00pm - 3.00pm Scavenger hunt
3.00pm - 3.30pm Break
3.30pm - 4.00pm Arts & crafts
4.00pm - 5.00pm Tennis 
5.00pm - 5.15pm Pick up

Example Summer timetable for Junior Camp (8-11 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 Football
3.45pm - 4.00pm Break
4.00pm - 5.00pm Basketball
5.00pm - 5.15pm Pick up


Uni-Active Sports

Our brand-new Uni-Active Sports camp takes the CHUMS experience to the next level offering an immersive, fun and rewarding sporting experience. Uni-Active days will spend more time learning new skills in sports you already know, as well as trying some sports that you may never have done before. 

The camp offers a range of over 25 sports and activities for your child to learn and develop new skills utilising the Universities state of the art facilities. Children will compete throughout the week to win points for excellent teamwork, effort, and attitude – with awards and prizes to be won every week!


Example Uni-Active timetable (12-14 years)

Time Activity
8.30am - 9.15am Drop off and welcome
9am - 10.30am Tennis
10.30am - 10.45am Break
10.45am - 12.15pm Football
12.15pm - 1pm Lunch
1pm - 2pm Orienteering
2ppm - 3pm Basketball
3pm - 3.15pm Break
3.15pm - 4.45pm Athletics
5.00pm - 5.15pm Pick up


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

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