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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Essex Sport is pleased to bring CHUMS back for 2021 with COVID secure camps running throughout the summer holidays. Our first priority is the health and wellbeing of our participants, and so we have been working hard to ensure your child(ren) will continue to have a safe and fun environment to grow, learn and create memories – and of course meet plenty of new friends on the way!
We have made a number of important changes to the camp this year to ensure we can keep children, staff, and parents/guardians safe, but still provide the same unique and fantastic CHUMS experience that you have come to expect of us. These include:
To reflect current government guidance, we have created a FAQ's below and will continually be updating this for if and when guidance changes as we get closer to the camp start date.
Our red group is tailored at children aged 5-7 years old and includes a fun range of different activities suited for minis including 3 T’s cricket, football, basketball, tag games, and a CHUMS favourite – camouflage! Our red group will have exclusive access to our ‘Time Out Lounge’ which will be their base throughout the holidays to use for other creative activities including arts and crafts and fun quizzes.
Our Red Group activities are offered in partnership with Wivenhoe Park Day Nursery Holiday Club.
Orange and green groups will take part in a much wider programme of sport activities. Traditional favourites include football, basketball, netball, tennis and dodgeball. They will also have the opportunity to participate in more unique non-traditional activities such as top rope climbing on our recently refurbished wall, having a go on our famous frisbee golf course, and competing in some outdoor archery on our award-winning grass pitches! Altogether, they will have the chance to try over 25 different sport throughout the week and receive some expert coaching from our in-house NGB qualified coaches along the way!
Week 1: Thursday 22 July and Friday 23 July
Week 2: Monday 26 July to Friday 30 July 2021
Week 3: Monday 2 August to Friday 6 August 2021
Week 4: Monday 9 August to Friday 13 August 2021
Week 5: Monday 16 August to Friday 20 August 2021
Week 6: Monday 23 August to Friday 27 August 2021
Save 10% if you book before 31 May 2021
Weekly bookings (book a full week and receive a saving of 5 days for the price of 4 individual days):
Individual day bookings:
If you are new to CHUMS, you will need to complete a children's registration form (.pdf) and return to reception by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com
View our booking instructions video or follow the steps below:
Parents can also book via the Sports Centre reception by telephoning on 01206 873250, and paying using a debit or credit card.
Currently, we have no plans to deliver our basketball and tennis camps in summer 2021. We hope to be able to bring these back in some format later in the year.