YOUNGSTERS seeking an active way to spend the summer can take part in a wide range of sporting fun in the nationwide King’s Camps initiative.
King’s Camps provides sport-themed activities for children aged four-17.
And this summer, children in the Chester area can take part in a variety of sessions in the grounds of the King’s School, Wrexham Road, Chester.
Lucy Roberts, PR and marketing officer for the King’s Foundation charity, which runs the King’s Camps course, said it offers many benefits for children.
She said: “We help children get active by giving them something to do during the summer holidays.
“The course helps build confidence in them, develops new skills and allows children to make friends.
“We’ve had children who begin the course going alone and by the end of the week they have made several new friends.
“We also have an emphasis on making sure the children have a good time.
“All of them gain something different from the courses.”
There are programmes split into two age groups – Kids Camp and Teen Camp, where children can get active with ball games, teamwork exercises, treasure hunts and swimming.
In addition, the summer activity scheme offers coaching schemes in football and cricket with the International Soccer School and Michael Vaughan Cricket, which are also available at the King’s School this summer.
Finally, teenagers can learn to help teach other children about how to keep fit via the Rookie Sports Leadership Award classes available.
Lucy added: “We are also giving away 1,000 free places to our courses this summer across the country, and we invite families on support and hospices to apply for them.”
For more information call 0845 643 5272 or visit www.kingscamps.org.