Since our 2020 Online Ealing Summer School during the first Covid-19 lockdown and its subsequent school closures, our Summer Camps have been one of our most anticipated events of each year! Since the creation of the Government HAF Scheme (Holiday Activities and Food Programme) we have been lucky enough to receive their funding to support our camps across multiple boroughs.
The HAF Programme allows local charities and organisations across England the chance to run additional provisions during out-of-school time, for children in receipt of Benefits Related Free School Meals. Research has shown that the school holidays can be pressure points for some families - for some children, this can lead to a holiday experience gap, with children from low-income households being:
less likely to access organised out-of-school activities
more likely to experience ‘unhealthy holidays’ in terms of nutrition and physical health
more likely to experience social isolation
Activities and Schedule
Our 2022 Summer Camp ran for 4 days this Summer, the 15 - 18th of August, in the borough of Ealing. Hosted at one of our regular venues, which have been a great support of our charity - St Barnabas Church, Pitshanger.
As always, each and every day we had 3 different activities which all children rotate between, alongside outdoor play, games, and lunch! Our fantastic Camp Managers carefully planned stimulating activities each day that worked to enhance the mental, physical and social well-being of the children. In addition to the activities, the children took turns in the cooking of the fresh lunch each day, which was catered to all allergies and restrictions.
Activities this year included:
- Creating our own hand and feet hopscotch
- Straw Airplanes and dynamics
- Flower arranging and stain-glass panes
- Clay modelling + painting
- Salt Painting
- Alphabet reimagination
- Creating our own games
- Bubble Wands and more
This year's staff team included some of our well-known team and new faces! This year we had a varied team with such unique specialities, which meant we were able to offer a wider range of activities than ever.
Take a look at our team:
Znaniye DSL + Events
Znaniye Trustee and Florist Owner
Year 6 Teacher
Znaniye Trustee and SENCo
Primary School Teacher
Team Leader and
We are pleased to share with you photos of our incredible week together...
Support and Sign Up
We run our programmes each Summer and most Half Terms! To stay up to date on our events, make sure to check out our events page regularly, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to subscribe for updates.
We are always looking for volunteers and trained staff for our programmes, if you are interested, please email email@example.com to find out more about the next programme!
Signposting and Referrals
Here you can find links to other local organisations, contacts and more - who will be able to support you and your family now and in the future. You can also reach out to us at any time and we will always work to help or point you in the right direction for further help.
Family Information Service
Ealing Job Centre
CAMHS (Mental Health Support)
Pests (Parent Support for SEN)
Family Good Budget Planner