A typical day at Camp
Information for parents and guardians.
What is a day at camp like?
Below is an example of what a day at camp might look like at one of our Health Challenge and Siblings camps. Please note that activities vary between camps and sites.
We recognise that camp can be a very busy and active environment, so each camp schedule is designed to provide an appropriate mix of high and low energy activities, alongside our designated Rest Hour every day after lunch. If you think that your camper may find the schedule challenging, or that they may need more breaks than are allocated, please speak to them.
Family camps – Some activities at Family Camp will have a minimum age requirement, for example, campers have to be at least 8 years old to participate in activities that require a harness, such as climbing or zip-wire. These age limits are set by the sites and their instructors and is their digression for campers to participate, for health and safety reasons. During activities with age restrictions, there will be other activities on offer that younger campers can do.
We offer a wide variety of engaging and fun activities at our camps, all of which are specifically designed to develop confidence and self-esteem. The activities we offer vary from camp to camp, and all activities are adapted to be accessible for all campers. Some of our activities will be led by Over The Wall staff and volunteers, whilst others may be led by trained site or Third Party activity providers, such as Climbing and Archery. All our activities are built around our model of Therapeutic Recreation – a four step process of Challenge, Success, Reflection and Discovery.