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Making a difference for Surrey's young people

The Government has funded local authorities across England to run free HAF (Holiday Activity & Food) camps for children who receive benefit-related free school meals.

These camps – known as ‘Club4’ in Surrey – run during the longer school holidays and offer healthy food and fun activities for eligible children aged 5-16.

Active Surrey are working with trusted and vetted activity providers to run the Club4 programme on behalf of Surrey County Council.

If you're a parent and want to know more or have specific questions about things like dietary requirements for medical reasons or attending a camp with SEND, check out our Frequently Asked Questions.


 

Easy booking

If your son or daugher is eligible for benefit-related free school meals, their school should automatically send you an Evoucher via email/text .  

The voucher contains a unique code for each child, plus a link to a booking system where you can seach for a nearby camp and book a place. Spaces are limited so please ONLY book if you are sure your child will attend, otherwise  another family will miss out

If you don't currently receive benefit-related free school meals but think you might be eligible, please visit www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals 

 

My son has ASD and ADHD and struggles to make friends. Without this camp he would have no interaction with other children his age in the holidays. It is a brilliant idea and the staff are amazing. I love the ethos of the camp.

- Club4 parent

 

 

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Your local camps

We’re working with providers large and small to run Club4 holiday camps across Surrey, with more camps operating in the areas of greatest need.

Every camp runs slightly differently depending on their size, location, dates of operation and age of attendees. But all of them offer at least one healthy meal a day and feature fun activities that keep kids active (and help them sleep at night...).

If your son or daughter is ill or a change of plans means they can't attend for ANY reason, please contact your camp provider directly to let them know. Your child's place may really help another family.

 

 

 

Couldn't get a place? Stay busy over the holidays

If your local camp is full or your son or daughter can't attend for another reason, we've compiled a list of 'at home' activities for children during the school holidays. If you need inspiration to help keep them busy, check out the links below:

 

 

 

Need more general advice or help?

School holidays are one thing, but lots of families are finding it difficult as the cost of living rises. If you feel things are getting out of control you may be able to find additional sources of help on the Surrey Information Point.  You can search by keyword on topics ranging from the Surrey crisis fund to debt, and food banks to mental health support.

Help is out there so see what's available if you need it.

I appreciate the fact that my kids had a safe place during the holidays that they could also have fun and eat some lovely meals

- Club4 parent

 

 

Still want more? Watch the video(s)

A quick review of the Club4 programme in 2021: its first year, plus a promo for last year's HAF programme from someone you may just have seen on a football pitch...

 

 

 

Interested in becoming a camp provider?

Club4 funding will only be available to organisations on the preferred suppliers list. Organisations will need to apply to join the preferred suppliers by completing an application form and submitting compliance documents listed in the guidance document, which you should read fully before applying. 

Dates for new organisations to join are as follows: 

  • 30 January 2023 – 22 February 2022 for Summer 2023
  • 29 May 2023 – 21 June for Christmas 2023

Decisions will be communicated two weeks after the closing date. For any queries please contact HAF@surreycc.gov.uk