An extended funding partnership between the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) and Kings Camps is about to enable more children and young people from Naval Service families to access sports and activity camps right across the UK and at a subsidised rate.
In addition to operating the Camps at Royal Navy bases, Naval Service families can also access Kings Camps at different locations across the UK, from Aberdeen to Cornwall.
The announcement follows input from the NFF informing RNRMC of the need to support dispersed families.
Richard Holmes, CEO of Kings Camps, states:
‘We’re a not-for-profit with a vision of a world where children love being active, so we are absolutely delighted to be strengthening our partnership to enable thousands of children from Naval Service families to be active, have fun and learn together, and to be significantly helping Navy families. The fantastic contribution by the RNRMC enables us to provide a 5-day experience for just £60 per child; this represents a reduction of around 66% off our standard charge.’
Adrian Bell, CEO of RNRMC, is equally as pleased with the partnership:
‘The feedback we’ve had from Royal Navy and Royal Marine families that have accessed this service has been overwhelmingly positive, so to be able to extend this opportunity to Naval Service families wherever they live in the UK is an obvious next step.’
Anna Wright, CEO of the Naval Families Federation, said:
‘This is a tremendous development in support of dispersed families during school holidays. I think this is a really positive step in terms of tackling the very complex and multi-faceted issue of childcare.’
Around 1.5 million children have attended Kings Camps since 1991. During a typical week, children get to participate in around 30 activities, the environment is friendly, fun and inclusive and Kings have a high regard for safeguarding and child-welfare. Kings are the only organisation in the activity-camp sector that have independent parent-reviews, regularly receiving maximum scores for customer experience and product rating.
Kings’ national network of programmes are based at schools and universities with exceptional facilities and they feature at HMNB Clyde, RNAS Culdrose, Northwood Joint Forces, HMNB Devonport, HMS Collingwood, HMS Temeraire, RNAS Yeovilton and CTCRM Lympstone.
Read more about this latest partnership in Homeport magazine (Summer ’19 edition, p.34-35) here.
For information on the activity camps in baseport areas, please visit RNRMC’s website. Full information can be found at www.kingscamps.org and bookings can be made by calling the experienced and knowledgeable Kings Camps booking team on 0114 263 2160 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.