Exploring funetics holiday camps – why are they special?
funetics is an inclusive programme for children aged 4 to 11 that teaches fundamental movement skills. Running, jumping and throwing are all basic movement patterns that are a key part of a child’s development. Our sports holiday camps, created by England Athletics, aim to support children through these skills.
funetics holiday camps run during school holidays, including summer, autumn and spring terms.
A bit more information on funetics
Athletics is where it all begins. Learning to run, jump and throw is the foundation for a lifetime of activity.
funetics school athletics and holiday camps offer everybody – irrespective of size, shape, cultural background or disability – the opportunity to achieve great things and to live a healthier and happier life.
We want to help children of all backgrounds and abilities to flourish and reach their full potential.
funetics aims to create opportunities for more children to find a sport they enjoy. We believe it‘s important that primary school children sustain their participation in sports. To do this, creating the “right experience” is key. This idea is where our sports holiday camps sprung from.
What are the benefits of sports and holiday camps for your child?
- Our holiday camps offer a safe, supportive environment with qualified and experienced coaches.
- They provide a great opportunity to make new friends or have fun with current ones.
- They are a chance to enjoy primary school sports and to 'learn' during the holidays.
- funetics holiday camps create moments that your child will want to share.
- Holiday camps are just a taste of the full funetics programme, accessible later in funetics schools or athletics clubs.
What do children do on holiday camps?
Our holiday camps and activities are all about developing the fundamental movement skills: running, jumping and throwing.
We do this with multiple sports and athletics, as well as through arts, crafts, and food lessons. All our activities are age appropriate and inclusive. our holiday camps encourage fun, interaction, play and the occasional competition where it’s appropriate.
If you’d like to see what your child is up to during their school holiday camp, you can also track their activities with our funetics app!
How can you become a funetics holiday camp delivery partner?
We’re always looking for new partners and would love to hear from you. If you’re an England Athletics affiliated club or sports/holiday camp operator, and are looking to become a delivery partner, please complete our holiday camps expression of interest form.