Key benefits of Star Hotshots Alternative Sports Holiday Camps:

Improve talent whilst maintaining a balanced outlook
Develop and excel at their favourite sport
Explore their competitive nature whilst learning good sportsmanship
Be given a personal plan for the future to maintain development
Between the ages of 11 and 14, children’s needs are very specific. They’re not little any more, but they’re not quite ready to take on the responsibility and decisions of young adults. They certainly don’t want to be treated as kids.

Star Hotshots respect that, and we respect the concerns of parents and guardians who continue to want a safe and structured environment for their 11-14 years old.

Our Alternative Sports Holiday Camps give your older children the opportunity to attend supervised activity camps which feel grown up. They’ll be treated like teens and given the right balance of freedom and boundaries.

We offer a range of alternative sports for your child to enjoy with their friends. You can book half days, full days and entire weeks.

Our venues are chosen for their facilities, safety and location. Each venue has a separate area created for this age group, so they can register and socialise with autonomy. There’s table tennis, table football and a pool table, available during all breaks so they can enjoy real social time.

The activity timetable has been designed to offer 11-14s an opportunity to try new sports for the first time.

FAQs
  • What dates are the camps open?

    Star Hotshots camps are open every school holiday from Monday to Friday (except Bank Holidays).

  • What hours are the camps open?

    Star Hotshots camps are open from 8.00am to 18.00pm every day. Registration is between 8.00am – 09.30am in the morning and collection is between 16.30pm – 18.00pm.

  • What hours is the half day?

    A half day is 08.00am – 13.00pm or 13.00pm – 18.00pm. Lunch is at 12.30pm every day and children are welcome to join us for lunch if this is easier for parents.

  • Who will be looking after my child?

    Star Hotshots employ qualified teachers, trainee teachers, qualified sports coaches and students. You can view our staff profiles here

  • What is the registration procedure?

    Safety and child welfare are paramount to Star Hotshots and so we do ask that you please abide by our strict registration policy.
    When make a booking you will be asked to nominate designated people to collect your child and to select a password.
    The nominated person dropping off your child must sign the child in at the registration desk each morning and confirm the person who will be collecting their child in the afternoon/evening.
    The nominated person collecting your child must sign out the child at the registration desk and enter the password on our online booking system.

  • What activities will be available?

    Every day Star Hotshots offer a variety of activities with choice and flexibility being the key ingredients to an enjoyable day. Swimming is available every day. Activities are age related and provide children with an opportunity to be active, develop their skills and try new activities.
    A timetable for each week is available on our website. All activities are subject to availability and of course the weather.

    08.00 – 09.30 Supervised Free Play
    09.30 – 10.30 Session One
    10.30 – 10.50 Drink and Snack Break
    10.50 – 11.40 Session Two
    11.40 – 12.30 Session Three
    12.30 – 13. 15 Lunch
    13.15 – 14.15 Session Four
    14.15 – 15.15 Session Five
    15.15 – 15.30 Drink and Snack Break
    15.30 – 16.30 Session Six
    16.30 – 18.00 Supervised Free Play

  • Are hot meals available at every camp?

    Hot Meals are only available at the Reading Blue Coat camp. The camp has a canteen serving two hot meal options, a salad bar and a dessert bar.

  • What should my child bring to camp each day?

    Children should bring a packed lunch (hot meals are available at the Reading Blue Coat camp), some snacks and a water bottle. In warm weather, please include an ice pack in the lunch box as refrigeration facilities are not available.
    A water bottle is desirable as we encourage the children to drink lots of water throughout the day.
    Children should wear suitable clothing to participate in physical activities. Trainers are essential and we would encourage parents to put their child's name in each piece of clothing in case it gets misplaced.
    Please bring a swimming costume, towel and goggles every day.
    We are not allowed to administer sun cream to your child without the parent's permission so please bring sun cream and a hat for protection. The staff will regularly remind the children to put sun cream on.

  • Does my child need to bring any equipment?

    Star Hotshots provide all the equipment for every activity and there is no need for children to bring their own. Some children do bring their own tennis racket etc but Star Hotshots cannot be held responsible if it goes missing or is broken, sorry.
    If children need to bring mobile phones or any other valuables with them to camp they should hand them in at the beginning of the day to their coach where it will be locked away.

  • What will happen if my child is unable to attend due to injury or illness before camp starts?

    If you inform Star Hotshots up to 5 days before your child’s first day at camp that they are unable to attend a full refund is provided. If your child is unable to attend on the day due to injury or illness Star Hotshots offer you a credit note.

  • How do I book and how much does it cost?

    Please complete the online booking form and pay online or return with your payment to Star Hotshots, PO Box 4219, Ascot, SL5 5BA.
    Please click here to view dates and prices.

  • Do you accept childcare vouchers?

    Yes Star Hotshots are registered with numerous childcare voucher companies. If we are not registered with your provider please inform us and we will register with them.
    Our OFSTED number for each camp is;
    Reading Blue Coat School – EY438979
    St Piran’s School – EY438972
    St Josephs College - EY469152 

  • Is Star Hotshots registered with OFSTED?

    Yes we are. The reference number for each camp is;
    Reading Blue Coat School – EY438979
    St Piran’s School – EY438972
    St Josephs College - EY469152

  • Do you have spaces available?

    Yes. Star Hotshots adhere to OFSTED child/staff ratio numbers and therefore have staff in reserve should we receive a number of late bookings. However, we do request you book as early as possible to avoid disappointment as we can not 100% guarantee we are able to accept your child if you decide to turn up on the day.

  • If I have any further questions who can help me?

    Please call us on 0845 301 0450 or contact us via our website and we would be very happy to answer any of your questions.

Sports & Activities

Archery

alternative-sports-archery

Working on accuracy, concentration, patience and precision

Handball

alternative-sports-handball
A competitive team game where players throw, catch and move with the ball and aim to throw the ball into a net to score

Dodgeball

dodgeball-new
A fun team game where players throw soft balls at one another

Global VX

alternative-sports-placeholder
Similar to lacrosse but using low pressure balls, the aim is to throw the ball at the opposition to score

Golf

alternative-sports-golf

Working on strategy, planning, precision, flexibility and concentration

Capoeira

alternative-sports-capoeira-NEW
A Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics and music

Street Games

alternative-sports-streetgames
A mix of sports including football, basketball and kwik cricket

Challenge Day

alternative-sports-challenge
Teams of four compete against each other in a variety of activities

Team Building

alternative-sports-teambuilding
A variety of problem-solving activities and team games to help develop teamwork and leadership

Ultimate Frisbee

alternative-sports-frisbee
A high energy team game involving a Frisbee to score points in the opponent’s goal

Taekwondo

alternative-sports-taekwondo
An introduction to this martial art, learning its basic moves and the ethos behind it

Tchoukball

alternative-sports-placeholder
Similar to handball, with the aim to throw at targets on a court

Nerf Wars

nerf-new
A competitive sport or activity involving Nerf Blasters and a safe version of paintball

Orienteering

alternative-sports-orienteering-NEW
A challenging outdoor adventure sport that exercises the mind and the body

Rock Climbing

alternative-sports-climbing
Participants climb up, down or across an artificial rock wall (please note this is Reading Blue Coat camp only)

Water Polo

alternative-sports-waterpolo
A game consisting of four quarters and two teams attempting to score goals by throwing the ball into their opposition’s goal

Water Sports

alternative-sports-kayaking
Kayaking at Dinton Pastures Activity Centre

Our staff

To see full staff profiles please

Click here

Our venues

For more detailed info on our venues please CLICK HERE

Contact us

If you have any further queries about our activity camps, please get in touch on:

0845 301 0450

Or fill out the form below.

Send clear