Creative

Cooking


Do you have a budding MasterChef or a Great British Bake-off fan? Children can have a fun experience baking, blending, dicing, kneading, whisking and best of all tasting a variety of tasty treats they prepare. Ingredients and utensils provided. Food allergies catered for.

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Art


Unleash your child’s imagination this summer! Our Creative camp provides children a wonderful introduction to several forms of visual art. Each day brings a new project that may include drawing, painting, printmaking, or sculpture. The sky’s the limit! You’ll be proud to display these on the fridge!

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Drama


Our experienced teachers are hand-picked for their warmth, energy and professionalism. They’ll focus on your child’s enthusiasm and engagement in the activities rather than their precision and ability to learn moves or actions. And they’ll be with your child every step of the way to guide, inspire and encourage. Your child will enjoy real benefits: greater confidence, improved concentration and an increased awareness of what they can achieve.

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    Prices

    JULY 26th – AUGUST 30th

    Venues

    Oratory Prep School Goring Heath
    Piggott School Wargrave
    Rupert House School Henley-on-Thames
    St Pirans School Maidenhead

    Weekly bookings

    Per week

    £150
    • Book by Friday 23rd July

    Per week

    £170
    • Week camp commences

    Day bookings

    Per day

    £32
    • Book by Friday 23rd July

    Per day

    £36
    • Week camp commences

    Active

    Our activities are camp dependent but children can choose from a huge variety every day.

    New sports, new skills

    Our campers love our range of special events throughout the year…

    Cheerleading


    We like to  visit a cheerleading group to visit our St Piran’s camp, complete with pom poms!

    In 2017, we enlisted the Mana squad, which is made up of 30 elite professional female dancers and gymnasts aged between 18 and 35, who sent two members of their team down to entertain our younger campers. The Mana team is the only dance group of any kind to have performed at all of the most iconic stadiums in the UK including: Twickenham, Wembley and London Olympic Stadium… and now Star Hotshots! This year, we’ll be inviting a local group to come and entertain the campers!

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    GWTF paddleboarding

    Paddleboarding


    We like to get out on the water when the weather suits this year. Selected venues and dates – check our Facebook and Instagram for updates. 

    The equipment and coaching expertise is provided by Go With The Flo, a local tuition company who train people of all ages on the river. Taking groups of up to six at a time, the aim is to have all children standing, turning and going with the flow! GWTF provide inflatable boards, paddles and wetsuits if requested. Sessions are weather dependant.

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    Martial arts


    Our martial arts sessions have been extremely popular. Ross Whitby is founder of the Martial Arts School and his wealth of experience enables him to offer high quality martial arts training to all ages and levels at our camps.

    Ross started training in Kung Fu at the age of 12, so knows full well the influence it can have when practiced as a child. He began teaching others at the age of 16 and initially studied Kickboxing, Taekwondo and wrestling before learning both Japanese and Chinese Martial Arts to Instructor level.

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    Golf


    Fore! Our campers at Moulsford loved getting in the swing of things thanks to the pros from Goring & Streatley Golf Club

    Normally used to one-to-one coaching at Goring & Streatley Golf Club itself, the team come armed with plenty of golf clubs, tees and balls as they look to get our campers chipping the ball and learning a range of skills that may one down come in handy from tee to green. Could your child be the next Rory McIlroy?!

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    Street Dance


    If your child wants to have fun learning street dance, then they’re in good hands!

    Street Feet Dance is run by Cerys Vaughan, a dance confidence coach with oodles of experience and qualifications in primary education, she is an expert in dance education for children. Cerys and her team enable Star Hotshots campers to learn dance in a safe and friendly environment without the pressures of having to take part in shows, exams or competitions.

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    Circus Scene


    Our circus skills workshops, provided by Circus Scene, have proved great fun for all ages. Suitable for children aged 6 upwards, they enable our campers to have a go, have fun, and learn something new in an informal setting.

    Activities can include juggling (from scarves to beanbags and clubs), plate spinning, soft diabolos (safety tested and suitable for children), dancing styx, ribbon sticks, pedal go’s, stilts, unicycles and more! The circus workshops can be held indoors or out, but safety is a priority, with equipment used suitable for the groups involved.

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    Rollerskiing


    Stephanie Cook – 2016 GB National Rollerski Champion and GB Rollerski Series Women’s Champion – brings her rollerskiing sessions to both camps this year.

    Rollerskiing is the non-snow version of cross country skiing and helps to improve fitness, balance and coordination. Stephanie has been Rollerskiing/cross country skiing for almost 15 years. She used to train with the Finnish Junior National Coach alongside juniors who have since won Olympic medals.

    The rollerskiing sessions are aimed at children aged 9+, and children will need to bring their own helmet.

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      FAQs

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

      Star Hotshots camps are open from 8.30am to 5.30pm every day. Registration is between 8.30am – 9.30am in the morning and collection is between 4.30pm – 5.30pm.

      We currently not offering half days this summer term.

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

      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.

      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.

      All activities are subject to availability and of course the weather. A typical day would look like:

      8.00am – 9.30am Supervised free play
      9.30am – 10.30am Session one
      10.30am – 10.50am Drink and snack break
      10.50am – 11.40am Session two
      11.40am – 12.30pm Session three
      12.30pm – 13.15pm Lunch
      13.15pm – 14.15pm Session four
      14.15pm – 15.15pm Session five
      15.15pm – 15.30pm Drink and snack break
      15.30pm – 16.30pm Session six
      16.30pm – 18.00pm Supervised free play

      Hot Meals are only available at The Piggott School and St Piran’s camps.

      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.

      Children should bring a packed lunch (hot meals are available at the St Pirans & Piggott 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.

      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 at our St Pirans and Moulsford Camps.

      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.

      If you inform Star Hotshots up to five 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.

      Yes. Star Hotshots are registered with numerous childcare voucher companies, see list below. If we are not registered with your provider, please inform us and we will register with them.

      1. Computershare: 0008041085
      2. Edenred: P20225342
      3. Sodexo: 155862
      4. Kiddivouchers: 26398
      5. Kidsunlimited: 00483030
      6. Care4: 98032436
      7. Apple Childcare: CA00003370
      8. Faircare: 08006524745
      9. Fidelity:  08002888727
      10. Busybees: 014139
      11. Employers for Childrens Vouchers: 08000283008
      12. Enjoy Benefits: Use postcode SL5 5BA to link to account
      13. Childcare Plus (St Pirans only): 18388
      14. Co op: 85012421

      Yes, if you choose Piggott School or St Pirans – the other camps will be added very soon but the payment will still get to us.

      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.

      Yes we are. The reference number for each camp is:

      St Piran’s School – EY438972

      Sonning C of E – EY2529646

      Moulsford Prep School – EY2519932

      Piggott School Wargrave – EY2519735

      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 cannot 100% guarantee we are able to accept your child if you decide to turn up on the day.

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

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        Young Leader Award

        The Young Leader Award is six-hour programme, which allows young people to lead teams of younger children with confidence and maturity.

        It is a fun, practical and motivating way to teach leadership skills. And the best bit? It doesn’t cost you anything beyond the fee you pay already!

        We use a range of games and activities, and follow the well-known STEP principle. STEP teaches young leaders how to make effective decisions about the Space, Task, Equipment and organisation of People.

        There is also the opportunity for children to work on our Activity Holiday Camps for a day to develop their leadership skills in a practical setting.

        Let them take the first step towards becoming a good leader in future situations.

        The Young Leader Award is for children aged 11 and over, and delivered by Harvey Grout. Harvey is the founder of Star Hotshots and trains Reading University students on the primary and secondary degree courses on how to deliver Physical Education in schools.

        Aspiring young leaders will learn:

        • Leadership skills
        • Decision making
        • Organisational ability
        • Transferrable skills

        Next Young Leader Award

        St Piran’s School, Maidenhead

        Wednesday 8th April 2020

        Piggott School, Wargrave

        Wednesday 15th April 2020

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            Holiday Camps

            Fun, safe... flourish!

            Are you looking for a well-designed choice of sports and creative activities and a reliable and professional environment for your children during the school holidays? Star Hotshots holiday camps are fun, energetic, creative and challenging enough to develop every child’s skills without overwhelming the less confident ones. We provide an amazing set of activities you children can enjoy with friends in an open and safe environment.

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            5 Year Olds


            Energy, development and positivity

            At 5 years old, children are full of curiosity and energy! Our active and creative camps are the perfect mix for those that want to either burn off energy with games and challenges or get creative and develop their fine motor skills. We give plenty of positive feedback as the children take part and there’s a real sense of excitement and motivation is high.

            Whether your child loves to run, draw, swim, cook, play team sports or ball games, there’s something they’ll love. They’re likely to try some things for the first time, and will probably leave with a new-found love for a sport or activity!

            • Push boundaries
            • Improve fundamental skills
            • Have fun
            • Being active
            • Creativity

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            6 – 7 Year Olds


            Time to stretch their wings!

            At 6 and 7 years old, your child can try new activities or work on sports and skills they already enjoy. Some personalities are better suited to individual sports, so we give them time to develop their skills and confidence alongside goal setting and strength. For others, team games can teach children how to work together, share, and form team structures.

            If your child is drawn to creative activities such as art, cookery, drama, they will be able to express themselves and use our creative sessions to develop balance, creativity, imagination and flexibility.

            • Self-confidence
            • Independence
            • New skills
            • Imagination

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            8 – 10 Year Olds


            Independence, choice… fun!

            At 8, 9 and 10 years old your child will probably be keen to flex their independence. Personal choice is very important at this age and we give children every opportunity to use choice, decision making and personal responsibility through sport and creative activity. We respect the fact that it is their holiday while maintaining a safe environment and providing them with supervision and security.

            PGA Golf Pro Ben O’Dell and GB American Footballer Peter Cleaver plus other professionals visit camp and run sessions to offer advice to the children and help develop their skills further.

            • Decision-making
            • Leadership
            • Progress
            • Achievement

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            11 – 14 Year Olds


            Freedom in a challenging and stimulating environment

            We respect that children at this age don’t want to be treated as kids, and we respect the concerns of parents and guardians who continue to want a safe and structured environment.

            Your children will be treated like teens and given the right balance of freedom and boundaries. They will still follow a timetable of activities and there are also opportunities to go off site to participate in new activities. There is also an opportunity to get involved in the Young Leader Award, a free and fun way to learn new life skills.

            • 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

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            Five-star quality childcare

            We are really proud of the reputation we have developed over the last 18 years plus. We have very high standards, and we do all we can to offer children a positive environment for them to enjoy playing sport and learning new skills amongst their friends.

            Ultimately, our holiday camps are an enjoyable way for your child to be active, creative, play games and be with their friends during the school holidays. Our enthusiastic coaches use their experience to develop sports skills, as well as physical, social and creative skills, through games, activities and challenges, while also enabling children to learn new skills.

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              You won't find a better, or more passionate team, anywhere!

              Our team of primary and secondary teachers and coaches ensure that each activity gets the best from each child. Their experience, knowledge and enthusiasm makes each camp safe and enjoyable, and they tailor each activity to each age group. Star Hotshots has been running for more than 18 years. OFSTED-registered, we are very proud of the reputation we have for providing active, safe and enjoyable sports camps.

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              Get healthy, be social!


              Underpinning everything we do is physical activity. We ensure that every child enjoys the time they spend with us, but we are also proud of our reputation for developing your children’s physical wellbeing, sporting skills, social interaction, character development and competitive experience.

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                We're 18 years old and growing all the time!

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                The number of fun-tastic and themed birthday parties organised for children of various ages in 2019!

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                Almost 50 campers have finished our Young Leader Award, some now work for us!

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                We enjoyed, and organised, 57 days of fast-paced fun throughout the various school holidays in 2019.

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                Our total bookings in 2019. To those we met for the first time, and the more familiar faces, thank you!

                ...we hope to see you in 2020!

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