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I have worked at barracudas for five years now and have moved up roles from being a lifeguard to group coordinator to early years manager. Barracudas is just good fun, you get to work with great, like-minded people and help children have an exciting day. Also, I do like that there's opportunities to grow in the roles on camp. I started when I was 18 and I had developed my skills and this has been recognised by management, giving me the opportunity to progress. Working at barracudas has given me great experience and helped me so much while I was training to be a primary school teacher and once I had qualified. You learn so much from other staff across camp, that you become an expert in creating exciting and fun activities. At times I have been inspired. I would recommend barracudas to anyone with/wanting experience with children and who is willing to work hard. The people that work the hardest get the most out of the experience. It genuinely is a fun job and you meet really good friends.

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Chloe Chloe 2nd November 2016
Cambridge

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A Day in the Life on Camp

A Day in the Life on Camp:

8:30am:

The Day Begins! You’ll need to arrive at camp for 8:30, because without you the fun can’t start! This is when you will sign in to let everyone know you’re here and help the children to get signed in for the day!

The sign in process is called registration, where every child that’s scheduled to be at camp for the day is signed in as they come through the door and then shown to their baseroom by one of the team.

Session 1 - 9:30-10:30am:

Once everyone is safely in their baseroom, the fun can begin!

At this point the children will be given a choice of two activities to take part in and you will need to take the children that choose your activity to the activity area! 

This is where you will be on hand to show them how to take part, showing them the ropes, as they learn activities such as: football, golf and archery!

Once Session 1 has finished, you will need to take the children back to their baseroom safely, which is when morning break will start, and when you can have yourself a well-earned break!

Morning break time starts at 10:30am and finishes at 10:45. You will be given the choice of either taking your break at this point of the day, or during the afternoon break.

Session 2 – 10:45-11:40am

Once break has finished, the children will need to choose a new activity. If the activity is a sport that requires a specialist instructor, such as archery or fencing, then an instructor will also join you in leading the activity! 

Session 3 – 11:40-12:40pm

The fun doesn’t stop, as after this it’s straight into Session 3, which starts at 11:40am and finishes at 12:40pm, just in time for some lunch!

Lunch is between 12:40pm and 1:25pm.

When lunchtime arrives, you’ll accompany the children to the lunch room, having a break yourself and gathering some more energy for the afternoon.

Session 4 – 1:25-2:25pm

After lunch, we go again and the children can make their first activity choice of the afternoon.

Session 5 – 2:25-3:25pm

The session before afternoon break, don’t forget to grab everything you need to lead the activity.

Afternoon break is from 3:25-3:40pm.

Session 6 - 3:40-4:30pm

The final session of the day before collection, the last chance to have fun, so make it count!

Collection – 4:30-5:30pm

This is when the children will be collected from camp and where you need to ensure they have all of their belongings ready to be taken home! As the children start to leave, you’ll need to follow the collection procedure, ensuring the time each child is collected from camp is recorded!

5:30pm:

Finish! A great day; tiring but fun! Time to enjoy your evening and prepare for the next day!