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Holiday camps

Summer CHUMS Holiday Camp

This summer we're running our popular CHUMS Holiday Camp, which takes place over the six weeks of summer holiday, open to all children aged 5 – 14 years.

Our Essex Sport team place the safety of your children at the forefront of everything we do. Our team are qualified, professional and friendly, offering a fun and nurturing environment for your little ones to grow, develop new skills and make friends.

Our CHUMS Holiday camps utilise the fantastic facilities available here at our University of Essex, Colchester Campus. Now including the recently launched Essex Sport Arena, which offers 21 courts suitable for basketball, netball, futsal and more!


Activities will include professional coaching in a variety of popular sports such as tennis, football, basketball, and other fun team-based games.

Mini CHUMS offers a personalised program tailored to children aged 5 - 8 years old, with a fun range of different sports including group games, tag games and craft sessions.

Junior CHUMS provides a fun-filled bespoke programme of over 25 different sports which include favourites such as football, touch rugby, climbing, camouflage and kwik cricket, as well as offering professional coaching in tennis provided by our LTA Accredited coaches.

Children will have the opportunity to improve their skills across a variety of sports and learn how to play as a team, but most importantly, they will have lots of fun and meet new friends.

Book before 31 May 2018 and receive 10% OFF your summer booking!

Summer CHUMS Programme

Key Information

  • Dates: From Monday 23 July 2018 – Friday 31 August 2018
  • Times: 9am to 5pm each day (children can be dropped off from 8.30am onwards)
  • Location: University of Essex Sports Centre, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Colchester CO4 3SQ


Day bookings

  • The prices below are per child per day.
  • Student: £20
  • Staff: £22.50
  • Public: £25

Weekly bookings

  • The prices below are per child per week.
  • Student: £80
  • Staff: £90
  • Public: £100

Booking a place

Alternatively, you can download and complete one of the booking forms and return to the Sports Centre reception team.

If you choose this booking method, payment can be made via cash or cheque.

What to bring

Children should bring a packed lunch. Some of the activities take place outside, so wet weather clothing or a change of clothes is advisable.


If you would like any further details about CHUMS, please email