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Summer Programme FAQ

Summer Programme FAQ

Summer Programme FAQ

Summer Programme FAQ

Summer Programme FAQ
Summer Programme FAQ

Need to know more about our Summer of Play?

We answer some of our most frequently asked questions below. If you need further information please Contact us

What types of programmes are contained within the Summer of Play and how can I book?

We have several strands to our Summer Of Play

1. Half Day Summer Camps - multi activity fun and games that we do not release specific programme details of in advance.  Either 9am to 12noon or 1pm to 4pm.  All bookable through our website or app 2 weeks in advance.

2. Free public sessions at our sports facilities.  These include swimming, gym and sports court sessions.  Details can be found on our online timetable on the website or app.  Unlike our usual public sessions these can be booked 2 weeks in advance.  There are some activities specially set aside for children with Additional Support Needs (ASN) and these are clearly noted.

3. Sports and Physical Activity specialist sessions - these are mostly single sport activities and can only be booked through the website.  There are some activities specially arranged for children with Additional Support Needs (ASN) and these are clearly noted.

4.  Free Family tickets for some of Aberdeenshire's top attractions.  Detail of how to secure these vary and can be found on the website.

Where are the Half Day camps located and when will they take place?

Live Life Aberdeenshire Summer Camps are located in and around local communities throughout the area. They will take place from the week beginning June 28 until the middle of August. Dates and venues are available to view within the booking pages.

Which facilities are being used for the Half Day  camps?

Ellon Community Campus

Mintlaw Academy

Peterhead Leisure Centre

Fraserburgh Academy

Deveron Community and Sport Centre

Turriff Sports Centre

Alford Community Campus

Meldrum Primary School

Inverurie Community Campus

Westhill Academy

Kemnay Academy

Nordic Ski Centre, Huntly

Aboyne Acdemy and Deeside Community Centre

Banchory Academy

Portlethen Academy

Mill O Forest Primary, Stonehaven

Mearns Community Campus, Laurencekirrk


What times will the Half Day camps run?

AM Sessions – 9am – 12pm

PM sessions – 1pm – 4pm

Please note camps are half day only – if attending morning and afternoon sessions participants will have to be collected for the one-hour lunch break, returning in time for the start of the afternoon session.

What age of children are the Half Day camps for?

The camps are for primary age children – current primary 1 to primary 7.

Can my child choose the activities they do on a half day camp?

Our programmes are structured to bring the best out of every child and are timetabled to make the most of the facilities, the group dynamics and of course, the weather. Our experienced leaders know exactly how to ensure children on camp get active whilst having lots of fun. Although children cannot choose specific activities, our range of active games means there’s lots they’ll love!

Do children enjoy activities outdoors, as well as indoors at the Half Day camps?

We have access to outdoor facilities at every one of our venues, we will get the children outside as much as possible (weather permitting!), so please bring shoes that are suitable both indoor and outdoor activities and appropriate clothes for the weather.

What does my child need to bring to a Half Day camp?

  • Water and a snack
  • Sun cream
  • Indoor and outdoor clothing and trainers

Where possible, please don’t bring:

  • Mobile phones
  • Your own sports equipment – we have plenty
  • Money
  • Valuables and non-essential jewellery

What happens if my child has an accident whilst taking part in an activity?

Bumps and scrapes happen from time to time. Each camp or session will have a first aider who can make an assessment, deliver first aid and ensure your child is OK. If a more serious incident or accident occurs, we will contact you immediately.

My child has a severe allergy/medical condition, can they still come to activities?

Yes. If your child has a bad allergy or a medical condition, please stipulate this on your booking form and we will do our best to accommodate the needs of your child. All medical information is confidential and attention will not be drawn to the condition.  Where necessary, details will be passed to the group coach for safety purposes.

My child has left belongings at an activity – how can I claim lost property?

We do our best to return lost items, there will be a rail at the entrance to the camp where we will hang up all lost property, please check this before leaving. Otherwise, lost property will be left at the venue for ease of collection.

How do I find out what is on for children with Additional Support Needs?

You will find activities for children with additional support needs across our programme strands.  These are clearly named.  Of course we will try to include your child in any of our activities if you think they would like to attend.  We may ask for your support with this.

I can't find the specialist sports activities on the app?

The specialist sports activities are booked in a different way from our camps and public sessions and so do not appear on the app.  Please go the website and use the Form you will find under each Network (a Network is an academy and its cluster primaries) and apply there.  You will be sent an acknowledgement email and once your application has been processed you will be sent a further email to confirm whether or not you have a place.

How do I know if I have a place on the Specialist sports activities?

Once you have completed the booking Form (found on the website) you will be sent an acknowledgement email and once your application has been processed you will be sent a further email to confirm whether or not you have a place.

How do I cancel an activity I have booked?

If you have booked the activity through your online account using the app  you can also cancel on the app.  

If you have booked through the website you need to email to cancel

If you have booked using the online Form (for the specialist sports activities) then you need to Contact you Active Schools Coordinator



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