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Walton Junior Duathlon Camp

17-19 Aug, 9am-4pm

Coronation Recreation Grounds, Hersham, KT12 4QY 

 

3-Day Camp (17-19 Aug)

£120 + fees

8-15y | Cycle & Run (Duathlon Camp)

2-Day Camp (17-18 Aug)

£85 + fees

8-15y | Cycle & Run (Duathlon Camp)

1-Day Camp (19-Aug)

£42.5 + fees

8-15y | Cycle & Run (Duathlon Camp)

Walton Junior Duathlon Camp

Having run extremely popular Junior Triathlon Camps at the Xcel Centre in Walton last year, we will bring our camps to the park in 2020.

Based at the Coronation Recreation Grounds in Hersham, the camps for children aged 8y to 15y (as of 31-Dec 2020) will get everyone active and engage your children’s minds over the holidays. With a focus on cycling and running skills and drills (sorry, no swimming this year due to Corona), we add a lot of exciting games and activities to the mix to make it fun for everyone. Paired with helpful sessions focused on improving the children’s understanding of nutrition, motivation and race preparation, the camps will see them race more confidently or take on their first event in no time.

Who’s it for?

With expansive fields, woods and play areas to explore in a save environment, your kids will look forward to an action packed holiday camp.
Delivered by our experienced British Triathlon coaches, the camps will suit both novices and those looking to improve their bike handling and running technique. Small bubbles of five split by family ties, age and ability ensure everyone gets the most out of the camps, whether they are looking for fun with their friends or set a new personal best at the next triathlon or duathlon event.

Timetable

Our standard hours are from 9am-4pm, with the option to extend these hours from 7.30am-6.00pm if there is enough interest in wrap around care.

 

FAQ: YOUR QUESTIONS ASWERED

Welcome to our parent zone. Here you will find important information about the camp and the answer to the most frequently asked questions grouped in three sections. If you can’t find exactly what you are looking for, please send an email to intotri.team@gmail.com and a member of our team will be in touch to help.

Booking

Please book online via the ‘Dates’ tab on intotri.com/camps. You will be able to log into your existing intoTRI account or create a new one in the booking process. Payment can be made via paypal, debit or credit card.
Unfortunately, we can not except childcare vouchers or payment through tax free childcare at this point in time.
After you’ve made your booking you’ll receive an email confirmation with all your booking details attached. Please make sure you check your invoice and let us know right away if anything is incorrect. Responsibility for all booking details lies with the person who made the booking.
All sporting activities come with inherent risks which our coaches try to minimise as much as possible. If your child misses days due to illness or an injury, missed days cannot be taken at another time and there will be no refund.

My child at camp

Before leaving home

  • • Fill in online health questionnaire before Day 1 of the camp – mandatory!
  • • Check your children’s temperature each morning before camp
  • • Bring a packed lunch and plenty of water (no vending machines or shops on site)
  • • Kit bag to include: hand sanitiser, trainers, wet weather clothing, warm layers, sun cream, hat
  • • Bikes needed every day. Overnight storage not possible / at own risk.
  • • Check your children’s bikes: Brakes and gears, tire pressure, saddle height
  • • Ensure your children arrive changed and ready for the session to avoid use of public changing areas

Transport to/from camp

  • • Ensure only children in same coaching bubble travel together (siblings will share a bubble)
  • • Cycle or drive your children to camp. Limit use of public transport wherever possible, follow government guidelines

Drop-off/pick-up

  • • Maintain social distancing at drop-off/pick-up
  • • Follow one-way system to registration
  • • Please keep your distance when spectating. We encourage parents to leave after drop-off as children tend to bond quicker and engage in activities

    • • Online health questionnaire to be completed before Day 1 of the camp – mandatory!
    • • Camp participants will be grouped into bubbles of 5 athletes according to family ties, age and ability. Bubbles receive colour coded wristbands and will stay together throughout the camp
    • • Training area is split into 6 zones to allow for socially distanced coaching. Bike racks and bulk of equipment colour coded, eliminating shared use wherever possible. Equipment is cleaned frequently between sessions
    • • Camp HQ with 6 colour coded tents, providing shelter during breaks / rainy spells
    • • One-way system and social distancing in place for drop-off/pick-up

We understand that parents can feel a little nervous when sending their child to a multi-day sports camp for the first time. Our caring staff will make sure that you’re quickly put at ease and your child is settled in smoothly.

Staff support each individual child during their first time at camp by making sure they’re familiar with the venue, staff and how the programme works and what they should expect during their day.

Buddy systems are used to pair children with a friend so everyone feels included. ‘Name’ and ‘Get to know you’ games are played during the registration period so children are immediately involved in a group activity. You’ll be amazed at how quickly the children settle in and make new friends.

All children attending camp need to be able to ride a bike and run 1 loop of the track (400m) without stopping.

Don’t worry, the camp is geared towards both triathlon novices and those looking to improve their skills. Have a look at the ‘Grouping’ section for further details.

When you arrive at camp follow the signs to the registration area. At the registration desk, give the member of staff your child’s name.

On the first day, the member of staff will go through the information you have provided at the time of booking and check over for any additional information that you have made us aware of. Children will then be placed in bubbles of five and receive colour coded bracelets.

Your children will engage in a mix of bike and run activities every day of the camp. We recommend children wear comfortable clothing and trainers. As all of the activities will take place outside, all children require a T-Shirt, long sleeved top, shorts, trousers, ankle socks and a rain jacket.

The majority of the cycling skill coaching will be done in a fenced off area of the playing fields with a couple of rides along the hard packed paths around it. Kids should bring a roadworthy bike they are comfortable riding, whether that’s a city bike, mountain bike or road bike. We would recommend bicycles with wider tires and deeper tread.

Please provide and apply sun protection cream each morning, we ask that you show your child how to do this before they attend camp. Spray on sun lotion is a good option for younger children as the staff can do this for them and the children can then rub in themselves. Staff will remind children at break times to apply sun cream and help younger ones if needed. It is also a good idea to send a cap that shades the face.

All children should bring a lunchbox to camp. As we do not have refrigeration facilities at the camps, we suggest you provide a small cool bag (lunch box size) containing a frozen carton of juice or a small ice pack. This will keep the contents cold until lunchtime.

Please make sure all clothing is named and that your child brings home all items at the end of the day. It’s very difficult for us to locate lost property once children have left camp.

We strongly advise that children don’t bring mobile phones*, watches, computer games, ipods and such like on to camp. There’s no real use for these items and they are often mislaid as children are busy and excited doing other things. Staff are trained not to put themselves in a difficult position by taking care of such items and we cannot accept responsibility if they are lost or stolen.

* Mobile phones: Although we understand the need for older children who make their way to and from camp to have a mobile phone, they’re not allowed to be used once on camp, during break times or for photographs. They must be kept in personal baggage at the risk of the owner at all times. Please make sure your child is aware of this.

There’s no need for children to bring any money to camp as there are no vending machines or shops around to buy snack or drinks.
Please tell us anything we need to know about your child’s health when you make your booking e.g. diabetes, epilepsy, serious allergies and so on. In some cases we may need to send you some more forms and get additional information from you about your child’s needs. The more information you provide us with the better quality of care we can provide for your child. If your child needs medication at camp, you must let the staff know.

In fairness to others we can’t accept children at camp if they’re ill. Please let us know if they have recently had an illness or condition in case they are still infectious. If a child requires medication whilst at camp, please supply it in a well-labelled container and sign a consent form available at registration.

If your child misses days due to illness or an injury, missed days cannot be taken at another time and there will be no refund.

We are parents too, so we understand your concerns, but don’t worry we’re well prepared. Our coaches are first aid trained. Fortunately almost everything we have to deal with are grazes on knees, nettle stings and so on. Should a child suffer a more serious injury or fall ill at camp you will be contacted immediately.

Coaches & Grouping

Our triathlon camps are led and organised by experienced British Triathlon coaches with a strong background in junior coaching. All coaches are DBS checked and we always strive to have a mix of male and female staff on site.

We find that age is not a good metric by which to group children for our camps. Instead, we usually group participants with others of a similar ability for each of the disciplines. This allows our coaches to tweak activities, drills and classroom sessions to give each group the best learning environment. However, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, children will be grouped into bubbles of 5 according to family ties, age and ability and remain in those bubbles throughout the camp.

With 30 children at camp on a given day, coaches will look after one or two bubbles of five.

Usually groups are determined by ability in a certain discipline and your child may therefore cycle with the improver group but run with the novice group or vice versa. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, however, children will remain in the same, colour coded bubble throughout the camp.
As long as both children reciprocate the request and are of a similar ability, we can usually accommodate this.

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