UNLH – EPSOM HOLIDAY CAMPS / Drama Camp

The Roald Dahl Children’s Camp-EPSOM

The Upper Norwood Library Hub in Crystal Palace is delighted to announce, that after high demand and several sell-outs, we are spreading our wings and landing in EPSOM!

Children will have the opportunity to discover and learn about children’s author Roald Dahl who wrote kids’ classics such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, James and the Giant Peach and Fantastic Mr. Fox to name a few! Furthermore, the children will rehearse and perform excerpts from Dahl’s stories including a musical number from the hit West End Musical, Matilda.

*A small audience of family members and friends will be invited to watch the final performance at 4pm on Friday June 4th.

This exciting camp will be led by West End professionals Simona Budd & Lizzie France.

Simona is a freelance Musical Director with credits such as Thoroughly Modern Millie, Cabaret and Guys And Dolls and most recently Heathers The Musical in the West End.

Lizzie is a professional actress who has appeared in many musicals such as Oliver!, The Secret Garden and Annie to name a few!

This week is designed to help build confidence and improve social skills by practicing some of theatre’s most important disciplines whilst exploring some of the most exciting children’s literature ever written. The week will also include Roald Dahl themed activities including games, role play and arts & crafts.

As certain activities are able to return to normal, we are pleased to bring back our children’s holiday camps with some small changes:

In order to facilitate social distancing, the total capacity will be limited.
Temperature checks will be taken upon arrival to ensure the ongoing safety of all children and staff.
There is no wraparound option.
Consent forms will need to be completed in advance and parents/guardians will be responsible at all times for ensuring that children to do not attend on the day if they are showing any signs or symptoms or illness.
Hand washing will be regular and compulsory for all children and staff throughout the days.

Please note, children will need to bring a packed lunch (NO NUTS), water bottle and at least 2 snacks as well as suitable clothing for each day.

Ages: 5 – 11

Location: Stoneleigh Methodist Church Centre
Price: £120 for four sessions
10% Sibling discount available

Running Times: 09:30-16:30 Tuesday June 1st – Friday June 4th 2021. – Book here.

* Recommendations and Reviews

* Referencing carried out independently by Epsom and Ewell Families

  1. “My kids (9 and 6yo) have been going to the half term and holiday clubs for the past year and have loved every minute of it. In the past it had been tricky to find clubs they enjoyed but they love going to the CPPA camps at UNLH. The activities are great – the fact that they build up to a proper performance really motivates them to fully engage. They are developing confidence from the camps as well as the weekly sessions they go to. With my younger daughter especially, she has really come out of her shell, both in the camps and classes but also at school. Daniel, Emily and the rest of the team are brilliant – the kids love them, and I feel their professional backgrounds really make a difference to the quality of the tuition and performances they put together. We’d recommend them to anyone!”

    Natalie Swanson

  2. “My children (9 and 6 years) have been on two camps recently and thoroughly enjoyed them. They went on the Halloween and the Roald Dahl camps.

    The camps were well organised, with good communication before and during, and the staff were friendly, professional and approachable. The camps also seemed very inclusive which I liked.

    The activities on the camp were varied and the children really enjoyed them. We loved seeing the performance at the end of the week. It was so good!

    I think my children really gained in confidence as well as learned new skills and it was nice seeing them doing creative things.

    I would thoroughly recommend the camps. It was nice as a parent to drop them off and all of us feel happy about about them going (what I mean is that for previous camps, maybe they weren’t so keen or I was a little unsure about them). But for these ones, they looked forward to going, I felt they were in safe hands and they had a lot of fun! ”

    Sarah

  3. “My two children have attended a number of half-term camps and currently they attend performing arts at the library. One half term camp called, ‘Fairytale’ camp they found excellent. The camp was set up with a variety of activities, games and drama that my kids felt were engaging and fun!

    The staff are so welcoming, especially the gentleman called Daniel. He is extremely relatable to the children, a huge character and friendly.

    I have a 6 year old and a 10 year old and I noticed from attending a few of the camps at the Upper library my youngest in particular has become more sociable and her self-confidence has Increased. I have also found that our 10 year old’s public speaking has become better. The school she attends has also noticed and she now delivers zoom presentations to perspective parents interested in their school .

    I would highly recommend the half-term camps.”

    Mrs Aine and Magnus Nilsson

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