Operation Camouflage

An action packed holiday activity

Mentored by

East Suffolk Council

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Location address: Sutton Heath, IP12 3TN
Chosen age group:

Ages: 8 - 16 years

Available tickets:
General Admission £22.50 per sessionHAF Funded Free
Next date: Tuesday 23rd Jul,
Funded by Suffolk County Council
Universal holiday club
A summary
Operation Camouflage is four weeks of fun filled activities for young people aged 8 - 16 (or turning 8 by 31st August 2024). Every Tuesday - Thursday from 23rd July - 15th August, 10am - 3pm, you can come and join us and try some new activities at Sutton Heath, near Woodbridge. Each day will have at least two different activities for you to try including sports, arts, crafts and adrenaline filled fun. All we ask if you book on to the activity, you want to take part. These activities £22.50 per day or are free to those young people that are eligible for free school meals and live in or go to school in East Suffolk. Toast and fruit will be on offer every morning. There will be some fruit available as a snack throughout the day and packed lunch of a choice of ham or cheese sandwiches, fruit, savoury snack and a biscuit. All you need to do is decide which days you want to come along to! Operation Camouflage is a partnership between East Suffolk Council and the Army Welfare Service. Funding has been secured through the Army Welfare Service and East Suffolk's Holiday Activity Fund.
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1:1 care
2:1 care
Qualified to administer medication
Epilepsy trained
Accessible toilet
Assist with personal care and toileting
Hoist and changing bench
Makaton and PECS trained
Sensory break area
Quiet spaces
Secure environment
Disability communication skills
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About your mentor
East Suffolk Council
Local District Council
We have been delivering Operation Camouflage in some form since 2008. In the past three years it has developed from a one week activity to a four week activity. Organised by East Suffolk Council and the Army Welfare Service, the programme is designed to give young people from military families and those living in East Suffolk an opportunity to be active and creative over the summer holiday, while providing a safe and positive experience. In 2014, the scheme was shortlisted for the Youth Justice Award in the Children and Young People Now Awards. This category recognises the initiative that has made the biggest contribution to improving the life chances of young offenders, or those at risk of offending or reoffending. In 2019, the scheme won the Suffolk Strengthen Your Community Award at the Suffolk High Sheriff’s Awards. This category recognises initiatives that contribute to improving your local community.
Program of Activity
Tuesday 23rd July Axe Throwing/Geo-Caching and Extreme Archery/outdoor games Wednesday 24th July Circus Skills and Art Activity Thursday 25th July Lego Workshop and Table Tennis (note change of activity) Tuesday 30th July Mountain Bike and Bubble Football/outdoor games Wednesday 31st July Street Dance and Art Activity Thursday 1st August Zipline/Laser Tag and Table Tennis (note change of activity) Tuesday 6th August High ropes course/climbing wall and Blaze Pods/Outdoor Games Wednesday 7th August Street Dance and Art Activity Thursday 8th August Football Freestyler and Ipswich Town Football Activity Tuesday 13th August Lego and Table Tennis (note change of activity) Wednesday 14th August Circus Skills and Bushcraft Thursday 15th August It’s a knockout Please ensure you have checked www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/leisure/sport-and-leisure-development/operation-camouflage/ for the most up to date activity list for each day. Only book activities that you know the participant would like to take part in, we are unable to offer an alternative activity. Activities may change due to provider illness, we will try to keep the same theme (sporty/arty).
Learning aims
Aim 1
Social Skills Development: We will encourage teamwork and cooperation. We will help you foster new friendships. We will promote empathy and understanding.
Aim 3
Creative Expression: We will help stimulate the imagination from arts and crafts. We will encourage problem solving skills via creative projects.
Aim 2
Physical Fitness: We will encourage healthy habits and physical activity. The activities will help coordination, balance and agility.
Aim 4
Confidence Building: We will provide opportunities for young people to take on leadership roles. We will encourage self-expression and individuality. We will celebrate achievements and progress.
Mobile Phone Policy
East Suffolk Council and the Army Welfare Service have a clear policy on allowing participants to bring mobile phones / smart watches to Operation Camouflage and this policy makes explicit reference to camera devices. Camera Mobile Phones / Digital Watches Camera mobile phones / smart watches are now the norm and a built in digital camera enables users to take high resolution pictures. These can be sent instantly to other mobile phone users or email addresses. They can also be posted on the internet or in chat rooms. There is a potential for camera mobile phones / smart watches to be misused and they can become an instrument of bullying or harassment directed against participants, staff, visitors and volunteers. While we fully acknowledge a parent’s/carer’s right to allow their child to bring a mobile phone / smart watch to Operation Camouflage, the organisers discourage participants bringing such items due to the possibility of: Bullying or harassment Photographs being taken without permission being granted Items getting lost / damaged If a participant needs to bring a phone to Operation Camouflage we ask it is left in the young person’s bag for the duration of the day. Parents/Carers are advised that East Suffolk Council and the Army Welfare Service accepts no liability for the loss or damage to mobile phones / smart watches which are brought to the activity. If a participant is found to be using their mobile during the day they will be asked to put the phone back in their bag. If a participant is seen taking photographs or video footage of other young people with a mobile phone / smart watch of other participants, staff, visitors or volunteers the participant will be asked to delete them from the phone overseen by one of the event organisers. Participants will be able to contact their parent/carers from the event organiser’s phone at any time. Should parents/carers need to contact participants during the activity, this should be done by contacting the event organisers on: 07880 080892.
Pricing information
Ticket nameGeneral Admission
InformationBookings open 24th June, please do not book before. You must live in or go to school in East Suffolk
Ticket nameHAF Funded
InformationFor those that are eligible for Free School Meals and live in or go to school in East Suffolk.
Where we'll be
Alan Crompton Hall, Easton Road, Sutton Heath, Suffolk, IP12 3TN
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Basic DBS
Risk Assessment
Public Liability Insurance
Safeguarding Training
First Aid Training
First Aid Kit
Smoke Detector

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Please note, it is the responsibility of the booker to satisfy themselves about the adequacy of the safety measures. This platform is merely an introducer and does not verify the items listed here.

Cancellation Policy
Cancel within 48 hours for a full refund.Free bookings do not require refunds, but as places are limited, please cancel if you cannot attend so that your place can be offered to someone else. Failure to notify us of a cancellation, may result in any future books being cancelled.

My experience consists of a leisure activity, on a specific date(s), and therefore the 14-day ‘cooling off period’ under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 does not apply.

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