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During Camp - The camp leaders can be contacted directly on: Tel:  07745 284983 (This number is only active during camp.)

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Kirklees Summer Play Camp is a registered charity. Registered charity number: 1176481

Are You Ready To Make A Difference?

Change Your Summer! Apply Today!

Being  a D of E on Kirklees Summer Play Camp is simply one of the most rewarding voluntary opportunities you could possibly wish for.

So, do you want to spend your 5 day residential with us all at Kirklees Summer Play Camp?

You must be 16 or over to apply for the D of E Aspiring Leaders. To apply for the 2019 D of E Aspiring Leaders Programme:

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Camp Dates 2019 – D of E volunteers

Saturday 20th July 10.00 – 4.00pm- Briefing and working induction

Camp 1 - Monday 22nd – Friday 26th July

Camp 2 - Friday 26th – Tuesday 30th July

Camp 3 - Wednesday 31st July – Sunday 4th August

Camp 4 - Sunday 4th – Thursday 8th August

Camp 5 - Friday 9th – Tuesday 13th August

Camp 6 - Tuesday 13th – Saturday 17th August

Your skills and learning


You will be paired with an experienced group leader who will guide you through your time with us and you will spend most of your time working with children. Along with the rest of the staff you will also help with cooking, serving and clearing up. We will help you to think about the skills you need to develop and tailor some of your activities to this so you can make the most of your time with us. If you would like to, there may be a possibility to plan and lead an activity with other D of E's. Most importantly, apart from your learning, you will leave us knowing that you have made a difference to the lives of children on an experience they will remember for a long time.

The Cost

The cost for each D of E volunteer is £81.34 which includes all meals, refreshments (lots of crisps, biscuits and pop!), the use of a tent and roll mat and personal support throughout your time with us.

Working Induction

The working induction on 21st July will start with a briefing about summer camp followed by a tour of the site. Parents are welcome to attend this session. After that we would really value the help of D of E's in pitching tents and getting the site ready for children. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Coming to Camp


Volunteers should arrive at the camp site at 6.15pm. A pick up can be made from Darton Rail Station by prior arrangement. Please call or text 07745 284983 to arrange this. If you are travelling a long distance by train give us a call to discuss the best travel and pick up options. We will start your time with us with an evening meal so please do not eat before hand as the staff compete with each other to do the best meal. If you wish you can return by the children’s coaches to Dewsbury Bus Station. If space allows there may be the possibility of travelling to Huddersfield Bus Station – this will be organised during the time that you are at Camp.

One big rule at camp is - No bare feet outside of tents - so bring a couple of different pairs of footwear like trainers and flip flops.  Wellies or hikingboots would be better if the weather looks like it will be wet.

A Handy Handbook

After completing a 5 day residential as part of the Gold D of E Award, lots of volunteers go onto have successful experiences at college, university and beyond - using the valuable and transferable skills from Summer Camp. The majority of our full time camp staff successfully completed the D of E Aspriring Leaders Programme. Could You Be Next ?

You must be 16 or over to apply for the Aspiring Leaders Programme.