Frequently Asked Questions
Where do the children sleep?
Children sleep in comfortable 8-10 man tents, girls and boys will always sleep in separate tents. And for 2013 new indoor accommodation for 150 people.
Where do the instructors sleep?
There will always be an instructor on duty bunk right near to the camping area. Our other instructors take time out on our separate instructor campsite to ensure they re-charge their batteries for the next day.
What about food?
Treejumpers offer 3 healthy meals a day for those staying on a residential and cater for vegetarians, please contact us if there are any other dietary requirements and we will work with you to meet your needs. On day trips children need to bring a packed lunch with them.
What if my child is homesick?
We will do our upmost to ensure all children are happy whilst they stay with us at treejumpers, but for some being away from home is difficult, our instructors are great and helping kids to relax an take their minds off things but if there is a serious issue we will contact the named guardian right away.
What if my child doesn't want to do a certain activity?
At treejumpers we always encourage children to try every activity so that they don't go home feeling like they missed out, if a child is scared of heights or has other fears about certain activities we will always do our best to get them to go as high or far as they can, but we will never force them to do anything they don't want to. In this circumstance they will be encouraged to particpate in other ways, encourage other group members or take a ground based role where possible.
What time do they go to bed?
Even the fittest children feel tired after a day of activities, so we try to insist on sensible bedtimes to ensure a good night's rest. Exact times vary but lay between 9pm for 7 year olds and 11pm for 17 year olds. Children who wish to go to bed earlier will be allowed to do so but will be told to notify a member of staff so an eye can be kept on them.
What if a child misbehaves?
We expect a certain level of excitement from children who come on our camps which often leads to moments of silliness, we will have a strong set of ground rules and children found to break these rules will be given a warning. It is only in extreme circumstances such as violence or bullying that we may have to contact parents, if a child is to be sent home due to their behaviour then treejumpers do not offer refunds.
What does my child need to bring with them?
A full kit list will be sent on booking, important things to remember are a sleeping bag, warm hooded jumper, waterproof jacket and a torch.