Younger players at our 2018 camp learning the basics of bowling and wicket keeping in the morning, before playing games in the afternoon.
Easter, half-term and summer camps in 2021
In 2021, we are partnering with 360 Cricket to run camps (9am-4pm) on the following dates:
Easter (Mon 12 April - Fri 16 April) - SOLD OUT
Half-term (Tue 1 June - Fri 4 June) - SOLD OUT
Summer holidays (Mon 26 July - Thu 26 Aug) - BOOKINGS OPEN FROM 7PM SUN 20 JUNE
This will be our fifth year of holiday cricket camps in partnership with 360 Cricket.
360 Cricket's camps cater for players of a wide range of ages and abilities.
Parents must follow the latest government guidance.
Do not attend the camp in the event of a positive Covid test or Covid symptoms.
As in 2020, all camp activities will be adapted to be compliant with the England & Wales Cricket Board's guidelines for Covid-Secure cricket training and matches. These guidelines are produced in collaboration with the government's chief science and medical advisors.
Obviously there is no way to reduce the risk of COVID-19 to zero, but we will comply with official guidelines and we will aim to reduce the risk as much as reasonably possible.
Further details of 360 Cricket's Covid-Secure measures is available on the camp booking page on 360 Cricket's website. Please read the document before booking.
Who are the camps for?
Camp days will be suitable for kids aged 5-12 at the time of the camp (kids who will in September be starting Year 1-Year-8)
Girls and boys
There is a limit on players per day to ensure sufficient space for brief periods inside the clubhouse.
Kids of any ability level from beginner to advanced. Players will be split into appropriate groups each day
You don't have to be a current member of the club - the camp is open to everyone
Younger players up to around age 9-10 will generally be in a soft-ball group; older players from around age 9-10 upwards will generally be in a hard ball group (must bring own full protective kit)
Rain cancellation policy
If a day is going to be heavily affected by rain or other bad weather, or if the ground is too wet due to rain the previous day, 360 Cricket will inform parents by 6pm the day before that the next camp day is going to cancelled. Parents will then have the option of a full refund or moving their child(s) booking to another day (if there are still spaces on the requested day).
360 Cricket will keep the kids outside as much as possible, so if it looks wet, you might want to pack them a spare pair of socks, etc.
If kids are moved inside, it will only be for brief periods to shelter and 360 Cricket will ensure there is space and ventilation, in line with the latest Covid-Secure guidelines. There will also be gazebos in use to keep the kids outdoor but sheltered as much as possible.
Can I book individual days? Weeks?
You can book your child or children into whichever days you like, but kids will probably enjoy attending a full 4-day week the most.
Can I book multiple weeks?
You can also book more than one week if you wish, but we'd only recommend that if your kids are extremely keen on cricket, as the activities run each week are likely to be similar (though adjusted for the group of kids attending).
How much does the camp cost?
1 day = £47
2 days = £88 (saving £6)
3 days = £130 (saving £11)
4 days = £165 (saving £23)
Discounts are applied at the checkout.
Sorry, neither SMCC Juniors nor 360 Cricket are able to accept Childcare Vouchers.
There are no sibling discounts for the camps.
Our club "ability to pay is not a barrier to play" policy applies, but only for current SMCC members with whom we have already agreed a discounted rate. Please ask 360 Cricket by email, copying in the club (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Older players at our 2018 camp working on their bowing and batting in the nets, getting ready for a match in the afternoon.
How many kids will be in the camp per day? How many coaches will you have?
The 2021 Summer camp will be limited to 45 players per day.
The number of players is expected to be split roughly 50/50 between younger (soft ball) players and older (hard ball) players and a range of abilities from beginners to advanced. The kids will be split up each day into suitable groups for their activities.
We plan for a minimum coach:player ratio of 1:7 and more typically this is 1:5. We will have a suitable ratio of senior and support coaches as per ClubMark guidelines. We will also have at least one 'spare' coach at all times to deal with any injuries, illnesses or other such incidents.
What do my kids need to bring?
A bottle of water (which they can refill at the club)
A packed lunch & sufficient snacks (ideally healthy ones) to get them through an active day
Clothing suitable for sport (consider warm layers, especially for Easter camp, and a change of clothing if the forecast is for cooler weather and showers)
Their own cricket kit (COVID-19 guidelines prohibit the sharing of cricket kit)
Sunblock and cap (sunblock will not be applied by coaches, so parents should apply this in advance and/or teach children how to apply it)
Any medications that your child needs (e.g. asthma inhaler, EpiPen, etc) - coaches are trained in emergency First Aid but will not give or apply any medication, so you must ensure your child knows how to do this themselves
It's a good idea to write your child's name on all items, to avoid them getting mixed up.
Other usage of the grounds
During the half-term and summer camps, about once a week (usually Wednesdays) there may be an adult afternoon match on one pitch starting from around 1pm, and we may occasionally also have private hirings of one pitch for games typically also starting from around 1pm. On those days we will use only the other pitch at those times, but normally the camp will have full use of both pitches and practice nets.
Please remember we are a non-profit, member-run cricket club
While 360 Cricket are a professional cricket coaching business, we as a club are not a business and we are not run for profit.
SMCC is, like most all cricket clubs, run by a few of its players and parents, volunteering our time simply for the love of the game and for the love of our wonderful little cricket club.