Inset & Independent

Our inset and independent Daycamps offer the same exciting adventures and experiences for children and young people in Portsmouth on inset days and independent school holidays.


Inset and independent Daycamps are for children and young people aged from 4 to 16 years old.

When does it run?

During selected inset days and all independent school additional holidays, drop off between 8:15am and 10:00am and collect between 4:00pm and 6:00pm.  See the image below for our latest dates.  If your school’s inset day is not listed, please contact us.


Inset and Independent Portsmouth Daycamps run at St Luke’s Church Hall on Greetham Street, Southsea.  Please see the map on the Portsmouth Daycamps page for directions.

How much does it cost?

Just £26.50 per child per day.

Members who book Daycamps receive a 10% discount.


  • Monday 17th – Tuesday 25th July
  • Monday 4th – Tuesday 5th September
  • Monday 30th October – Friday 3rd November
  • Monday 18th – Friday 22nd December

Inset and Independent Daycamps offer exciting adventures for children and young people, delivering a mix of physical challenges, trips and craft activities together in an action packed and engaging programme published in advance. View programme here.

Staff ratios

The ratio of staff to children is 1:12 at Inset and Independent Daycamps, however during off-site trips and outings we will always endeavour to reduce the ratio of children to adults as much as possible.

Book your camp

Booking one of our camps couldn’t be easier:

  • Book Portsmouth Daycamps online
  • Call us on 01489 785228 and book over the telephone

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