P.U.M.A Summer Camp – Saturday 25th July [Reminder]

by | Mar 21, 2020 | PUMA News, Summer Camp | 0 comments

Despite the current situation that is happening around the globe, we remain optimistic that our annual Summer Camp in late July will still be able to go ahead. In fact, we hope it will be the perfect reunion and get together for us at P.U.M.A. to show solidarity with each other and an excuse for a British holiday. Obviously, we hope you understand that we will continually monitor the situation and adjust accordingly. Please find the information about the training camp below: 

We would like to invite you to join us on P.U.M.A.s Annual Family Summer Training Camp which will once again be held in picturesque village of Croyde Bay in North Devon.  The camp will commence on Saturday 25th July 2020, finish on Saturday 1st August 2020 and is open to all P.U.M.A. Taekwon-Do and Kickboxing students aged 7 and upwards along with their families.  The camp is open to all grades and in recent years we have had students ranging from white belts up to 6th degree black belts training.

Training

Summer camp gives students a fantastic opportunity to train with P.U.M.A.s Masters and other senior grades who have well over 200 years martial arts experience between them!  The format is a little different this year with the formal training sessions scheduled from Saturday lunchtime to Tuesday lunchtime.  We hope that the majority will choose to stay for the remainder of the week to enjoy some rest and relaxation along as well as some optional pop up training sessions.  Whatever your training goals, summer camp is a great opportunity to take your training to another level.

Saturday 25th to Tuesday 28th July: Training will start with seminars on Saturday afternoon this year.  On Sunday and Monday there will be a morning beach training session to start the day followed by further seminars throughout the day.  The seminars will take place at Cherry Tree Farm Campsite.  All of the sessions are optional so you can do as much or as little as you feel like but, as with anything in life, the more you put in the more you will get out of the camp.  The morning sessions may involve a short jog or walk of just over 1 mile to the beach.  We’d recommend a bit of light jogging before coming but if you have any injuries there will be options to walk to the beach.  Finally, there will be training on Tuesday morning after which anyone wishing to leave will be welcome to do so.  We hope that you will choose to stay for the rest of the week but if time or other factors are an issue then we hope that the revised format will help make things easier.  Look out for the schedule on the Summer Camp Page on the Events Website over the coming weeks.

Wednesday 29th July to Friday 31st July: There will be no formal training scheduled as we would like students to enjoy some more social time together and have the option to explore Croyde and the surrounding area a bit more.  There will however be pop up training sessions according to demand giving us more flexibility to tailor training to what the students would like (and we’ll include at least one further beach training session as these are always popular).

Accommodation

We will once again be staying at Cherry Tree Farm Campsite with its stunning views of the picturesque Croyde Bay.  The site is perfectly located only a short walk from the beach and centre of the village.  The vast majority of students choose to stay at Cherry Tree Campsite but there are a number of alternative accommodation options if you would prefer not to camp.  For details of these please https://puma-uk-events.com/summer-camp/ which has some ideas and links for alternative accommodation options.

We are lucky enough to have a large field at the back of the site to ourselves, which can easily accommodate 100 people or more with plenty of room for both training and socialising.  Cherry Tree welcomes both tents and camper vans (although please note there aren’t any electric hook ups).  As training starts on Saturday afternoon it will again be possible to arrive from Friday afternoon if you wish to do so (you are still welcome to arrive Saturday morning if this is more convenient).

Croyde Bay and the Surrounding Area

As with all P.U.M.A. Camps there is more to the week than just training.  P.U.M.A. Camps are very welcoming and inclusive and you will also get plenty of time to socialise, make new friends and enjoy some down time doing whatever you fancy.

Croyde is a small village on the stunning North Devon coast but offers everything that you need for a great holiday.  The village itself is has plenty of places to eat and drink including the ever popular Thatch Inn, Billy Budds and the Blue Groove to name but a few.  There are also plenty of places to get a well earned ice-cream, pasty or cream tea to refuel after training (very nice if a little addictive).

The many local beaches are regularly voted amongst the very best in the country (or better). Putsborough Beach, where morning training sessions generally take place, has been voted the best beach in Britain, 4th best in Europe and 13th best in the World! With beaches like this, why would you want to go anywhere else?  There is plenty to keep children and adults alike entertained including surfing, horse riding, beach volleyball and the Cascades fun pool at Ruda holiday park.  Alternatively, if you fancy a little pampering then why not treat yourself to a spa trip/treatment at the 4 star Saunton Sands hotel which is only a couple of miles away.  What better way to give yourself a well earned treat?

Why Not Join Us?

If you wish to reserve a place on this year’s camp, please find the form on the website and return it as soon as possible along. Please note that numbers are limited and the closing date for applications is 30th June 2020.  You will need to include everyone attending camp on the application (all children and non-training family members).

The cost of training on camp for the whole week for those aged 13 and over is only £80.00 for 1st family members and £50.00 for 2nd & subsequent family members.  For children aged 12 or under that are training the fee is £60 (if the child has a parent or sibling aged 13 or over who is training on camp, this will be reduced to £40). Please note that the rules regarding age will be strictly adhered to.  All training students receive a FREE summer camp t-shirt.

For all other non-training family members attending there are no PUMA fees, just the Cherry Tree Farm costs. A separate booking form for Cherry Tree Farm will be sent to you on receipt of your completed application.  Last year the cost was £10 per adult per night with discounts for younger juniors.  We are waiting for confirmation from Cherry Tree as to the prices for this year but expect them to be similar.

Please note: Parents will be responsible for their own children at all times during the camp, no childcare is provided. You can stay off site if you prefer please make us aware if you are on your booking form please.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us on the PUMA events website (https://puma-uk-events.com/contact/).  Alternatively drop us a message the P.U.M.A. Facebook Page (search for “Professional Unification of Martial Arts”).  Don’t forget to keep up to date with Summer Camp and all other P.U.M.A. events by subscribing to the PUMA Events Newsletter and following P.U.M.A. on Facebook.

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