Hello EcoWeekers and Aquila readers
Hello EcoWeekers and Aquila readers. Thank you for visiting ATE Superweeks.
To say thank you for visiting, we are offering a £90 discount to bookers coming to us via Ecoweeks (for a limited time). Use the code ECOWEEKS_2023 when you book online to activate the discount.
Superweeks and EcoWeeks have been associated for over 20 years, and our holidays have a lot in common. We have Superweeks running over Easter and in the summer holidays. The full price is £489, which includes all activities and accompanied travel from across England and Wales.
Below we’ve set out some similarities and differences between our camps. If you’d prefer to go straight to our programme page, or find out more about our holidays from our main site, feel free to follow one of the links below.
We are also happy to answer any questions you might have. Drop us a line on email@example.com or give us a call on 01684 562 400.
We share a similar ethos. Our organisations are both not-for-profit and child-centred. We share EcoWeeks’ belief in ‘treating each other with interest, courtesy, kindness, understanding and gentle good humour’. Both organisations are powered by volunteers who choose to spend their time on our holidays because they believe in the benefits they offer children.
Our holidays both take a flexible approach, drawing on interests and ideas of participants, and the circumstances of the specific holiday. We don’t have a central ‘curriculum’, and our Directors are empowered to make decisions based on the needs of the group they are working with.
Our camps feature similar activities. A Superweek could well include handicrafts, expeditions, storytelling, songs, dancing, swimming, day trips, drama workshops and performances, or creative and scientific activities. We love playing games and spending as much time as possible in the great outdoors.
Superweeks tend to be a little larger than EcoWeeks. Our smallest holidays sleep 30 children, and our largest go up to 60. We still create a lovely friendly atmosphere where everyone feels part of the same community.
Our weeks are a little more structured, both in terms of the timetable and the groups in which children spend their time. Our Director will plan a loose timetable, but will still be responsive to the interests of the holiday. Children spend most of their time in a group, looked after by their Monitor, but they will still have plenty of opportunity to meet everyone on the holiday.
Children don’t spend as much time helping with chores on Superweeks; we have Caterers who do all of our cooking and General Assistants who do our cleaning. Communal living is still fundamental to what we do, so we do ask children to share responsibility for keeping the centre tidy, and to help with things like setting and clearing tables for meals.