” Camp Energy has been part of our lives for most of the last ten years. Both my daughters (14 and 7) have spent many fantastic summer weeks at Summer Fields with its marvellous facilities and Barry Grinham’s exceptional team. Camp Energy is without doubt the very best summer camp for kids in Oxfordshire. The range of activities on offer, the enthusiasm and professionalism of the staff (who, like the kids they look after, return year after year, providing a continuity and family atmosphere so lacking in many other summer camp environments), and the exceptional leadership of Barry Grinham ensure both a fun and challenging, but also caring, safe and supportive experience for the kids. I can’t recommend it highly enough.” - Prof. P dG. Copenhagen
“My son, (age 10), had his first session at Camp Energy on Wednesday. He had an amazing time and when I asked him to give it a score between 1 and 10, he gave it 105! We shall certainly be using Camp Energy in the future holidays. ” – J’s Mum
“I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to all the team at Summerfields this week – particularly Kayleigh who was put in special charge of Jim. Because of Jim’s diabetes it’s the first time I’ve let him do Camp Energy. Not only did he love all the activities, but your team were brilliant at looking after him and confidence-inspiring from the start. His blood sugar levels were near-perfect when he returned on both days – a serious achievement after all that exercise! Please pass on my heartfelt thanks. I’m sure you will be seeing more of Jim! ” – E.H.
Philipp hatte eine tolle zeit in Camp Energy! Jeden tag es neue spiele, aktivitaten und abenteuer. Und vor allen dingen jede menge spass und neue freunde! Wir kommen bestimmt wieder! E.B.
“Mes enfants ont adoré ‘Camp Energy’! Toutes les activités proposées étaient formidables : kart, natation, jeux! Bravo aux animateurs.” M.I.
“I just wanted to say what a brilliant time Toby had at Camp Energy the week before Easter. He made new friends, talked excitedly about the things he’d been doing and obviously really benefited from his time in the swimming pool” – Toby’s Mum
“Ha sido muy buena experiencia, todo el mundo ha sido muy amable”
“Has been a very good experience, everyone was very friendly” – Almudena, Madrid, Espana
“My Son says he has had the best week ever and that Camp Energy was ‘wicked’ and the best summer club he’s ever been to. Thank you so much for the great organisation, fun and care you have given over the past week.” – Lesley, Oxford
“We were really pleased that the cups were awarded for the effort and attitude rather than just being the ‘best’. It was lovely for him to win something. We were really proud, and he came home grinning from ear to ear” – Hazel, Oxford
“Danny & Joe love camp! That’s a huge relief to a working mum” – C.A Oxford
“The staff are polite, helpful, and very accommodating… that’s the good news… bad news… we will be back” – S. Family, Oxford
“It was very refreshing at Camp Energy, not only to hear and feel Olivia’s enthusiasm at the end of the day, but also to see that ‘wind-down’ activities were continuing during the waiting for pick-up period” – Ian P.
“Daniele ha frequentato Camp Energy l’anno scorso quando aveva 5 anni e parlava solo italiano. Eppure tutti sono stati così disponibili e gentili, e si è divertito così tanto, che non voleva andare via…. Ecco perché ritorniamo questa estate!”
“Daniele was at Camp Energy last year when he was 5 and could speak only Italian. And yet, everybody was so helpful and kind, and he had so much fun, that he did not want to leave … which is why we are coming back this summer!” – Barbara, Dan’s mum, Italy
“I wanted to contact you on behalf of both my daughter Aline and myself to thank you for the wonderful time that Aline has had at Camp Energy. She has been coming to the camp for three years and has got to know the staff very well, whom she always found friendly and approachable. She would always eagerly anticipate the school holidays as she looked forward to coming to camp, particularly enjoying the swimming. Not only has she had the opportunity to take part in new and existing challenges – such as kayaking and rock climbing – but she has also developed as a person – the events and activities at Camp Energy have helped her become more self assured and self-confident and she has developed her team working and leadership skills too. Aline will really miss the camp and we hope to catch up with you at some point in the future when we return to the UK.” – K.R. 2013
“Our son (5 years) loved Camp Energy and came home everyday full of good things to say about what he had done. One great thing about Camp Energy is the continuity of staff which made going back each time such a pleasure.” – P.K. 2013
“Since Barry Grinham visited Amber many years ago, he and Prime Energy Fitness have provided Amber’s young people with some wonderful opportunities, through both the donation of excellent fitness equipment and sponsoring them on Rona Sailing Project trips.
Amber ‘s residential centres give disadvantaged unemployed homeless young people the chance to transform their lives for the better so they have a future where work and a home of their own become a reality for them and not just other people. An important part of a young person’s development at Amber is regaining an interest in and improving their fitness which in turn improves their health, and the gym equipment plays such an important role in helping them to do that and because the equipment is at Amber centres, the young people can use it during any of their free time. The Rona Sailing Project is also a test of fitness and a wonderful opportunity for the young people to experience something completely new, improve their confidence and self-esteem and it has even been known to open the door to a future career working with boats.
Amber, and in particular the young people, are extremely grateful to Barry for his wonderful support and his commitment to helping the young people transform their lives.”
M.C. Amber Foundation
“Alex normally hates activity camps, but he loves this one. He likes the variety of the activities, but most of all he likes the staff. He was sad he was leaving at the end of the week…a first for us.” S.F. Oxford
“The girls loved their time at camp. I think they really enjoyed helping out and look forward to next time. The staff all made them most welcome and it was a pleasure, as always, to be at Camp.” R.P. Oxford (parent of children in the apprentice scheme)
“May I thank you most profusely for all your help and support for the 2014 Kirtlington Village Quiz held last Friday 28th February. Although I am yet to confirm the final figure as I am awaiting the bar proceeds, I believe the profit will be in excess of £1600.00…It is most gratifying again to have your financial assistance with the quiz and indeed your generosity is well known in the village…I believe that the general feeling was that it was successful although it would not be the quiz without some light banter as to the validity of the questions!” T.S. Kirtlington Village Council
“Ho trascorso una settimana fantastica al camp, facendo una serie di attività sportive e ludiche divertenti; alcune molto diverse da quelle che si fanno in Italia. I leaders e coaches sono molto dinamici e disponibili e sanno coinvolgere i ragazzi nella varie attività.
Ho conosciuto molti ragazi e con loro mi sono divertita a chiacchierare in inglese.
Per me questa è stata una bellissima esperienza e penso proprio che ritornerò il prossimo anno.”
Camilla (12 years old) from Italy
“I spent a great week at the camp, doing many different sports and funny activities; some arealso very different from the ones we do in Italy. The leaders and coaches are very active and helpful and know how to engage children in various activities.
I met many boys and girls and I had fun chatting with them in English.
For me this was a great experience and I think I will come back next year.”
Camilla (12 years old) from Italy
“Bijan and Roxane enjoyed very much their stay and ‘Energy Camp’ even though their English was not sufficient at the beginning. They loved the swimming pool, the staff, tennis… My older son Cyrus (11) also liked a lot the activities. Thank you all. Hopefully we will be back, at least our kids want to definitely come back .” Roya, Lyon
“Abbey had a fantastic 7th birthday and chose to come to Camp Energy on the day. Staff made her a fab card with everyone signing it. She had a great day! Thank you very much.” L.B. (Abby’s mum)
“Eric and Alex had a wonderful experience at Camp energy for their second summer. They were able to enjoy the lovely weather outside, and it gave me valuable to work during the day and enjoy Oxford! Thank you. Alex will be back next summer!” C.F. Illinois, USA
“Our son has thoroughly enjoyed his summer at Camp Energy – the facilities, the staff and the activities were all stellar, and we acively added days to his schedule because he had so much fun. Hoping to be back in future summers! R.C. Seattle, USA
“I just wanted to say a huge thank you for granting L-R an assisted place at Camp Energy this summer. She had an amazing time, and it meant so much to her, and our family. It helped her confidence and integration, and she had loads of fun. The activities sounded brilliantly planned, and the setting was so lovely. I really do appreciate you giving her this opportunity.” A.H. Oxford
“I did not have the opportunity to thank you for the wonderful time my kids had at the summer camp. They were really happy. Next summer more!!!! A.S. Madrid
“I just wanted to drop you a line, somewhat belated for which I apologise, to thank you again for having Holly at Camp Energy for
the week during the summer. She had a lovely lovely time and so that really helped us. Her swimming has really come on over the summer and obviously the week with your team helped there too.” H & D, Kirtlington