Aquasports provide all the equipment needed for undertaking the sports. All food, accommodation and access to the sports is included in the price.
We take the safety and of everyone on site very seriously. Therefore, due to the nature of the holiday, all who attend and participate at Aquasports need to be able to swim 50 metres. More details can be found on our policies and procedures on the right. We have fully qualified instructors running the sports and we are governed by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority, a government body which regulates the industry running such sports. They can be contacted via their website.
Aquasports is registered with the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority. The aim of adventure activities licensing is to provide assurances to the public about the safety of those activity providers who have been granted a licence. A licence indicates that the camp has been inspected by the Adventure Activities Licensing Service on behalf of the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority, with particular attention being paid to our safety management systems with young people, demonstrating compliance with nationally accepted standards of good practice in the delivery of adventure activities to young people, with due regard to the benefits and risks of the activity.
Aquasports is led by a team of volunteers, who are all committed Christians and who have a passion to see young people in a relationship with Christ. The team overseeing the water sports are all qualified to do so and all team are DBS checked.
We have a great core team at Aquasports who regularly return to volunteer to serve each year. New team members generally have a connection with this core team, so there is a good provenance and a high level of accountability. We have a rigorous selection process in place for team members. As well as having all team members checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) – the service that has replaced CRB checks – we undertake reference checks on all team members. They also provide confirmation of church attendance and sign a declaration of faith.
Aquasports is run by the Aquasports Cross Trust, a non-profit Christian charity, which has endeavoured to provide a spiritually challenging activity holiday for 14 to 19 year olds since 1967.
Aquasports has a safeguarding policy which we strictly adhere to. We are members of CCPAS who review our policies and provide support to our safeguarding officers and trustees.
Full payment for the holiday is required by 1st June and if you need to cancel, your deposit maybe forfeit to allow us to cover our costs. After 1st June, we operate a proportional refund policy, as explained in the Terms of Booking. Whilst we would like to refund all your money if you cancel, we are sure you understand that as a charity we need to cover our costs on the holiday.
We run the holiday on a break-even basis and we rely on the very generous gifts of our supporters and team (yes the volunteer and pay to work on Aquasports!) to provide bursaries, balance any shortfall and invest in the kit, the future of the holiday and the Charity vision.
All monies paid to book on to the holiday (deposit or full) are held in trust in a separate bank account and are only transferred during or at the end of the holiday. Therefore, any request for a refund may take a number of weeks to be processed due to the nature of this set up.
Aquasports is governed and overseen by a number of independent bodies to ensure we run our holidays as well as we can.
Aquasports is governed by the Aquasports Cross Trust, a registered charity (no. 1075300), which is accountable to the Charity Commission. The Trust has endeavoured to provide a spiritually challenging activity holiday for 14 to 19 year olds since 1967.
The camp is registered with the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority, which is a government organisation which regulates activity holidays. Contact the AALA on 02920 755715 or visit their website.
The camp is also affiliated to CCPAS which supports and provides services for safeguarding and DBS checks.
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