Frequently Asked Questions - 2024 Junior Summer Camp

Junior Summer Camp – Frequently asked Questions

Who is this for? Will my child fit in?

Any juniors, of any standard, and any age, from 9 to 21.  With a wide range of ages, and bridge abilities we are able to ensure that each child is allocated to a tuition group that is appropriate for them.

We will have groups for:

  • Those who have never played before
  • Those who are familiar with a little bridge but want to improve
  • Confident players who would like to learn under the tuition of the England U16 coach
  • The England u21 squad

What is the cost?

It’s £150 for the weekend, including bridge tuition and competitions, 2 night’s accommodation, all meals, trophies certificates and the chance to play some sporting or other activities on Saturday afternoon. 

Can parents come too?

Yes accompanying parents can also stay for the weekend,  for £150 based on a shared room. They are welcome to join some of the evening bridge sessions to compete against the juniors.

Do we have to share rooms?

The bedrooms at King’s park are shared, with 2 beds per room and an en-suite bathroom.  We allocate rooms to ensure that each delegate is sharing with someone appropriate for their age and gender.

Who is organising this event?

The event is organised by English Bridge Education and Development, the national charity for the promotion of bridge.  Our staff and volunteers are DBS checked and are very experienced in running youth bridge events.

How do I book?

Please contact Lisa Miller 01296 317 217,   Lisa's working hours are 8-3, Monday – Wednesday.

Please let us know of any special dietary needs, or anything else that you would like us to know, at the time of booking

When should we arrive?

Children should arrive from 4pm on Friday 30th August

When does it finish?

Delegates can be picked up from 3:30 pm on Sunday 1st September


Where can I get more information?

Call Mark Humphris at EBED, 01296317218 or email

Approximate Timetable


Delegates arrive from 16:00 on Friday,

After an evening meal the juniors will be placed in to their bridge tuition groups (based on experience) and start working with their teachers and coaches

Later in the evening there is a speedball bridge tournament for the older children plus any parents and adult helpers.

Saturday Morning :

After breakfast, delegates will work in their tuition groups with their bridge teachers and coaches

Saturday Afternoon:

After lunch the children can join a sporting activity of their choice, rounders, roller skating or football

This is followed by a return to their bridge tuition groups.

Saturday Evening

After dinner the younger children will play a small competition in their tuition groups.  The older children will participate in a duplicate pairs tournament, adults and helpers are welcome to join in.

After that there will be a speedball pairs tournament, running until late for those with the energy for more bridge.


Sunday morning is the last session to work with your tuition groups.

After lunch there will be a fun quiz (always a popular event).

Followed by presentation of prizes, certifcates of attainment and photographs  

Departure and pick up is any time from 15:30