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 CPO Murray Anderson hands over the Camp of the Year Award to Rebecca Jones and the kids who attended this year’s Kings Camp.

By Kim Hardie

The children of Naval Base workers have recently taken part in this year’s Kings Camp, participating in a huge range of sporting activities during their summer holidays.

From July 8 to August 9, the popular summer activity camps, operated out of Lomond School Sports Hall with 100 kids passing through their doors each week. The children, aged between 5 and 14 were given the opportunity to try new activities and pass-times which promote an active, healthy lifestyle.

Kings Camp have been running school holiday activity events since 1991 and the aim of the Kings Camp coach is to inspire the kids to try something new while learning team ethics and making new friends.

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CPO Murray Anderson with Lomond School Kings Camp staff and the Camp.

Sponsored by Captain of the Base, Captain Nick Gibbons, with grants provided by the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) and affiliates of HMNB Clyde, the event benefits the children of Naval, MOD, Lockheed Martin and Babcock staff as well as local children for over five weeks of the school holidays.

This year the Lomond School event has won the title of “Scotland Camp of the Year” and Kings Camp staff went along on Thursday, August 8 with the trophy. Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Murray Anderson presented the award to Camp Manager, Rebecca Jones and Assistant Manager, Niall Ridgway.

After the presentation the children had great fun playing on the 125 foot inflatable assault course and then managed to get through 60 litres of ice-cream from the ice-cream van which came along at break time.

“I always look forward to Kings Camp taking place at Lomond School,” said CPO Anderson, who helped organise the event.  “I love the energy from all the kids and it’s clear that they thoroughly enjoy themselves.  Full credit to all the Kings Camp staff.”

Kings Camp run summer camps and school holiday camps at over 50 locations across the UK and have run an activity camp for the children of Naval Base workers for a number of years now.

The company is a leading provider of holiday sports and activity day camps for children and works closely with Naval Service communities.

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The Kings Camp kids with Naval Base personnel and camp participants.

Pictures by the Royal Navy


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