XUK Summer Camps featured in the News!
Described as the best 'all round' Summer camp in the UK!!
14th June 2009
Sunday Mirror: Homes & Holiday - "Kids Go Wheee - Ten fabulous activity breaks... without the mums & dads"
Described as the 'X FACTOR', this article details some of the aspects of our camp, from our outstanding OFSTED inspection report to what we eat, who would enjoy XUK and our price which compares very favourably to our competitors.
31st May 2009
It's great to be rated as one of the best Kids Clubs in Britain!
29th April 2007
Sunday Times: Travel
"Fed up with whining adults tagging along on your summer holidays? Our junior reporters leave mum and dad at home and check out the best kids-only camps.
XUK (020 8922 9739, www.campsforkids.co.uk): Norfolk camp split into three age groups – this year offering a “Teen Camp” for 13 – 17 year olds, with greater independence and more trips."
28th April 2007
We were particularly excited about this article as we were selected as the first choice residential camp for teens in the UK.
14th May 2005
The Week: Where to find... summer camps for children
We received a call from the Consumer Editor of 'The Week', a magazine that summarises everything you need to know about everything every week. She included this piece at the top of her section on summer camps.
"Experience UK (www.experienceuk.co.uk; 020-8922 9739) This family-run business offers week-long residential camps in Norfolk. Activities range from cookery and drama to clay pigeon shooting. A week costs £299"
7th February 2005
The International Herald Tribune: Summer dips into Old Word joys
In Britain, Experience UK, or XUK (www.xkeys.co.uk) operates day camps on the edge of London and residential camps in rural East Anglia. The company is run by Lawrence Bernstein, 33, and his brother Richard, 28.
“In the past few years, camps have professionalised” Says Richard Bernstein. “For instance, we’re registered with Ofsted Office for Standards in Education.”
21st July 2004
BBC News Online
We were featured by BBC News online. Their investigation into the residential camp industry focused on XUK and featured Mrs Cohen, whose children have come to camp for a number of summers.
In a related feature, Richard was interviewed by the BBC Radio London Breakfast Show about XUK and his views on safety issues at kids camps
7th July 2004
Lawrence was interviewed live on Midlands Radio Faz about all aspects of life on camp. The interview lasted half an hour!
What's On North West and Hopes & Dreams
Editions of What's on North West and Hopes and Dreams featured us!
26th March 2004
Our residential and day camps were the main feature in a holiday article in the JC!
10th October 2003
Jewish Chronicle: Party Animus
Illustrating the hassles involved in creating kids parties and how Mini Minors can solve the problem.
18th June 2003
The Standard featured us at the top of their feature on kids camps!
Over Easter we had a visit from a Times journalist who wrote this very friendly article.
Unfortunately the journalist was unable to visit XUK as it isn't held at Easter. However she was particularly complimentary about what she saw and heard.
Japan Journals: XUK, Residential Camp
All about our Swim Club that opens for this year on 28 April.
21st March 2003
London Jewish News: Ask about safety and fun when choosing a camp
Lawrence was asked to write an article about how to make sure your children go to the right camp.
24th July 2002
This article explains what goes on at camp, from the perspective of 10-14 year old girls. It has a great emphasises on the friendliness at XUK.
12th July 2002
London Evening Standard: Summer Camps
Lets readers know that the last few spaces at XUK are still up for grabs!
Hopes and Dreams
Activity camps, the facts.
25th April 2002
Hendon and Finchley Times: New Swim Club for Children
Highlights the launch of Mini Minors Swimming Club.
2nd July 1999
Ham and High: Summer Activities
‘Something for the holidays’
Refers to Cross Keys and Mini Minors and our old motto: "Everybody has Fun".
19th July 1999
Ham and High: Summer Activities Feature
‘Get on course for some holiday fun!’
Includes a huge interview with Richard. Covers his views about camps, safety, discipline, benefits and variety. Refers at some length to Cross Keys and Mini Minors.
22nd July 1999
Hendon and Finchley Times: This man can save you from your kids this summer
Explains how Richard founded Cross Keys Academicals, developed Cross Keys Activities and bought Mini Minors.
3rd September 1999
London Jewish News: Business is child's play for Bernstein Boys
Charts the growth of Cross Keys, and the brothers who run it.
Ham and High: Sports Camps
Sets out that year’s Christmas camp, and mentions Cross Keys Academicals, the football team from which we took our name.