When? : 13th,14th, 15th September.
Akela Judith found us a super cheap (£80) deal week-end away to help us have fun as a pack, towards badges, ..& because it's often cheaper than the school trips doing similar, the other advantage is as a small group we have our own group of instructors interacting with our group & hopefully getting the best out of each child, helping them push their limits, abilities & develop a "can do" mindset.
We have a deposit to confirm your place, then an interim payment followed by a final payment in mid july..
Caythorpe Court near Grantham, Lincolnshire (about 45-55miles away, depending on the route taken) is a grade II listed mansion house set in 65 acres of grounds. In addition to purpose built accommodation blocks. there is a wide range of facilities including classrooms, sports hall, playing fields and a man-made lake.
Facilities at Caythorpe Court include the following:
- Football pitch and playing fields
- Sports hall
- Classrooms and meeting rooms
- Tuck shop
- Teachers’ lounge with TV, fridge and hot drinks facilities
07.00 - PGL staff wake up the group
08.15 - Breakfast (English or Continental, cereal, toast and drinks)
09.00- First activity session
10.30 - Break
10.45 - Second activity session
12.15 - Hot lunch or packed lunch
13.45 - Third activity session
15.15 - Break
15.30 - Fourth activity session
17.00 - Supervised free time
17.30 - 19.00 - 2 course evening meal
19.00 - 20.30 - Evening entertainment. Group Leaders assist Party Leaders until 21.00. From 21.00 - 23.00 there will be PGL staff on active night duty. Through the night there will always be a senior PGL staff member on call.
How do our menus support healthy eating?
Our menus are seasonal to make the most out of the seasonal and regional fresh produce.
To assist young people in selecting a balanced meal we serve generous portions of fruit, vegetables and salad with plenty of carbohydrate for energy.
Alongside our suppliers we actively work to reduce the fat, salt and sugar levels of our food against target specifications set by the Food Standards Agency. Whilst monitoring these levels we also work to minimise and eliminate, where possible, the use of additives and are continually working towards the removal of trans-fats from within our range of products.
Fat content is kept to a minimum by choosing low-fat or lean ingredients where possible and using low-fat cooking methods.
Our focus is on:
- Availability of fresh fruit with all meals – whole and prepared for convenience
- Availability of healthy and nutritional salad bar at lunch and dinner time
- At least one hot fresh vegetable will be served each day
- Availability of vegetarian freshly homemade soups for lunch and dinner
- Reduction of sodium salt
- Reduction in fats (particularly trans and saturated fats)
- Reduction in added sugars
- Encourageing fibre rich foods
Water is available with all meals
Squash is available on request
Semi-skimmed milk is available with breakfast
We have a network of suppliers that are continuously reviewing and who actively work to reduce the food miles.
It is a matter of pride and principle that no child leaves a PGL dining room hungry!
Whether members of your group have specific dietary needs relating maybe to medical or religious requirements or whether it’s simply a matter of being a fussy eater, we make every possible effort to meet their needs.
We always welcome your comments and would be delighted to discuss any aspect of our catering with you.
Enjoy your meals at PGL!
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Want to see what Caythorpes centre offers via an interactive map of the grounds & activities? ..we think you'll be impressed.
A: Children are welcome to bring some pocket money with them for their stay. Our centres provide gift shops where they can purchase branded and non branded goods, from stationery to confectionery.
Download our branded gift shop price list here>
A suggested packing list compiled by PGL (we may advise a few extra OR less bits & pieces), best to take a look & start planning!
Attending PGL cub camp may help towards earning badges such as these: