Young leaders


Are you between 13 and 17 years old? Are you looking for your first steps into sports coaching? Do you want to gain some valuable leadership skills? Then Activate Camps have a leadership course for you.

What course should I do?

15+ year olds - Active Leaders

12-14 year olds - Activate’s Step into Leadership Courses


The Active Leaders Course gives young people first-hand experience of leadership skills through practical activity and workplace experiences.

The Active Leader Course focuses on the employability and career development of young people by upskilling them across a variety of areas, with activity as the core theme.

During the course, the Active Leader will;

- Gain work experience working with children in an activity camp setting (the course can be undertaken at ANY Multi Activity Camp listed below)

- Learn communication, motivation and teamwork skills that can be applied across all walks of life

- Develop group management and leadership skills

- Understand the transferable benefits of engaging in physical activity

Following the Active Leaders course at any of the venues below, the newly trained Active Leaders can gain further work experience opportunities at any of the subsequent weeks at that venue. A great opportunity to put their newly learnt skills in to practice and gain important work experience to add to their CV.

Find out more information on the Active Leaders website

All Active Leader courses running alongside Activate Camps this year are £160.

Active Leader Courses running this summer!





St George’s College Junior School, Weybridge

KT13 8NL

17th – 21st July

31st July – 4th August

Merchant Taylors School, Northwood


24th – 28th July

31st July – 4th August

Derby High School, Derby

DE23 3DT

24th -28th July


Ratcliffe College, Leicester


24th -28th July


Oundle School, Oundle


24th -28th July


The New Beacon, Sevenoaks

TN13 2PB

24th -28th July


York Sport @ York University, York

YO10 5DD

31st July – 4th August


Trent College and Elms Junior School, Long Eaton

NG10 4AD

31st July – 4th August



Activate’s Step into Leadership Awards are ideal for anyone who has an interest in sport or activity instruction and would like a positive experience to help them on their way.

The Step into Leadership give young people a first-hand experience of coaching and learning leadership skills through a combination of theory exercises and practical on-course experiences. As part of the awards, Leaders will complete workbooks and deliver a variety of coaching sessions, starting with warm-ups and building up to eventually leading their own planned sessions, all with the help of their on-site mentor.

There are 2 stages to the Activate Leaders Award Level 1 and Level 2. The courses are progressive and after completing their Level 2 award, Leaders are then ready to move on to the Active Leaders Award.

The Modules covered in each Award are listed below.

Level 1

  • Communication Skills
  • Motivation Skills
  • Introduction to planning and reflection
  • At least 1 hour of coaching delivery

Level 2

  • Safety while coaching
  • Inclusion while coaching
  • Planning a session
  • Reflection on coaching
  • At least 2 hours of coaching delivery

The Activate Step into Leadership courses can be undertaken at any of our camps running nationwide. All you need to do is choose your venue/dates and call the office on 01785 711 572 in order to book. Both courses are £160 each.

Anyone who has completed the old Bronze, Silver and Gold can continue on that pathway but we highly suggest moving to the Active Leaders course if possible when you are 15.

In order to book or for more information please call the office on 01785 711 572.