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Give your child the holiday of a lifetime

  • Sugar Bay
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Located in the tropical KZN North Coast, Sugar Bay is the first and only American-style summer camp located in South Africa. We have over 19 years of experience in providing a safe and fun holiday destination for children. 

We strive to host the best adventure holiday camps for kids and teens. For more information or to book a camp, please call Sugar Bay on 032 485 3778. Alternatively, you can send an email to or visit our website

We offer over 100 activities and have a free choice system, in which children may choose what activities they want to participate in. There are no compulsory activities. Our 1:3 staff to child ratio is the highest in the country, and 24-hour supervision​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ensures that your children are kept extra safe while having the time of their lives. Click here to view all the activities we offer at Sugar Bay. 

Our camp counselors are specifically trained and experienced in the growth and developmental needs of the different age groups, as well as Emergency First Aid & CPR. We also have our own qualified lifeguards who accompany the children to the beach, lagoon, and swimming pool.

Give your child the holiday of a lifetime this December! Spaces are filling up fast, book now to avoid disappointment.

At Sugar Bay, each holiday camp is given its own unique theme to add to the excitement of camp. The Sugar Bay entrance, reception and hall are decorated according to the weeks’ theme so campers can feel the excitement from the moment they enter our gates.

Here are the themes to the upcoming Holiday Camps for December 2020 and January 2021:

Spiderwick Chronicles Week: 5-11 December 2020   

Join us as we go into a spell-casting and unbinding adventure! Who’s going to unbind the spells from the Spiderwick   

Chronicles in the Sugar Bay Kingdom?

  • Escape into a mythical world of Unicorns, Trolls and Fairies
  • Make Goblin Snot, find the hidden unicorns and escape being sprinkled by fairy dust
  • Creative kids can escape into a fantasy of Mythical Creature Design, Magic Spell Classes, Fairy Garden Creation and Symbolic Bracelet Making
  • Compete and Defeat the Ogres, Spirits and Griffins with daily Dance offs, Show-offs, Tongue Twisters and Rhyme offs
  • Collect (and ripen) your fruit and Tackle the Trolls in a Tomato Explosion (Camp Food Fight!)
  • A sylphs’ realm reserved for Seniors, complete with Card Games, Ultimate Frisbee and Magical Bonfire circles
  • Sign up for the excursion and take a magical journey to the Kingdom of Camp Out where you sleep at the edge of a mythical river under the sprinkling stars

Plants vs Zombies Week: 11-17 December 2020

Get ready to soil your plants as a mob of fun-loving zombies is invades Sugar Bay.… Zombies will be jumping, running, dancing and swimming to join the fun.

  • Fire projectiles on the horde of advancing zombies (Capture the Plant)
  • Find the treasure armed with dozens of zombie-zapping plants
  • Create new zombie characters
  • Think fast and plant faster in the tree-planting ceremony
  • Gather defending powers “ice cubs, flames and sunflowers” during daytime hours
  • Visit the Zombie Carnival, Dine out at Crazy Dave’s Diner and Show your defensive dance at the Zombie Party
  • Stop Zombies dead in their tracks in Tag, the water balloon fight and the Tick Challenge
  • The Adults Almanac is reserved for seniors, with water polo, devious Bingo and Never Have I Ever
  • Discover your unique offensive or defensive capabilities at the exciting excursion to Lazer Tag
  • Just when you think you’ve got a handle on things, obstacles like a setting sun, creeping fog, and a swimming pool add to the challenge. So many other unique games and new events to dig into. The fun never dies!

Wanderlust Week: 17-23 December 2020

For those with the innate desire to rove or travel about, or a desire to escape the mundane, this week is your ticket to travel! Discover unfamiliar cultures, adventures, ways of life and behaviours. Free your inner hippie and free spirit!

  • Perform in, or earn VIP tickets to watch, an international talent show
  • Show off your dance moves at our Universal Party Night.
  • Confront unforeseen challenges and learn fun facts about different nations
  • For those willing to explore new senses, you can look forward to: A Feast of Foreign food and drinks to taste, International sports and games like martial arts and Scottish Olympics, and a Festival of music, songs, dances, clothing and traditions from around the world
  • Get in touch with your Hipster Side with tie-dying, Flower Headband making, Henna classes or display your work at the Wanderlust Art Festival
  • Seniors take their journey to adulthood, with Monte-Carlo casino, South American wine tasting and a Hawaiian Beach After-Party
  • Tie up your skates and join the freezing expedition to the Northern Hemisphere (An ice skating excursion!)

The Greatest Showman Week: 27 December 2020 to 3 January 2021

  • Celebrate the classic rags-to-riches story in this enthusiastic week of Fun, Friendship and Inclusivity. Misfortune is turned into a world of mystique and magic as we welcome in the New Year in a Fantasia of song and dance.
  • Be entertained by counselors showing their skills in acting, mystique and magic
  • Delight in the special guest performance by our own acclaimed Boys Ballet.
  • Dance, sing or act in a production of The “Greatest Show on Earth. A celebration of pure entertainment, difference and creativity.
  • Move with the Infectious soundtrack and join the all-camp Flash Mob
  • A life-affirming theme of self-love and empowerment
  • Learn Circus games like magic tricks, illusions, oddities, circus flow arts (poi, spinning, hula hoops and juggling)
  • Try the Media Classes and conduct interviews and write feature stories
  • Sign up for one of the tune-filled classes of Djing singing, dance and acting
  • There will be heaps of Drama games aimed at giving campers confidence to let go of their inhibitions
  • Irresistible Backstage art classes in stage makeup, hair, tattoos a, airbrushing,
  • Escape from the real world into the glitz and crystal. A slick red carpet Formal dinner kicks off the glamorous New Year Eve party Spectacular.
  • A Circus Carnival to dazzle and delight until the final countdown
  • Seniors escape into their world of Smoke and Mirrors: A champagne after-party, secret venues and bonding beach bonfires.
  • An excursion to the amazing Cornubia Bounce Trampoline where the showmanship continues with astounding aerial tricks

Sugar Rush Week: 3-10 January 2021

Campers are in for a treat with the sweetest camp of the season.

  • Game Rewards to be earned in Pass the Jawbreaker, Jelly-Carving, Balloon Blowing, Slime Relays, “Capture the Jelly” and other new games.
  • Outmanoeuvre Bubblegum Troll and other counselors “villains” with fun forfeits like pushing them into the Lemonade Lake!
  • Random daily challenges to recruit counselors for Candy Crush.
  • Power-Ups like Striped Candy, making you First in line for Tuck shop
  • Edible treat decoration with Cupcake-, Biscuit- and Sweet Pizza- making classes
  • Huge Colourfest Party
  • Exciting excursion to the …..Zip Line. What a rush!
  • Older campers will enjoy their customized program including Casino night with liquorice chips, Chill-Out Bar with jello shots and Special After-Party!

We have also launched our International Academy. We offer life-changing adventure programs to anyone from the age of 17. We want to invite anyone looking to gain invaluable experience in a practical way to join our Gap Year: Odyssey program or three month Master Class in 2021. For more information, visit our website: or call us on 032 485 3778.

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