It’s not just the Americans who do fantastic residential summer camps. The UK has some great summer camps packed full of activities for kids and teenagers. Find residential summer camps 2024.
SPOTLIGHT SUMMER RESIDENTIAL CAMP
Camp Cooper offer an American style overnight summer camp for children and teenagers aged 7 -17 in Scotland. Campers create a personalised summer programme designed to suit their interests with exceptional tuition in tennis, dance, journalism, cooking, art, music, film-making, outdoor adventure, performing arts, football and sports. Camp Cooper residential summer camps also offer tuition in English language for International students combined with an English immersion programme.
XUK Residential Summer Camps
XUK multi activity summer residential kids camps offer a wide range of exciting activities and trips for children and teenagers aged 8 to 17 years. XUK take full advantage of the top class facilities at Dauntsey’s School including a fully equipped sports hall, dance studio, cookery room, astro turf pitches and heated indoor swimming pool as well as the 150 acres of Wiltshire countryside. Activities vary each week keeping it fresh for those who are staying for more than one week and include everything from sports to creative sessions, camp fires and day trips.
Camp Crusoe is a quintessentially British sleep-away summer camp where kids become part of a camp community and feel connected, valued, challenged, and supported.
It is the place where 8-15 year olds can get away from home and electronic gadgets to enjoy a whole host of fun and adventurous activities in a beautiful country house set in a rural environment, testing themselves, trying new things and making new friends.
Whether its archery or SUP-ing, arts and crafts or drama, bushcraft or capture the flag, there is something for every child to enjoy with new friends, making lifelong memories along the way.
Ultimate Residential Camp
NEW FOR 2024! The Ultimate Residential Camp programme offers a dynamic blend of exciting activities, social fun, and happiness coaching, all aimed at nurturing your child’s journey to becoming their best selves. This innovative residential summer camp designed exclusively for 8-12 year olds!
PGL Adventure Camps
15% off PGL Kids’ Adventure Camps use promocode KITE24 – available at a whopping 12 dedicated kids-only centres during school holidays, PGL’s Kids’ Adventure Camps are the perfect place for 8-16 year olds to try out over 40 activities, have the opportunity to stay away from home, make a heap of new friends and express themselves in a safe and supportive environment.
10% off PGL Kids’ Specialist Adventure Camps use promocode KITE24 – in addition to PGL’s classic Kids’ Adventure Camps, 8–16-year-olds can also enjoy a range of week-long Specialist Adventure Camps, from watersports and pony camps to cooking and baking, theme parks and sports camps, running exclusively over the summer holidays.
Oppidan Education’s residential summer camp sits idyllically at the centre of Culden Faw Estate in Henley, within easy reach of London. Kids experience the joys of outdoor adventure in its purest form, sleeping in bell tents and enjoying a raft of amazing activities. Amid the fun and games, the camp’s mission is to instil the confidence and independence in children to make the most of these opportunities.
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Pangbourne College Summer Residential Rowing Camp
Based at the College’s Boat Club on the River Thames in Berkshire, Pangbourne College five-day summer residential or day camp offers elite coaching and tuition to ensure that all participants are able to have fun on the river whilst learning new skills and developing existing ones. The camps are open to boys and girls aged 13 to 18.
NCS offers 16 and 17 year olds an away from home experience like no other. Over five
days (and four nights), they’ll grow their strengths, build their confidence, learn new
skills, and meet a whole new set of friends — all while making memories to last a
Set in beautiful outdoor locations across England, the activities range from
adrenaline-filled adventures like abseiling and kayaking, to social action projects and
These five-day experiences are taking place in July and August, and bursaries are available.
Camp Enchanted is the most fun and exciting Sleepaway Camp in the UK set in 250 Acres of stunning West Sussex Countryside. Whether you are a national level gymnast, or you attend a recreational dance class once a week, or if you’re a novice or national cheerleader there is a space for you at Camp Enchanted.
A sleep away camp where children are given the opportunity to thrive, to be themselves, to learn new skills, to make memories, to put away the mobile devices, to grow independence, to gain new friends they will call family, and above all else have more fun than they could ever imagine.
UKSA Summer Camps
UKSA offer a variety of multi-activity summer camps and one-day fun days on the Isle of Wight. Designed for children aged 8-15 years old, the summer water-based activity camps are suitable for all abilities. Kids will get out onto the water, learn new skills, make new friends and have a lot fun. The 5 day summer camp takes place in Cowes on the Isle of Wight and is available as a residential sleepover or as a day camp.
Leave the tech behind and make life-long memories at Camp Wilderness this summer. Re-wild your kids on an adventure summer residential camp, or get the whole family together outdoors on a UK weekend wilderness escape.
3 and 5 day adventure residential camps for 8-14 year olds are held in Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire, Yorkshire and Kent. The safari-style tented camps are perfect base for bushcraft skills, fire-lighting, toasting marshmallows and making new friends.
Camp Wilderness have also partnered with Ed Stafford to build an exciting advanced camp experience designed and led by Ed himself. Whether you’re returning campers or newbies looking for ways to build or hone your survival skills, The Ed Stafford Challenge will challenge campers to use their new found skills in a woodland based mission.
Camp Wilderness Mountain Adventures Camp is an unforgettable 5-day residential in the heart of Snowdonia for 11- 15 year olds.
RV Golf Schools
RV Golf Schools have 15 years experience running golf camps to over 1,500 beginner, development & high performance golfers’ from around the world. This summer sees the return of the established junior golfer residential summer camp in St Andrews, the home of golf and their first camp in England at the prestigious Wellington College.
The overnight summer camp is open to children and teens of all abilities, from 10-17 years. There’s a busy schedule of coaching, course play, competitions & activities whilst being looked after in impressive accommodation by pastoral experts. The focus on the coach player interaction ensures every player no matter their level has an amazing experience.
The Kings Summer Camp course is for students who would like to revise GCSE subjects in a way that is designed to really bring the curriculum to life. It offers an ideal way to fill in any knowledge gaps and work on exam techniques, whilst at the same time having fun and engaging with the beautiful facilities and locations on the doorstep.
St Clare’s Oxford
Are you aged 9-15? Oxford is waiting for you! Join one of St Clare’s Oxford English summer courses and improve your writing, speaking, listening and reading skills while having fun with children from around the world!
St Clare’s Oxford also offer English language programmes for teenagers aged 14-17 years old including Interactive English and Intensive English. The English courses start from elementary level. St Clare’s also offer the academic course IB Introduction as well as subject-specific courses like Business in Oxford and Art and Digital Design in Oxford.
The Beacon X
The Beacon X launches in 2023 with online courses run by expert teachers, empowering pupils to take a love for learning to new heights. An Intensive Online Summer Course is available for Year 5 girls and boys offering tuition in Maths, English and Study Skills. The course runs from Tuesday 29 August to Friday 1 September 2023.
As James McNally, founder of SDVH [Self Drive Vehicle Hire], puts it, “These camps are the perfect opportunity for kids to learn new skills, challenge themselves, and have fun in a safe and supportive environment. And with our trucks for moving, families can easily transport their camping gear and equipment to and from the campsites in Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire, Yorkshire, and Kent.” So if you’re looking for a unique and enriching summer experience for your child, be sure to check out adventure residential camps and make use of SDVH’s convenient truck rental services.”
5 days residential summer camps where children aged 8 to 16 years can choose from exciting tech & coding courses.
Soccer Camps International
Soccer Camps are run by highly experienced certified coaches with many years of experience teaching young soccer players the best soccer drills.
Young Film Academy
For young people who love films, whether it’s creating them or acting in them, YFA’s all-inclusive Residential Filmmaking and Screen Acting Summer Camp is a dream come true: a chance to eat, sleep and breathe movies! 1 or 2 week camps available.
NIKE Sports Camps
Get the experience of a lifetime on a Nike Sports Camp in the UK. Choose from courses in football, tennis, hockey and golf with or without English language lessons.
Day and boarding Summer Camps filled with friendship, excitement, activities and challenges, for ages 8 to 17.
Delivering award-winning summer courses that unlock your child’s potential and set a foundation for future success. Hosted at the UKs most famous school locations including Eton College, Cambridge College and Headington Oxford.
St Andrews Summer Camp
St Andrews summer school in Scotland offers students aged 13 – 18, from all over the world, the opportunity to spend their summer at one of the UK’s top universities.
British Youth Music Theatre
The summer camps are one week activity holidays providing intensive, creative training in musical theatre for anyone aged 11-17. Develop acting, singing, movement, writing and instrumental playing abilities.
Highfield English Summer School
The summer school for students aged 8 – 15 years, is a three-week experience of life at the prestigious Highfield English Prep School.
Young Athlete Camp
5 day residential running camps for young athletes aged between 12 & 17 held in Harrow, London.
Stonar Residential Riding Camps
Stonar’s Residential Riding Camp is a bespoke programme, offering beginner through to advanced riders the opportunity to gain hands-on, in-depth daily stable and riding experience. Running Easter and Summer 2022 for children 9-16 years.
Heathfield Summer Camp & International Summer School
Established 30 years ago, Heathfield’s Summer Camp and School is proving hugely popular once again. The International Summer School for Girls aged 8 to 17 years runs from July 9 2022 to August 6 2022.
The three-week all-inclusive summer school experience offers high school students from all over the world the opportunity to combine learning, creative enrichment and action-packed adventure in the historic university towns of St Andrews, Cambridge and Yale.
A Superstars Residential Camp is much more than an extended version of our popular day camp, it has be designed by our team of experienced staff who have lived and breathed overnight camps to bring all their knowledge to Superstars.
The Outward Bound Trust
Make the most of nature’s playground with activities like gorge scrambling, rock climbing, cutter sailing and canoeing in centres in Scotland, Wales & England. Pick from a range of short 5-day adventures to full-blown 19-day expeditions.
Learn with the best coaches in one of the UK’s leading equestrian centres on a junior riding holiday summer camp. Residential and non residential available for children aged 7 t0 16 years
Mill On The Brue Outdoor Activity Centre
A week at Mill on the Brue’s summer residential adventure camp gives everyone the opportunity to have an enormous amount of fun, learn new skills and make great friends.
The English Language Summer School is BACK between July 2nd and August 5th 2023
Summer Camps Trust
TryOut residential camps are open to any child aged 9 -15 and resident in the UK who has never yet attended an overnight Summer Camp. Various locations across the UK including Worcestershire, North Yorkshire, Shropshire and Derbyshire
With almost 60 years of running summer camps, Superweeks are shared, social experiences for children aged 8 to 16. Camps take place near Ludlow and Buxton
International Summer School For Teens
ISSFT inclusive three-week programmes are designed for students from all nationalities and backgrounds aged between 12 and 18. An all-encompassing summer school programme with campuses in Stirling (Scotland) and Oxford (England)
Young Film Academy
YFA’s all-inclusive Residential Filmmaking and Screen Acting Summer Camp is held at Culford School (Suffolk), one of the UK’s leading boarding schools, and includes all board, meals, tuition, equipment and activities.
Barracudas Residential Camps
The residential camp experience gives children and young people the opportunity to experience independence and develop new confidence as they take on new challenges and make life-long friendships.
Over The Wall
The residential activity camps are an opportunity for children, young people and families to get away from home and the day-to-day pressures of life.
Justin Craig Summer School
As well as the academic support, the summer school centre- based courses will allow students to catch up on some much-missed social contact. For residential students, our programme of extra-curricular activities will also allow an opportunity for some fun.
A two week summer programme in Oxford where high school students dive deep into a specific subject area with creative, dynamic instructors, engaging professors and professional experts.
Find specialist English as a foreign language summer courses in the UK