Camp Brandeston is our perfect starter camp for younger children aged 6 to 12.
Cambridge: 1 hour 25 minutes
London: approx. 2 hours
Brandeston Hall is a boarding school for young students; however when Xplore take over during the summer months, the whole campus transforms into fun-packed summer camp, full of language activities, games, sports and creative fun that will keep everyone busy from breakfast to bed all day, every day!
The campus has everything on-site, with accommodation, dining and social areas all within the same building, which means there is a very comfortable and friendly atmosphere, perfect for younger campers or those staying away from home for the first time. Behind the main house lays acres of green lawns for lots of adventure activities and outdoor games, including access to woodland areas used for bush craft sessions and campfire evenings for the ultimate summer camp experience!
Transfers and Entrance Fees are included in the price.
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We will provide both transfers from and to London Heathrow International Airport (LHR) on both arrival and departure dates.
Unfortunately, flights outside of these times or to/from a different airport will ensure an additional cost – please check with our bookings team first.
The boarding quarters contain practical bedrooms that sleep between 4 and 8 children per room.
We always have separate quarters for boys and girls and try where possible to put children of a similar age in a room together.
If you have any special requirements or would like to request to share with a friend, we will try to accommodate you, just let us know in advance.
All meals at Brandeston are served in the dining hall, supervised by our caring Camp Leaders.
You can expect three nutritional meals with both hot and cold options, which are specially catered with younger children in mind.
Levels: First Step – B1 on CEFR Pathway Table
We want to make sure that every element of coming to camp is fun, which is why we ensure that our lessons use an interactive teaching approach suitable to those with lower English ability.
Our English lessons at Camp Brandeston focus on games, images and music with lots of repetition to encourage retention and pronunciation. We find that this helps to improve our young students confidence when communicating with our staff and other children on-site.
First Step, Preliminary/Elementary (A1), Pre-Intermediate (A2) and Intermediate (B1) are all available at Brandeston and qualified teachers will help you improve on the basics of the language including simple phrases, spelling and sentence building.
We cannot guarantee we will have a member of staff who can speak a child’s native language and we want to avoid any children feeling isolated without means to communicate with our staff and other children at camp.
We recommend that children with no or very low English language come as part of a group with a group leader – please contact us for more information.
Part of the summer camp experience is getting to have lots of fun playing and laughing with new friends.
Our action packed multi-activity programme promises lots of challenging and exciting activities from quad biking to crate climbing, arts, crafts, sports and games.
All the activities help to support each child’s English language development through listening and communicating with others, as well as help build self-confidence.
During the 2-week programme, our staff will take all our campers on 3 organised day trip excursions.
From city day trips to London or Cambridge, to taking part in the ultimate tree house adventure at BeWilderwood or going to amazing local Safari Park – Africa Alive, these fully supervised trips are the perfect way to spend the day off-campus with new friends.
(3 excursions during 2-week programme – Wednesday, Saturday, Wednesday)
Care and Supervision
The site at Camp Brandeston is perfectly enclosed and surrounded by English countryside so our young campers will feel right at home with everything they need on site.
We know that staying away from home can sometimes be a bit daunting, so our caring staff are really great at knowing how to deal with homesickness and will keep parents updated on how everyone is getting on.
Our camps are available to children from all over the world.
Integration and immersion is central to how we operate as an organisation, and by encouraging lots of social interaction between different cultures and creating a diverse international community at camp, it can really develop every child’s self-confidence in communicating with others.
Xplore has partnered with Endsleigh Insurance to provide invaluable cover specifically designed for Xplore students.
As a member of the Advance Payments to Travel Agents (APTA) Guarantee Scheme, underwritten by Evolution Insurance Company Limited, Klub Group Limited complies with the requirements of the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992.
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