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Camp Brandeston

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!

LOCATION

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Camp Brandeston
2 Weeks€1,850 / 2-weeks
€2,635 / 3-weeks
€820 / extra week
Saturday 7th July to Saturday 21st July 2018 – FULLY BOOKED
Saturday 21st July to Saturday 4th August 2018
Saturday 4th August to Saturday 18th August 2018
3 Weeks
Saturday 7th July to Saturday 28th July 2018
Saturday 21st July to Saturday 11th July 2018
4 Weeks
Saturday 7th July to Saturday 4th August 2018
Saturday 21st July to Saturday 18th August 2018

Excursions
  • London
  • Cambridge
  • BeWilderwood
  • Africa Alive
Transfers and Entrance Fees are included in the price.
  • 3 day trips per 2 weeks
Included in the Price

Transfers

We will provide both transfers from and to London Heathrow International Airport (LHR) on both arrival and departure dates.

ARRIVAL FLIGHT
Please ensure flight arrives at LHR between 10:00 – 15:00

DEPARTURE FLIGHT
Please ensure flight departs from LHR between 12:00 – 17:00

Unfortunately, flights outside of these times or to/from a different airport will incur an additional cost – please check with our bookings team first.

Accommodation

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.

Meals

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.

English

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.

Please note:
It is important that young children need to have a basic level of English before travelling abroad in order to have the best experience at camp.

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.

Activities

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.

Excursions

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.

International Camp

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.

Travel Insurance

Xplore has partnered with Endsleigh Insurance to provide invaluable cover specifically designed for Xplore students.
You will receive a summary of insurance cover after booking, however key benefits include:

  • Cover for over 90 sports and activities are included as standard (full details are available within policy documentation).
  • Cancellation and curtailment of the trip due to accident, illness or sickness
  • If taken ill or have an accident, Endsleigh will pay emergency medical bills and hospital costs that are not covered by the National Health Service
  • Additional costs incurred to repatriate, if medically necessary
  • Reasonable costs to return home if a close relative is seriously ill
  • Reimbursement if luggage is lost, stolen or accidentally damaged
  • Endsleigh will help replace passports, or visas if they are lost or stolen
  • Money stolen either from your person or while locked away, will be replaced
  • If a student accidentally injures someone or damage their property, Endsleigh will cover legal liability
  • Advice and assistance to take legal action is covered
  • Cover for unavoidable or necessary cancellation or curtailment of course before completion due to, death, bodily injury or illness

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.

Sample Programme

MorningAfternoonEvening
Arrival and Orientation Welcome Party
English Placement TestActivity SessionsEvening Activities
For example: talent show, disco, DVD night, sports tournament,casino night and campfire
English ClassesActivity Sessions
English ClassesActivity Sessions
Full Day Excursion
English ClassesActivity Sessions
English ClassesActivity Sessions
Full Day Excursion
Activity SessionsEnglish Classes
Activity SessionsEnglish Classes
Activity SessionsEnglish Classes
Full Day Excursion
Activity SessionsEnglish Examination
Activity SessionsEnglish Classes
Departure

English Plus
LEGO Robotics €99 / 1 week







Anglia Examinations operate worldwide, are internationally recognised and comparable against other EFL examination bodies such as Cambridge, TOEFL and IELTS.
Our English Language Courses are accredited by ABLS and Xplore has been inspected by ABLS, a UK Visa and Immigration approved body
We are partnered with Endsleigh Insurance to provide our customers with invaluable cover whilst you are with us. Our group policy has been specifically designed for Xplore activities and programmes.
Accredited the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge for UK activity provision through the AAIAC.