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Camp Finborough

Xplore’s original camp – action, adventure and lots of activities, ideal for campers aged 10+

Cambridge: 50 minutes
London: 2 hours

Finborough Hall is the original Xplore activity camp, where we began over 30 years ago.

The grounds of the school are impressive with acres of land and everything you could need for the ultimate outdoor adventure camp, including woodland containing our 12-metre high climbing and abseiling tower, a river for kayaking and raft building and one super quad biking track.

Just across the river, there is more woodland where we hold our bush craft sessions and evening campfires where everyone comes together to sing songs and roast marshmallows – a great way to practice English in a fun way!

LOCATION

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Camp Finborough - SUMMER
2 Weeks€1,850 / 2-weeks
€2,635 / 3-weeks
€820 / extra week
Saturday 7th July to Saturday 21st July 2018
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 August 2018
4 Weeks
Saturday 7th July to Saturday 4th August 2018
Saturday 21st July to Saturday 18th August 2018

Excursions
  • London
  • Pleasurewood Hills
  • Cambridge
  • Norwich
  • Bury St Edmunds
Transfers and Entrance Fees are included in the price.
  • 1 day trip per week
  • 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

Our summer accommodation is located in the main school building, which has recently been refurbished and contains dorm rooms that can sleep 4 to 6.

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 we 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

At Camp Finborough there is a large dining hall, serving three nutritional meals a day by friendly kitchen staff.

There is always plenty of choice with a selection of international cuisines available and options for both hot and cold buffet food.

Our Camp Leaders eat their meals at the same time as campers to make sure everyone has had enough food and eating healthily. Dietary requirements can be met when we are aware in advance.

English

Levels: A1 – B1 on CEFR Pathway Table

To benefit the most from our English course at Finborough, we recommend that children have at least one year of English experience before coming to camp. We offer a range of levels suitable for age and ability of 10 to 14 year olds ranging from Preliminary (A1) to Intermediate (B1).

English lessons at Xplore are totally different to school; firstly our class sizes are small, with a maximum of 12 children per class this allows focused integration with other learners and the teacher.

We also make sure to utilise a range of teaching approaches suitable for a range of learners, this makes the classes really interactive and encourages learners to have fun whilst learning which can enhance development.

At the end of the 2-week course, learners will complete an examination for the level they have been learning at. We will then receive a certificate from Anglia Examinations, which confirms your English level in accordance with the European Framework of Reference.

Classroom learning time per week is 20 hours and our class sizes are same with approximately 12 students per teacher.

For students achieving a pass grade or higher for B1, they will receive an Ofqual approved certificate through Anglia Examinations partnership with AIM Awards.

Activities

Camp Finborough is the ultimate adventurous camp experience – the activities on offer are endless and they go a long way in supporting language development.

The programme is varied, with a selection of activity sessions on offer for everyone all designed to encourage constant use of English for listening and communication.

In addition to crate climbing, quad biking, games and sports, Camp Finborough also has a river for water-based activities such as kayaking, canoeing and raft building and two woodland areas for climbing, abseiling, bush craft, and campfires!

Excursions

During the 2-week programme, our staff will take all our campers on 3 organised day trip excursions.

These fully supervised trips are the perfect way to spend the day off-campus with new friends – from day trips to big cities such London, Cambridge or Norwich to having a wild time on all the rides at the local theme park; Pleasurewood Hills.

(3 excursions during 2-week programme – Wednesday, Saturday, Wednesday)

Care and Supervision

Camp Finborough is surrounded by English countryside so our pre-teen campers will feel right at home with everything they need on-site.

Xplore Camp Leaders are responsible for the pastoral care of all the children in our care and ensure that each child is sleeping well, eating well, joining in, making friends and having a great time.

During free time, children are able to play and explore the campus with friends, whilst being supervised by their house parents.

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
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Golf €350 / 2-weeks (Summer)
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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.