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English Plus Rugby Camp

Originating in England in the 19th Century, rugby is now a sport enjoyed around the world with over 6 million players worldwide.

In partnership with our sister company, PSA Academies, our English Plus Rugby Camp is perfect for boys and girls aged 10 to 14 who want to try rugby, improve their skills and develop English language skills alongside other like-minded rugby fans and is suitable for those with or without prior experience.

This 1-week rugby course consists of 4 daily training sessions delivered in English supported by English language lessons and cultural excursions. The sessions will be broken up into smaller sessions focusing on different areas of athletic development, training and assessment such as game management and core skills. In the second week at Camp Finborough, students join our multi-activity programmes with the rest of our students on campus.

Delivering the course will be elite level coaches from PSA coaches who have a wealth of experience from all areas of game both domestically and internationally. At the end of the course, players will receive feedback by all coaches to improve and maximise their game as well as a player pack including training tops.

LOCATION

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Camp Finborough
Saturday 4th August to Saturday 18th August 2018 €1,985 / 2-weeks
(Rugby Course - 1 week)

Excursions
  • London
  • Pleasurewood Hills
  • Cambridge
  • Norwich
  • Bury St Edmunds
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

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.

Coaching

This is a 2-week English language camp, students join our English Plus Rugby course in the first week and in the second week, will participate in our wide range of adventure activities whilst they complete their English language course.

During the rugby course, players will spend 4 half days with our elite level coaches from PSA Academies focusing on the development of all rugby skills from areas on and off the field.

Each morning will begin with a class-based High Performance Clinic after which players are out on the field for a core skills sessions, game management and assessments covering both attacking and defensive elements such as passing, kicking, rucking, tackling and decision making.
Our aim by the end of the week will be for players to have a better understanding of the game and learning of what it takes to be a rugby player on and off the field.

Across the week, players will receive 9 hours of rugby training and assessment, 6 hours of athletic development, and 1.5 hours of class based High Performance Clinics.

At the end of the course, players will receive feedback on the areas that they need to focus on to maximise their potential as a rugby player. You will also receive a player pack which contains 2 t-shirts and a bag.

Players will need to bring sports kit with them, including football boots, gym trainers and a gumshield (players will not use full contact, there is an initiative for all young players to wear gumshields during training sessions in order to get used to wearing them).

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). (link to CEFR page)

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 Common 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.

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 & Supervision

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

During free time, our teenagers are able to 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.








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.