2024 Summer camps guide

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2024 Summer camps guide


With the new year now in full swing, thoughts inevitably turn to the long, elusive summer holidays and keeping children entertained throughout. In this 2024 summer camps guide, we have curated a shortlist of some of the most exciting summer experiences across the UK, US, and Switzerland for children aged 8–17. From multiactivity camps in the Alps to expeditions in Alaska, these hand-selected summer camps aim to inspire a wide range of students – regardless of their age or aspirations. For more information or help with bookings, contact Quintessentially Education directly. If you have younger or older children, recommendations are available on request.

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2024 SUMMER CAMPS GUIDE

Contents • UK

8–13 years old Activ Camps Camp Wilderness Discovery Summer Mill on the Brue Camp Beaumont

14–17 years old SBC at Eton College Camp Wilderness Ruthin Summer Camp Jonathon Markson Tennis XUK Excel

• US 8–13 years old Raquette Lake Stagedoor Manor EXPLO Camp Laurel The Road Less Traveled

• Switzerland

8–13 years old Les Elfes Summer Camp Montana Champittet & SILC Leadership Camp Aiglon College International Camp Suisse

14–17 years old The Road Less Traveled Sail Caribbean French Woods NOLS Phillips Academy

14–17 years old Les Elfes Champittet & SILC Leadership Camp Le Rosey Summer Camp Montana Régent Camps

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8–13 years old

Multi-activity camps ​ Summer camps for school-aged children are a fantastic opportunity for parents and students looking to fill the summer holidays with fun and exciting activities. They’re a great way to keep children’s minds active in preparation for the next school year, whilst ensuring they have fun at the same time. These camps can also help children build confidence, gain independence, and learn new skills. Many camps focus on outdoor pursuits and getting back into nature, which can be a great way for children to reconnect with the outdoors after a year spent in the classroom.

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UNITED KINGDOM Activ Camps

Best for: London day camps Location: various across South London Ages: 4–14 Dates: various July–August Duration: single day or full week Website

Camp Wilderness Best for: a digital detox

Location: various across the UK Ages: 8–16 Dates: various July–August Duration: 3–5 days Website

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Discovery Summer

Best for: learning the English language Location: various across South England Ages: 5–17 Dates: various July–August Duration: 2–3 weeks Website

Camp Beaumont Best for: variety and flexibility Location: various across England Ages: 8–11 Dates: various July–August Duration: 3–5 days Website

Mill on the Brue

Best for: a British multi-activity camp Location: Somerset Ages: 8–15 Dates: various July–August Duration: 1–2 weeks Website

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UNITED STATES Raquette Lake Best for: single sex camps Location: New York Ages: 6–15 Dates: June–August Duration: 7 weeks Website

Stagedoor Manor Best for: the arts

Location: Catskills Ages: 10–18 Dates: various June–August Duration: 2–3 weeks Website

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EXPLO

Best for: a study camp Location: Massachusetts Ages: 9–12 Dates: various June–August Duration: 3 weeks Website

Camp Laurel

Best for: a multi-activity camp Location: Maine Ages: 7–15 Dates: June–August Duration: 9 weeks Website

The Road Less Traveled Best for: outdoor adventures

Location: Worldwide (Europe, US, Asia, Africa, South and Central America) Ages: 12–14 Dates: various June–August Duration: 2–3 weeks Website

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SWITZERLAND Les Elfes

Best for: a traditional Swiss experience Location: Verbier Ages: 6–14 Dates: various June–August Duration: 2–3 weeks Website

Summer Camp Montana

Best for: international diversity Location: Crans-Montana Ages: 8–13 Dates: various June–August Duration: 2–3 weeks Website

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Champittet & SILC Best for: leadership

Location: Lausanne Ages: 11–17 Dates: various July–August Duration: Daily or 1–2 weeks Website

Aiglon College Best for: variety

Location: Chesières Ages: 8–16 Dates: various June–July Duration: Daily or 1–4 weeks Website

International Camp Suisse Best for: language lessons and activities

Location: Les Crosets Ages: 7–14 Dates: various June–August Duration: 2 weeks Website

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14–17 years old

Multi-activity camps ​ ​ ummer camps tailored for teenagers are the S perfect avenue for parents and students looking to fill the summer holidays with exhilarating and transformative opportunities. With many camps focusing on equipping their students with the tools for both immediate and future success, they provide meaningful programmes that keep teenagers’ minds active. Specialising in helping them to develop leadership, confidence, and independence skills in some of the most beautiful locations around the world.

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UNITED KINGDOM SBC at Eton College

Best for: English language and activities Location: Windsor Ages: 12–16 Dates: various in July Duration: 2–4 weeks Website

Camp Wilderness Best for: mountain adventures Location: Snowdonia Ages: 12–16 Dates: various in July Duration: 5 days Website

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Ruthin Summer Camp Best for: art and football

Location: Ruthin, Wales Ages: 15–17 Dates: various July–August Duration: 2 weeks Website

Jonathon Markson Tennis Best for: tennis

Location: Oxford or Brighton Ages: 8–17 Dates: various July–August Duration: 1–4 weeks Website

XUK Excel

Best for: a traditional British experience Location: Wiltshire Ages: 12–17 Dates: various July–August Duration: 1–3 weeks Website

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UNITED STATES The Road Less Traveled Best for: outdoor adventures

Location: Worldwide (Europe, US, Asia, Africa, South and Central America) Ages: 14–18 Dates: various June–August Duration: 2–3 weeks Website

Sail Caribbean

Best for: sailing and water sports Location: British Virgin Isles Ages: 12–18 Dates: various June–August Duration: 2–3 weeks Website

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French Woods Best for: teenagers only

Location: Hancock Ages: 12–17 Dates: various June–August Duration: 2–10 weeks Website

NOLS

Best for: wilderness education Location: Multiple locations across the US Ages: 14–17 Dates: June–August Duration: 2–4 weeks Website

Phillips Academy Best for: a summer school Location: Massachusetts Ages: 14–17 Dates: July–August Duration: 5 weeks Website

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SWITZERLAND Les Elfes

Best for: a traditional Swiss experience Location: Verbier Ages: 14–17 Dates: various June–August Duration: 2–3 weeks Website

Champittet & SILC Best for: leadership

Location: Lausanne Ages: 11–17 Dates: various July–August Duration: Daily or 1–2 weeks Website

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Summer Camp Montana

Best for: international diversity Location: Crans-Montana Ages: 14–17 Dates: various June–August Duration: 2–3 weeks Website

Le Rosey

Best for: a high adrenaline adventure Location: Swiss Alps & Mediterranean Sea Ages: 11–16 Dates: July Duration: 2 weeks Website

Régent Camps Best for: enhancing passions Location: Crans-Montana Ages: 8–15 Dates: various July–August Duration: 2 weeks Website

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How to decide With so many options available, it can often be difficult to decide which summer programme is the best fit for your child. In no particular order, here are some of the factors we recommend you consider during the selection process.

Location

Reputation

Passions

Accademic focus

Duration

Age group

Funding

Accommodation

To secure your child’s place at a camp this summer, or to explore further options, get in touch with Quintessentially Education today.

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Thank you Our international education consultancy covers everything from home schooling and residential placements to private tutoring and more. Contact Quintessentially Education education@quintessentially.com or phone +44 (0)20 3073 6839, and a member of our team will respond to your query within 24 hours.

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