Explore our Summer Day Camps
SBC’s’ Summer Day Camps take place at some of the UK’s best independent schools and are perfect for international students aged 6-12.
The summer camps are delivered in partnership with Ultimate Activity Camps and combine an action-packed activity programme with English tuition. The courses are designed to integrate international students with local English children, enabling them to participate in activities together, sharing their love for sport, art, and adventure.
At a Glance
Ages6 - 12 years old
Length of Course1-7 Weeks (Monday - Friday only)
LocationsOxford, London, Reading and Berkshire
Activities40+ Activity choices
English IntegrationEnglish Integration: 85% of children at camp are local English-speaking students* (*ratios varying by location)
English Tuition10 lessons
CertificationCertificate at end of course
English Language Summer Day Camps
For many children, going to a summer camp is one of the highlights of their summer. So why not combine learning and fun with our English language summer day camps? They blend an enriching English learning experience with an action-packed activity programme.
Students take part in two 50-minute English language lessons a day and will be grouped based on their English level, from beginner or advanced. Each class size is capped at 12 students, meaning teachers can tailor each lesson according to each student’s needs.
In these lessons, students will delve into intriguing themes, from under-the-sea exploration to solving mysteries. This ensures that learning is not only educational but also exciting. Our communicative approach to language learning revolves around games and group activities, which will help our students become confident English speakers with a love for learning.
Following their English lessons, students can immerse themselves in their chosen activity programme. Here, they get the opportunity to engage with local English-speaking children, applying the knowledge they have learnt in a real-world situation.
Every week, children will enjoy an exciting and unrivalled programme of activities. With over 40 different activities on offer, the programme has something for everyone, from art and creative sessions, to sport and adventure.
Children join groups with local British children, who are of a similar age.
Examples include: Archery (8 years +), Basketball, Cookery, Drama, Football, Fencing (6 years +), Pedal Karts (6 years +), Kwik Cricket, Netball, Roller Racers, Swimming, Trampolining, Tennis, Outdoor Art, Ultimate Inflatables, Pop Art Masterclass, Zorbing (8 years +), Mini Olympics and so much more!
For more information about the Summer Day Camp timetable, please download our sample timetable below. Please note this timetable is for illustrative purposes only and is subject to change.
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Summer Programmes Day Camp Locations
Crosfields School, Reading
Crosfields School in Reading, Berkshire, excels with its state-of-the-art facilities, set in 40 acres of scenic countryside. It features a 25-metre swimming pool, all-weather pitch, dance studio, and a sports hall. The award-winning Senior School building complements its rich educational environment, making Crosfields a hub where students flourish.
Chandlings School, (West) Oxford
Chandlings Independent School is located just 5 miles outside of Oxford, set in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside. The school offers 60 acres of grounds, including sports pitches, playing fields, green open spaces and woodland for children to enjoy. The school also has a swimming pool and excellent classroom facilities for English language lessons. Chandling’s close proximity to Oxford allows parents to enjoy the city, while children can make the most of a summer outdoors.
Headington School, Headington, Oxford
Headington is one of the UK’s leading independent schools and is located just a short walk from the centre of Oxford. The school boasts outstanding and well-equipped teaching and sports facilities set amongst extensive grounds. Facilities include a large heated indoor swimming pool, all-weather astroturf for tennis and hockey, modern sports hall, and dedicated classrooms for arts and crafts.
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Holy Cross School, Kingston, London
Holy Cross is an Independent Prep School set on a stunning 8-acre site with beautiful grounds and historic listed buildings located on Kingston Hill. The facilities within the school include two tennis courts, an astro turf, and a brand new gymnasium. The location in Kingston makes it a perfect destination for families visiting London. Please note that swimming is not available at this site.
LVS Ascot, Berkshire
LVS Ascot, set in 26 acres of parkland in Berkshire, boasts modern, well-equipped classrooms and a range of state-of-the-art facilities. This includes a 25m indoor heated pool, extensive sports pitches, an all-weather Astro pitch, a gym, and a 250-seat theatre for performing arts. Its superb campus is ideal for nurturing students’ academic and extracurricular pursuits.
Fulham Cross School
Fulham Cross Girls School, offers a rich environment that excels in extracurricular and sports facilities. The campus includes a well-equipped gymnasium, fostering physical fitness and wellbeing among students. Additionally, it features a multi-use Astroturf sports pitch, catering to a variety of athletic activities and sports. These facilities, combined with a fully equipped performing arts centre, ensure that students have ample opportunities for holistic development beyond the classroom
Sutton High School, Sutton, London
Sutton High School is a vibrant and friendly independent school that offers an attractive, green site near the heart of Sutton. Facilities are excellent for our day camps and include an indoor heated swimming pool, tennis courts, and a sports hall. The school is located in south London and allows families to drop their children off and then explore the capital.
Summer Day Camps
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Summer Day Camps FAQs
How are students grouped?
When taking part in activities, children are grouped by age to ensure they get the appropriate level of care and do activities appropriate to their age.
With an exciting mix of games, sports and art activities, every day is structured to give children the chance to do lots of different activities with new friends. The timetable is packed allowing children to burn off some of their boundless energy!
Once children reach the age of 8, additional activities such as archery and zorbing are available. . We also get all children in this age group together for our popular ‘Big Game’ sessions.
Whether it’s zorbing and fencing, or swimming and archery, day camps offer awesome activities for 10-14 year olds to try. Team work and socialising is also an important factor to this age group, so our ‘Wide Game’ sessions bring all the children together where they can mix and enjoy larger team building activities.
What time do the camps run?
Our camps are convenient for parents no matter what your plans are whilst in the UK. They are open Monday to Friday with activities from 09:30 to 16:30, however international bookings allow parents to drop off early from 08:00 and collect until 18:00 at no extra cost.
Why choose SBC Day Camps?
Our courses offer a great mixture of English language lessons and activities with local English-speaking children. Children have a range of over 40 activities to choose from including art, sport, and adventure.
- 10 English lessons per week
- Integrate with English children – 85% British *ratios vary depending on location
- Camps hosted at some of the UK’s best Independent schools
Are all activities available at every location?
Activities available depend on specific location facilities. For more information about what is available at each school email email@example.com
Is lunch provided?
Children attending our day camps will need to bring a packed lunch and drink bottle each day. Please be aware that other children attending our day camps may have nut allergies – please avoid bringing nuts and nut products in your child’s packed lunch.
Do you offer transfers for Day Camp bookings?
We do not offer transfers for our Day Camps, as they are non-residential, and children are usually travelling with their parents. However, if you require any assistance at all with locating a suitable train/coach/taxi to get you from the airport to your chosen accommodation, we would be happy to support in finding you the best solution.
Do you offer accomodation?
Our camps are non-residential (i.e. no accommodation) therefore you would be required to drop your child off in the morning and collect in the evening.
If you require accommodation nearby we would recommend visiting booking.com or airbnb.com using the following postcodes:
- Oxford: Headington School, London Rd, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 7PB
- Sutton: Sutton High School Sports Complex, Grove Road, Sutton, SM1 2AW
- Kingston: Holy Cross Prep School, George Rd, Kingston, Surrey, KT2 7NU
Did you know?
All our residential courses can be offered without overnight accommodation, i.e. ‘non-residential’. This means that you can choose to drop-off and collect your child each day of the course, rather than sleeping at the school. This is ideal for those that wish to stay with their children overnight, or for those that live locally. The programme for non-residential students starts at approximately 08:30 and includes lessons and activities, with the children finishing after the evening activity around 20:00.
Your child will still benefit from the same fantastic academic and social opportunities that our summer courses have to offer!
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