ACADEMIC SUMMER TAUNTON: At Queen's College (age 7-16)

Experience a summer of adventure at Queen's College Taunton! Discover our quality academic camps/masterclasses offering a wide range of curriculum areas, including English, STEAM and the arts. Immerse yourself in the thrill of sports and outdoor education. Join our international borders for a truly global experience and enjoy friendships with the locals. Don't miss this incredible opportunity to socialise, learn, and have an unforgettable summer at Queen's College Taunton! Find out more about our camps in Taunton.

Let me tell you a bit about us...

Academic Summer, UK has been a pioneer in offering academic camps since its inception in 2008. We recognise that simply offering you traditional teaching is no longer enough in the rapidly changing digital world. To make progress, you need an immersive, real-life experience that will help you prepare for your future studies. For this reason, we go beyond the norm and offer a comprehensive approach that focuses on your language acquisition and communication and practical application in curriculum subjects such as maths, sciences, social studies and the arts. Our methodology is centred around the holistic approach of CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning).

We have been located at Sidcot School near Bristol since our first summer in 2010, and the school has a special place in our hearts. We are also located in the centre of London and Canada, and 2023 was our first summer in Taunton. However, we have been running holiday camps at Queen's College, Taunton, since May 2022.

What is important to me as the CEO is to offer the following:

  • caring and experienced staff - my management team, camp counsellors & teachers
  • child protection (all staff have background checks), First Aid and health & safety are all essential
  • individual approach, and you go home with a report, a leadership qualification and certificates
  • a fantastic location with a great host school and good food
  • quality camps that keep you busy and give you a great time of learning, trips and activities
  • all-inclusive fees that are good value - including airport transfers and travel insurance
  • ​a camp that challenges and inspires, giving you lots of fun, experiences and adventure
  • In the UK we are BAC accreditated, and in our last inspection report in 2022, the inspectors gave us no action points or recommendations. 

I look forward to welcoming you to Academic Summer in Taunton in the summer of 2024.

Helen Lami

Helen Lami
Founder and CEO





HELEN Lami, the founder of Academic Summer has launched a joint venture to deliver high-quality summer short courses at the David Game College campus, in the heart of the City of London.


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Win 1 of 3 free weeks at Academic Summer Camp 2023 each worth up to £1450!*

Win 1 of 3 free weeks at Academic Summer Camp 2023 each worth up to £1450!* 

You could be in with the chance of winning 1 of 3 incredible summer experiences courtesy of Academic Summer.  There are 3 fantastic prizes up for grabs as we are giving away a free week in Bristol, Taunton and  Canada**.
More about Win 1 of 3 free weeks at Academic Summer Camp 2023 each worth up to £1450!* here.


BAC Inspection Report

During the summer of 2022, in between trips, teaching, and awarding leadership certificates, we had our BAC inspection. 
And now we are excited to share our BAC inspection report 2022 with you. 
We and our participants are already aware that Academic Summer offers high-quality, first-rate programmes, but it is always reassuring to have this validated by a glowing accreditation report. 

More about BAC Inspection Report here.


In our future world of technology and artificial intelligence (AI), students need human skills that are not easily replicated by machines, such as creativity, problem-solving, adaptability, ethical awareness, emotional self-regulation, teamwork and critical thinking.  Academic Summer will help our learners develop these essential skills.

There is no better way to enhance your language skills than through our unique teaching methodology known as CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning). We seamlessly integrate academic content and language development. We emphasise discovery and exploration in learning. Whether English is your first language or not, you will significantly improve your English proficiency as an international language.

age 7 to 12

We nurture an enjoyable and supportive learning environment for our Adventurers, and our experienced primary teachers foster the natural curiosity of our young learners. We want to give them an unforgettable summer of exploration, growth, and academic achievement.

More information for campers age 9 to 12

age 12 to 14

Exploration and discovery in education is what is encouraged for our Explorers. They gain excellent preparation for IGCSE/GCSE and develop essential study skills, explore diverse learning styles and build a strong foundation for their academic journey.

age 15 to 16

Engagers are ready to go deeper, develop critical thinking skills and expand their subject knowledge.  They know what they want to study and are focusing on their futures.  Engagers are building a solid foundation to prepare for A Levels or the IB Diploma. We are a good choice for boarding school preparation.

More information for Campers age 13 to 16


Academic Summer is about more than just time spent in the classroom.  We want to give you an unforgettable summer bursting with fun and adventure while teaching you skills you will use for the rest of your life. This is why our leisure programme is packed with unique and interesting trips that will allow you to see England as you've never seen it before while also taking you to must-see attractions.

You will also have the opportunity to take part in Be a Leader. This interactive and innovative leadership course will boost your skill set and result in a formal qualification to take home. 

Academic Camp - electives


Join us this summer and experience the enchantment of Queen's College, a prestigious and forward-thinking boarding school in Taunton. Discover a traditional boarding school that feels like you have entered a 'Harry Potter'  film set. 

Queen's College is located in the charming market town of Taunton. Immerse yourself in the authentic charm of the South-West of England, where adventure awaits at every turn. Explore captivating destinations like Exeter, Plymouth, and the North Devon surfing beaches, allowing you to soak up the true essence of this remarkable region. Experience the heart and soul of Taunton, renowned for its rich cricket heritage and renowned cider.  When you crave the allure of the big city, rest assured London is just over a scenic 90-minute train ride away. 


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Work for us

We are looking for enthusiastic and energetic individuals to join our team for our Academic Summer and Academic Camp 2023

Please complete the application form in the Work For Us dropdown menu to register your interest and receive more information.

TEACHER Vacancies 

Are you a teacher or tutor who would love to share your passion for your subjects with engaged, interested students in a welcoming and dynamic summer setting? Can you make your lessons practical, interactive and communicative? Are you available during July and August?

We are looking for teachers to join our teams at Sidcot School near Bristol and Queen's College, Taunton (we have a couple of vacancies in London, too) in a range of subject areas.

Sidcot School and DLD College London:
Teachers can work one to four teaching blocks a week (each block is one daily lesson,  Monday - Friday; teachers can therefore teach between one to four classes per day/5-20 hours per week). We are looking for teachers available for a minimum of 2 weeks, but priority is given to teachers available for the whole course. 

Queen's College Taunton:
At Queen's, we run AM and PM camps; each camp is 3 hours a day, Monday - Thursday, meaning you'll teach your group of students for 12 hours total. It is possible to teach either the AM or PM camp, or both.

Please look at our brochure or browse our website to see which subjects are offered at your preferred location, as subjects differ by school. 

We are looking for someone who: 

  • Can work a minimum of two weeks in July and/or August; priority is given to those who can work for the duration of the course
  • Would like to work with international students aged 7-12 or 12 to 17
  • Can plan and deliver engaging, relevant and fun lessons which will encourage our students to connect with your subject
  • Is confident using ICT (especially Teams) to enhance their lessons and maintain student files (we are a paperless course)

We are offering: 

  • A range of academic subjects in classes of up to fifteen students 
  • Excellent retention/reemployment opportunities
  • Experience with international students and ESL
  • Access to school facilities and lunch is provided
  • Competitive rates of pay 
  • Free accommodation if you'd like to stay on site
  • Great atmosphere and working environment with supportive colleagues



*Queen's College and Sidcot School camp counsellor positions still available* 

Our Camp Counsellors are responsible for planning and leading a range of activities, including arts and crafts, baking, sports, drama and outdoor activities) leading afternoon trips, admin duties, caring for students in the boarding house, supervising them at meal and break times, and ensuring our students have a fantastic, fun-filled summer. 

You will need to be friendly, flexible, well organised and enjoy working with young people. You must be available from the 8th of July for a minimum of 4 weeks and must be 19+.

We are offering: 

  • A fun, active summer role
  • Excellent reemployment opportunities (including year-round opportunities)
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Access to school facilities, including a gym and swimming pool
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Flexible working days
  • A friendly and supportive team of colleagues
  • Accommodation and meals if you'd like to stay on-site with us
  • The option to earn extra (and enjoy the UK) by taking on weekend trips 
All backgrounds and experience levels are welcome to apply. All successful applicants must have a clean DBS certificate and criminal record check to work with Academic Summer and Academic Camp and have the right to work in the country they applied for (we cannot sponsor visa applications).


Medical Studies course leader

We are looking for enthusiastic and energetic individuals to join our team for our Get Ready for Medicine camp at DLD College, London, from 16th July - 30th July. 
This is an exciting opportunity to work on our 2-week intensive medical preparation program. You will work with international students aged 14-17 interested in studying medicine. You will work on this 40-hour camp participating in all aspects - teaching, leading medical-related trips, and supporting students in the evenings. 

We are looking for someone who: 

  • Is a current year 2+ medical student at a UK medical school
  • Can work for the full duration of the medical studies course
  • Would like to work with international students aged 14+ 
  • ​Can plan and deliver lessons on a range of medical studies topics from the academic to the practical (applying to medical school, interviews etc.)

We are offering:  

  • Small classes of up to fifteen students 
  • Access to school facilities 
  • Competitive rate of pay
  • Great atmosphere and working environment 
  • Excellent reemployment opportunities
  • Accommodation and meals if you'd like to stay on site


If you would like to apply, please complete the online application form. All successful applicants must have a clean DBS certificate or police check (we will carry out a DBS check if you aren't on the Update service) to work with us and must have the right to work in the country they applied for (we are unable to sponsor visa applications) 

Academic Summer is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects its staff to share this commitment.