Summer camps are invariably life-changing experiences for those who are fortunate enough to attend. There are numerous camps for various needs and desires. There is truly something for everyone. Academic Camps, Sports Camps, English Camps, German Camps, French Camps, Adventure Camps, Computer Camps, STEM Camps, and Medicine Camps are just some of the options available. Whatever your child's interests are, there is something for them. The experience can help them figure out what they want to do with their lives, connect them with like-minded people, prepare them for the world, improve their English, and boost their confidence; the benefits are limitless. But where do YOU begin?
Sending your child to the right summer camp is one of the best investments you can make for their future, but it's a big decision with many factors to consider. If you get it right, it could be the best two weeks of their lives. If you get it wrong, you could be in for two weeks of heartbreak and stress. So, what can you do to ensure that you get it right the first time? More about 8 hot tips to choose the right summer school here.
Academic Summer Camps is pleased to announce that due to popular demand, their successful half-term and holiday courses will be returning to Queens College Taunton this February. They've now been expanded to provide an excellent experience for students travelling from other countries to attend the camp.
Students can spend their mornings relaxing or self-studying, or they can participate in our yoga and well-being or indoor fun workshop. In the afternoon they chose between indoor fun or drama.
Academic Summer will help you achieve your personal best through our exciting learning programmes. If you are aged 7-17, our experienced and inspiring teachers will give you an Academic Summer to remember. Learn about your favourite subjects, develop life-changing study skills and prepare for your future by giving yourself a competitive edge. We know that not everyone learns in the same way; whether you are a visual, auditory or kinaesthetic learner, we have a teaching style that will suit you and bring your learning to life.
If English is not your first language, there is no better way to improve than through our teaching methodology - CLIL - Content and Language Integrated Learning. We integrate content (academic subject matter) and language development following the IB’s liberal approach to learning. Discovery and exploration are more highly valued than simply learning content. You will develop your competence in the communicative use of English as an international language, whether you are a native or non-native speaker of English.
Our goal is that every student who comes to Academic Summer finds a love for education that will stay with them for life.
ADVENTURERS age 7 to 12 (day only)
Adventurers at DLD College London is a day only programme, ideal for young students who live in London or are holidaying with their parents. Students study 15 hours a week from Monday to Friday from 8.30 to 12.15 and then enjoy a leisure activity in the afternoon before going home at 5 pm. We'll take good care of them until you come to collect them at the end of the day.
Adventurers benefit from cross-curricular lessons taught by experienced primary teachers, small groups of maximum 12 students. This allows them to put their learning into practice and use their strengths in one area to support themselves and others in areas where they feel less confident.
The results are truly amazing; children blossom at Academic Summer. They grow in confidence and learn about themselves: they discover what they want to become and uncover what they need to do to get there. Find out more here.
Explorers Age 13-14
Academic Summer offers the exciting Explorers programme for students aged 12-14. Explore and discover your education in small groups (15 students max) .
Our camp is based on the broad IGCSE/GCSE curriculum and covers a wide range of academic subjects, including English, applied mathematics, sciences, social studies, humanities and art. The medium of instruction is English, and students will have 27 hours of inspiring learning per week. Explorers gain a real insight and excellent preparation for any GCSE, pre- IB or equivalent programme. You will learn invaluable study skills to help you in your academic career whilst being introduced to different learning styles. Read more here.
ENGAGERS age 15 to 17
Take an exciting dive into A Levels/IB in the subjects that you want to study. That’s right, you chose your subjects- any subject, any combination!
We offer Engagers an extensive range of academic subjects to prepare for A-Levels/IB. Select your subjects before arrival, and we will create your individual timetable.
Chose from the following: • Applied Mathematics • Art • Biology • Chemistry • Economics business and entrepreneurship • English • Environmental systems and societies • Essay Writing • History and Politics • Literature • Media Studies • Physics • Presentation and Interviews •Psychology • Social studies • Theory of knowledge Read more here.
Get ready for medicine
Get Ready for Medicine has been the pivotal moment which kick-started many young doctors’ careers. The specialist weeks can be booked on their own or combined with the standard programme.
This intensive, two week, 40 hour per week course is tailor-made for aspiring medical students. Our interactive and innovative programme includes a day with a doctor, clinical workshops, biology and chemistry practicals (including a heart dissection!), first aid qualification, visits to real clinical settings and pioneering medical research facilities . Find out more here.
Be a leader & Trips
Academic Summer is not just about time spent in the classroom but also what you do once the lesson is over. We want to give you an unforgettable summer bursting with fun and adventure, while also teaching you skills that 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 like you've never seen it before, while also taking you to all of the must-see attractions. In addition, you will take part in Be a Leader, an interactive and innovative leadership course that will boost your skill set and result in a formal qualification to take home with you. At Academic Summer, there is never a dull moment.
You’ll explore the 'real' England and visit some of the most popular tourist destinations. Our weekend excursions will take you to Oxford, Windsor, London, Cambridge, Henry VIII's Hampton Court, and Shakespeare’s Stratford-Upon-Avon. We will also indulge in some merriment at the UK's best theme and waterparks, plus visit places of natural beauty, including a day at the British seaside, a hike in a national park and water sports on a lake.
Come to DLD and be amazed by the London experience. You'll explore the city including Houses of Parliament, London Eye, Downing Street, Bank of England, Trafalgar Square, The Mall, National Gallery, Piccadilly Circus, Horse Guards Parade, Royal Albert Hall and Tower of London.
Boarding for students aged 13-17 & Day options for students aged 7-17
This iconic city is buzzing with energy, trepidation, and innovation. London is well-known for its vibrant culture and rich history, as well as its world-class museums, historic landmarks, and, of course, its red buses. Walk the streets and feel as though you are on the film-set of classics such as Harry Potter, Oliver Twist and James Bond (see if you can spot DLD trailer for Spectre!)
Academic Summers' London home, DLD College, is located in the city centre and overlooks Westminster and the River Thames; there is no better London location. Your home for the summer is situated at the foot of Westminster Bridge, among some of the most prestigious and historic buildings in the city. Read more.
Recruitment for our 2023 courses in February. Please complete the application form available in the Work For Us dropdown menu.
We are looking for enthusiastic and energetic individuals to join our team for our Academic Summer and Academic Camp 2023
Academic Summer is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects its staff to share this commitment.
Teachers In the summer, we employ a team of qualified teachers to teach their subjects and have experience with A-Level, IB, GCSE, IGCSE, and primary subjects, depending on the subjects and ages you're interested in teaching. TOEFL experience is a plus. As well as experience we are looking for teachers who have the enthusiasm and a love for their subjects. We like our teachers to make their subject options interesting for their students, and the lessons will be a mixture of theory and practical work.
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). We are looking for teachers who are available for a minimum of 2 weeks, but priority is given to teachers who are available for the whole course.
Camp Counsellors We also look for enthusiastic Camp Counsellors. Ideal for this role are lively people comfortable leading groups of students through activities and trips. You will be responsible for planning and leading activities/electives (elective options include art, baking, dance, sports, engineering, robotics and photography), leading the students in daily activities on campus, leading afternoon and full-day trips as well as caring for students in the boarding house and supervising them at meal times and break times and making sure our students have a fantastic, fun-filled summer. You will need to be flexible, well organised and have great time management skills.
We are primarily looking for camp counsellors who are available to work for the duration of the course.
Please see our brochure (available on the main page for your chosen school) 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 2 number of 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
Good pay rate
Accomodation if required
Great atmosphere and working environment with supportive colleagues
All successful applicants must have a clean DBS certificate or police check (if from outside the UK) to work with Academic Summer and Academic Camp and must have the right to work in the country applied for(we are unable to sponsor visa applications)
We are looking for someone who:
Can work a minimum of 4 weeks in July/August, with priority given to applicants who are available for the duration of the course
Would like to work with international students aged 7 to 17
Your primary duties will include:
Running on-campus activities and electives
Supervising students during mealtimes/breaktimes/free time
Running the Be a Leader programme (using the materials provided)
Course admin (making and checking risk assessments, preparing materials for trips and activities, checking attendance etc.)
We are offering:
A fun, active summer role
Acomodation and meals
Excellent reemployment opportunities (including year round opportunities)
Professional development opportunities
Access to school facilities
Good pay rate
Great atmosphere and friendly team to work with
All backgrounds and experience levels are welcome to apply. All successful applicants must have a clean DBS certificate criminal record check to work with Academic Summer and Academic Camp and must have the right to work in the country applied for (we are unable to sponsor visa applications).
Medical Studies Teacher and Camp Counsellor
We are looking for enthusiastic and energetic individuals to join our team for our medical studies program 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 be working with international students aged 14-17 who are interested in studying medicine. You will teach up to 4, 1-hour lessons a day and lead afternoon trips, as well as taking part in evening activities with the students (please note, you will work with students from across the course during trips and activities).
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 - Good pay rate - Great atmosphere and working environment - Excellent reemployment opportunities - Acomodation and meals - Opportunities for working as a Camp Counsellor for the remaining weeks if desired
All backgrounds and experience levels are welcome to apply. If you would like to apply, please complete the online application form. All successful applicants must have a clean DBS certificate criminal record check to work with Academic Summer and Academic Camp and must have the right to work in the country applied for (we are unable to sponsor visa applications).