ACADEMIC SUMMER TAUNTON: ADVENTURE & INSPIRATION

  • Inspiring and challenging academic summer camp for students aged 10 to 16
  • Chose from a variety of camps, mix with local and international student
  • Learn in a global community with experienced teachers and professional instructors.
  • Overnight weekend trips to London!
  • Learn to surf and experience adventure in some of the most beautiful places in the UK.

News

02/02/2023

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.

20/01/2023

8 hot tips to choose the right summer school

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.

18/01/2023

Parents' webinar - get your answers :)

We are inviting all parents interested in a summer camp to join us on 21st February (6pm UK time) or 2nd March (6pm UK time). Find out what Academic Summer Camp has in store for your child in 2023.
More about Parents' webinar - get your answers :) here.

10/01/2023

Half term holiday camps

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.
 
The camp includes a day trip to London and a day exploring Devon. 
More about Half term holiday camps here.

Academic

Academic Summer Camp at Queens College, Taunton is a fun, inspiring, experimental, and educational way to spend your summer. Join our global, learner-centred community to hone your existing talents, learn new skills, improve your English, gain confidence, and meet new people.
Experience progressive learning in our state-of-the-art classrooms, and magnificent facilities with our experienced and forward-thinking teachers who understand how to bring lessons to life, providing you with an unforgettable learning experience.

Immerse yourself with a 3 hour morning camp and a  3 hour afternoon camp.  Your teachers have the time and space they need to deep dive into the subject, inspire you and facilitate profound learning. We'll go on field trips, hear from guest speakers,  visit businesses, and participate in a variety of other activities that the traditional classroom does not have time for. You are the architect of your own summer as you chose your workshops, —whether you want a serious, academic summer, an active sports summer, to perfect your English, or to explore the arts. 

We have a camp to suit everyone's interests thanks to Academic Camp Canada and Queen’s College, Taunton joining forces.   You can choose to participate in some of the exceptional camps that the school will be offering for the opportunity to interact with the locals or join Academic Camp's scholastic workshops. Or do both- why not mix and match?  Anything is possible at Academic Summer in Taunton.


ADVENTURERS
age 10 to 12

Develop your curiosity during your first camp experience. Adventurers at Academic Summer Camp Taunton learn alongside locals and have an immersive camp experience unlike any other.  
  
Join us for multi-sports, Design & Technology, food & nutrition, arts and crafts, performing arts, robotics, adventure or science workshops. 
Learn more about Adventurers at Queens College Taunton. 
 

EXPLORATION CLASSES
age 12 to 14

Exploration and discovery in Education.  If you are in grades 9 or 10, this is the course for you. We will assist you in developing academic, social, and practical skills that will serve as a practical foundation for all of your future endeavours. Explore and learn about the camps that interest you: perhaps you'd like to try STEM camp in the morning and presentation, interview and public speaking in the afternoon, or food & nutrition followed by Entrepreneurship.  It’s your experience so you decide.  This summer we will be running English workshops, design & technology, writing workshops, food & nutrition, presentation, interview & public speaking, arts and crafts, applied maths, entrepreneurship, robotics, performing arts, art portfolio workshop, IT skills for study or science workshops. 

ENGAGEMENT CLASSES
age 15 to 16

Engage in in-depth learning and plan for your future.  Engagers is especially suitable for students in grades 11 and 12  as you are ready to go deeper, develop your critical thinking skills, and expand your knowledge.  Engage with and learn about what interests you.   Perhaps you'd like to try STEM camp in the morning and presentation, interview and public speaking in the afternoon, or food & nutrition followed by Entrepreneurship.  It’s your experience so you decide.  This summer we will be running English workshops, design & technology, writing workshops, food & nutrition, presentation, interview & public speaking, arts and crafts, applied maths, entrepreneurship, robotics, performing arts, art portfolio workshop, IT skills for study or science workshops. 
You choose your subjects and we write an individual timetable for you based on your choices. 
Learn more about our Engager camps

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. You will also have the opportunity to 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. 
Academic Camp - electives

Location & Accommodation

Queen’s College is located on the outskirts of Taunton, a lovely market town.  Ideally situated to experience the genuine delights of the South-West of England, such as Exeter, Plymouth and North Devon Surfing beaches. The lively town of Taunton is surrounded by national parks, which lend themselves to adventure in the form of climbing, hiking, and kayaking. Famous for cricket and cider, Taunton is  90 minutes from the centre of London.
 

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