Academic Summer Camp
Learn, Inspire & Explore

Study subjects in English - Challenge yourself - Try something new - Reach your personal best

  • Live and study in the centre of London or experience life at a traditional British boarding school.
  • Explore the UK's most famous sites  including Buckingham Palace, Oxford, Cambridge and Windsor
  • Discover the UK's hidden secrets – including The Jurassic Coast, Mendip hills, Cheddar Gorge.
  • Learn from world-class teachers 
  • Prepare for your future & make lifelong friends from around the world 
  • Have the summer of your life! 



Supporting Ukrainian students settled in the UK

Academic Summer has partnered with British Homes and Schools for Ukrainians, a non-profit CIC (Community Interest Company), to give Ukrainian students already in the UK and in the ‘Homes for Ukraine’ scheme a much-needed pick-me-up. In response to their upturned lives, this initiative is designed to help students settle into life in the UK, improve their English, grow in confidence and prepare for school in September.

Together Sidcot School and Academic Summer have sponsored 5 places for Ukrainian students to join their programmes. However, they want to reach as many kids as possible, so with the additional financial support of families already joining the camps, they hope to be able to offer more places.

More about Supporting Ukrainian students settled in the UK here.


Get Ready for University

Academic Summer is delighted to announce the arrival of Get Ready for University.  This exciting new elective will help prepare you for university

Gain a competitive advantage and pick up top tips to help you get ready for university.   

Get Ready for University is also available during Easter Relax and Revise at Sidcot.
More about Get Ready for University here.


2022 risk free booking is opened!

Academic Summer and Academic Camp have operated summer camps during the summers of 2020 and 2021 in the UK and Europe. We, therefore, have experience in running our camps during COVID times. We hope this will give you the confidence to book your summer camp with us.  
We are now taking bookings for 2022 with an option to book risk-free. 
In order to help families to make decisions about next summer and book with confidence, we are introducing interim terms and conditions for any new bookings made between 1st December 2021 and 28th February 2022.   

More about COVID-19 Amendments to Terms and Conditions for 2022 here.


New for 2022: activity electives!!

For the first time ever we are going to let you decide how you spend your afternoons with us.  Not only do students get to chose their subjects at Academic Summer but now they can chose their afternoon activies.  Options include:  athletics, games, food technology, arts and crafts, drama, outdoor education, English workshop, horse-riding* or golf *. Read more here.

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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 aged 7 to 12

Adventurers benefit from cross-curricular lessons taught by experienced primary teachers.   Adventurers study in 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 aged 12/13-14

Academic Summer offers an exciting Explorer programme for students aged 12-14 who learn in small groups of 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 30 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 aged 15-17

Take an exciting dive into A Levels/IB in the subjects YOU want to study. We offer Engagers an extensive range of academic subjects to prepare for  A-Levels/IB.   Choose any combination of subjects before arrival, and we will create your individual timetable. Chose from the following:

 Applied Mathematics  Art  Biology  Chemistry  Design and technology (Bristol only)  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.


age 15+

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 (COVID allowing). Find out more here.


If you would like us to send you a curriculum for any of our programmes please email 


Be a leader & Trips & Electives

We want to give you an unforgettable summer bursting with fun, adventure and equipping you with skills that will stick with you for life. This is why our leisure programmeis filled with unique and interesting  trips, the CPD accredited Be a leader programme and fun-filled, challenging and thought provoking elective activities (that you chose!).  We are going to show England as you've never seen it before, as well as taking you the top tourist must-sees.   

Check out your exciting schedule below:



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 Jane Austin's Bath. 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.  

If you join us in Bristol, you will explore Clifton Suspension Bridge, SS Great Britain, and discover early Banksy works.  You'll visit the breath-taking  Cheddar Gorge, where the famous cheese is produced. We will take you on adventures where your physical skills will be pushed to the limit with rock-climbing, caving, paddleboarding and kayaking in the stunning Mendip Hills.  All this  and much more is waiting for you.
As well have visiting UK’s most popular tourist destinations, you will have the unique opportunity to explore the 'real' England.  You’ll see the best parts of your chosen location and gain first-hand experience of life in the UK.  


Be a leader

CPD accredited Be a leader programmeYou’ll participate in our world-class  Be a Leader Programme as part of your Academic Summer experience. Whether you are a natural-born leader or someone that prefers to support the team in the background, we will develop your skill set to help you reach your Personal Best. We work together to discover and develop your communication, negotiation, problem-solving and presentation skills. We want you to be happy, confident and able to undertake tasks you never thought yourself capable of.  To top it off - you will receive an accredited CPD qualification to show the world your achievements.


Be a Leader helps you to:

  •  gain a CPD accredited qualification,
  •  develop your leadership skills,
  •  challenge you to put down your device and try something new
  •  grow in confidence,
  •  improve your communication, negotiation, problem-solving and presentation skills,
  •  have fun & new experiences,
  •  make friends from over the world
  • You’ll complete the  20-hour, accredited course over 2 weeks, covering vital skills needed to be a leader and a valuable team player.  Every morning you’ll learn a new skill in assembly and practice using it throughout the day.  What’s the difference between flexibility and adaptability, how can empathy help you to get ahead, and what personal skills do you need to be an influential person?

Every week you will Meet a Leader, highly successful people from various industries will come to talk to you about their personal experiences in reaching the top.  Last year we were privileged to welcome the Premier League's only lead female coach, a CEO from a multi-national company, a Principal from a leading international school, to name a few.
Be a Leader will help you understand yourself,  your skills, strengths and weaknesses.  You’ll do a series of tests which will shine a light on your true potential and help you to make better, well-informed decisions about your future.   
The best way to learn is through doing, so you’ll participate in entertaining workshops which tie in to everything you’ve learnt throughout the week.   Put your learning into practice by organising and running a charity event or design and pitch a product to investors.  It will be like participating in the Apprentice for real and you’ll get a certificate to prove it!
Be a leader perfectly complements Academic Summer’s unique learning programme designed for students aged 12-14 and 15-17 .   We combine a colourful array of academic learning, leadership, exciting trips and elective activities to make the summer perfect.

If you would like to know exactly what trips are planned during the weeks you want to join us, contact us on for a detailed schedule.

Elective activities

In Bristol, our elective afternoons allow you to choose your favourite activities, so you are only ever doing something that excites you. Options include sports, arts, outdoor education, or horse-riding*. Read more here.

Fun activities @ Academic Summer Camp 


Location & Accommodation

Academic Summer works with some of the UK’s leading boarding schools to offer cutting-edge facilities in the very heart of London and beautiful countryside near Bristol.

These schools are world-class and typically offer:

 State-of-the-art academic facilities, including hi-tech science labs and classrooms with interactive white boards  Excellent sports facilities, including swimming pool, basketball courts and horse riding   Dynamic art centres, with music technology suites, performance halls and photography/digital media studios  Sophisticated dining options covering a wide variety of fresh and nourishing dishes  On-site coffee bars  Modern boarding facilities featuring en-suite options, recreation areas, kitchen and laundry facilities  An on-call nurse supported by trained First Aiders

​Academic Summer is a great opportunity for students to have a taster of life at a UK boarding school.


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Work for us

Recruitment for our 2022 courses begins is now open. 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 2022

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

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 3 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 a daily elective (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 and making sure our students have a fantastic, fun-filled summer. 

House Parents
We are recruiting house parents for each of our locations. House parents are responsible for running a boarding house, ensuring the students are cared for, safe and happy. House parents are responsible, caring and calm individuals who have the confidence to take on a busy boarding house. 

We are primarily looking for camp counsellors and house parents who are available to work for the duration of the course.
Please get in touch with us for more information, email:  




We are looking for qualified teachers for the following subjects: Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Economics, English, Essay Writing, Humanities, History, Mathematics, Media Studies, Physics, Politics, Presentation skills, Psychology, and Theory of Knowledge. 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 3 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 11 to 18. 

  • Can plan and deliver engaging, relevant and fun lessons which will encourage our students to connect with your subject

We are offering: 

  • A range of academic subjects in classes of up to fifteen students 

  • Flexible working hours 

  • International experience

  • Access to school facilities 

  • Good pay rate 

  • Great atmosphere and working environment with supportive colleagues

All successful applicants must have a clean DBS certificate criminal record check to work with Academic Summer and Academic Camp.




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 18 

Your primary duties will include: 

  • Running on-campus activities and leading trips off campus 

  • Students' supervision during their free time 

  • Running an elective

  • Course admin (making and checking risk assessments, preparing materials for trips and activities, checking attendance etc.)

We are offering: 

  • Flexible working hours 

  • Your choice of the commencement date 

  • 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.

House Parents

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is available for a minimum of 4 weeks from the start of the course, but ideally for the duration of the course
  • Is organised, proactive and responsible
  • Is confident working independently to maintain a boarding house
  • Is caring and compassionate and will forge positive relationships with all students in the house
Your primary duties will include:
  • Managing routines to ensure the students are in and out of the house on time, including morning wake-ups, evening registration and lights out and opening and clearing the house during the day.
  • Accompanying students to breakfast/assembly in the mornings
  • Taking responsibility for the boarding house, making sure students' bedrooms are kept clean, doing student laundry and ordering snacks for the house kitchen 
  •  Monitoring students to make sure they are happy and safe
  • Planning evening activities in the house (e.g. movie nights, karaoke, board game nights and crafts)

We are offering: ​

  • Good rate of pay
  • Access to school facilities
  • Great atmosphere and friendly team to work with
  • Meals and accommodation
  • An excellent position for those who have to study to do during the day


Medical Studies Teacher 


We are looking for enthusiastic and energetic individuals to join our team for our medical studies program at DLD College, London. 
This is an exciting opportunity to teach multiple 2-week intensive medical preparation programs. You will be working with international students who are interested in studying medicine. We are looking for medical students in their 2nd or 3rd year eager to teach and lead trips to different medically related facilities. 
We are looking for someone who: 
- Is a current 2+ year medical student at a UK medical school
- Can work for the entire period of at least one 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 
All backgrounds and experience levels are welcome to apply. If you would like to apply, please complete the online application form. You will be expected to provide a criminal record check if you successfully secure a position.