Sir Christopher 1
Cambridge, UK

Awe-Inspiring English Camp - Cambridge, Ridley Hall

About the provider: "Awe-Inspiring" - The oldest English language school in Cambridge. 64 years of history, 73+ nationalities. Member IALC, British Council, founding member of English UK.

age icon 16-17 years old

time icon 3 weeks

book icon Weekly hours: 21

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Discover the vibrant Summer Camp, tailored for students aged 16-17 with an intermediate or higher English proficiency.

  • For the last 55 years, this camp has been a gateway to the prestigious world of Cambridge University, offering a unique blend of education and adventure.
  • Each week, students dive into 20 lessons (15 hours) of engaging General English, enriched with themes revolving around the illustrious history and culture of Cambridge University.
  • Topics range from profiles of notable alumni, sports traditions, groundbreaking scientific achievements, to comparative studies with other world-class universities.
  • Beyond the classroom, the 'University Discovery' program brings learning to life. Students explore the lesser-known facets of Cambridge through guided tours, unravel myths and legends, embark on a treasure hunt, and partake in a fun selfie challenge around the university.
  • This camp isn't just about language development; it's a journey into the heart of academic excellence and cultural discovery, making it an irresistible choice for young learners and their parents.

Although our courses are not endorsed by the University of Cambridge, our summer camp uses University of Cambridge colleges and facilities.


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Location

Ridley Hall College, Cambridge, CB3 9HU

  • City-center campus

  • Lovely, large picturesque gardens

  • Lecture hall

  • Student common rooms

  • Both traditional and modern dining halls

  • Outdoor playing fields

  • 5-10 minute walk from the school into Cambridge city center

  • Single residential bedrooms on-campus (some twin rooms available on request)

What's Included

  • 20 lessons (15 hours) of English language teaching per week (all levels)

  • Residential accommodation on campus at Ridley Hall and Newnham College

  • All meals (3 per day)

  • Activities

  • 1 full-day excursion per week

  • Transfers to and from London Heathrow or London Stansted on Sundays

  • Welfare supervision with high staff-to-student ratio

  • 24 hour emergency telephone line

Activities

Cambridge University Discovery

  • Punting on the River Cam
  • “Student life” presentation by students
  • “Hidden Cambridge” selfie challenge
  • Debating club
  • Myth-busting quiz
  • Create your own university society
  • University treasure hunt
  • Cambridge University college tour
  • Cambridge museum visits
  • Botanic gardens

Sports and creative activities

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Ultimate frisbee
  • Football
  • Running club
  • Film nights
  • Bingo
  • Board games
  • Cake decorating
  • Charcoal sketching
  • Bag design
  • Decoupage

Accommodations

Students on this course live in the Ridley Hall or Newnham College residences.

  • Central accommodation in comfortable and secure college buildings

  • Staff living on-campus, providing 24-hour supervision

  • Mostly single bedrooms, with some twin bedrooms

  • Bathrooms and showers – usually shared – sometimes private

  • All meals included

  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided at residences with hot, cold, and vegetarian options. Special diets accommodated. Packed lunches on weekends.

  • On-site facilities; students do their own laundry with one free wash per week. Bed linen provided and changed weekly.

  • Room and residence entrance keys issued; £20 deposit required against loss.

  • No consumption or possession of alcohol (irrespective of age).

Excursions

Includes one full-day excursion per week, on a Saturday.

London (July 6, 2024): Walking tour including St Paul’s Cathedral, Millennium Bridge, Shakespeare’s Globe, London Eye, Big Ben, Horse Guards Parade, Trafalgar Square, St James’ Park; afternoon shopping on Oxford Street.

Windsor (July 13, 2024): Visit Windsor Castle, souvenir shopping included.

London (July 20, 2024): Repeat of July 6 tour for first-timers; British Museum and Covent Garden for others.

Peterborough & Ely (July 27, 2024): Visit Peterborough Cathedral, lunch and shopping at Queensgate, walking tour of Ely.

London (August 3, 2024): Repeat of July 6 tour for first-timers; Science Museum, Hyde Park, South Kensington shopping for others.

Warwick Castle (August 10, 2024): Visit medieval Warwick Castle, with jousting, falconry, and exploration of interiors and gardens.

Transportation

  • Airport Transfers: Included for Heathrow and Stansted arrivals/departures on Sundays.

  • Arrival/departure time: Arrive by 20:00 on Sunday before course; depart on Sunday after course.

  • Aim for 14:00-17:00 on Sunday at accommodation.

  • For transfers to or from Gatwick or Luton airports on Sundays a supplement is charged.

  • Inform us if arranging your own transfer to accommodation.

  • Our team meets you at the airport, with transport to accommodation.

  • Unaccompanied Minors (UM): Check airline rules for under 18 travel; provide our contact details.

  • Travel Rules for Under 18s: Verify country-specific travel consent requirements. Parental Consent is required for under 18s traveling without parents.

  • Contact emergency phone if difficulty finding our representative.

  • Possible one-hour wait at airport for group assembly.

  • Journey From Airport: Be prepared for a non-stop journey; no toilet stops.

  • Delayed Flights: We monitor flights; representative will wait.

Lesson Plan

English Tuition

  • 20 lessons (15 hours) per week
  • Mixed-nationality classes
  • Online level test before arrival
  • Course materials
  • Academic report from your teachers at the end of your stay
  • Certificate of studies at the end of your stay

Activity Program

  • 13 sessions of activities per week
  • Sessions alternate each week between morning or afternoon activities
  • Wide choice of sports, arts & crafts, cultural and language activities – please see our Activities tab for example activities
  • Numerous activity choices per daytime session

Typical Day

  • Morning Lessons (09:00-10:30): English topic and life skills on “A true friend” focusing on past tenses and speaking.
  • Late Morning Lessons (11:00-12:30): Discovery of Cambridge University traditions.
  • Afternoon Activity (13:30-15:00): Walking tour of Cambridge.
  • Evening Activity (19:30-21:00): Hidden Cambridge selfie challenge.

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Extras

  • Gatwick Airport Transfer: 215 GBP/one-way for a car to Cambridge.

  • Pocket Money Advice: Students should bring about £80 per week for personal expenses like souvenirs and snacks. For younger students at residential camps, it's advised to deposit money in the 'school bank' for safekeeping, accessible at set times.

Security

  • Pleasant and safe surroundings

  • High quality host schools and colleges

  • Rules and supervision appropriate to the camp’s age group

  • First aid trained staff at all camps

  • A high staff-to-student ratio

  • At least one Welfare Officer at every camp

  • Live-in staff at each center

  • 24-hour emergency telephone number

The students;

students:

  • Will have some periods of time each day in Cambridge where they are unsupervised.

  • Are allowed some unsupervised free time whilst on excursions.

  • Have evening activities that are not compulsory.

  • Must be on- campus by 21:30.

  • Have a bedtime of 23:00.


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Session Dates

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June - Boarding

Start 6/30/2024
End 7/14/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price £2,880

June - Boarding

Start 6/30/2024
End 7/21/2024
Duration 3 Weeks
Price £3,960

June - Boarding

Start 6/30/2024
End 7/28/2024
Duration 4 Weeks
Price £5,040

July - Boarding

Start 7/14/2024
End 8/4/2024
Duration 3 Weeks
Price £3,960

July - Boarding

Start 7/14/2024
End 7/28/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price £2,880

July - Boarding

Start 7/14/2024
End 8/11/2024
Duration 4 Weeks
Price £5,040

July - Boarding

Start 7/21/2024
End 8/11/2024
Duration 3 Weeks
Price £3,960

July - Boarding

Start 7/21/2024
End 8/4/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price £2,880

July - Boarding

Start 7/28/2024
End 8/11/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price £2,880

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