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Cambridge, UK

Awe-Inspiring English Camp - Cambridge

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 13-17 years old

time icon 3 weeks

book icon Weekly hours: 21

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Discover the vibrant Summer Camp, tailored for students aged 13-17 with an intermediate or higher English proficiency.

  • Since 1968, 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.
  • 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

5 Salisbury Villas, Station Road, Cambridge, CB1 2JF

  • City-center site

  • Beautiful Victorian buildings

  • 13 classrooms

  • Café for meals and social gatherings

  • Learning Center with self-study library

  • Garden

  • Sports hall 10 minutes walk away

  • Indoor swimming pool 10 minutes’ walk away

  • Outdoor playing fields 10 minutes’ walk away

What's Included

  • 20 lessons (15 hours) of English language teaching per week (levels from elementary to advanced)

  • Residential accommodation, in single en-suite rooms, within a short walk of the school

  • All meals (3 per day)

  • 13 sessions of activities per week

  • 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

  • Drama games
  • Clay modelling
  • Cake decorating
  • Swimming
  • Charcoal sketching
  • T-shirt design
  • Football
  • Bowling
  • Origami
  • Glass painting
  • Movie evening
  • Basketball
  • Bag design
  • Mask making
  • Volleyball
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Language games
  • Friendship bracelet making
  • Bingo
  • Themed party
  • English club

Cambridge cultural activities include:

  • Punting on the River Cam
  • King’s College Chapel
  • Hidden Cambridge selfie challenge
  • Cambridge University college tour
  • Fitzwilliam Museum
  • Sedgwick Museum
  • Anthropology Museum
  • Botanic Gardens

Accommodations

The course residences:

  • Central accommodation in comfortable and secure buildings

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

  • Single bedrooms

  • Private en-suite bathroom and shower

  • All meals included at school or the residences

  • Free laundry facilities – you must do your own washing, but at no extra cost

  • A change of bed linen once per week

  • All residences are all located 5 or 10 minutes’ walk from the school and 10 to 20 minutes’ walk from the center of Cambridge.

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

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

Excursions

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

Windsor (July 6 & August 17, 2024): Visit Windsor Castle, with souvenir shopping time.

London (July 13, July 27, August 10 & August 24, 2024):

  • First-time visitors: Walking tour of St Paul’s Cathedral, Millennium Bridge, Shakespeare’s Globe, London Eye, Big Ben, Horse Guards Parade, Trafalgar Square, St James’ Park; shopping on Oxford Street.
  • Repeat visitors: Visit the British Museum and Covent Garden; on August 10 & 24, alternative special excursion for those who've seen both sets of sights.

Peterborough & Ely (July 20, 2024): Tour of Peterborough Cathedral, Queensgate Shopping Centre, and ancient city of Ely.

Warwick Castle (August 3, 2024): Explore medieval Warwick Castle, including jousting, falconry, and castle grounds.

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 from Monday to Friday
  • Online test before your course starts
  • Course materials
  • Academic report from your teachers at the end of your stay
  • Certificate of studies at the end of your stay

Activity Program

  • A full program of activities
  • Sessions may be morning, afternoon or evening
  • Wide choice of sports, arts & crafts, cultural and language activities – please see our Activities information for example activities
  • Numerous activity choices in most sessions
  • Some unsupervised free time before or after English classes and each Sunday morning
  • Activities office & staff

Typical Day

  • Morning Lessons (09:00-10:30): Topics on Reality TV with focus on reading and writing.
  • Late Morning Lessons (11:00-12:30): Films-themed English communication with emphasis on speaking.
  • Afternoon Activity (14:00-15:30): Walking tour of Cambridge city centre.
  • Evening Activities (19:30-21:00): Engaging in quizzes, games, and arts & crafts.

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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


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Session Dates

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June - Boarding

Start 6/30/2024
End 7/14/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price £2,470

June - Boarding

Start 6/30/2024
End 7/21/2024
Duration 3 Weeks
Price £3,300

June - Boarding

Start 6/30/2024
End 7/28/2024
Duration 4 Weeks
Price £4,130

July - Boarding

Start 7/14/2024
End 8/4/2024
Duration 3 Weeks
Price £3,300

July - Boarding

Start 7/14/2024
End 8/18/2024
Duration 5 Weeks
Price £4,130

July - Boarding

Start 7/14/2024
End 7/28/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price £2,470

July - Boarding

Start 7/21/2024
End 8/11/2024
Duration 3 Weeks
Price £3,300

July - Boarding

Start 7/21/2024
End 8/18/2024
Duration 4 Weeks
Price £4,130

July - Boarding

Start 7/21/2024
End 8/4/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price £2,470

July - Boarding

Start 7/28/2024
End 8/18/2024
Duration 3 Weeks
Price £3,300

July - Boarding

Start 7/28/2024
End 8/11/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price £2,470

July - Boarding

Start 7/28/2024
End 8/25/2024
Duration 4 Weeks
Price £4,130

August - Boarding

Start 8/4/2024
End 8/18/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price £2,470

August - Boarding

Start 8/4/2024
End 8/25/2024
Duration 3 Weeks
Price £3,300

August - Boarding

Start 8/11/2024
End 8/25/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price £2,470

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