The Best UK Residential Summer Camps 2024

It’s not just the Americans who do fantastic residential summer camps.  The UK has some great summer camps packed full of activities for kids and teenagers. Find residential summer camps 2024.

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If you’re looking for a UK summer camp for international students or you’re local, you’ll find a huge variety of sleepover camps for all ages.


Camp Cooper

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Camp Cooper offer an American style overnight summer camp for children and teenagers aged 7 -17 in Scotland.  Campers create a personalised summer programme designed to suit their interests with exceptional tuition in tennis, dance, journalism, cooking, art, music, film-making, outdoor adventure, performing arts, football and sports. Camp Cooper residential summer camps also offer tuition in English language for International students combined with an English immersion programme.

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XUK Residential Summer Camps

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XUK multi activity summer residential kids camps offer a wide range of exciting activities and trips for children and teenagers aged 8 to 17 years.  XUK take full advantage of the top class facilities at Dauntsey’s School including a fully equipped sports hall, dance studio, cookery room, astro turf pitches and heated indoor swimming pool as well as the 150 acres of Wiltshire countryside. Activities vary each week keeping it fresh for those who are staying for more than one week and include everything from sports to creative sessions, camp fires and day trips.

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Camp Crusoe

Camp Crusoe is an Ofsted registered American-style sleep-away camp where campers feel connected, valued, challenged, and supported.

At Camp Crusoe, 8-15 year olds can get away from home and electronic gadgets to enjoy a whole host of fun and adventurous activities in a beautiful rural environment, testing themselves, trying new things and making lifelong friendships.

Based at Thorpe Woodlands Adventure Centre in beautiful Norfolk, independent family run Camp Crusoe has an extensive program of activities that appeals to every type of child, from water-sports to drama, mountain biking to photography. Camp Crusoe is the perfect place for each camper to have an amazing time and get the most from their summer holiday.

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Ultimate Residential Camp

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NEW FOR 2024! The Ultimate Residential Camp programme offers a dynamic blend of exciting activities, social fun, and happiness coaching, all aimed at nurturing your child’s journey to becoming their best selves.  This innovative residential summer camp designed exclusively for 8-12 year olds!

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PGL Adventure Camps

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15% off PGL Kids’ Adventure Camps   use promocode KITE24 – available at a whopping 12 dedicated kids-only centres during school holidays, PGL’s Kids’ Adventure Camps are the perfect place for 8-16 year olds to try out over 40 activities, have the opportunity to stay away from home, make a heap of new friends and express themselves in a safe and supportive environment.

10% off PGL Kids’ Specialist Adventure Camps use promocode KITE24 – in addition to PGL’s classic Kids’ Adventure Camps, 8–16-year-olds can also enjoy a range of week-long Specialist Adventure Camps, from watersports and pony camps to cooking and baking, theme parks and sports camps, running exclusively over the summer holidays.

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Shiplake College Summer Residential Rowing Camps

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Shiplake College five-day residential camps are open to boys and girls, from any school, aged 13 to 18 (i.e those due to be in Years 9 to 13 from September 2024).  Less than an hour from Heathrow airport, the rowing camps give access to Shiplake College’s enviable fleet of boats, world-class boathouse and their very experienced and professional coaches.

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Pangbourne College Summer Residential Rowing Camp

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Based at the College’s Boat Club on the River Thames in Berkshire, Pangbourne College five-day summer residential or day camp offers elite coaching and tuition to ensure that all participants are able to have fun on the river whilst learning new skills and developing existing ones.  The camps are open to boys and girls aged 13 to 18.

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NCS offers 16 and 17 year olds an away from home experience like no other. Over five
days (and four nights), they’ll grow their strengths, build their confidence, learn new
skills, and meet a whole new set of friends — all while making memories to last a

Set in beautiful outdoor locations across England, the activities range from
adrenaline-filled adventures like abseiling and kayaking, to social action projects and
team-building workshops.

These five-day experiences are taking place in July and August, and bursaries are available.

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Camp Enchanted

Camp Enchanted is the most fun and exciting Sleepaway Camp in the UK for gymnasts, dancers and cheerleaders. The first ever camp of its kind launches in Summer 2023 and now they are back in Summer 2024 with 2 venues! One in Shropshire and one in West Sussex.  Whether you are a national level gymnast, or you attend a recreational dance class  once a week, or if you’re a level 1 or worlds cheerleader there is a space for you at Camp Enchanted.

A sleep away camp where children are given the opportunity to thrive, to be themselves, to learn new skills, to make memories, to put away the mobile devices, to grow independence, to gain new friends they will call family, and above all else have more fun than they could ever imagine.There is truly no other camp like it

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UKSA Summer Camps

UKSA offer a variety of multi-activity spring and summer camps and one-day fun days on the Isle of Wight.  The 5 day spring and summer camps takes place in Cowes on the Isle of Wight and are available as a residential sleepover for Youths 12-15 or as a day camp for 8 to 11 year olds.

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Camp Wilderness

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Leave the tech behind and make life-long memories at Camp Wilderness this summer. Re-wild your kids on an adventure summer residential camp, or get the whole family together outdoors on a UK weekend wilderness escape.

3 and 5 day adventure residential camps for 8-14 year olds are held in Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire, Yorkshire , Kent and Wales. The safari-style tented camps are perfect base for bushcraft skills, fire-lighting, toasting marshmallows and making new friends.

Suitable for ages 11 to 16 years, Camp Wilderness also offer Mountain Adventure residential summer camps in Snowdonia and Costal Explorer in Pembrokeshire.

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Camp Wilderness Mountain Adventures Camp is an unforgettable 5-day residential in the heart of Snowdonia for 11- 15 year olds.

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RV Golf Schools have 15 years experience running golf camps to over 1,500 beginner, development & high performance golfers’ from around the world. This summer sees the return of the established junior golfer residential summer camp in St Andrews, the home of golf and their first camp in England at the prestigious Wellington College.

The overnight summer camp is open to children and teens of all abilities, from 10-17 years. There’s a busy schedule of coaching, course play, competitions & activities whilst being looked after in impressive accommodation by pastoral experts. The focus on the coach player interaction ensures every player no matter their level has an amazing experience.


The Beacon X

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The Beacon X online courses are run by expert teachers, empowering pupils to take a love for learning to new heights. This course focuses on preparing Year 5 girls and boys for examinations carried out for entry into Year 6 as well as Senior Schools. It provides extra-curricular tuition in Maths, English, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

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The Oxford Boat Adventure On Tour

Join The Oxford Boat Adventure for a 5 day and 4 night canoe and bush craft experience where  Senior Instructors will share their extensive knowledge of blending traditional bush craft skills within the context of a canoe journey.

The children will travel along the beautiful River Wye by Canadian Canoe, camping in different locations each night, where they will have ample time to learn new skills and make friends in a relaxed and supportive environment.

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The Thames Adventure

Join the Oxford Boat Adventure for a  3 day and 2 night expedition travelling along the beautiful River Thames by Canadian Canoe.  Children will camp in different locations each night and learn traditional bushcraft skills from skilled senior instructors.  No prior experience needed.

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Jet Learn Live 1:1 Online Classes in AI, Robotics & Coding

A foundation in tech skills such as AI, coding, and robotics is now as crucial as learning to read and write. JetLearn equips young learners from 6 yearts to 12+ years with future-tech skills, tailoring each learning journey to their interests, abilities, and pace.

Get a sneak peek into the world of coding for your child by enrolling for JetLearn’s live 1:1 ONLINE classes! Book your free trial here 

St Clare’s Oxford Residential Summer School

Join one of St Clare’s Oxford English summer courses and improve your writing, speaking, listening and reading skills while having fun with children from around the world! St Clare’s ffer a wide range of short courses for juniors, teenagers and adults


5 days residential  summer camps where children aged 8 to 16 years can choose from  exciting tech & coding courses.

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Soccer Camps International

Soccer Camps are run by highly experienced certified coaches with many years of experience teaching young soccer players the best soccer drills.

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Young Film Academy

For young people who love films, whether it’s creating them or acting in them, YFA’s all-inclusive Residential Filmmaking and Screen Acting Summer Camp is a dream come true: a chance to eat, sleep and breathe movies!  1 or 2 week camps available.

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NIKE Sports Camps

Get the experience of a lifetime on a Nike Sports Camp in the UK. Choose from courses in football, tennis, hockey and golf with or without English language lessons.

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Reddam House

Day and boarding Summer Camps filled with friendship, excitement, activities and challenges, for ages 8 to 17.

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SBC International

Delivering award-winning summer courses that unlock your child’s potential and set a foundation for future success. Hosted at the UKs most famous school locations including Eton College, Cambridge College and Headington Oxford.

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St Andrews Summer Camp

St Andrews summer school in Scotland offers students aged 13 – 18, from all over the world, the opportunity to spend their summer at one of the UK’s top universities.

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British Youth Music Theatre

The summer camps are one week activity holidays providing intensive, creative training in musical theatre for anyone aged 11-17. Develop  acting, singing, movement, writing and instrumental playing abilities.

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Young Athlete Camp

5 day residential running camps for young athletes aged between 12 & 17 held in Harrow, London.

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Stonar Residential Riding Camps

Stonar’s Residential Riding Camp is a bespoke programme, offering beginner through to advanced riders the opportunity to gain hands-on, in-depth daily stable and riding experience.  Running Easter and Summer 2022 for children 9-16 years.

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Heathfield Summer Camp & International Summer School

Established 30 years ago, Heathfield’s Summer Camp and School is proving hugely popular once again. There is a summer camp for UK residentals as well as summer school for international studients.

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The three-week all-inclusive summer school experience offers high school students from all over the world the opportunity to combine learning, creative enrichment and action-packed adventure in the historic university towns of St Andrews, Cambridge and Yale.

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A Superstars Residential Camp is much more than an extended version of our popular day camp, it has be designed by our team of experienced staff who have lived and breathed overnight camps to bring all their knowledge to Superstars.

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The Outward Bound Trust

Make the most of nature’s playground with activities like gorge scrambling, rock climbing, cutter sailing and canoeing in centres in Scotland, Wales & England. Pick from a range of short 5-day adventures to full-blown 19-day expeditions.

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Wellington Riding

Learn with the best coaches in one of the UK’s leading equestrian centres on a junior riding holiday summer camp.  Residential and non residential available for children aged 7 t0 16 years

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Mill On The Brue Outdoor Activity Centre

A week at Mill on the Brue’s summer residential adventure camp gives everyone the opportunity to have an enormous amount of fun, learn new skills and make great friends.

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Hurtwood House

The English Language Summer School is BACK between Sunday 30th June and Saturday 3rd August 2024

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Summer Camps Trust

TryOut residential camps are open to any child aged 9 -15 and resident in the UK who has never yet attended an overnight Summer Camp. Various locations across the UK including Worcestershire, North Yorkshire, Shropshire and Derbyshire

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With almost 60 years of running summer camps, Superweeks are shared, social experiences for children aged 8 to 16. Camps take place near Ludlow and Buxton

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International Summer School For Teens

ISSFT inclusive three-week programmes are designed for students from all nationalities and backgrounds aged between 12 and 18.  An all-encompassing summer school programme with campuses in Stirling (Scotland) and Oxford (England)

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Young Film Academy

YFA’s all-inclusive Residential Filmmaking and Screen Acting Summer Camp is held at Culford School (Suffolk), one of the UK’s leading boarding schools, and includes all board, meals, tuition, equipment and activities.

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Barracudas Residential Camps

The residential camp experience gives children and young people the opportunity to experience independence and develop new confidence as they take on new challenges and make life-long friendships.

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Over The Wall

The residential activity camps are an opportunity for children, young people and families to get away from home and the day-to-day pressures of life.

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Justin Craig Summer School

As well as the academic support, the summer school centre- based courses will allow students to catch up on some much-missed social contact. For residential students, our programme of extra-curricular activities will also allow an opportunity for some fun.

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Summer Springboard

A two week summer programme in Oxford where high school students dive deep into a specific subject area with creative, dynamic instructors, engaging professors and professional experts.

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