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One of our firm favourites. Small, really personal, and really different.  This programme is based around kids' personal development, growing and building their confidence to express themselves both through activities as much as through English lessons. Students bathe in a positive atmosphere of "can do" and encouragement, while being gently challenged to try new things. 
This is a camp created for 9-15 year olds. Participants won't be doing anything too scary or too dangerous - it's not an extreme sports programme! But, if you are looking for a different programme that gives your child the chance to explore and challenge themselves physically as well as emotionally, (and do something entirely different from staring at Buckingham Palace this summer), as well as learning English, then this is a cool ... SAFE ... camp. The owner and director, a father of 5 of his own, knows kids. He wants students to come away positively enriched, having learnt something about themselves - as well as having had an awesome time! (We really believe in this programme - does it show?!)
Outside of the English lessons, kids participate in range of specially designed activities and exciting sports during which, English is the operative language. Also available, when it's time to relax, is a pool table, ping-pong and organised board games all aimed at getting kids together and speaking English.
Based close to Dartmoor National Park in South-West England, this programme takes place on a magnificent private family property, complete with gardens and heated swimming pool.

English Courses

English lessons take place either in the morning or afternoon, depending on the timetable of the day. In tune with the spirit of the camp, there's a move away from course books and strict grammar learning here. Instead the focus is on growing a child's interest in the language in an enjoyable way, and getting them to use it in useful situations. The focus then, is definitely on speaking.

Activities/sports

On offer is an incredible array for sports that we haven't found available in this way elsewhere. Archery, kayaking, rock-climbing, rappelling, mountain-biking, ropes course, rafting, horse-riding, surfing, swimming and more are all on the menu. Remember though, this is definitely a sports camp... so your child must enjoy sport! Activities take place Monday to Friday either morning or afternoon depending on the planning and activity. In the evenings there are games, films to watch barbecues etc

Excursions

Weekends excursions are organised in Dartmoor National Park, to the Cornwall coast or neighbouring historic castles and estates. Kids will also be let loose (under supervision!) in Exeter or Plymouth where outings are organised and where they can taste real, not from London, fish and chips - or perhaps go to the movies.

Arrivals & Departures

Airport pick ups/welcomes and return transfers are organised from London Heathrow. 

Transfers

Transfers from/to London, Heathrow (LHR)

Arrive SUNDAY
Depart SATURDAY
Arrivals only in the morning! £185 return trip
(The bus leaves LHR at 12:00) 
Please note that, in accordance with UK Border Control rules and regulations, children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times whilst in the airport/international station. Therefore, if your child’s flight/train departure time is booked outside of standard transfer times, Out Of Hours Transfer fees will apply. Students cannot wait by themselves.

Schedule

Arriving flights between 8.00 & 13.00
Departing flights between 14.00 & 18-19.00
Please ask us...before you buy your flights!

Sample Timetable

Time Activities
8h00 Wake up
8h30 Breakfast
9h15 Room inspection
9h30 - 12h30 English lessons
13h00 Lunchtime
14h00 - 17h00 Activities (high ropes, shooting, Dartmoor walk, etc.)
17h00 Afternoon tea and homemade cakes
17h00 - 18h30 Free time / swimming pool / field games
18h30 Evening meal
19h30 - 21h00 Evening programme
21h00 Drinks and biscuits
21h30 Into rooms
22h00 Lights out
The information above is for example purposes only.

Testimonies

Mathilde got back from Moorland Hall Saturday night. She loved it and wants to go back next year. Jo farrington's team were perfect!
 
Once again, thanks to Aventure Linguistique for the excellent organisation!

Cécile N., Mathilde's mother

Bonjour , E. a été ravie de cette première expérience.
Nous continuerons sans doute l été prochain. Merci

Grégoire L., papa de Emma

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