Xplore's original camp - action, adventure and lots of activities, ideal for campers aged 11+
Finborough Hall is the original Xplore activity camp, where we began over 30 years ago. The grounds of the school are impressive with acres of land and everything you could need for the ultimate outdoor adventure camp, including woodland containing our 12-metre high climbing and abseiling tower, a river for kayaking and raft building and one super quad biking track.
Just across the river, there is more woodland were we hold our bush craft sessions and evening campfires where everyone comes together to sing songs and roast marshmallows- a great way to practice English in a fun way!
Cambridge: 50 minutes London: 2 hours
When I came here for the first time I was by myself, but I made a lot of new friends and now there are some girls that are my best friends and we normally come together.
What is included?
Here is a list of the main elements included in the camp, please use our table below for more detail:
- Return airport transfers (from/to London Heathrow International)
- 14 nights accommodation
- 3 meals a day (specific dietary requirements can be catered for)
- English language classes (inc. course materials)
- Full activity programme
- 24-hour care and supervision
- Endsleigh travel insurance
Activities & Excursions
Camp Finborough is the ultimate adventurous camp experience – the activities on offer are endless and they go a long way in supporting language development. The programmes is varied, with a selection of activity sessions on offer for everyone all designed to encourage constant use of English for listening and communication.
In addition to crate climbing, quad biking, games and sports, Camp Finborough also has a river for water-based activities such as kayaking, canoeing and raft building and two woodland ares for climbing, abseiling, bush craft and campfires.
During the 2-week programme, our staff will take all our campers on 3 organised day trip excursions. These fully supervised trips are the perfect way to spend the day off-campus with new friends – from day trips to big cities such London and Cambridge or social trips to Norwich or Ipswich for shopping or bowling (3 excursions during 2-week programme – Wednesday, Saturday, Wednesday).
English Levels: A2 - C2 on CEFR Pathway Table
To benefit the most from our English course at Finborough, we recommend that children have at least one year of English experience before coming to camp. We offer a range of levels suitable for age and ability of 10 to 14 year olds ranging from Preliminary (A1) to Intermediate (B1).
English lessons at Xplore are totally different to school; firstly our class sizes are small, with a maximum of 16 children per class this allows focused integration with other learners and the teacher. We also make sure to utilise a range of teaching approaches suitable for a range of learners, this makes the classes really interactive and encourages learners to have fun whilst learning which can enhance development.
At the end of the 2-week course, learners will complete an examination for the level they have been learning at. We will then receive a certificate from Anglia Examinations, which confirms your English level in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference. Classroom learning time per week is 20 hours and our class sizes are small with approximately 16 students per teacher.
For students achieving a pass grade or higher for B1, they will receive an Ofqual approved certificate through Anglia Examinations partnership with AIM Awards.
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Return transfers from and to London Heathrow International Airport (LHR) on arrival and departure dates are included. Please ensure your arrival flight arrives at LHR between 10:00 – 15:00 and your departure flight leaves LHR between 12:00 – 17:00. Unfortunately, flights outside of these times or to/from a different airport will ensure an additional cost – please check with our bookings team first.
Shared accommodation is located across two buildings (main school and on-site cabin lodge) both containing dorm rooms that can sleep 2 to 8 with similar facilities. We always have separate quarters for boys and girls and try where possible to put children of a similar age in a room together. If we you have any special requirements or would like to request to share with a friend, we will try to accommodate you, just let us know in advance.
At Camp Finborough there is a large dining hall, serving three nutritional meals a day by friendly kitchen staff. There is always plenty of choice with a selection of international cuisines available and options for both hot and cold buffet food. Our Camp Leaders eat their meals at the same time as campers to make sure everyone has had enough food and eating healthily. Dietary requirements can be met when we are aware in advance.
During the 2-week programme, our staff will take all our campers on 3 organised day trip excursions.
These fully supervised trips are the perfect way to spend the day off-campus with new friends – from day trips to big cities such London, Cambridge or Norwich to having a wild time on all the rides at the local theme park; Pleasurewood Hills (3 excursions during 2-week programme – Wednesday, Saturday, Wednesday).
Care and Supervision
Camp Finborough is surrounded by English countryside so our pre-teen campers will feel right at home with everything they need on-site. Xplore Camp Leaders are responsible for the pastoral care of all the children in our care and ensure that each child is sleeping well, eating well, joining in, making friends and having a great time. During free time, children are able to play and explore the campus with friends, whilst being supervised by their house parents.
Our camps are available to children from all over the world. Integration and immersion is central to how we operate as an organisation, and by encouraging lots of social interaction between different cultures and creating a diverse international community at camp, it can really develop every child’s self-confidence in communicating with others.
Travel Insurance – Xplore has partnered with Endsleigh Insurance to provide invaluable cover specifically designed for Xplore students. You will receive a summary of insurance cover after booking, however key benefits include:
Cover for unavoidable or necessary cancellation or curtailment of course before completion due to, death, bodily injury or illness.
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