Reading-based camp with lots of activity and sports facilities, ideal for ages 12 to 16.
Although being approximately one hour outside of London, Camp Pangbourne is located in pure English countryside which has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With 230 acres of land, there is plenty of space for getting outside, whether that is for some of our fantastic activities or one of our specialist sporting camps.
At Camp Pangbourne, our visiting teenagers can enjoy all of our multi-activity sessions whilst being outside. Relax on the lawns, or take a dip in the outdoor pool with new friends and in the evenings, we have a selection of entertainment planned, from campfires to discos, talent shows and fair nights.
London: 1 hour 15 minutes Oxford: 45 minutes
We have so much fun. This is my third time, I love coming to Xplore! I love this place so much, I’ll be back next summer.
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
English Levels: A2 - B2 on CEFR Pathway Table
There are a number of English courses available at Camp Pangbourne and we recommend attending this camp after you have studied English for approximately two years.
Following an initial placement test, our English teachers will place all learners into classes dependent on their test results, this camp offers Elementary (A2), Intermediate (B1) and Advanced (B2) courses in English.
As a teenage summer camp, Pangbourne provides engaging English courses with interesting topics and focal points to keep the course vibrant and different to traditional school lessons. We understand that improving language skills comes from engaging students with interesting debates and teaching methods.
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 European Framework of Reference. Classroom learning time per week is 20 hours and our class sizes are small with a maximum of 16 students per teacher.
For students achieving a pass grade or higher for B1 and B2, they will receive an Ofqual approved certificate through Anglia Examinations partnership with AIM Awards.
Activities & Excursions
Our multi-activity programme at Camp Pangbourne, allows our campers to experience a true summer camp experience, taking part in lots of outdoor challenging activities whilst using and improving English speaking and listening skills. Camp Pangbourne really does have everything – from woodland for climbing and bushcraft, to tennis courts, fields for sports and an outdoor swimming pool. In the evenings, there is always a night of entertainment planned, from campfires to discos, talent shows and fair nights.
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 or Oxford to local towns like Windsor and Newbury (3 excursions during 2-week programme – Wednesday, Saturday, Wednesday).
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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.
Accommodation at Pangbourne varies from single bedded rooms to small dorms rooms in which we place campers who are similar age. We always have separate quarters for boys and girls and where possible place campers of a similar age in a room together. If 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.
Spend meal times with new friends in the huge dining hall where a selection of freshly cooked food is served at all mealtimes. Both hot and cold options are available in a wide range of cuisines and dietary requirements can be met when we are aware in advance.
Care & Supervision
Our Camp Leaders are responsible for the pastoral care of all those in our care and ensure that everyone is sleeping well, eating well, joining in, making friends and having a great time. During free time, our teenagers are able to explore the campus with friends, whilst being supervised by their house parents. Being located in a town, we offer campers the ability to go off-site as an alternative to an activity session; however a member of Xplore staff will always accompany them.
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