General FAQ's

Where can I go?

Our summer language camps are available in England, Germany and America. To help you decide where you would like to go, first think about what language you would like to improve, then take a look at which camps are most suitable for your age and finally have a think about what you would like to do during your summer abroad.

What ages are camps suitable for?

We have tailored each of our camps to a different age group to allow our students to make friends more easily with others of a similar age. This also allows us to organise rooms if staying on campus and means that generally all those at camp have a similar language ability.

Younger Students

  • In England, we have 2 camps that accept younger children – Camp Langley (ages 8 to 14) and Camp Finborough (ages 11 to 15). 

Teenagers

  • All our other camps across England, Germany and USA are suitable for older teenage students aged between 12 and 17. To find the right camp for you, think about which country you would like to travel to, what language you would like to improve and what activities you would like to spend your time doing.

Pricing / costs

All our camps are all-inclusive, meaning that transfers, accommodation, board, organised activities and excursions, language lessons, supervision and travel insurance are all included. We do offer the opportunity to add additional specialist ‘English Plus’ courses at certain camps, which are optional.

England

  • For 2-weeks in England during the summer, prices start at £1,815

Germany

  • For 2 weeks at Camp Inzell in Bavaria, the price is €1,750

USA

  • Programmes in the US range from 3 weeks to 5 weeks and start from $2,050

Are there any discounts?

Yes – we do offer discounts! We offer an 5% early bird discount for anyone who books between 1st September and January 31st. We also offer discounts for multiple bookings – so if you want to book with a friend or a sibling, let us know and you will both save 10%! Returning students will also receive a 10% discount, even if you are booking a different camp or programme.

We also run lots of promotions throughout the year – keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram page for more information.

Who will you be staying with while abroad?

If you travel to England or Germany, then you will be staying in Xplore accommodation on campus where everything is on-site. The accommodation in England and Germany are dorm rooms with standard bathroom facilities. If you are travelling to the USA, then your accommodation will be with a host family. All our host families are personally selected by Xplore and excited to share their home with a student.

Will I receive a packing list?

Yes, approximately 8-2 weeks before you travel we will send you a Pre-Departure Pack which contains all the information you’ll need before embarking on your adventure, including a helpful checklist of things to bring with you. Here is a brief list of the essentials to help you prepare:

  • Important documents – passport / ID card / flight tickets / visa (if required)
  • Clothes – t-shirts, jeans, jumpers, leggings, dresses, shirt/blouse, sportswear, pajamas swimsuit, socks & underwear
  • Shoes – trainers, sandals/flip flops, smart shoes
  • Other useful items – hat/cap, camera, backpack, sunglasses, spending money, power adapter, towels, toiletries.

What food is served?

If you are travelling to England or Germany, you’ll eat in the dining rooms/cafeteria on campus where you’ll be served 3 hot meals a day, with cold options available too. All camps offer a range of cuisines and can cater for any dietary requirements if we are notified in advance. If you are travelling to the USA, your host family will provide your meals – why not get involved with preparing meals or suggesting your favourite dishes to share with your family?

Who can I contact at Xplore?

You can always email info@xplorelanguage.com which is managed by our Language Camp team and will answer any questions you may have.

  • England – Paige Norman
  • Germany – Kerstin Weitenhagen
  • USA – Katherine Ryan or Cene Kutchi 

Will I receive anything before coming to camp?

Yes, after we have received your booking, you will receive a booking confirmation/invoice and ‘After Booking’ Pack which covers important information on travel, passports & visas and camp information. Approximately 8 to 2 weeks before travelling we will then send you our ‘Pre-Departure Pack which contains important information on your arrival procedure, transfers, communication, camp contact details, packing checklist, letter to consent to travel, participation, student agreement and consent details.

How can I follow what is happening at camp?

The best way to keep up to date with all the goings on at our camps is through our Facebook and Instagram page. You can find us on Facebook as ‘Xplore’ and Instagram as “xplore_theworld_”.

Activities FAQ's

What activities are available?

Part of the summer camp experience is getting to have lots of fun playing and laughing with new friends. Our action packed multi-activity programme promises lots of challenging and exciting activities from quad biking to crate climbing, arts, crafts, sports and games. All activities help to support each child’s English language development through listening and communicating with others, as well as help build self-confidence.

What excursions are available?

During the 2-week programme, our staff will take all our campers on 3 organised day trip excursions. These range from outings to nearby cities, theme parks, adventurelands, and many, many more! Our fully supervised trips are the perfect way to spend the day off-campus with new friends.

Are the activities safe?

All of our activities are overseen, monitored and supervised by experienced and expertly trained activity instructors. Our top priority is ensuring the safety of those in our care. To maintain our high standards, we are monitored by national organisations and hold a number of industry recognised accreditations that endorse our excellence in education and safety standards. 

Are Xplore accredited?

 

Our top priority is ensuring the safety of those in our care. To maintain our high standards, we are monitored by national organisations and hold a number of industry-recognised accreditations that endorse our excellence in education and safety standards.

 

 

What are English Plus Camps?

Our English Plus Camps are the perfect opportunity for students to combine their English language with getting involved in their favourite sport or hobby! Students at Xplore are given the opportunity to participate in sessions dedicated to developing another sport or skill alongside their English language lessons, through partaking in our English Plus Camps. Our English Plus Camps combine English language lessons to support students’ learning, our standard multi-activity programme of adventure activities, and an English Plus course that dedicates time in special sessions to develop or learn new skills in their favourite sport or interest area. Our English Plus programmes include:

  • English Plus Football
  • English Plus Horse Riding
  • English Plus Robotics Programming
  • English Plus Lego Robotics
  • English Plus Leadership
  • English Plus Rugby

All courses are run by qualified instructors or coaches who will assess students’ ability and skill level to provide the best development programme for individual students. In most cases, our English Plus courses require no previous experience or ability and are a great way for students to enjoy developing their language skills alongside their passion. 

Languages FAQ's

What languages can you learn?

At Xplore, you can learn English in the UK and the USA, and learn German in Germany.

How many students in a class?

Class sizes will have no more than 16 students. 

What levels of English / German?

 

Our camps are open to students of all different English and German-speaking capabilities.

 

How are the students assessed?

Our students are assessed under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, and our language courses are taught using Anglia Examinations. A grading test will be conducted on the first day of teaching and each student will receive an individual performance certificate at the end of the course.

Do I get a certificate?

Yes, each student will receive an individual performance certificate at the end of the course. This is an internationally recognised qualification, according to the CEFR (Common European Framework for Reference for Languages). 

What examination board is used?

Our English Language courses are accredited by ABLS and taught using Anglia Examinations. 

How many hours of English are included?

Students have 3 hours of English lessons a day. 

What are the lessons like?

Spending time in the classroom allows us to underpin the academic learning of a language, however our classes are not like school lessons.Learning outcomes focus on pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary and sentence structure and through a range of group activities and self study every learning style is catered for. 

Who are the teachers?

 

We have the best and brightest people working in our offices and running our programmes. Xplore employ experienced, CELTA / TEFL certified teaching staff to teach and inspire our students. 

 

 

Booking FAQ

What is the booking process?

How do I book?

What are the booking Terms & Conditions?

    • By booking you verify that you have read our T&C’s, please could we ask that you make yourself familiar with them

Is my booking protected?

 

As a member of the Advance Payments to Travel Agents (APTA) Guarantee Scheme, underwritten by Evolution Insurance Company Limited, Klub Group Limited complies with the requirements of the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992

 

 

Travel FAQs

Are flights included?

No

Which airport should I fly to / from?

 

    • England – Heathrow
    • Germany – Salzburg
    • USA-
      • Charlotte – Asheville / North Carolina programmes
      • Seattle – Washington programmes
      • Denver – Colorado programmes

Are transfers included?

Yes, as long as flights arrive and depart within the specified times.

Where can I get a transfer from?

    • England – We can offer transfers (accompanied or without a member of Xplore staff) via taxi from other airports at an additional charge, these include London Stansted, London Luton, London Gatwick, Birmingham and Manchester.

Does my child need a visa to travel?

What is included in my 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 over 90 sports and activities are included as standard (full details are available within policy documentation).
  • Cancellation and curtailment of the trip due to accident, illness or sickness.
  • If taken ill or have an accident, Endsleigh will pay emergency medical bills and hospital costs that are not covered by the National Health Service.
  • Additional costs incurred to repatriate, if medically necessary.
  • Reasonable costs to return home if a close relative is seriously ill.
  • Reimbursement if luggage is lost, stolen or accidentally damaged.
  • Endsleigh will help replace passports, or visas if they are lost or stolen.
  • Money stolen either from your person or while locked away, will be replaced.
  • If a student accidentally injures someone or damage their property, Endsleigh will cover legal liability.
  • Advice and assistance to take legal action is covered.
  • Cover for unavoidable or necessary cancellation or curtailment of course before completion due to, death, bodily injury or illness.

As a member of the Advance Payments to Travel Agents (APTA) Guarantee Scheme, underwritten by Evolution Insurance Company Limited, Klub Group Limited complies with the requirements of the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992

 

Information for Parents

For the past 30 years, we have been dedicated to promoting the benefit of travelling abroad to learn or improve a second language, developing a wider appreciation for different cultures and having fun creating lifelong memories through our high quality language and activity camps.

 

Being an independent organisation, we are able to give our customers a personal and dedicated service. This personalised approach has seen many of our students come back and book with us year after year.

 

Over the years, we have met thousands of children from all over the world (we counted 26 different nationalities last year!) and have developed a unique programme of activities that not only allow students to noticeably improve their language skills but also supports personal and social development through confidence and team building.

 

Integration and immersion are central to how we operate as an organisation, from our senior management team being directly involved with the day-to-day operation to encouraging social interaction between a diverse mix of nationalities and cultures – Xplore brings language, laughter and learning to life!