Age groups: Children and Teenagers
At ECS in Summer 2022 we will be organising our residential English Language and activity summer programmes for two different age groups:
7 - 12 year olds
13 - 17 year olds
Each age group has its own accommodation, lessons and activity programme on the same campus.
In this way we are able to provide best for the needs of each age group while allowing older and younger children to attend the same camp together.
For details of the programme for each age group please see below.
Children 7 - 12
There is a maximum of 80 children in this age group with no more than 5 boys and 5 girls who share the same mother tongue. There is a staff to student ratio of 1:6. English language learning is combined with a balanced programme of sports, social activities and excursions.
English Lessons for the younger children (7 - 10) are taught by experienced teachers through art, crafts, songs, games, stories and drama, combining language-learning with general educational development. Older pupils have more formal English lessons that include educational workshops to help them develop particular interest and skills.
The campus offers space and freedom for play and there are swings, slides, a tree house and a skateboard area where children can relax safely during free time.
Boys and girls live on separate floors of the same building - a comfortable modern boarding house on the school campus. Everyone has a single bedroom complete with hand-basin, desk and wardrobe. Double rooms are available for those who prefer to share.
There are comfortable relaxation areas and house parents to provide supervision and support. Pupils are encouraged to keep their bedrooms tidy, to wash and change their clothes regularly and to develop punctuality and independence through the daily routine.
You can find a sample weekly programme for this age group here
For dates and prices or to check availability please see here
Pupils in this age group are also welcome to attend our one-week English Adventure Camp after the main course. This provides an opportunity to continue practising and developing English while enjoying character building adventurous activities by the sea.
You can view a video about our summer camps for children below:
Teenagers 13 - 17
This course consists of about 70 pupils, boys and girls aged 14 - 17 from 20 different countries with a staff to student ratio of 1:6. The aim is to provide a balanced programme of lessons, workshops and recreational activities so that teens will improve their English, make new international friendships, make positive personal development and have a great holiday.
Teenagers live in their own modern building in the school grounds with separate accommodation areas for boys and girls and male and female houseparents to provide supervision. Each pupil has a single study bedroom complete with hand basin, desk and wardrobe. There is a large, comfortable relaxation area complete with table tennis, pool tables, a wifi room and a cinema where pupils can enjoy free time together.
There is also some separate accommodation ('The Cottage') in the school grounds that is reserved for the older girls. It has its own kitchen, sitting room and a small garden and offers a measure of independence compared to the pupils in the main building.
The teaching programme for this age group includes educational workshops designed to motivate teenagers by providing real world skills for life. Pupils can choose from workshops such as digital photography, drama, video filming, creating a course journal, grammar and pronunciation, cookery. This enables them to focus on particular interests while continuing to practise and improve their English.
We also offer an optional service called English Focus designed to help pupils identify their linguistic strengths, weaknesses and linguistic aims in order to make the most of their attendance. Further details here.
An optional weekend visit to London is available at extra cost.
You can find a sample weekly programme here
Teenagers are also welcome to join our post-course English through Adventure camp providing a technology-free opportunity to continue developing linguistically and personally while enjoying adventurous activities by the sea. Further information here
View a video about our English summer courses for teenagers here:
7 - 10 year olds
During busy summers (not 2022) we create a third age group for 7 - 10 year olds. This helps us to provide better for the needs of this younger age group.
Accommodation is in the main school building called The Mansion. Children sleep in small dormitory-style bedrooms, four to a room. They receive round-the-clock care from our houseparent and her helpers, with one adult for four children.
English Lessons are taught by experienced primary teachers through art, crafts, songs, games, stories and drama, combining language-learning with general educational development.
Sports, social activities and excursions are arranged suitable for the age group. The campus offers space and freedom for play and there are swings, slides and a tree house area where children can relax safely during free time.
You can find a sample programme here
You can watch a video about our summer camp for 7 - 11 year olds below: