English summer camps for teenagers

ECS opened our daughter's mind to a much wider world.

— Father of Mar, age 14, from Spain



We run two courses for 14 - 17 year olds:

Our course at Port Regis is for boys and girls aged 14 - 17

Our course at Cheltenham Ladies College is for girls aged 14 - 17further information

For a comparison of our Port Regis and Cheltenham courses please see this table.

Girls 14 - 17 can choose our Best of Both option combining two weeks in the countryside at Port Regis followed by two weeks in the town at Cheltenham.

Our Port Regis course consists of about 70 teenagers 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 appropriate to the age group so that pupils will improve their English, make new international friendships 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. 

A full day visit to London takes place half way through the four-week course and is included in the fee for pupils who stay for the entire four weeks.

You can find a sample weekly programme here

Teenagers are also welcome to join our post-course outdoor adventure camp, including if they wish developing leadership skills through our Young Leader track. Further information here