Year 7 and 8 pupils from across the South West are being invited to take part in a unique one week academically enriching summer camp, taking place in August 2021.

The camp will run from 14-22 August and be based at the prestigious Charterhouse School in Surrey. Arranged and managed by the Independent Schools Cultural Alliance (ISCA), it will include the chance to explore 15 historic and cultural sights in southern England, allowing all of the children taking part to experience and learn about the amazing history and culture of the UK in a fun and interactive way.

As part of the experience, the participating youngsters will enjoy –

  • A visit to the Tower of London
  • A River Thames boat trip
  • A trip on the London Eye
  • A visit to Stratford-upon-Avon including the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Holy Trinity Church
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • A London walking tour taking in Buckingham Palace, St James’s Park, The Cenotaph, Whitehall, Parliament Square and Westminster Abbey
  • A London theatre trip
  • A visit to Windsor Castle
  • The chance to see where the Magna Carta was signed at Runnymede
  • A trip to Canterbury Cathedral
  • A Canterbury River Boat Trip
  • Plus visits to the Houses of Parliament and Covent Garden

“ISCA has arranged summer camps for pupils from across the world for 38 years,” explained managing director, Luke Liddle. “Our camps are the perfect way for children to enjoy a wonderful week away, meet new friends and enjoy amazing activities that are designed to tie in with their KS3 History curriculum.”

“All of our staff are qualified teachers, activity leaders or sports coaches chosen for their experience of working with 11 to 13-year-old students. They are committed to giving the students a thorough understanding and experience of British culture, whether through the history of the places we visit or through the sports and activities we do on campus.”

Luke explained that the camp costs £1,450 per child, which includes –

  • Eight nights’ accommodation at Charterhouse School.
  • Breakfast and dinner every day.
  • Lunch on seven of the days.
  • Staffing at a ratio of 1:5.
  • Entrance fees to every place we visit.
  • All transport during the programme (excluding transport to and from Charterhouse at the start and end of the programme).
  • All activities & sports on campus.
  • An ISCA T-shirt.
  • An ISCA Explorer course book and activity booklet.

“The summer camp is based at one of the most prestigious boarding schools in the country, Charterhouse School,” added Luke. “Charterhouse School is renowned for its historic buildings but equally for its fantastic modern facilities, making it an ideal place for students to have a brilliant summer camp experience. Students will all have their own room in the boarding houses.”

Covid considerations

“We are well aware of the challenges that COVID-19 has presented, which is why we have specifically designed the whole experience to fit around the current situation. Therefore, while places on the summer camp can be booked by registering online and paying a 30% deposit, this deposit will be refundable if the trip cannot run due to COVID-19.”

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