Learn & Experience

2017 Themes Announced!

June 15, 2017

We know you’ll been very excited to hear what our themes are for this summer so here you go….

Each week we will have a themed activity night.  Bring your fancy dress accordingly. (it is not supposed to be something to worry about – you can be as creative as you want or just something simple is fine). If you are unable to bring anything then that’s also absolutely fine…

L&E North Camp

L&E North Theme Nights

L&E South Camp

L&E South Theme Nights

Campamento de inmersión en Inglés con actividades

June 1, 2017

Campamento inglés


Asistir a un campamento de inglés en verano es la manera más divertida de aprender el idioma. ¿Qué puede ser mejor que aprender inglés mientras disfrutas en un campamento de inglés de lo que más te apasiona: fútbol, teatro, deportes, juegos, multi-aventura?  ¡Es un sueño hecho realidad! ¿Te cuesta hablar en inglés? ¿Necesitas subir de nivel para sacar mejores notas? En nuestros campamentos de inglés no solo vas a perder el miedo de hablar en inglés, sino que te vas a enamorar del idioma.  Todo el personal serán hablantes nativos de inglés y garantizamos 50% de niños que asistirán al campamento serán nativos ingleses 10-15 años. ¡Progresarás sin darte cuenta! Y además vivirás unos momentos inolvidables y regresarás a tu casa con mil historias para contar. Nuestra misión es ofrecerte el campamento de inglés que mejor se adapte a tus necesidades y te acerque más a tus sueños. ¡No busques más – tenemos un campamento de verano perfecto para ti! Gran selección de campamentos de inglés con deportes, actividades y excursiones en España y cursos de inglés.



  • Semana 1 : 25 Junio – 1 Julio = 395€
  • Semana 2 : 2 Julio – 8 Julio = 395€
  • 2 semana campamento : 25 Junio – 8 Julio = 695€

No Residencial 0900 – 1630

  • Semana 1 : 26 Junio – 30 Junio = 225€
  • Semana 2 : 3 Julio – 7 Julio = 225€
  • 2 semana campamento : 25 Junio – 8 Julio = 400€

Hermano = -10%


  • 08: 30-09: 00 LLEGADA
  • 09: 00-09: 30 Calentamiento
  • 09: 30-10: 30 Lecciones de inglés
  • 10: 30-11: 30 Actividades
  • 11: 30-12: 30 Talleres de idiomas
  • 12: 30-13: 15 Almuerzo
  • 13: 15-15: 00 Actividades
  • 15: 00-16: 30 tiempo libre o nadar
  • 16:00 – 16:30 SALIDA


Hemos diseñado la combinación perfecta entre el aprendizaje del inglés y la práctica de los deportes más emocionantes. Nuestro campamento de Inglés y Deportes representa la oportunidad idónea para mejorar tu nivel de inglés mientras disfrutas practicando un gran abanico de deportes y actividades. ¿Te imaginas mejorar tu dominio del idioma haciendo lo que más te gusta? Las actividades deportivas, artísticas y lúdicas encarnan los pilares fundamentales de nuestro programa de campamento, con múltiples propósitos más allá del aprendizaje del inglés como incentivar el desarrollo personal y social de nuestros alumnos, además de fomentar la adquisición de aptitudes como la disciplina y la cooperación en grupo, entre otros.

Promovemos el TRABAJO EN EQUIPO y DESARROLLO PERSONAL para que cada alumno saque el máximo provecho y disfrute con nosotros mientras aprende y practica inglés.

El campamento está diseñado para alcanzar el equilibrio perfecto entre diversión y rigurosidad metodológica con el objetivo de que nuestros jóvenes saquen el máximo beneficio de su curso de inglés. Los alumnos se agruparán en función de la edad y el nivel de inglés, desde el inicio del campamento, para asegurar el máximo rendimiento y disfrute de las clases y actividades.

Solo quedan 20 plazas disponibles para los españoles!

email: madrid@learnexperience.co.uk

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Travellers not Tourists

May 26, 2017

Something exciting is coming……

L&E is offering two Teen Travel UK tours this summer and we don’t want you to miss out.  What is TT?  Well, it’s an authentic way to encourage young people to spread their wings while learning the art of travelling.

The L&E Pathway

L&E has 9 years of experience in creating award winning summer camps and TT is the next step for your child.  The L&E Pathway will see your child attend our summer camps with the potential to one day become a Camp Tutor.  Summer camp will help them build their self-confidence while TT will teach them how to travel safely and manage a budget.  From TT they can then apply to be a Camp Tutor which will allow them to complete the pathway and have a paid job for the summer!  We truly believe that by following the L&E Pathway your child will gain skills that will be invaluable as they move into adulthood.

L&E Pathway

Teen Travel

TT offers your child something completely original, an authentic experience that cannot be rivalled.  The teen travellers will have the opportunity to traverse the UK however they see fit and with us guiding them we will ensure they maximise their experience.  I’m sure they wouldn’t forget to visit Buckingham Palace or Edinburgh Castle but just in-case, we are here to nudge them in the right direction.  Every child will gain something different from their TT experience, however each child will come back with a new air of confidence, an appreciation for new cultures and the knowledge that only comes from a true travelling experience.  The ‘who’, ‘where’ and ‘when’ are detailed below.

Travellers not Tourists

“tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travellers don’t know where they are going”

Your child will be presented with a map of the UK and it will be up to them to decide, along with their fellow teen travellers where to go.   Our only stipulation is that they visit the 3 capital cities: London, Edinburgh and Cardiff – this will ensure they properly traverse the UK.

We truly believe that happy children thrive and this experience is most definitely a once in a lifetime adventure which will have them smiling from ear to ear.

UK Teen Tour

“travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer”

Places are filling up fast so please fill in the booking form here as soon as you can!  If you have made plans for this summer not to worry, we will soon be offering tours throughout the school holidays so you don’t have to miss out.  Keep an eye on our website for 2018 tours. www.teentravel.uk


Summer Camp Job – Matron/Nurse

May 25, 2017

Summer Camp Jobs


We now have just one position to fill:

  • Matron/Nurse

This will be a residential post for either 2 weeks or 4 weeks between 9th July and 12th August at Aysgarth School, North Yorkshire or FSM School, Hampshire.  Applicants would ideally have nursing or matron qualification.

The main function of the Matron post is to be an adult presence in the school and to be responsible for the safeguarding, welfare and security of our children by assisting the Summer Camp Director and tutors.

We require people who have great interpersonal skills when engaging with young people, their parents and guardians. Other essential qualities include being a good listener, being reliable and having a good sense of humour. Successful candidates should be able to deal with all situations with tact, diplomacy and common sense.

Board & Lodgings are included plus suitable salary.

For more information please email us with your CV and covering letter to info@learnexperience.co.uk

Spring Newsletter

April 12, 2017

This year certainly seems to be zooming by.  The longer evenings and blossom on the trees are always nice indicators that summer is not far away.

We’ve been very busy here at L&E.  Julie, Sarah and I (Sam) have been travelling around meeting parents in Paris and Milan (see below).  Mike has been meeting MFL teachers from across the UK talking about our exciting Spanish camps.  Mike & I also visited France to view some new venues in the Loire Valley which was a really fruitful trip.

Sam Ridgway & Julie Dickson

Mike Dewar & Sarah Carneil

Paris & Milan

Julie, Sarah and I really enjoyed our visits to Paris and Milan in January and February.  What wonderful cities they are.  We were made to feel really welcome and spoke to some wonderful families about our camps and teen travel programmes.  It’s always nice to see familiar faces who are able to give first hand accounts of our Summer Camps and Teen Travel Tours.  However much you market your camps and personally believe they’re the best thing since sliced bread, word of mouth is always the best way so I’m eternally grateful to all families who go out of their way to spread the word of L&E! Thank you.

Paris:Milan Photo Postcard

Visit to France

Mike and I flew into Nantes Atlantique at the beginning of April to visit 3 venues close to Angers in the Loire Valley.  Angers has beautiful rolling countryside with a lot of outdoor adventure possibilities.  It is easily accessible by air, less than 2 hours from Brittany & Normandy ferries and just over an hour from Paris on the TGV.  Our friend and local girl, Cecile, was the most outstanding host and guided us around this wonderful area.  We visited 3 very different venues all with their own charm.  The idea will be to offer an English and French experience for all children who have an interest learning and improving these languages.  We would hope to guarantee a high proportion of both English and French children for an authentic language and cultural experience. We would also hope to replicate our special atmosphere from our UK Camps.  Let us know if this may be of interest. We’ll keep you posted!

Angers Postcard

L&E Ski & Board

L&E Ski & Board is starting to take form and we’re hoping to be able to give more information on this soon.

In February we had some staff training and a photo shoot which was great fun.  Again, we’ll keep you posted!

L&E Ski Postcard

Teen Travel UK Tour

Our Teen Travel programme has been our hottest property for a while now and this summer looks set to be another truly awesome summer for our intrepid travellers.

Teens are in charge of their own experience.  They will explore the UK in groups of 6-8 with other teens from across the world and the UK.  They will be accompanied by 2 L&E Travel Mentors but are in control of:

•Their own Budget

•Their own Itinerary

•Their own Accommodation

•Their own Transport

•Their own Food

L&E Teen Travel will give teens and parents the skills and peace of mind for any travelling they do in the future.

Also, even if you’re from the UK don’t think that this wont be a valuable experience.  These tours will be like no other and teens will get to see the UK in a complete different light.

We still have availability on the following tours and have scholarships available for UK Residents.

•9th – 23rd July (Start & End at L&E North)

•2nd Tour: 6th – 20th August (Start & End at L&E South)

Teen Tours

L&E Madrid Camp

We’re delighted to welcome 2 schools from the UK to our Madrid Camp this summer – Hammersmith Academy and St Brigid’s from Denbigh.  It will mean that we have over 30 native English speaking children that Spanish children and other nationalities will be able to be immersed with.  Our camp is in the centre of Madrid and we can guarantee an authentic English Language experience.  We still have availability for 1 week or 2 weeks stays.

•Week 1: 25th June – 1st July

•Week 2: 2nd – 8th July

Madrid English Camp

L&E North Camp

We are again gearing up for a special summer at Aysgarth School, North Yorkshire.  Places have nearly sold out on our first 2 weeks but currently have some availability on our final 2 weeks.  1, 2, 3 or 4 week options are available.

•1st Week: 9th – 15th July

•2nd Week: 16th – 22nd July

•3rd Week: 23rd – 29th July

•4th Week: 30th July – 5th August

Make sure you don’t miss out on your place as it looks like we’ll be sold out before the end of May.

Aysgarth School

L&E South Camp

This will be our first summer at FSM School in the New Forest and we are so excited.  So many new adventures are planned and we have been overwhelmed how well supported we’ve been.  Places are still available but not for long.  The London Excursion on the middle weekend has been a big draw this summer.


  • 30th July – 12th August

Forres Sandle Manor

Facebook Review

We ask families after every programme to complete a feedback form and are always so grateful for the amazing response which keeps us reassured that  we are still doing the right things.  However, with Social media being so powerful these days we’d very much appreciate it if you’d also be able to complete a review on our Facebook Page.  It doesn’t need to be detailed but a star rating would be gratefully received. https://www.facebook.com/learnexperience/reviews


L&E Ski & Board Coming!

February 8, 2017

Some of you may know that Winter Sport is a passion for Director, Sam Ridgway and for a lot of the L&E Team and we’ve been working hard to include it in our programme for a few years. This past year Sam has gained his Ski Instructor qualifications (one more assessment to go!) and met a lot of fantastic people along the way who are very keen to work with us. Sam’s family will also be living in Vancouver, Canada for Winter 2017/2018 on a fact finding mission so please watch this space.

L&E Ski & Board

L&E on the Road

January 27, 2017

Julie, Sarah, Michael and Sam will be on the road quite a bit over the next few weeks spreading the word of L&E!  We’re delighted to be visiting Paris, Milan and London for some Travel/Camp Fairs plus quite a few schools.  We hope to see you there…

  • Saturday, 28th January: Franco American Community Centre Paris 2pm-7pm
  • Thursday,  2nd February: Instituto Europeo Leopardi Milan 4pm-7pm
  • Saturday, 4th February: Haberdashers’ Aske’s School London 9am-4pm
Ready for Camp Fairs

Ready for Camp Fairs

Visit down Memory Lane

January 27, 2017

I visited FSM School in the New Forest this week. FSM will host L&E South this summer for the first time and holds a very special place in my heart. FSM gave me my first teaching job and I shall be forever grateful. It inspired me to go on and begin L&E which keeps many core values that I took from this magical place. I was meeting Roger the Bursar to go through the details of the summer but saw so many familiar and welcoming faces. I can’t tell you how much it meant to me to be welcomed back with such affection. Thank you so much. I can’t wait to bring L&E back to the place where really, it all began.  #specialplace #happymemories

Happy 2017!

January 4, 2017

A look back at 2016 and a look ahead to Spring & Summer 2017…

2016 was another wonderful year for L&E but we think Summer 2017 will be even better.

Highlights included:

  • The online viral campaign that brought back Lenny the Landrover
  • The opening of our first camp in Madrid
  • Over 400 children attending our famous Summer Camps in the UK
  • Many school groups enjoying L&E Cultural & Language Trips across Europe.
  • Securing our third venue in the UK but first in the South of England for Summer 2017
  • Securing our second venue in Spain for Spring 2017
  • Several awards for our unrivalled Teen Travel programme
  • Director, Sam Ridgway gaining his Ski Instructor qualifications (maybe a clue for the next L&E venture!!)

Early Booking Discount 2017

October 11, 2016

Until 23rd December we are able to offer all next year’s programmes at special discounted prices.

  • Pay 40% Deposit before 23rd December and receive 5% Discount
  • Pay Full amount before 23rd December and receive 10% Discount

Also, as a gesture of goodwill we are offering return customers the same price they paid last year if they pay in full before 4th November.

2 Week Summer Camp for 2 children = £318 SAVING

Not sure of dates!? Don’t worry…we can be flexible!

Please click on headings for prices

L&E Summer Camp NORTH  (8-15)

  • Week 1: 9th July – 15th July
  • Week 2: 16th July – 22nd July
  • Week 3: 23rd July – 29th July
  • Week 4: 30th July – 5th August

L&E Summer Camp SOUTH   (8-15)

  • 30th July – 12th August

L&E Cantabria Spring Camp, Spain (10-16)

  • Week 1: 9th April – 15th April
  • Week 2: 16th April – 22nd April

L&E Madrid Summer Camp, Spain (10-16)

  • Week 1: 25th June – 1st July
  • Week 2: 2nd July – 8th July

L&E Teen Travel (16-17)

  • UK Tour: 9th July – 23rd July
  • L&E Wilderness: 23rd July – 30th August
  • UK Tour: 6th – 19th August

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