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L&E World Camps

What makes L&E World Camps special?

At L&E World Camps, we have a clear motto: ‘Happy Children Thrive’. Combine this with amazing locations, friendly staff, a safe and well-supervised environment, stunning activity courses and evening programmes. A personal service is also offered from the L&E World Camp Team; from the moment you enquire all the way through to the camps they are there to talk though everything and anything.

What is the style of the accommodation and how do you decide who shares with whom?

The accommodation is dormitory style and the rooms usually sleep between 4 and 8 children.  We will ensure that children of the same age are put together and we will try and split up all the nationalities so that everyone is speaking English!! 

Is there a time when I can contact my child?

There is half an hour set aside each day in which you can contact your child.  If your child doesn’t bring a phone with them you can call the Camp Manager who will help you reach your child.  Of course if there is an emergency, or you need to contact your child out-with those times you will have the contact details of the Camp Manager who will assist you.  

Adventure at L&E World Camps

If my child has dietary requirements or medical needs how are these catered for?

Before your child arrives at camp we will ask you to fill in a form which will ask such thing as dietary requirements, medical conditions and any other important information with regards your child.  We have many years experience in working with various medical issues and dietary needs.  We will have a medically trained member of staff such as a nurse or a doctor present to administer any medication and to deal with any medical emergencies that may occur.  The schools we use for our camps have their own well trained kitchen staff who are able to deal with any dietary requirements your child may have.  

What is the food like?

Very good!  Well, we would say that wouldn’t we but honestly – it is!  We have children attending from all over the world and so we try to cater for everyone’s tastes and requirements.  With plenty of excellent and nutritious food to choose from, we have a salad/cold food bar with all mealtimes and also provide delicious vegetarian alternatives.  We can also offer Halal meat. Please see sample menu

Will you send a packing list?

Before you arrive at camp we will send you a packing list which will act as a guide, it is best to pack for all types of weather as it can be very changeable in the UK.  We ask that you don’t pack anything too expensive and that you name all items of clothes, this helps us get all the ‘lost’ clothes back to their owners!  See below for last years copy

Parent/Child World Camps Handbook

How do we get children to camp?

There are 2 main ways.

  1. You can either bring them directly to camp (usually from 5pm on the starting Sunday).  You are invited to share a BBQ or Afternoon Tea (depending on the weather!).  It’s a also a good chance to see the venue and meet the staff for peace of mind.
  2. Send them on a flight or train and we’ll pick them up from the suggested Airports or at the train station. Click here for more details

Sports at L&E World Camps

What’s the weather like?

It will be summer time so the weather can and will be warm, however, it has been known to rain occasionally!!. We have plenty of indoor facilities just in case but we try to get outdoors whatever the weather! It is best to pack for all types of weather.  

Will I be able to see photos/videos of my child?

Each evening we upload the hundreds of pictures we have taken throughout the day to our Facebook page along with a daily blog which is written by the staff.  We will upload any videos made by the children from the week to our YouTube channel which will be made available to you.  

What is the staff to child ratio and how old are the staff members 

We aim to have a staff to child ratio of 1:5 which enables us to get to know each child very well.  Our tutors are a mix of teachers and graduate students and are from all over the world. We are lucky to have many staff return to us each year which enables us to provide a continuity to the many children who come back year after year.  

Creative at L&E World Camps

Creative at L&E World Camps

Is the an opportunity for my child to have some laundry done?

Yes, we will endeavour to give the children the opportunity to have their laundry done at least once (usually at the middle weekend) during their 2 weeks.  We have a matron who will also wash things during the week if things get particularly muddy or wet.

What happens if my child gets homesick?

We want each and every child to settle in as quickly as possible and we do this by creating an environment which is nurturing and safe.  However, it is very natural for a child to get homesick in the first few days of camp but usually it only lasts for a couple of days. 

Do you offer discounts?

Yes we do!! We offer a 5% sibling discount when booking two or more of your children onto our camps.  We also have an early bird discount which is available until the end of October, get in early for the best prices!!

Will my child improve their English Language?

The simple answer is…YES, absolutely, for certain, definitely.  Have a watch of this little video to hear Paul from Germany talk about his L&E English experience…

What do children, parents and staff say?