Half Term Camp

Coeducational half term camp at Cheltenham Ladies’ College

16th-30th October 2021

Juniors 10-14 year olds
Seniors 15-18 year olds

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  • Spend the holidays with your friends or meet new friends at the camp
  • Supervised study sessions with access to top-quality independent school teachers
  • An enjoyable programme of activities and social events for Juniors (10-14 years) and Seniors (15-18 years)
  • Use of first-class sports and boarding facilities
  • Informative workshops and advice on applying to top universities in the UK

Pippa’s Guardians Ltd. is a well-established guardianship organisation, with a longstanding reputation for quality and excellence. It offers the highest standards of care to each one of its international students. Overseas parents register high levels of satisfaction with Pippa’s Guardians, confident that their child is well supported and nurtured.

We are pleased to be offering our October half term camp at the prestigious Cheltenham Ladies’ College which offers excellent facilities for our students. The camp will offer a balance of relaxation and fun through a variety of sports, activities and excursions as well as a supervised study. The programme will maximise your child’s education time in the UK and make up for lost time in the classroom during school closures in 2021.

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Study Sessions

Our supervised study sessions allow students to dedicate time to revision or study during the camp and maximise their education whilst in the UK. These sessions will be supervised by top quality independent school teachers who are on hand to assist your child. We can also arrange 1:1 online tuition for your child if required (this is subject to an additional fee)


Using the excellent facilities at Cheltenham Ladies’ College, we are able to offer students a choice or interesting and fun activities on campus. These include, swimming, tennis, badminton, gym, basketball, trampolining, dance, football, cricket, netball, art and music.


Included in the course programme is a half day excursion. Choices may include Blenheim Palace, Berkeley Castle, Go Karting, Crazy Golf, Lazer tag, bowling and a trampoline park. We will also include local trips out for students which may include nearby parks, shopping trip, walking tour of Cheltenham or an art gallery.


There will be a mixture of boarding house social events as well as whole camp events. The boarding house social events may include, games nights, table tennis tournaments, card games, gaming, movie nights and pamper/beauty evenings.

The camp events allow for socialising outside of the boarding house and may include, quiz nights, competitions, bingo, team challenges, discos and themed evenings.

There will also be free time for relaxation with camp friends.

Where will my child stay?

Pippa’s Guardians will have exclusive use of Cheltenham Ladies’ College from 16th -30th October for the camp and students will be accommodated within its residential boarding houses during their stay.

Cheltenham Ladies’ College was established in 1853 and is consistently ranked as one of the top girls’ schools nationally. It is located in central Cheltenham on the edge of the Cotswolds in the county of Gloucestershire. The town is a place of culture and celebrates music, literature, science, cricket, food and drink through a number of festivals throughout the year, as well as being famous for its Gold Cup annual horse racing event.

Who will look after my child?

Your child will be cared for by a team of highly capable, experienced staff from Pippa’s Guardians. The Half Term camp is led by Louise Hughes, a qualified teacher and Camp Director for all Pippa’s Camps.

All camp staff are DBS checked (the national safeguarding standard in the UK) and we operate a staff: student ratio of 1:12. Most staff live on site ensuring there are professionals on hand to whom your child can turn to 24/7. From the moment your child arrives at Cheltenham Ladies’ College he or she will be nurtured and made to feel at home. We want your child to have an enriching educational experience balancing learning and fun to create memories, and friendships, that will last a lifetime. Our highly qualified staff are skilled at getting to know your child and paying attention to the details that make the difference, academically and socially. Should any difficulties arise, we have Mandarin speaking staff to help you or your child.

Keeping your child safe

Rest assured that your child’s safety is our primary concern; the leadership team is dedicated to ensuring your child is kept safe at all times. Daily briefings ensure your child knows what to expect from the day’s actvities and how to adhere to any safety requirements. Staff are trained in First Aid so we can respond promptly if your child has an accident or injury. We conduct a test fire alarm so your child knows what to do in the very unlikely events of an incident.

Covid Precautions

Staff are fully versed in the additional safety requirements resulting from the global pandemic. These include social distancing where possible, wearing face masks where appropriate and easy access to hand washing or sanitising stations. Together with domestic and catering staff at the camp, we will ensure Government guidelines and best practice for cleaning, sanitising and distancing are adhered to. We will be testing ALL students and staff upon arrival to the camp. All staff and students must have a negative lateral flow Covid test before entering the building and mixing with students and staff.

Should anyone display symptoms whilst at the camp, they will immediately be put into isolation and a Covid test arranged for them. Should someone test positive they will need to complete 10 days isolation. They will, at all times, be cared for by our experienced team.

Dates and booking

The cost is £980+vat for one week or £1910+vat for two weeks.

The half term camp runs from 16th – 30th October. Start dates are 16th and 23rd October. (alternative start dates available upon request and subject to availability.

What is included:

  • Full board accommodation
  • All activities
  • At least one half day excursion
  • At least one local excursion
  • Lateral Flow COVID test upon arrival

What is not included:

  • Transport to and from the camp
  • Pocket Money
  • Laundry

How to book

Please apply now to secure your child’s place.

Places are limited so a £100 non refundable deposit must be paid to secure the place.

The remaining camp fees must be paid no later than 14 days before the arrival date.

If you have any questions, please email our Camp Coordinator jodie@pippasguardians.co.uk

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