Programme

TeamCamp is all about fun, learning, and empowering students to lead.  Our programme sees international teams of students work together in age specific groups; it includes team challenges, cultural trips, and accredited English tuition.  Meanwhile, UK student ambassadors enable a truly immersive English experience.

For UK students, the ambassador programme offers an exclusive opportunity.  Students must complete a short application form and a telephone interview.  If successful, they receive a discounted place and gain awesome training in return for playing an ambassadorial role at camp.  See also below and the booking page.

Subsections on this page:

Camp Activities

Team Challenges: Action challenges include Sports (football, cricket, and more), street dance, and just-for-the-fun-of-it activities such as high ropes and laser tag. Arts activities include a group art project and a Drama project. The latter sees small groups taking on different leadership roles to put on a production for their peers. Other team challenges include strategy games in woodland, an entrepreneurial business game, and public speaking.

Character Skills: We make use of the exciting team based games to introduce and practice core skills in leadership, teamwork, and negotiation. For example, proprietary games 'Raid & Trade' and/or 'Team Attack!' take place throughout camp. Participants take on different leadership, character, and activity roles to bring their team glory! Also, students are coached in small teams and receive personal feedback reports to celebrate progress.

English Tuition & Cultural Trips: TeamCamp activities provide superior interaction to other English camps. Team members are solving challenges together – in English. This learning by doing is complemented by 2 hours daily tuition for international students (teachers are CELTA/TEFL trained or equivalent), and by writing a report on their team’s dynamics.  Each camp has two cultural excursions, one mid-camp and one at the end to London.

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Skills Development

TeamCamp employs proprietary learning structures for measurable character skill development. These build upon pioneering work into character skills education by the KIPP schools in the USA and Educational psychologists such as Carol S. Dweck.

Alongside 1-to-1 coaching, staff members act as facilitators to small teams of students. They help teams avoid counterproductive patterns (e.g. blaming), while encouraging positive ones (e.g. active listening).

The learning structures include:

  1. Two Student Workshops, introducing a unique skills model and lexicon:
    • two overarching strengths underpinning leadership and team skills;
    • six observable, measurable behaviours that bring these strengths to life.
  2. Coaching, reflection and feedback mechanisms, every day.
  3. Activities that empower students to take on built-in leadership roles.
  4. Careful staff selection, training, and support so they walk the talk.
  5. Personalised reports for each student that record strengths and progress made.

Example Timetable

The timetable brings together a range of fun challenges and activities that get students teaming and leading - all in an immersive English speaking environment.

To view an example timetable please click HERE which will open a new window. For information on timings, see Locations&Dates and FAQs.

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Ambassador Programme

The ambassodor programme offers UK students an amazing international summer experience and unrivalled leadership development training and coaching.  Meanwhile, international students benefit as the ambassadors help ensure that they receive a truly immersive English language development experience.

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I loved all the different things we did and meeting different people. You lot made me so happy

Ellie, Student

I have seen a big difference to Mr Cool Dude. I think you have done a fantastic job. Thank you so much.

Parent