The UK’s number one ranked girls independent school – Wycombe Abbey – hosts our international summer holiday week-long camps. Children and teenagers aged 12-17 explore the inner workings of computer science and digital technology by learning to code in Python, designing websites, or creating original games in Java and using powerful programming techniques to expand the Minecraft universe.
Children and teens learn, socialise and create together in an inspiring environment, which has been engineered with young people – from both the UK and around the world – and their educational needs in mind. Courses are run in English, offering a unique opportunity for students from further afield to use English-language skills in an innovative tech-oriented environment.
There are three different course options at Wycombe Abbey available in 2016, running for multiple weeks in the school summer holidays across July and August. Read on for more details about what’s on offer, travel information and how the camps work.
ABOUT THE SCHOOL
Wycombe Abbey is equipped with superb facilities including picturesque historic buildings, up-to-date classrooms and extensive greenery. Recreational activities and games are structured into the week’s intensive programme, giving campers plenty of opportunities to enjoy themselves both at, and away from, the computer screen.
The price of the camp includes all food and accommodation, with students able to take advantage of the excellent facilities that are used by term-time boarding school pupils.
GETTING THERE – TRAVEL INFORMATION
The school is conveniently located in the Buckinghamshire countryside, a short drive from both Heathrow Airport and London (we can arrange airport transfers).
Wycombe Abbey is located in High Wycombe, just off Junction 4 of the M40 which runs between London and Oxford. London, the M25 and Heathrow Airport are all within easy driving distance.
The school is a 25 minute drive from Heathrow Airport and we can arrange airport transfers to collect your child and bring them to camp. We will collect travel details and organise from all bookers ahead of the camp.
Wycombe Abbey is less than half a mile from High Wycombe train station. There are frequent direct trains to and from London (Marylebone Station) and, from Spring 2016, direct trains running to Oxford city centre (they currently stop at Oxford Parkway).
Residential camps at Wycombe Abbey run from Sunday evening until Saturday morning. We can arrange airport transfers from Heathrow for international students. The timetable is jampacked with intensive activities, learning challenges and project work, alongside structured recreational activities such as sports, games and barbecues. There is also a short period of free time for campers between the end of the afternoon classroom activities and dinner. Campers will also enjoy a day away from the computers with a sightseeing trip to London, where they will visit some of the most famous landmarks of the city.
WHAT TO BRING
Campers need to bring their own laptop to Wycombe Abbey camps – any model (Mac or PC) from the last four years will be suitable – and students will need to know the admin log-in details in order to install necessary software. All other materials and technical equipment are included in the price.
Meals are provided on-site every day and include vegetarian options. When booking, please make sure we are aware of any dietary requirements (there is a field to fill out in the booking process).
You will receive a welcome email a few weeks before the camp with more details about what to pack!
There are five Fire Tech camps available at Wycombe Abbey. Camps are run by specialist tutors with full training. Click on the links to find out more about them, including upcoming dates and detailed course overviews:
- Teen Python Programming
- Web Development with HTML/CSS/JS
- Teen Games Building with Java and Python
- Digital Photography and Photoshop
- Robotics with VEX IQ
If you have any questions about the camps at Wycombe Abbey or about our residential courses in general, then please get in touch. Call +44 207 193 4002 or send an email to email@example.com.
Address: Wycombe Abbey, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 1PE