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What to Bring? Essentials to Pack for Summer Camp in the UK!

Getting ready for your summer language camp in the UK? We’ve put together a handy packing list to help you remember everything you may need!

If you’re staying for two weeks, pack for 10 days. A weekly laundry service is available at some centres and laundry facilities are available at others.

What to bring on a summer camp in the UK

- Underwear (enough for 10 days)

- 7 pairs of socks plus 3 pairs of sports socks

- Casual clothes for day time (e.g. T-shirts, long sleeved tops, jeans, shorts, skirts, dresses)

- 2 warm sweaters or hoodies (evenings can be chilly)

- Nightwear, slippers and bathrobe

- Disco clothes for evening fun

- Sports wear

- Jacket (warm and waterproof)

- Toiletries (don’t forget a washbag)

- 2 towels

- Waterproof shoes

- Trainers for sports (1 pair for outside and 1 pair with non-marking soles for indoor use)

- Swimwear

- Goggles (for swimming)

- Sunhat

- Sun cream

- Sunglasses (yes, it can get sunny!)

- 3-pin UK adapter plug (it’s easier to bring one from home than to buy it in the UK)

- Phone charger and headphones

- A bag for laundry (a plastic bag will do)

- A pocket size dictionary from your own language to English

- Photos of family and friends (to make your room feel homely)

- Wet wipes (you never know!)

- Letter of Consent to Travel (see the Parent/Student Handbook) and keep it with other travel documents

- Food and drink for your journey

- Loose change (around £5) for travel and the first day or two

- Small day backpack

- Refillable water bottle (named)

A word about the weather:  It’s changeable! The summer can vary from a balmy 30 degrees centigrade to a cool 16 degrees with rain in between. It’s a good idea to pack for both ends of the temperature spectrum and track the weather for a few days before you arrive.

Got any questions or concerns about your camp? Check out our blog for parents, '16 Common Parent Worries Answered'.


If you're thinking about sending your child to summer camp, then take a look at our Junior summer courses for children and teenagers.