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Camp Finborough

Xplore’s original English summer camp – action, adventure and lots of activities, ideal for campers aged 10+.

Cambridge: 50 minutes
London: 2 hours

The grounds of the school are impressive with acres of land and everything you could need for the ultimate outdoor adventure camp, including woodland containing our 12-metre high climbing and abseiling tower, a river for kayaking and raft building and one super quad biking track. There’s also an archery range, fields for sports and games, a volleyball net and sports hall in case the weather ever turns.

Just across the river, there is more woodland where we hold our bush craft sessions and evening campfires where everyone comes together to sing songs and roast marshmallows!

2019 Dates & Prices

2-weeks: $2,215
3-weeks: $3,235
Saturday April 13 to Saturday April 27
Saturday July 6 to Saturday July 20
Saturday July 20 to Saturday August 03
Saturday August 03 to Saturday August 17

  • London
  • Pleasurewood Hills
  • Cambridge
  • Norwich
  • Bury St Edmunds

Transfers and Entrance Fees are included in the price.

  • 1 day trip per week
  • 3 day trips per 2 weeks
Included in the Price


We will provide both transfers from and to London Heathrow International Airport (LHR) on both arrival and departure dates.

Please ensure flight arrives at LHR between 10:00 – 15:00

Please ensure flight departs from LHR between 12:00 – 17:00

Unfortunately, flights outside of these times or to/from a different airport will ensure an additional cost – please check with our bookings team first.


Our summer accommodation is located in the main school building, which has recently been refurbished and contains dorm rooms that can sleep 4 to 6. We always have separate quarters for boys and girls and try where possible to put children of a similar age in a room together. If we you have any special requirements or would like to request to share with a friend, we will try to accommodate you, just let us know in advance.


At Camp Finborough there is a large dining hall, serving three nutritional meals a day by friendly kitchen staff. There is always plenty of choice with a selection of international cuisines available and options for both hot and cold buffet food. Our Camp Leaders eat their meals at the same time as campers to make sure everyone has had enough food and eating healthily. Dietary requirements can be met when we are aware in advance.


Camp Finborough is the ultimate adventurous camp experience – the activities on offer are endless and they go a long way in supporting language development.

The programme is varied, with a selection of activity sessions on offer such as crate climbing, quad biking, games and sports. Camp Finborough also has a river for water-based activities such as kayaking, canoeing and raft building and two woodland areas for climbing, abseiling, bush craft, and campfires!


During the 2-week programme, our staff will take all our campers on 3 organised day trip excursions.

These fully supervised trips are the perfect way to spend the day off-campus with new friends – from day trips to big cities such London, Cambridge or Norwich to having a wild time on all the rides at the local theme park; Pleasurewood Hills. (3 excursions during 2-week programme – Wednesday, Saturday, Wednesday)

Care and Supervision

Camp Finborough is surrounded by English countryside so our pre-teen campers will feel right at home with everything they need on-site. Xplore Camp Leaders are responsible for the pastoral care of all the children in our care and ensure that each child is sleeping well, eating well, joining in, making friends and having a great time. During free time, children are able to play and explore the campus with friends, whilst being supervised by their house parents.

International Camp

Our camps are available to children from all over the world. Integration and immersion is central to how we operate as an organisation, and by encouraging lots of social interaction between different cultures and creating a diverse international community at camp, it can really develop every child’s self-confidence in communicating with others.

Travel Insurance

Xplore has partnered with Endsleigh Insurance to provide invaluable cover specifically designed for Xplore students.

You will receive a summary of insurance cover after booking, however key benefits include:

  • Cover for over 90 sports and activities are included as standard (full details are available within policy documentation).
  • Cancellation and curtailment of the trip due to accident, illness or sickness.
  • If taken ill or have an accident, Endsleigh will pay emergency medical bills and hospital costs that are not covered by the National Health Service.
  • Additional costs incurred to repatriate, if medically necessary.
  • Reasonable costs to return home if a close relative is seriously ill.
  • Reimbursement if luggage is lost, stolen or accidentally damaged.
  • Endsleigh will help replace passports, or visas if they are lost or stolen.
  • Money stolen either from your person or while locked away, will be replaced.
  • If a student accidentally injures someone or damage their property, Endsleigh will cover legal liability.
  • Advice and assistance to take legal action is covered.
  • Cover for unavoidable or necessary cancellation or curtailment of course before completion due to, death, bodily injury or illness.

As a member of the Advance Payments to Travel Agents (APTA) Guarantee Scheme, underwritten by Evolution Insurance Company Limited, Klub Group Limited complies with the requirements of the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992