Village Camps in York in the UK


Quite exceptional apartment accommodation and outstanding sports and leisure facilities in landscaped grounds and gardens near the medieval city of York. Village Camps is approaching its 10th year working closely with Queen Ethelburga’s College, arguably the best equipped residential college in the UK. Throughout this time campers have enjoyed state-of-the-art accommodation and an impressive range of outdoor and indoor sports and leisure facilities, all in extensive grounds with parks, flowers and fountains. In 2017 campers will be accommodated in newly re-furbished and upgraded 4- 5 bedded apartments.

Highlights for campers include the fun-filled activities of the innovative evening programmes, an afternoon in the famous, ancient city of York and a popular day in Manchester with lots of exciting sight-seeing and super shopping. A number of our friendly and caring York counsellor team will be returning this summer along with many campers who come back to York year after year. Happy days!

Summer Camp York - Accommodation

The camp is located amidst rolling green meadows and wooded countryside on the campus of the magnificent Queen Ethelburga's College, a short drive from York and about 2 hours from Manchester International Airport. The College offers exceptional on-site leisure and sports facilities, superior apartments and an interesting choice of healthy and freshly prepared meals. Campers are accommodated in a secure and easy-to-control complex of comfortable, well-designed apartments for up to 5 students, all with state-of-the-art en-suite facilities and a practical work area.

Summer Camp York - Facilities

The impressive sports and leisure facilities used by Village Camps are all grouped close to the accommodation or are set in the extensive grounds that surround the campus buildings. There is a large air-conditioned Sports Hall with space for indoor basketball, football and cricket. Outside are brand new grass pitches that have been levelled and re-drained with a mix of real and synthetic grass. This spacious, professionally-designed grass playing area is modelled on the new surface at Wembley Stadium in London. The new playing area remains in great condition even in adverse weather. Village Camps has the use of practice areas for all sports including rugby, field hockey and cricket. Our highly rated Football Camp now enjoys extensive practice areas, adaptable 5 & 7 a-side pitches as well as full size pitches for competitive games.

The superb 25-metre indoor heated swimming pool and the outdoor hard-surface tennis and basketball courts are used as additional facilities for the Village Camps afternoon leisure programmes. Right outside the accommodation block is the popular 'Village Green' where campers can relax, mix and play ball sports. Around the campus are many attractive outdoor areas, including flower gardens, the impressive 'Horse Fountain' and the stunning walled 'Secret Garden', available for camp meetings and the popular weekly BBQ. The Muggles’ Indoor Games Centre has a great choice of state-of-the-art computer games, traditional board games and a host of spectacular options for campers to enjoy.

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Camp Overview 2019 prices

All camps are for the age group
10 -17 year old
Dates are between June 30th to July 13th 2019; July 14th to July 27th 2019; July 28th to August 10th 2019

Summer Adventure & Activity Camp

The two-week session is carefully balanced with a mix of on-site activities and challenging adventures in the varied terrain within easy travelling of the College. There are many highlights, with canoeing, kayaking, raft building, high ropes and gorge walking contrasting with team sports and competitive games using the excellent facilities of the College site.
£ 2,500 for 2 weeks all-inclusive

Summer Basketball Camp

The emphasis of the new Summer Camp Basketball Development Academy will be on an intensive but fun coaching programme suitable for all abilities from enthusiastic beginners right through to talented, established players. During the first morning our expert coaches will put each player through an assessment programme, ensuring that each player joins the correct ability group.
£ 2,400 for 2 weeks all-inclusive

Summer Creative Arts Camp

This programme is dedicated to developing, stimulating and inspiring creativity in the Visual Arts for youngsters with all levels of talent from curious, enthusiastic beginners through to experienced artists with a proven record of achievement.
£ 2,400 for 2 weeks all-inclusive

Summer English Language Camp

This highly successful programme sets the highest standard for teaching English by concentrating on the spoken word. Using techniques based on participation, role playing and fun, students achieve unprecedented results.
£ 2,500 for 2 weeks all-inclusive

Summer Football Camp

Village Camps was a pioneer in the organisation of top class football camps in the early 70s. The high Summer Camp standards continue through to today.
£ 2,400 for 2 weeks all-inclusive

Summer Golf Camp

The Summer Camp golf programme is suitable for campers who are serious enough to want to spend 5 hours a day learning to play the game or who are enthusiastic about improving their handicap. Lessons are held every weekday morning from about 09.00 through to 14.00 at Easingwold Golf Club. 
£ 2,500 for 2 weeks all-inclusive

Summer Horse Riding Camp

The Follifoot Riding Centre, about a 30-minute drive from Queen Ethelburga's College, is beautifully located in peaceful farming countryside close to the famous spa town of Harrogate.
£ 2,500 for 2 weeks all-inclusive

Summer Performing Arts Camp

Lights, camera, action! The skills, talents and aspirations of campers are quickly assessed and goals set. At this Summer Camp aspiring actors, singers and dancers will all improve their skill levels and, at the same time, work closely with the other performing arts disciplines.
£ 2,400 for 2 weeks all-inclusive