Sir Laurence, Cambridge University – 12 to 16

What can you expect from Sir Laurence?

Ages 12 to 16  | Cambridge | Open July 3rd – August 14th 2022

Sir Laurence is a summer camp for students aged 12-16.  It combines 28 lessons (21 hours) of general English teaching per week with a full programme of interesting activities and excursions.

Our Sir Laurence camp has been running since 2009, giving children and teenagers an opportunity to learn more about Cambridge University life.

The camp is located at Lucy Cavendish, a Cambridge University college, with on-campus classrooms, facilities and residential accommodation. This is an ideal centre for our 12-16 year old students who are looking for a small campus course, in the centre of Cambridge, with a taste of university life and a very personal atmosphere. Only individuals or small groups of friends are allowed at this camp, so it is ideal for students travelling by themselves or with a friend.

What’s included?

  • 28 lessons (21 hours) of English language teaching per week (all levels from elementary to advanced)
  • Residential accommodation, on campus, at Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge University
  • All meals
  • 12 sessions of activities per week
  • 1 full-day excursion per week
  • Transfers to and from London Heathrow or London Stansted on Sundays
  • Welfare supervision with high staff-to-student ratio
  • 24 hour emergency telephone line

Start dates 2022

3rd July
10th July – no more start dates available
17th July
24th July
31st July
7th August



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Where is Sir Laurence based?



Lucy Cavendish College
University of Cambridge

Lucy Cavendish is one of Cambridge University’s 31 colleges. “Lucy” is a modern college, with good teaching and social facilities, high quality residential accommodation and good food. It is just 10 minutes’ walk from the centre of Cambridge. We have been running camps here every year since 2009.


  • Impressive college campus
  • Spacious gardens
  • University dining hall serving hot and cold food options
  • 10 minutes’ walk from Cambridge city centre
  • Lectures at nearby University lecture theatres
  • Free Wi-Fi available (in certain areas)

The City of Cambridge

Cambridge is one of the most famous, and most instantly recognised, city names in the world. It has been a centre of learning for 800 years and is the international symbol of academic excellence.

But it is also fun! With 20,000 university students, virtually the only “business” of Cambridge is education and, despite its age, the whole city is designed for young people.

It is the ideal place for the international English language student.

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What’s included?

Cambridge University Discovery Theme

Located in prestigious Cambridge University colleges, this is an opportunity to learn more about the university and traditional Cambridge student life. Your English lessons focus on a combination of communication development and themed topics on Cambridge University’s history and culture. Themed lesson topics include famous Cambridge students, sporting traditions, scientific discoveries, the university’s unique history, and a comparison of Cambridge with other elite universities around the world.

University discovery activities include guided tours of “hidden” Cambridge, a Cambridge University student presentation about life as a student, mythbusting – true and false myths about Cambridge, Cambridge University treasure hunt and, uniquely, a lecture series in some the university’s most prestigious lecture theatres. Our lectures are designed particularly to inspire students of examination age who are deciding their next step for their future. They cover a range of topics presented in a visual and interactive format. Students will have the opportunity to hear and meet our academic lecturers from a range of departments in the University of Cambridge.

English tuition:

  • 28 lessons/21 hours of tuition per week – 4.5 hours per day on 4 days, 3 hours on one day
  • Mixed-nationality classes
  • Classes from 09:00 – 15:15
  • All learning materials
  • Academic report from your teachers at the end of your stay
  • Certificate of studies at the end of your stay

Activities programme:

  • 12 sessions of activities per week
  • Wide choice of sports, arts & crafts, cultural and language activities – please see the Activities tab for further information
  • Various activity choices per session
  • Evening activities 7 days a week
  • Activities office & staff


  • 1 full-day excursion each week, on a Saturday

Accommodation and meals:

  • Residential accommodation
  • All meals provided at the centre
  • Vegetarian and non-pork option always available
  • Please inform us if you have special dietary requirements

Airport transfers:


  • Welfare office and staff
  • Emergency 24-hour telephone number
  • Residential staff living on site providing 24-hour supervision
  • High staff to student ratio
  • First aid trained staff on campus

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Where will you stay?

This Cambridge University college campus offers very comfortable student accommodation. All students attending this programme live on campus.

Sir Laurence course residences:

  • Central campus accommodation in comfortable and secure buildings
  • Studio staff living on-campus, providing 24-hour supervision
  • Shared bedrooms – usually 2 Studio students of the same gender who do not speak the same language
  • Some single bedrooms also available
  • Shared bathroom and showers
  • All meals included
  • Free laundry facilities – you must do your own washing, but at no extra cost
  • A change of bed linen once per week

Students on the Sir Laurence course live on campus in 3 residential buildings. The main residence has approximately 50 comfortable residential beds in good-sized modern rooms. These rooms are usually twins, with 4 students sharing bathrooms and showers. Other residences have twin and single rooms with shared bathrooms on corridors.


All meals are provided in the large dining room at Lucy Cavendish, which is built in traditional Cambridge University style. There is a wide choice of hot and cold food and a vegetarian option for every meal. Please inform us if you have special dietary requirements. Packed lunches are provided on excursion days.


Laundry facilities are available on site. Students are required to do their own clothes laundry. One wash per week may be done free of charge. Bed linen is provided at the residence and will be changed and washed once each week.


Students will be given keys to their room and to the entrance to the residences. A small deposit of £20 will be taken when the keys are issued, in case the keys are lost.

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How do we keep you safe?

We are very conscious of our responsibility to our young students.  Our camps offer:

  • Pleasant and safe surroundings
  • High quality host schools and colleges
  • Rules and supervision appropriate to the camp’s age group
  • First aid trained staff at all camps
  • A high staff-to-student ratio
  • At least one Studio Cambridge Welfare Officer at every camp
  • Live-in Studio Cambridge staff at each centre
  • 24-hour emergency telephone number

Sir Laurence students:

  • are not allowed to leave the campus unsupervised at any time
  • are allowed some periods of unsupervised free time during excursions, town visits and some activities
  • will start preparing for bed time by 22:00

Studio staff live in the residence, providing 24-hour care. The staff-to-student ratio is high and staff are never far away if you have any questions or need help. To ensure proper supervision is maintained students must attend all lessons, activities, meals and excursions, unless they are unwell.


Each evening students on the Sir Laurence programme will have activities organised for them by our Studio staff. All staff and students will return together and students but must be in their rooms by 22:00 at the latest.

All our residences are situated on campus but in quiet residential areas, so students and staff are asked to respect the privacy of our neighbours and avoid excessive noise in the evenings.


Welfare team at Sir Laurence residential English summer camp smile on lawns of Lucy Cavendish college


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What will you do?

Classes are held from Monday to Friday, with an excursion once a week on Saturdays. Typical days might look as follows:

Morning lessons:


English topic and life skills lessons 1 & 2: Friendship – phrasal verbs & listening skills


English communication lessons 3 & 4: “How cool are you?” pronunciation & speaking

Afternoon lessons:


Cambridge University Discovery lessons 5 & 6: Cambridge scientists and their discoveries


Language project: Plan a music video

Evening activities:


Punting on the River Cam

For a full example timetable, please see the file below:

2022 Sir Laurence Intensive Timetable

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What happens outside of lessons?

Activities include:

  • Hidden-Cambridge selfie challenge
  • Basketball
  • Clay modelling
  • Punting on the river Cam
  • T-shirt design
  • Football
  • Bowling
  • Glass painting
  • Movie evening
  • Basketball
  • Mask making
  • Volleyball
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Language games
  • Botanic Garden visit
  • Bingo
  • Themed party
  • Science lecture at Cambridge University
  • English club…and more!

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Which parts of England will you get to see?

Sir Laurence includes one full-day excursion per week, on a Saturday.

Warwick Castle

09 July 2022

An impressive mediaeval castle where students can experience 1,000 years of history. Attractions within the castle include jousting and falconry as well as the castle’s impressive interiors, gardens and the opportunity to climb the battlements.


16 July 2022

Walk past some famous sights of the city with time to take photographs. The tour will include Buckingham Palace, Big Ben & Horse Guards Parade, as well as a visit to Covent Garden and the British Museum.


23 July 2022

Students will go on a walking tour of Brighton, seeing the pier, the famous Brighton Pavilion and the unique Brighton shopping Lanes. They will be given the opportunity to complete the Brighton challenge. They will also have free time to shop and enjoy the rides and arcade games on the pier.


30 July 2022

Students who have not already visited London on this course will walk past some famous sights of the city with time to take photographs. The tour will include Buckingham Palace, Big Ben & Horse Guards Parade, as well as a visit to Covent Garden and the British Museum.

Students who have already visited London on this course will visit the Science Museum and have time for shopping on Oxford Street.


6 August 2022

Walking tour of the City and University. Entrance into the famous Christ Church College and Cathedral, with the chance to see the college dining hall where Harry Potter was filmed.


13 August 2022

Students who have not already visited London on this course will walk past some famous sights of the city with time to take photographs. The tour will include Buckingham Palace, Big Ben & Horse Guards Parade, as well as a visit to Covent Garden and the British Museum.

Students who have already visited the above locations will visit Piccadilly Circus, Regent Street, Leicester Square and the National Gallery.

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2022 Camp Prices

1 weeks £1595.00
2 weeks £2550.00
3 weeks £3450.00
4 weeks £4350.00
5 weeks £5250.00
6 weeks £6150.00

Prices include

  • 21 hours/28 lessons of English language tuition per week
  • Residential accommodation
  • All meals (3 per day)
  • Transfers from and to Heathrow or Stansted airports on Sundays
  • A full programme of activities and local visits
  • One full-day excursion per week
  • Welfare – a high staff-to-student supervision ratio
  • Registration
  • 24 hour emergency telephone number
  • End of course report and certificate

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