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Summer Camp Coastal Campus


This programme is tailor-made for our younger learners, with accommodation and classrooms located on a safe and comfortable school campus. This lively city is a wonderful place to learn English, and the exciting programme gives young learners a real experience of student life. Everything takes place on campus, in classrooms and accommodation with modern facilities. A varied activity programme shows students the highlights of the city.

Summer Camp Coastal Campus

What's Included

  •  20 English lessons per week (15 hours)

  • Assistance and supervision from the EC Team

  • Max.15 students per class

  • Full board

  • Supervised activity programme (per week)

  • 5 half day activities and 5 evening activities

  • 2 full day excursion (excluding departure week)

  • End of course certificate

  • Course materials

Dates available

  • 30 June - 11 August 2018


  • 10 - 13 years

Emergency Number

  • +44 (0) 7823411344

Summer Camp students will be staying on the campus of Ovingdean Hall College, located in the village of Ovingdean which is only a 25 minute bus ride away from the city centre. The safe and secure residence complex and its extensive property provides excellent facilities.

Ovingdean is a small, formerly agricultural village within the city of Brighton and Hove with a population of about 1200. Ovingdean Hall College has all the facilities for students to study and socialise in.

Accommodation Address

Ovingdean Hall

Travel time from airport

Heathrow: approx 1 hour 40 min
Gatwick: approx 40 min

Arrival day


Departure day


Getting to school & activities

  • The learning centre and all campus facilities are seconds away on foot from the sleeping quarters.


  • In order to attend all activities, students must purchase a bus pass.

  • A weekly bus pass costs approx. £25 per week (subject to change).


All meals on school days are served on campus and students are supervised by Activity Leaders. On the weekends, students are given a packed lunch.

To find out more about the kind of food students can expect, click here.


A selection of cereals, croissants, rolls, preserves, yoghurt, fruit, tea and coffee, fruit juice.


Choice of one or two hot dishes (including a vegetarian option), salad, bread roll, yoghurt or fruit dessert, juice or water.

Packed lunch

Packed lunch will be provided on Saturday and Sunday, and on full-day trips.


Choice of one or two hot dishes (including a vegetarian option), mixed salad, bread roll, dessert, yoghurt, juice or water.

Dietary Requirements

If students have specific diet requirements (e.g. gluten free/vegetarian/Halal), EC must be informed of this prior to the student's arrival.


  • Vegetarian – will be provided at no supplement
  • Celiac & Gluten free -  will be provided at no supplement
  • Halal - will be provided at no supplement
  • Lactose intolerant & Vegan- will be provided at a supplement of £45 per week


EC must be advised upon booking of any medical conditions, allergies or medications that need to be administered to students.

European students travelling with a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) are entitled to free public healthcare. All other students are required to pay approximately £60 to see a doctor, which students must pay at the time of their visit.
Students must have adequate health, accident and travel insurance while attending any of our programmes.The insurance must be acquired prior to their arrival.

Transfer details

Airport transfers are compulsory unless students are accompanied by a guardian.


Room Type
  • Single/twin/triple/quad room with shared bathroom
  • Single/twin with ensuite bathroom (at a supplement)
  • En-suite bathroom for single/twin room (at a supplement) 
  • Shared bathroom (ratio of 1 bathroom per 4 or 6 students) for single/twin/triple/quad room

Board status
Full board accommodation

Rooms include

  • Bed/s and chest of drawers
  • Storage space
  • Study desk
  • Reading lamp
  • Mirror
  • Notice board


Wifi is available on campus.

What to expect from the accommodation

  • EC live-in supervisors
  • 24 hour security
  • 24 hour supervision
  • Residents' common rooms
  • Campus facilities


Bed linen is provided and changed weekly. Students should bring their own towels.


Bedrooms are cleaned and tidied weekly; communal areas are cleaned and tidied daily. However, all students should assist in keeping both their own rooms and communal areas tidy.


Laundry facilities are available on campus for free (washing powder is provided). Students are encouraged to use Laundry facilities on Thursday evening when supervised by residence staff.

Learning centre

Ovingdean Halls

20 lessons per week (a total of 15 hours)
  • The course will help improve English language skills by focusing on the key areas: reading, writing, speaking and listening. A strong focus is placed on speech and using the language confidently and fluently.
  • Lessons are engaging and designed especially for young learners. Teachers aim to satisfy any interest, with a focus on communication to boost students' confidence when using English in practical situations. Regular tests and conversation classes help to ensure that students improve their English as much as possible.
  • Our dedicated and professional teaching staff provide feedback and support and help students build confidence to speak English.
  • If the school is busy, EC will utilise a Double Banking timetable. Put simply, students attend morning sessions of classes one week; the next week they attend afternoon sessions.
  • All the lessons and activities work together, each week covers a different theme and what's learnt in class is linked with activities outside of the classroom.That means learners get to use and practise their skills every single day.

Academic Timetable

Following the placement test Academic staff will place students in the relevant group for their ability. When the school is busy, EC will utilise a Double Banking timetable. Put simply, students attend morning sessions of classes one week; the next week they attend afternoon sessions.  

Morning lesson timetable:

08:30-09:30 Lesson
09:30-09:45 Break
09:45-10:45 Lesson
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-12:00 Lesson
Afternoon lesson timetable:

13:15-14:15 Lesson
14:15-14:30 Break
14:30-15:30 Lesson
15:30-15:45 Break
15:45-16:45 Lesson

Campus facilities:

  • Theatre
  • Heated indoor swimming pool
  • All-weather court
  • Basketball court

First Day

On the first day, all students sit for a placement test, allowing academic staff to place students in the relevant group for their ability. In the afternoon students will be given an orientation tour. Students will receive a Welcome Pack, containing general information about their programme.

EC Summer Camp Ovingdean Campus Progamme - Sunday:
09:45 Arrival at the learning centre
10:00-10:15 Welcome talk
10:15-11:45 Placement test
11:45-13:00 Lunch break
13:00-15:00 City Orientation
19:30 - 21:30 Welcome Party 

Any student unable to attend their first day on Sunday should arrive at the learning centre on Monday by 08:30.
08:45-09:00 Welcome talk
09:00-10:30 Placement test
10:45-12:15 Lessons
14:30 Orientation tour
19:30 Join fellow students for film night

Maximum Class Size

15 students


All students must attend school and activities on a daily basis unless they are genuinely indisposed (due to illness, for example). In the case of a student falling ill, an EC member of staff will accompany the student to a doctor or A&E.

Educational materials

Students receive a Welcome Pack upon arrival (which includes a folder, a notepad and a pen).

Please view the programme for each week here

Sample Programme

  Morning Afternoon Evening
S Arrivals
S Welcome Talk  Orientation & Activities Welcome Party
M Themed Lessons Brighton Pier Film Night
T Themed Lessons Football/Volleyball/Drama Workshop/Quiz Night
W Themed Lessons Laser ZoneTalent Show & Team Challenges
T Themed Lessons Half-Day Trip to Seven Sisters Country ParkBoard Games
F Themed Lessons & Project Work Royal Pavilion EC Neon Themed Disco Night
 S  Full Day excursion to London or Arrival and Departures

Please note: This is a sample programme and changes may occur.
Linked course Indicates linked activity which allows students to practise what they learnt in class that day.

Welfare, Rules and Disciplinary Action

Curfew times

  • Ages 10-13: 21:30

Alcohol consumption

Any EC student on the Young Learners Programme caught consuming alcohol during their stay will be expelled from the school and repatriated to their home country. No alcohol consumption is permitted during the programme,regardless of age.


The consumption of any illegal drugs will result in the immediate expulsion and repatriation of the student and the possible intervention of the police.

Customer Complaints

At EC, we endeavour to provide our students with the highest possible level of service. If, however, a student is dissatisfied with any aspect of their programme with EC, we ask that they inform us immediately. Most problems are small and can be quickly resolved by our staff members. During the first week of school, all students are sent an Initial online Course Evaluation form, in which they are asked to evaluate various aspects of their stay, such as tuition, accommodation and leisure. The form also allows students the opportunity to bring to our attention anything that is not to their satisfaction should they feel unable to speak to us directly. Solutions to any issues will be provided and all necessary parties will be notified when applicable. Students are also requested to complete an online End of Course Evaluation form at the end of their stay, which gives then the opportunity to provide EC with general feedback before returning to their home country.

Accommodation Rules

  • Students must keep their room neat and tidy, including making their own bed every morning, and tidying up after themselves.
  • Curfew times must be respected by all students.
  • Students who are not living in the residence are not allowed to enter in any of the rooms.
  • Girls are not allowed to stay in the boys’ rooms and vice versa.
  • Students are liable for any damages/breakages to school and accommodation property.
  • Smoking is NOT allowed at any time.


EC reserves the right to expel and repatriate a student at his/her own expense for any of the following reasons:

  • Possession of any illegal drugs
  • Drinking or bringing alcohol on to any EC premises
  • Malicious damage to school property or place of accommodation
  • If the student is a danger to his/her own safety or that of other students
  • Breaking English law
  • Repeated failure to attend academic lessons and/or social activities

In any of the above circumstances, the student is informed that their stay is going to be terminated with immediate effect. Simultaneously, EC informs the student’s agent of the student’s behaviour and the course of action to be taken. The earliest flight available is booked at the student's expense and an EC staff member accompanies the student to the airport to ensure that the student leaves the country. Following such action, EC will terminate all relationships with the student and will be unable to take further responsibility for the student. No refunds will be given to any students who have been expelled.

Course Certificate
Students must attend all lessons and organised activities in order to receive their End of Course Certificate. Students will receive their certificate on the last day of the course.


Students are liable for any damages/breakages caused to school property. Payment for damages must be effected immediately and the residence staff will not allow the students to leave the residence unless payment has been made. A damage deposit form must be completed on the first day of school. If students do not have a credit/debit card of their own, it is important that they bring details of a relative’s/friend's credit/debit card, with a letter of authority to use this card.

In order to manage student behaviour, EC staff may issue a formal warning, notify parents, ban students from an activity or withhold the End of Course Certificate, if the student misbehaves.

EC may, from time to time, make an exception and allow students outside the stated age range to participate in one or more of the Young Learner programmes. For more information, please speak with your EC contact.