The Exsportise Rugby Camp, which takes place every July in the UK is designed for young people of all abilities in the sport, except for beginners. One of the main aims of this camp is for participants to develop their team spirit, acquire a sense of discipline and improve their self-confidence.
Participants from a wide range of nationalities
Total linguistic immersion
English classes are obligatory
Exsportise receives students from all around the world and this mix of nationalities is key to the success of the camp. The number of students from the same nationality is limited, thus ensuring that English is the principal language spoken. Last year Exsportise hosted students from 65 different countries.
Training. Rugby Camp in UK
At the beginning of the summer camp the participants are evaluated and grouped according to their ability. Groups are small, with an average of 10 participants for each trainer.
During coaching, as well as working on physical and technical skills, there is a focus on the psychological aspects - decision making, leadership and mental strength. The physical techniques covered include attack, defence, speed, general fitness etc.
In terms of technique, participants work on the areas of strategy, team working and communication.
Language classes. Rugby Camp in UK
The camp includes 15 hours per week of English classes. On arrival students take a test to assess their level and this determines which group they are placed in. Classes are small, with around ten students to a group.
As well as participating in sport every day of the week, they will also be practising their English in the context of their training sessions.
Language classes at Rugby camp
Programme and activities. Rugby Camp in UK
After a full day of sport and lessons at the Exsportise Rugby Camp, the activities continue in the evenings, with a varied social programme.
To complete a full day of activities, a varied and fun social programme is provided. The Exsportise entertainment team plans a range of activities, such as talent shows, movies, team games, treasure hunts, dodgeball, discos and competitions. This gives participants a fantastic opportunity to get to know their camp mates outside the sport coaching and English classes. Students are supervised by staff at the camp at all times.
The camp headquarters has pleasant common rooms with television and a range of indoor amenities, as well as WiFi connection. There is also a swimming pool, supervised by qualified life guards. There are ample outdoor recreation areas in which the students can relax with their new friends and play sports like tennis, football, volleyball and table tennis. They also have access to the sports equipment.
Each weekend the camp organises a full day excursion to major British cities like Bath, Brighton, Oxford or Cambridge. The students will have the chance to experience the historic culture of Britain as well as its attractive nature and important landmarks. Students can relax, enjoy themselves and buy souvenirs.
There are also excursions to theme parks such as Thorpe Park or Chessington World of Adventures. A fantastic way for the young people to relax and enjoy their new friendships. All the excursions are fully supervised by the Exsportise staff. A packed lunch is provided to students on the day of the trip.
There are also excursions to London available at an additional cost, subject to availability.
Accommodation and monitors. Rugby Camp in UK
The Clayesmore residence is located in the town of Iwerne Minster in Dorset, in the south west of England. It is the only centre that admits participants of 9 years old and offers a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere. It has tennis courts, football and rugby pitches, a theatre and a sports hall, as well as an indoor swimming pool. Rooms are shared and have capacity for between 3 and 10 participants.
Rugby Camp in the UK camp Accommodation
As well as rugby, this centre is also host to other sport/activity camps such as football, tennis, horse riding, singing and dancing. This means that at any time there are girls and boys of different nationalities living together in the residence, apart from when they are taking part in their chosen sport or activity.
In terms of location and travelling to the camp, the airports and railway stations nearest to Clayesmore are:
- London Heathrow – 160 km – 2 hours, 30 minutes
- London Gatwick – 200 km – 2 hours, 30 minutes
- Eurostar London – 190 km – 3 hours
- The closest cities are:
- Blandford Forum – 12 km
- Bournemouth – 42 km
- Bath – 61 km
Prices and dates. Rugby Camp in UK
These courses are subject to a registration fee of 135€.
The official rate of this camp is determined in POUNDS, so the final amount in EUROS may vary slightly due to the fluctuation of both currencies.
Included in the price
- 15 hours of training and 15 English classes per week
- Welcome kit
- Medical insurance
- Full board
- Leisure activities
Not included in the price
- The transfer service
- The flights
- The travel insurance
- The cancellation insurance
For an extra cost Exsportise can offer a transfers service for participants. If you decide to purchase this service, an escort will meet your son/daughter on arrival at the airport in the UK and will escort them through Immigration, Baggage Reclaim and Customs. Afterwards they will take them to a representative of Exsportise who will be waiting at the airport to take the participant on to the camp.
At the end of the camp when the participant is returning home, the escort will take him/her through airport departures and be present until they board the flight.
You can arrange the escort service at the point of confirmation of the reservation.
Through an international insurance company, we offer two different types of insurance:
Camp cancellation insurance
If you want to rest assured that you can recover your money in the event that your child is unable to attend the camp because of unforeseen circumstances - our cancellation insurance policy may be of interest to you. More information here
We also offer a travel insurance policy that also includes medical assistance. Details of the full policy coverage can be found here
Steps to make a reservation for the camp
- Step 1: Make a payment of 50% of the total cost of the program. (If you reserve after May 31st, you must pay 100% of the cost of the program to reserve.)
- Step 2: Turn in the required documents duly completed.
Once you have completed steps 1 and 2, we’ll send you a confirmation of your reservation.
Once you have received the confirmation, you can buy your transportation tickets. If you have reserved the transfer service, be sure to send us an email regarding the details of your trip so we can successfully transport you to the camp.