1 shift: in early June (ages 7-14)
2 shift: in late June (ages 10-15)
3 shift: mid-July (ages 10-16)
London Gates Holiday programmes
Dear friends, soon we will open an entry for London Gates Summer Camp 2019!
In summer 2019 for seventh time an annual London Gates Summer Camp will be held in English. We invite children ages 7 to 16 to join an unforgettable summer adventure. Camp will take place in beautiful hamlet in Latvia, in big welcoming house. In two weeks children will get an immersive english language experience, participate in a number of thematic days, make a movie, prepare a final show, play in football and frisbee tournaments and many more. Our schedule is pretty busy, we only speak in English at least 15 hours a day, and instructor-child rate during the camp is 5:1.
1 shift: in early June (ages 7-14)
Guest houses Maurini and Ezerneiki, 50 km away from Riga. One camp includes: 18-22 kids, 5 instructors of the teaching staff at London Gates, a doctor and an administator.
2200 euros (this includes flying tickets, transfer, accomodation, food and additional expenses). Unfortunately, we can’t secure visas, but we will gather all necessary documents for you
How to apply:
Leave a request (below)
Send an email at [email protected]
Adrress your tutor in London Gates if your child is already a student
If you are interested in going to Latvia with us please fill in the form
Our Camp's prinicples
At London Gates Summer Camp we don’t study English, like in everyday school classes, we live in English. Every day participants become archeologists, flying apparatus engineers, geographers and discoverers, cavemen, scientists and British colonists that fight for their independence.
Our Summer Camp principles
We communicate only in English.
We are always busy.
We don't use gadgets (mobile phones, tablets, mp3-players)
Absence of electronic and mobile devices allows children to constantly be involved in what happens during camp programme, But that does not imply complete lack of contact with their parents. Phones are given for a short time after lunch, so that kids can ring their families. Also, at any time camp director, guest house staff and London Gates administration staff are available by phone. And detailed photosets abd stories about each day are posted on our Facebook page, so parents know, what their children were doing.
Julia Desyatnikova about the programme
Hanen AllenPartner in a law firm
With committed and caring teachers and a sophisticated and thoughtful administration the London Gates Education Group have created a very special English school alternative. The school brings a depth of psychological understanding and a commitment to high standards to the classroom. The focus of school is not only on the education but also the well-being of its students. We are very pleased to be able to send our children there.
Directorate of Gorky ParkLondon Gates City Camp project
Directorate of Gorky Park expresses its sincere thanks to the London Gates Education Centre for participang in Gorky Park summer lecture courses.
Thanks to your enthusiasm, ingenuity and professionalism we joinly conducted more than 15 activities in “Pioneer” cinema in 2014
City Camp format, in which children are being taught English in entertaing form became a favorite among our visitors. We’re looking forward to cooperate with you in the future.
Director of Gorky Park, Zakharova O.V.
Almost three years ago my daughter came to London Gates and has never wanted to leave. Since her arrival she has spent the greater part of her life at this wonderful school, among outstanding peers and brilliant, truly talented, kind and passionate teachers, who not only prepare the pupils for their exams, but who help the children discover new horizons. Thanks to them, my daughter has come to realise her potential and has been able to decide where her future studies will take her. The London Gates team are top-drawer professionals, whose responsible and honest approach to work ensures the school’s certain success. London Gates Education Group opened a path for my daughter to a bright and promising future. I think I would not be wrong if I said that this is a school that opens all doors for our children.
A few years ago I met a friend who told me she had finally found a place where her son, who never really loved studying, went every day with the greatest pleasure. At that moment we were seriously looking at sending our children abroad to study. Having experienced sending a child to a British school, we knew that it would be great for them but we would be unable to live apart from our children for so long.
We were looking for a school where our children would find it interesting, where they could study English and have other subjects taught in English and where they could gain the opportunity to find places at a university abroad. London Gates satisfied every one of our requirements. It is critically important for us that the children can not only study in their hometown, but sit A-Levels as well.
Thank you so much, London Gates!!!
This is not the first “language school” that our children have attended but we will be staying here for sure. Why? Here they teach English with ease, with pleasure and with nothing but positive emotions. I think that London Gates Education Group has helped my children to see that the English language is not a grind with rules and tenses, rather simply a beautiful language that can help you play, study, create and make friends!
And all this with talented, young and creative teachers, who can stimulate the pupils’ interest and who serve as an example to them.
I wanted to congratulate you on upcoming Teacher’s Day and thank you for all your classes! Training helped us a lot: when last december we moved to England, Victoria had no problem with adapting to british programme.
In may Victoria took SATs (KS2) and got grade 5 on all of them, which is above-average in England – so London Gates help is proven. Our experience confirms that in London Gates teachers prepare children to study in british school really well, and our family is really grateful for that!
Thank you and all the very best to you!
No, programme of each shift ressembles one another a lot, therefore you can’t go on two shifts.
In process of distributing children at our summer camp we consider your wishes, but final decision always lies with us. We take into account psychological, linguistic and age-sensitive characteristics of all children
Children are distributed in rooms by age, based on psychological characteristics of said children. We will try our best to take your wishes into account.
You will not need anything particular for our camp, standard clothing and things – we will mail you the list and we will tell you everything in detail at parent-teacher days.
Parent-teacher day will take place 3 weeks before every shift.
Every camp programme has a certified doctor, who is given all the information about participants’ health.His duties include monitoring the health of every child and contacting parents if there are any questions.
We do not welcome it: our programme is designed to have maximum impact with participants being in camp 100% of the time. Besides, we have a final show on our last day – theatre play, that children prepare during whole duration of the shift. If you can’t do otherwise – please contact us, and we will look at every single case.
At Summer Camp we don’t have English lessons that kids are used to. On of our main principles is learning language through activities. English is the main language of our programme, all communication between participants and instructors is in English, all of our activities are designed for children to study English with ease with being involved in the process, at the same time improving language proficiency.
In that case we will give you full refund excluding our expenses (flying tickets, accomodation, etc.). To get full refund you need to decide no later than 2 months before departure
Instructors are among the teachers from our branches in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Paris, London, Tel Aviv. All of them go through rigorous selection process, are fluent in English, good with children and and know the programme reaaly well.
Of course, but please inform us as early as possible.
Within the shift there are multiple thematic trips. More information on specifics later.