About L&E World Camps

Discover the perfect adventure at our inspiring & nurturing overnight Summer Camps in the U.K and Canada. We offer a unique experience for local and international 8-15 year olds, packed with a huge and diverse range of activities.

Our Summer Camps allow young people to experience and learn life skills while expert and empathetic guidance are provided.   All whilst making friendships that span the globe along the way.  With L&E, it is especially relevant that young people develop their independence, their confidence and their communication skills. Again and again, in their own words, they tell us they’ve had the time of their lives.

We have a very simple ethos at L&E World Camps…

“Happy Children Thrive”

Best of L&E World Camps

When children pack their bags for an adventure with us, we like to think they’ll return with much more than just their belongings. We set out to inspire them, and that starts from the minute they arrive. We always use venues with magnificent architecture which hints at some of the magic ahead.  Once the camp gets underway, everything buzzes into life with L&E energy. Children return from their adventures with more confidencenew friendshipsnew skills and broader horizons, but that doesn’t mean the first steps of a sleep away stay aren’t sometimes a bit daunting.

On the first evening families are all invited for a welcome BBQ/Afternoon Tea, when they drop off their children. This gives them a chance to meet the team and see the facilities their children will enjoy during their stay with us.  Alternatively, we can also arrange airport & train station transfers for a small extra cost. See FAQs for more details

Where & when in 2024?

We meticulously curate transformative experiences across all our venues, ensuring that participants have the opportunity to explore, learn, and connect on a global scale. From the captivating landscapes of the United Kingdom to the breathtaking shores of Canada, our carefully selected venues offer the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable journey. Dive into a world of cultural immersion, outdoor adventures, and experiential learning, all while forging meaningful connections with fellow participants.

Aysgarth School, North Yorkshire, UK

Aysgarth School has been the home of L&E World Camp since 2010. It is one of the best Independent Prep Schools in the North of England. The stunning location between the Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors combined with the fantastic facilities makes it the perfect venue.

Shawnigan Lake School, Vancouver Island, Canada

Shawnigan Lake School, located in beautiful British Columbia, Canada, is a prestigious and picturesque educational institution that serves as an ideal World Camp Venue. Nestled on the shores of Shawnigan Lake, the school offers a stunning natural setting, combining lush greenery with the serene waters of the lake.



  • 7th – 20th July, 2024 (2 Weeks)
  • 7th – 27th July, 2024 (3 Weeks)
  • 21st July – 3rd August, 2024 (2 Weeks)
  • 7th July – 3rd August, 2024 (4 Weeks)
  • 28th July – 3rd August, 2024 (1 Week Trial for Under 11s)


  • 21st July – 3rd August, 2024 (2 Weeks)
  • 21st – 27th July, 2024 (1 Week)
  • 28th July – 3rd August, 2024 (1 Week)
World Camp UK, 4 Weeks (8-15) 7th July – 3rd August, 2024 | Aysgarth School
World Camp UK, 2 Weeks (8-15) 21st July – 3rd August, 2024 | Aysgarth School
World Camp UK, 2 Weeks (8-15) 7th – 20th July, 2024 | Aysgarth School
World Camp Canada (2 Weeks) 21st July – 3rd August, 2024 | Shawnigan Lake School
World Camp Canada (1 Week) 21st -27th July, 2024 | Shawnigan Lake School
World Camp Canada (1 Week) 28th July – 3rd August, 2024 | Shawnigan Lake School

What do we do each day?

Our days are jam packed!

0900Morning Warm Up Game (e.g. Dodgeball)
0930Morning Activities:
Adventure, Sport, Creative, English or YGL
1300Tuck Shop & Free Time
1400Afternoon Activities:
Adventure, Sport, Creative or YGL
1700Swim or Free Time
1800Evening Meal
1830Call Home or Free Time
1900Evening Activities (Check Schedule)
2100Hot Chocolate & Start of Bedtime (Age appropriate)


Participants have a choice from a huge variety of activity options each session (morning & afternoon).

There will always be Adventure, Sport and Creative options morning and afternoon. We pride ourselves on the high standard of tuition, the passion and fun we bring to each.

Our English Language and Young Global Leaders are 15 hour specialist courses that allow the time to develop the understanding of the skill.  

The incredible Young Global Leaders program (Youth Leadership & Life Skills) is available for our 13-15 year olds. This course includes a Wilderness Experience.

Our English Language course is available to our International Campers who would like more time developing their language skills. We can be flexible with their time depending on parent’ preferences.

Also, we alternate our special full camp participation TEAMWORK and LIFESKILL FRIDAYS!!

Evenings Activities

Every day between 1700 – 1800 we always offer the children a chance to relax with some free time in our indoor heated swimming pool (Aysgarth) or spectacular lake (Shawnigan).  We offer a full sleepaway experience which means we can carry on the fun into the evening and we have a special activity every night.  Our evening activities include:

  • Ice Breaker Games
  • Camp Fire Nights
  • Movie Nights
  • Talent Shows
  • Trivia Competitions
  • Water Fight Championships
  • Theme Nights + Lots more…

What happens at the weekend?

Weekends can be seen as your bonus!! It’s a time to relax a little and spend more time with your new friends. There will be some fantastic trips organised over the weekends. (Excursions change depending on which weeks – see individual camps for details!)


Welfare and pastoral care are our top priorities, with a huge emphasis on safety, security and the happiness of the children. Our caring and experienced L&E team are on site 24 hours a day. They have each been chosen for their ability to communicate with children and their commitment to ensuring that each child has a fantastic learning adventure with us.  Also, we have an on-call, medically trained matron available at all times.  All our staff have had Criminal checks.

Arrival & Departure

We understand that this can sometimes be the most stressful part of arranging camp so we try to be as helpful as possible. Airport and Train Station transfers are available but please check with us before booking anything as we have limited capacity.

Why are L&E World Camps different?

The essence of World Camps is so many things to so many different children. There’s no single way to pin it down. It’s the laugh between new friends from different countries, sharing a joke. It’s the quiet linking of arms as life-long friendships are forged. It’s the look of pride beaming from the face of someone who’s met a challenge head-on and triumphed. It’s the sound of easy, satisfied silence, returning tired-out from a day of physical activity. It’s the sound of fast chatter on the phone as someone can’t wait to tell home what they’ve achieved. It’s the exhilarated shouts after abseiling down a cliff. It’s the splash in the river. It’s the sound of voices, creating, working towards a goal together. It’s the wood-smoke smell of the campfire and of slowly-toasting marshmallows, after another jam-packed day.

  • A maximum of 80 residential children each week (Meaning we can get to know each child really well)
  • High level of interaction from tutors  (Our policy is 1:5 Staff to Child Ratio)
  • A personal service like no other Summer Camp can offer
  • We really do care about each individual
  • A large proportion of the children will be native English speakers  which means English is spoken socially all the time (the best way to learn!)
  • We limit large groups of one nationality so that we have a great balance at camp.

Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that there are so many possible questions you will want to have answers for, therefore over the past 15 years we have collated a page of the most popular questions from parents and children. We believe most will be listed but if not, please schedule a call-back at a convenient time for yourself.  We’ll be happy to discuss all aspects of L&E World Camps with you. You could also send us an e-mail any time at worldcamps@learnandexperience.com

What children, parents and staff say!

Contact Us

If you still have more questions please schedule a call-back at a convenient time for yourself.  We’ll be happy to discuss all aspects of L&E World Camp with you. You could also send us an e-mail any time.