Our Abingdon venue for day camps is the School of St Helen and St Katherine, a large independent school very close to Oxford. It is an excellent location for our day campers with its well-equipped computer facilities, beautiful outdoor campus-style space for lunchtime activities, and consistently brilliant catering. Lunch is included in the camp price at this location. For more information on the venue please see their website, www.shsk.org.uk.

At this venue in 2018 we are running 5 different 1-week courses (3D Printing, Drone Racing, Game Design 1Inventor School and Robowars) and the 1-week long Maker Week which consists of 1 and 2 day courses (Micro:bit Maker, 3D Maker and Laser Maker) that can be booked individually - please head to the camps page for more information on dates and to book a place.

The School of St Helen and St Katherine is a short 15 minute-walk from the town centre of the market town of Abingdon. It is easily accessible by car off the A34, and has plenty of on-site parking. If you are travelling by public transport the school is a short bus ride away from the nearest train station, Radley Station.  

Address: St Helen and St Katharine, Faringdon Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 1BE

Our Courses

  • Inventor School

    Learn coding and electronics by making practical take-home projects.
    Electronics
    Coding
    Design
    Construction
     
     
     
     
     
    £565-£970
    ✓ 9-17 years
    5 days
     
    St Helen & St Katherine, Abingdon 23 - 27 Jul Day 9-17 £590
    Chelsea Academy, London 23 - 27 Jul Day 9-17 £565
    St Helen & St Katherine, Abingdon 30 Jul - 3 Aug Day 9-17 £590
    Chelsea Academy, London 30 Jul - 3 Aug Day 9-17 £565
    Sparsholt College, Winchester 29/30 Jul - 3 Aug Residential / Day 9-17 £970 / £620
    Sparsholt College, Winchester 5/6 - 10 Aug Residential / Day 9-17 £970 / £620
    Sparsholt College, Winchester 12/13 - 17 Aug Residential / Day 9-17 £970 / £620
    Sparsholt College, Winchester 19/20 - 24 Aug Residential / Day 9-17 £970 / £620

    Laser Tag

    Build a Laser Tag system, whilst learning complex soldering and foam modelling techniques.
    Electronics
    Coding
    Design
    Construction
     
     
     
     
     
    £675-£1025
    ✓ 9-17 years
    5 days
     
    Sparsholt College, Winchester 29/30 Jul - 3 Aug Residential / Day 9-17 £675 / £1025
    Sparsholt College, Winchester 5/6 - 10 Aug Residential / Day 9-17 £675 / £1025
    Sparsholt College, Winchester 12/13 - 17 Aug Residential / Day 9-17 £675 / £1025
    Sparsholt College, Winchester 19/20 - 24 Aug Residential / Day 9-17 £675 / £1025

    Game Design

    Design professional level games, graphics and sounds using GameMaker Studio 2.
    Electronics
    Coding
    Design
    Construction
     
     
     
     
     
    £440-£900
    ✓ 9-17 years
    5 days
     
    Sparsholt College, Winchester 8 - 12 Apr Residential / Day 9-17 £710 / £440
    St Helen & St Katherine, Abingdon 23 - 27 Jul Day 9-17 £520
    St Helen & St Katherine, Abingdon 30 Jul - 3 Aug Day 9-17 £520
    Sparsholt College, Winchester 29/30 Jul - 3 Aug Residential / Day 9-17 £900 / £550
    Chelsea Academy, London 6 - 10 Aug Day 9-17 £495
    Sparsholt College, Winchester 5/6 - 10 Aug Residential / Day 9-17 £900 / £550
    Chelsea Academy, London 13 - 17 Aug Day 9-17 £495
    Sparsholt College, Winchester 12/13 - 17 Aug Residential / Day 9-17 £900 / £550
    Sparsholt College, Winchester 19/20 - 24 Aug Residential / Day 9-17 £900 / £550

    Robowars

    Build and program a fighting robot!
    Electronics
    Coding
    Design
    Construction
     
     
     
     
     
    £535-£995
    ✓ 9-17 years
    5 days
     
    Sparsholt College, Winchester 8/9 -12 Apr Residential / Day 9-17 £805 / £535
    St Helen & St Katherine, Abingdon 23 - 27 Jul Day 9-17 £615
    Chelsea Academy, London 23 - 27 Jul Day 9-17 £590
    St Helen & St Katherine, Abingdon 30 Jul - 3 Aug Day 9-17 £615
    Chelsea Academy, London 30 Jul - 3 Aug Day 9-17 £590
    Sparsholt College, Winchester 29/30 Jul - 3 Aug Residential / Day 9-17 £995 / £645
    Sparsholt College, Winchester 5/6 - 10 Aug Residential / Day 9-17 £995 / £645
    Sparsholt College, Winchester 12/13 - 17 Aug Residential / Day 9-17 £995 / £645
    Sparsholt College, Winchester 19/20 - 24 Aug Residential / Day 9-17 £995 / £645

    Maker Week

    A 5 day crash course in all aspects of making: design, manufacture, coding and electronics.
    Electronics
    Coding
    Design
    Construction
     
     
     
     
     
    £459-£919
    ✓ 9-13 years
    5 days
     
    Sparsholt College, Winchester 8/9 - 12 Apr Residential / Day 9-13 £729 / £459
    St Helen & St Katherine, Abingdon 23 - 27 Jul Day 9-13 £539*
    St Helen & St Katherine, Abingdon 30 Jul - 3 Aug Day 9-13 £539*
    Sparsholt College, Winchester 30 Jul - 3 Aug Residential / Day 9-13 £919 / £569
    Chelsea Academy, London 6 - 10 Aug Day 9-13 £514*
    Sparsholt College, Winchester 5/6 - 10 Aug Residential / Day 9-13 £919 / £569
    Chelsea Academy, London 13 - 17 Aug Day 9-13 £519*
    Sparsholt College, Winchester 12/13 - 17 Aug Residential / Day 9-13 £919 / £569
    Sparsholt College, Winchester 19/20 - 24 Aug Residential / Day 9-13 £919 / £569

    * For the Abingdon and Chelsea venues, please book the Laser Maker, 3D Maker and micro:bit Maker courses individually and a discount will be applied.

    micro:bit Maker

    A 1 day introduction to programming using the BBC micro:bit.
    Electronics
    Coding
    Design
    Construction
     
     
     
     
     
    £129-£134
    ✓ 9-13 years
    1 day
     
    Sparsholt College, Winchester 12 Apr Part of Maker Week only
    St Helen & St Katherine, Abingdon 27 Jul Day 9-13 £134
    St Helen & St Katherine, Abingdon 3 Aug Day 9-13 £134
    Chelsea Academy, London 10 Aug Day 9-13 £129
    Chelsea Academy, London 17 Aug Day 9-13 £129
    Sparsholt College, Winchester 3 Aug Part of Maker Week only
    Sparsholt College, Winchester 10 Aug Part of Maker Week only
    Sparsholt College, Winchester 17 Aug Part of Maker Week only
    Sparsholt College, Winchester 24 Aug Part of Maker Week only

    Laser Maker

    Discover 2D computer design and create a variety of laser cut projects.
    Electronics
    Coding
    Design
    Construction
     
     
     
     
     
    £220-£230
    ✓ 9-13 years
    2 days
     
    Sparsholt College, Winchester 9 - 10 Apr Part of Maker Week only
    St Helen & St Katherine, Abingdon 23 - 24 Jul Day 9-13 £230
    St Helen & St Katherine, Abingdon 30 - 31 Jul Day 9-13 £230
    Chelsea Academy, London 6 - 7 Aug Day 9-13 £220
    Chelsea Academy, London 13 - 14 Aug Day 9-13 £220
    Sparsholt College, Winchester 30 - 31 Jul Part of Maker Week only
    Sparsholt College, Winchester 6 - 7 Aug Part of Maker Week only
    Sparsholt College, Winchester 13 - 14 Aug Part of Maker Week only
    Sparsholt College, Winchester 20 - 21 Aug Part of Maker Week only

    3D Maker

    Learn 3D Design and 3D Printing with a series of take-home projects.
    Electronics
    Coding
    Design
    Construction
     
     
     
     
     
    £220-£230
    ✓ 9-13 years
    2 days
     
    Sparsholt College, Winchester 11 - 12 Apr Part of Maker Week only
    St Helen & St Katherine, Abingdon 25 - 26 Jul Day 9-13 £230
    St Helen & St Katherine, Abingdon 1 - 2 Aug Day 9-13 £230
    Chelsea Academy, London 8 - 9 Aug Day 9-13 £220
    Chelsea Academy, London 15 - 16 Aug Day 9-13 £220
    Sparsholt College, Winchester 1 - 2 Aug Part of Maker Week only
    Sparsholt College, Winchester 8 - 9 Aug Part of Maker Week only
    Sparsholt College, Winchester 15 - 16 Aug Part of Maker Week only
    Sparsholt College, Winchester 22 - 23 Aug Part of Maker Week only

    3D Printing

    Build your own 3D printer and learn professional 3D design in Fusion 360.
    Electronics
    Coding
    Design
    Construction
     
     
     
     
     
    £640-£1100
    ✓ 13-17 years
    5 days
     
    Sparsholt College, Winchester 8/9 - 12 Apr Residential / Day 13-17 £910 / £640
    St Helen & St Katherine, Abingdon 23 - 27 Jul Day 13-17 £720
    Chelsea Academy, London 23 - 27 Jul Day 13-17 £695
    St Helen & St Katherine, Abingdon 30 Jul - 3 Aug Day 13-17 £720
    Chelsea Academy, London 30 Jul - 3 Aug Day 13-17 £695
    Sparsholt College, Winchester 29/30 Jul - 3 Aug Residential / Day 13-17 £1100 / £750
    Sparsholt College, Winchester 5/6 - 10 Aug Residential / Day 13-17 £1100 / £750
    Sparsholt College, Winchester 12/13 - 17 Aug Residential / Day 13-17 £1100 / £750
    Sparsholt College, Winchester 19/20 - 24 Aug Residential / Day 13-17 £1100 / £750

    Drone Racing

    Become a Pro Drone Pilot using a racing drone with a camera and video headset!
    Electronics
    Coding
    Design
    Construction
     
     
     
     
     
    £535-£995
    ✓ 11-17 years
    5 days
     
    Sparsholt College, Winchester 8/9 - 12 Apr Residential / Day 11-17 £805 / £535
    St Helen & St Katherine, Abingdon 23 - 27 Jul Day 11-17 £615
    St Helen & St Katherine, Abingdon 30 Jul - 3 Aug Day 11-17 £615
    Sparsholt College, Winchester 29/30 Jul - 3 Aug Residential / Day 11-17 £995 / £645
    Chelsea Academy, London 6 - 10 Aug Day 11-17 £590
    Sparsholt College, Winchester 5/6 - 10 Aug Residential / Day 11-17 £995 / £645
    Chelsea Academy, London 13 - 17 Aug Day 11-17 £590
    Sparsholt College, Winchester 12/13 - 17 Aug Residential / Day 11-17 £995 / £645
    Sparsholt College, Winchester 19/20 - 24 Aug Residential / Day 11-17 £995 / £645