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Possibly, but we go to great lengths to put all of our information on our website. Technology changes so quickly that are courses are always being updated, so we find it best to keep the latest information on this website.
At most of our non-residential venues, campers bring their own lunches. At Abingdon and Winchester, food is provided and we can cater for pretty much any diet, allergy or religious requirement, but do send us an email if you want to check.
Our student to tutor ratio is never higher than 8:1 and can average 6:1. There is always a junior and senior version of each "open age" course and some courses will be open to two blocks of 8 students. Whilst two groups may work in the same room - each group will have their own tutor. large computer suites or DT rooms at our venues lend themselves to two small groups using the space.
Our residential weekly camps are only available at Sparsholt College, Winchester, where you can also attend as a day student.
We pride ourselves on building skills and knowledge through practical projects, and all our courses involve taking things home – from a functioning 3D printer to a new computer game. There is often access to follow-up activities and on-line links too! Please see the individual course pages for details on exactly what campers take home after each course.
We are generally happy to allow juniors to undertake the senior course as long as the tutor is happy after assessment on the first day, or if this has been discussed with the Tech Team in advance. If you wish to discuss this further then do please contact the office.
We are an OFSTED-registered childcare provider. Further information about the OFSTED registration system can be found on their website
Our OFSTED registration number for Winchester Tech Camp is EY489833
Our OFSTED registration number for other non-residential Tech Camp venues is EY489806
If campers are doing the same course and are of a similar age then they can be in the same group. Simply note this under "other info" when you make a booking.
Many of our tutors work privately with students - especially if they get on well at camp. If you contact the office with the details, then we will circulate this to our tutors and they will contact you directly if they are interested.
Parents or carers are not allowed to stay on site at any of our venues after registration.
For non-residential campers there is the opportunity each day to speak to staff and daily updates are sent out for residential campers. There is the opportunity for all parents and carers to see what the campers have been up to on the Friday of the course, from 3.15pm.
Parents of some overseas students choose to stay in Winchester for the duration of the course as Sparsholt College is easily accessible by bus or taxi from the Town Centre, which is a cultural and historic city.
Campers have used their experience at Tech Camp as part of the "residential" element, or as part of the "acquiring a new skill" element of a Duke of Edinburgh award. It helps if we know this in advance so we can ensure that the Tutor/Manager complete the documentation required at the end of the course before the camper leaves.
Please contact us if you wish to use your Tech Camp course as part of a Duke of Edinburgh submission.
There is only wi-fi/internet available at residential camp.
Our Easter camp is shorter to fit in with the Easter holiday weekend, finishing on the Thursday before Good Friday. We only run our brand new courses for the season at Easter and places are restricted. It gets booked early as many of our "serial campers" particularly like this camp where they are the first to try out our new offerings!
The course content covered at Easter is the same as the course in the summer - but concentrated into 4 slightly longer days. The shorter camp is also reflected in the lower cost of Easter courses - but as usual everything is taken home at the end of camp.