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Perhaps, but normally we suggest showing your child the courses and find out what interests them the most.  Learning is the most deep and meaningful if children are highly engaged in what they're doing.  We try to make all our courses highly engaging, but it's even better if they're coming to a camp that they chose themselves.  You may like to click on the 'More Info' button for our courses here and look at the four bar graphs at the top right of the screen.  These give a quick visual indication of how much Making/Designing/Coding/Electronics a course has, which often helps narrow down the options if your child has a particular interest.

It's possible but unlikely as we plan our events around 1 year in advance.  Do feel free to drop us a line and ask us if you need any more assurance as we can usually let you know if it's a possibility.

They vary from season to season.  You can always see our complete list from the 'Venues' menu above.

Planning a new event takes a lot of time and organisation - we normally have our venues and courses planned around a year ahead.  We're always looking for new venues, so do make a suggestion if you think you're missing out where you are!

We normally run a slightly shorter event at Easter, but only at our Winchester venue.  This is where we try out our new courses.  Whilst we try to make our courses appear simple for the students to follow, they are highly complex to organise with thousands of components being shipped to various venues around the UK, and many highly-skilled tutors joining us, so we run our main events in the UK summer holidays.  This is normally in July/August.

We normally run a slightly shorter event at Easter, but only at our Winchester venue.  This is where we try out our new courses.  Whilst we try to make our courses appear simple for the students to follow, they are highly complex to organise with thousands of components being shipped to various venues around the UK, and many highly-skilled tutors joining us, so we run our main events in the UK summer holidays.

All of our courses are normally a full week because we like to give the campers a variety of experiences and have them leave with an in-depth understanding of the topic (and normally with their own equipment they have built during the event).  We have occasionally run shorter courses and sometimes recommend weekend tech activities to those that receive our monthly mail-out - we suggest you sign-up to receive this.

I'm afraid not.  Our courses normally involve a huge amount of hardware and skilled people being in the same place at the same time, so we concentrate on week-long courses in the main UK school holidays.

All of our courses are designed for complete beginners to those with experience.  The staff ratio makes sure that both beginners and experienced campers all get the best from the course.  All we ask for is a genuine enthusiasm and interest in technology, coding and engineering.  Have a look at the courses page with your potential camper to see which general type of courses might suit - coding, engineering or game design!

At All Venues except Winchester:

Registration is at 9.00am - 9.30am. Courses run daily from 9.30pm - 4.30pm with an hour for lunch.  Pickup is between 4:30pm and 4:45pm except on Friday,  where parents have the chance to look around from 3.15pm.

At Winchester:

For residential campers, arrival is from 4.30pm-5.30pm on Sunday and collection is from 3.15 pm on the following Friday, when parents have the chance to look around. 

For non-residential campers, arrival is from 9.00am-9.30am.  Collection is at 5.30pm-5:45pm, except for Friday, when parents have the chance to look around from 3.15pm.  It is usually possible to drop off earlier (from 8:30am) and pick up later (until 6:30pm) as we are on-site with residential campers - please contact us if you need to do this.  You may need to meet us in the dining area or another location on campus.

There is more general information in the Parents’ Guide for Residential Camps and the Parents’ Guide for Non-Residential Venues 

At All Venues except Winchester:

Registration is at 9.00am - 9.30am. Courses run daily from 9.30pm - 4.30pm with an hour for lunch.  Pickup is between 4:30pm and 4:45pm except on Friday,  where parents have the chance to look around from 3.15pm.

At Winchester:

For residential campers, arrival is from 4.30pm-5.30pm on Sunday and collection is from 3.15 pm on the following Friday, when parents have the chance to look around. 

For non-residential campers, arrival is from 9.00am-9.30am.  Collection is at 5.30pm-5:45pm, except for Friday, when parents have the chance to look around from 3.15pm.  It is usually possible to drop off earlier (from 8:30am) and pick up later (until 6:30pm) as we are on-site with residential campers - please contact us if you need to do this.  You may need to meet us in the dining area or another location on campus.

There is more general information in the Parents’ Guide for Residential Camps and the Parents’ Guide for Non-Residential Venues