WHAT TO EXPECT
Heathfield Summer Camp offers a daily programme of art, crafts, photography, cookery, drama, music, floristry and a whole range of field, water and racquet sports.
The programme is designed so that girls are grouped together by age. The fun packed activities vary throughout the four-week period but not all activities are available each week. Many of these activities are shared with our International Summer School students, providing a great opportunity to meet and make friends with girls from all over the world!
Art & Design
We work in the three studios and outside, and link a lot of creative work to the different course themes we have each year. Students design their own T-shirts, bags and costumes for fashion shows and themed discos. They also make scenery, signs and props for our many shows and festivals. The art department can offer many activities but here are just a few:
- Drawing and painting
- Fabric design
- Glass painting
- Jewellery making
- Card making
- Textile work
- Paper marbling
- Silk painting
- Watercolours with wax
- Modelling with fimo clay
Our Shows are now part of the
Performing Arts Academy.
Summer Campers attending in weeks 1 and 3 will Take part in our end of week show based on the Theme for the week. Our shows in our purpose-built Performing Arts Centre is a highlight for all the students involved. The Shows see girls of all ages from Britain and all around the world working and performing together, having fun and cementing their friendships. We make our own props, costumes and sets as well as computer images to project as backdrops onto the theatre wall.
In the evenings and at week-ends girls take part in Shows such as the Dance and Fashion Show and our own ‘Heathfield’s Got Talent Show’.
On the final Friday evening, before the farewell disco, there is the popular Staff Show based on life at Heathfield transported into a popular film world! Recent highlights have included ‘Frozen Heathfield’ and ‘Heathfield School Musical’.
- Tag Rugby
- Crashmat rounders
- Fitness suite
- King ball
- Quick cricket
- Aqua aerobics
- Swim galas
- Water volleyball
- Water Polo
Summer Campers have the opportunity to play tennis in groups or as part of an afternoon option on selected days. They can also choose the Tennis Academy if they want professional coaching (see Academies)
Our summer school staff have some great tennis games to play on the courts to spice up a normal tennis activity!
What the girls say
Boarding at Camp is perfect, excellent – don’t change anything! I have loved my three years and want to come back as a Helper.Camellia - 15
I like all the staff who are kind and make all the activities enjoyable. I loved the options in the evenings for activities.Anahita - 12
I liked being a resident because I can challenge myself. We had so many different things to do to be busy.Inkie - 7
I love this camp. Everyone is so friendly and nice and we have a lot of activities and trips in the evening.Phoebe - 11
I really love this camp because I had so many different experiences. I loved all the staff, all the teachers, every helpful person.Anastasia - 11