Evening Standard: School's out, camp's in

18 June 2003

Take a tip from the Americans and pack the kids off for summer while you can still bag a place. By Jo Fernandez

Six long weeks of summer holidays stretch before you – but how are you going to entertain your children? In two words that wonderful all-American tradition: summer camp. With availability for both day and residential summer camps on both sides of the Channel, we have rounded up what is left, so there is still time ot get booking.

All UK prices exclude transport which can be arranged by each company.

Running both day and residential camps for ages six to 17, Experience XU – XUK – (020 8922 9739) prides itself on a fun atmosphere. Activities at the residential camp, based in a school near Thetford, Norfolk, include drama, swimming, karting and clay pigeon shooting. Week-long camps run from Sunday to Saturday, starting on 13 July for four weeks, £299 all-inclusive. Evening Standard readers are offered a 10 per cent discount. Quote this article when booking.