Rugby Camp

Originating in England in the 19th Century, rugby is now a sport enjoyed around the world with over 6 million players worldwide.

In partnership with our sister company, PSA Academies, our Rugby Camp is perfect for boys and girls aged 10 to 14 who want to try rugby, improve their skills alongside other like-minded rugby fans and is suitable for those with or without prior experience.

This 1-week rugby course consists of 4 daily training sessions – the sessions will be broken up into smaller sessions focusing on different areas of athletic development, training and assessment such as game management and core skills.

Delivering the course will be elite level coaches from PSA coaches who have a wealth of experience from all areas of game both domestically and internationally. At the end of the course, players will receive feedback by all coaches to improve and maximise their game as well as a player pack including training tops.

LOCATION

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Camp Pangbourne - SUMMER 2019
Saturday 3rd August to Saturday 10th August £624 / 1 week

Excursions
  • London / Oxford / Windsor / Newbury
Transfers and Entrance Fees are included in the price.
  • 1 day trip per week
Included in the Price

Getting to Camp

Please ensure to drop off after 3pm and pick up on departure is after breakfast at 10am

We can provide transfers from and to London Heathrow International Airport (LHR) on both arrival and departure dates – this will incur an additional charge of £25 each way.

Accommodation

Our accommodation has recently been refurbished and contains dorm rooms that can sleep 4 to 6.

We always have separate quarters for boys and girls and try where possible to put children of a similar age in a room together.

If we you have any special requirements or would like to request to share with a friend, we will try to accommodate you, just let us know in advance.

Meals

At Camp Pangbourne there is a large dining hall, serving three nutritional meals a day by friendly kitchen staff.

There is always plenty of choice with a selection of international cuisines available and options for both hot and cold buffet food.

Our Camp Leaders eat their meals at the same time as campers to make sure everyone has had enough food and eating healthily.

Dietary requirements can be met when we are aware in advance.

Coaching

During the rugby course, players will spend 4 half days with our elite level coaches from PSA Academies focusing on the development of all rugby skills from areas on and off the field.

Each morning will begin with a class-based High Performance Clinic after which players are out on the field for a core skills sessions, game management and assessments covering both attacking and defensive elements such as passing, kicking, rucking, tackling and decision making.

Our aim by the end of the week will be for players to have a better understanding of the game and learning of what it takes to be a rugby player on and off the field.

Across the week, players will receive 9 hours of rugby training and assessment, 6 hours of athletic development, and 1.5 hours of class based High Performance Clinics.

At the end of the course, players will receive feedback on the areas that they need to focus on to maximise their potential as a rugby player. You will also receive a player pack which contains 2 t-shirts and a bag.

Kit

Players will need to bring sports kit with them, including football boots, gym trainers and a gumshield (players will not use full contact, there is an initiative for all young players to wear gumshields during training sessions in order to get used to wearing them).

Excursions

During the week, our staff will take all our campers on an organised day trip excursion.

This fully supervised trip is the perfect way to spend the day off-campus with new friends – from day trips to big cities and towns such London, Oxford or Windsor.

Care & Supervision

Our Camp Leaders are responsible for the pastoral care of all those in our care and ensure that everyone is sleeping well, eating well, joining in, making friends and having a great time.

During free time, our teenagers are able to explore the campus with friends, whilst being supervised by their house parents.

International Camp

Our camps are available to children from all over the world.

Integration and immersion is central to how we operate as an organisation, and by encouraging lots of social interaction between different cultures and creating a diverse international community at camp, it can really develop every child’s self-confidence in communicating with others.

Travel Insurance

Xplore has partnered with Endsleigh Insurance to provide invaluable cover specifically designed for Xplore students.

You will receive a summary of insurance cover after booking, however key benefits include:

  • Cover for over 90 sports and activities are included as standard (full details are available within policy documentation).
  • Cancellation and curtailment of the trip due to accident, illness or sickness.
  • If taken ill or have an accident, Endsleigh will pay emergency medical bills and hospital costs that are not covered by the National Health Service.
  • Additional costs incurred to repatriate, if medically necessary.
  • Reasonable costs to return home if a close relative is seriously ill.
  • Reimbursement if luggage is lost, stolen or accidentally damaged.
  • Endsleigh will help replace passports, or visas if they are lost or stolen.
  • Money stolen either from your person or while locked away, will be replaced.
  • If a student accidentally injures someone or damage their property, Endsleigh will cover legal liability.
  • Advice and assistance to take legal action is covered.
  • Cover for unavoidable or necessary cancellation or curtailment of course before completion due to, death, bodily injury or illness.

As a member of the Advance Payments to Travel Agents (APTA) Guarantee Scheme, underwritten by Evolution Insurance Company Limited, Klub Group Limited complies with the requirements of the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992.

Sample Programme

 MorningAfternoonEvening
SAT
Arrival

Camp Fire
SUNCrate Climbing
Quad Biking
Canoeing
Crate Climbing
Quad Biking
Canoeing
Kayaking
Climbing
Abseiling
RUGBY
Welcome Talk
RUGBY
Tag Tournament
MONQuad Bikes
Archery
Field Games
Quad Bikes
Archery
Field Games
RUGBY
Core Skills Session
RUGBY
Skills Assessment

Nightfall Navigation
TUEAir Rifles
Raft Building
Climbing
Air Rifles
Raft Building
Climbing
RUGBY
Core Skills Session
RUGBY
Game Management

Disco
WED
Day Trip Excursion

Relaxed Night
THURUGBY
Speed & Agility Development
RUGBY
Core Skills Session
Archery
Quad Bikes
Crafts
Archery
Quad Bikes
Crafts

Talent Show
FRIRUGBY
High Performance Clinic
RUGBY
Specific Skills Assessment & Awards

Xplore Challenge

Fair Night
SAT
Departure
*Please note this is a sample programme and is designed to give customers an insight into how the week is structured. Not all activities will be available at ALL centres, some activities may be weather permitting and our schedule is always subject to change.

Anglia Examinations operate worldwide, are internationally recognised and comparable against other EFL examination bodies such as Cambridge, TOEFL and IELTS.
Our English Language Courses are accredited by ABLS and Xplore has been inspected by ABLS, a UK Visa and Immigration approved body
We are partnered with Endsleigh Insurance to provide our customers with invaluable cover whilst you are with us. Our group policy has been specifically designed for Xplore activities and programmes.
Accredited the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge for UK activity provision through the AAIAC.