From BBC Journalists to Captains in the Marines, Oppidan Camps calls upon the support of varied external partners to add something special to each and every camp.
The idea is simple: children learn from and respond well to professionals. In the past we’ve had workshops with artists, comedians, chefs, coding experts, charity workers, sportspeople and military figures. These workshops complement our own weekly itinerary.
Harlequins Rugby Club
Ever wanted to have coaching from a professional rugby club? Harlequins joined us on camp in 2019 and will be back in 2020.
BBC Journalism Courses
Feel what it's like to learn writing courses from the best in the business. You might well leave loving English again!
Innovative food company Rude Health worked closely with us throughout 2018. ‘Pimp My Porridge’ workshops proved a huge hit with children.
The Royal Marines
Captains in the Royal Marines come to put the children through their paces, teaching them about teamwork and commitment with a series of obstacles and challenges.
Cypher runs coding workshops on our camps, allowing children to programme drones.
Live Better Lucy
Lucy specialises in offering nutritional and lifestyle support and will be on camp in 2020 to teach the children about healthy eating.
Edinburgh Fringe duo Charlie and Doug will be back in 2019 to put on nights of comedy for the children.
SolidariTee will be back in 2020 ,educating children on Oppidan Camps on the issue of, and showing solidarity for, refugees all over the world.
Sing West Choir
Sing contemporary, folk and choral music with a group who make singing the coolest club around.
Challenging young people to identify the local and global issues that spark their passion, Oppidan partners with WE Schools to empower children.
Industry Education In Music joined us for the first time in 2019 and were a huge success so look out for them in 2020.