Update: We heard the good news today that the UK Government has announced the ‘Test to Release’ Scheme.   Many students are therefore able to return home and spend longer with their families. Unfortunately the consequence of this is that a large number of the students who planned to join the Christmas Residential camp are now returning home, and therefore we have made the decision to cancel our Christmas Residential Camp.


Welcome to the December 2020 residential with Camp Xplode and Study Links, bringing the Christmas spirit to camp for those children who are not able to travel home for the holidays this year. Located at a historic schools in beautiful Yorkshire, this residential will provide a safe, secure and fun environment for international children through activities, home comforts, Christmas and New Year celebrations.


  • For children aged 11-19
  • Everybody is welcome
  • Accommodation, activities and meals included
  • Optional 1-2-1 online tuition
  • From only £950 per week

Study Links

Study Links is a guardianship service provider and placement organisation, acting as guardian to international students studying in the UK, arranging accommodation with caring English homestay families whilst they are studying in the UK. Study Links offer an education consultancy service, dedicated to placing international students in the best schools in the UK.

Teenagers enjoying time outdoors


Ackworth School

Address: Ackworth School, Ackworth, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF7 7LT

Dates: 11th December – 9th January

Facilities: Comfortable shared rooms, Communal, Two large playing fields, Eight tennis courts, Sports hall, Outdoor space, Indoor heated swimming pool, Five football pitches, Cricket pitch, Athletics field, Fitness suite, Table tennis tables, Squash courts, Music hall, Library.


The residential will be fully risk assessed to ensure all those who attend can have an exceptional Christmas experience in a safe and comfortable environment. We will be adhering to all UK Government Guidelines as well as the Boarding School Association Covid-19 SAFE charter and have significant risk assessments across all areas of the programme.

  • All participants will be required to maintain social distancing. Each bubble will be advised to adhere to these rules where possible.
  • Whilst we take all precautions, if someone shows Covid symptoms, they will be isolated in separate accomodation and a test will be arranged. All members of that bubble will need to isolate until the test results are received. If the test comes back positive, all bubble members will isolate for 14 days. The person with Covid will be cared for by staff and NHS guidelines will be followed.
  • We will implement ‘Bubbles’ to ensure children remain safe. Household bubbles will be made up of children according to age group and gender.
  • Pre-arrival Covid test will be sent out to your school a few days before arrival. Students must have a clear test no longer than 72 hours prior to the commencement of the residential
  • All staff will be tested prior to the arrival of students.
  • All communal areas will be cleaned daily and rooms deep cleaned weekly. All students and staff will be expected to maintain the recognised NHS guidelines ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach. Students will be required to wear masks whilst moving across site.

Sample Timetable

Note that the following is not included

£110 Covid-19 test prior to arrival

Transfers are available at an additional cost. Price on application.

Camp Xplode is an OFSTED Good Provider

Camp Xplode is a proud member of the ‘We’re Good To Go’ industry standard. The scheme ensures that businesses adhere to local public health guidance and has carried out a full Covid-19 risk assessment, to ensure that all required policies and processes are in place.