Part of the Inspiring Learning group, Camp Beaumont, provides camps, with lessons conducted entirely in English to encourage new life skills, whilst also focusing on helping children with science, technology, engineering, and maths learning.
“We’re delighted to have successfully expanded our camps to Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore. We have seen real tangible benefits for children across the UK who have learnt to be more adaptable and change to situations around them, and it is great to bring this to Asia,” said Andy Marsden, president of Inspiring Learning Asia.
“We have designed our programs to make sure they are fit for the geographical climate, as well as the needs of parents across the world. We’ve had some brilliant uptake so far with word spreading far enough that we even had one parent coming on holiday from the North of Thailand to Bangkok so their children could attend a camp.”
The expansion builds on the group’s presence in the UK and Hong Kong, where it had already been partnering with international schools to offer bespoke outdoor education programs for secondary school children, as well as running its holiday camps.
“We always look to partner with exceptional schools with excellent facilities and a shared ethos to our own. A passion for quality, inclusivity and the desire to bring out the best in each child,” a spokesperson from Camp Beaumont said.
“We always look to partner with exceptional schools with excellent facilities and a shared ethos to our own”
The demand for further campuses partly comes from growing interest from parents in Asian countries to send their children to carry out higher education in Europe, the spokesperson said.
“In our increasingly global society, providing young children across Asia with English language skills and exposure to western culture is definitely a focus for parents,” they continued.
“The growing socio-economic strength of South-East Asia has contributed to parents’ surging aspirations for their children, meaning extra education in English, exposure to Western culture and skills and learning development opportunities which help higher academic performance are becoming highly sought after.”
This year, the group, which hosted over 440 children during summer and autumn, has plans to launch ‘Camp Beaumont residentials’, which will see children from other countries visit host schools and experience what the country has to offer.
Further ahead, the group is looking into opportunities for expansion in India and Vietnam.