Frequently asked questions
What is a typical day at Anglo Academy?
07:45 - Wake up
08:15 - Breakfast
09:00 - Workshop 1
09:45 - Break
09:55 - Workshop 2
10:40 - Break
11:00 - Workshop 3
11:45 - Break
11:55 - Workshop 4
12:45 - Lunch
13:45 - Afternoon start
14:00 - Sports & Activities
18:00 - Dinner
18:30 - Free Time
19:00 - Evening Activities
20:00 - Drinks, toast and fruit
20:30 - Bedtime
What does my child need to bring to camp?
We will provide a detailed packing list to you after we confirm your place at our camps. Please do not bring lots of valuable items to the course. Computers and game consoles are not permitted to be brought onto the course.
Can my child call home while at camp?
Your child will be required to hand over their phone once they arrive the campus and they can use their mobile phone in the evening for half an hour only, in order to fully integrate themselves onto the course. If your child does not have a phone, they can call you from our phones during their half hour free time in the evenings.
Can I call my child while at camp?
If parents wish to find out how their child is doing, they can call or email us at any time, and the Course Director or Director of Studies will be happy to offer you an honest assessment of your child’s progress. There is, however, no guarantee you will be able to speak to your child, as they may be involved in other activities and lessons throughout the school.
Can I visit my child during the camp?
If you, or any of your friends or family would like to visit your child at our school then please inform us beforehand. You must provide us with the name and contact details of anyone who wishes to visit the school during the course. If they wish to take the student out for a meal or somewhere away from the school, a request must be made beforehand and this will be at the discretion of the Course Director.
Will I receive a confirmation if I register online?
After you fill out the Google form for registration, we will send you a deposit invoice. Once we receive your deposit, you will receive confirmation and your place will be provisionally reserved until the final course fee payment in June. You will receive a reminder before the final amount is due.
After we receive your full payment, your place is fully confirmed onto your chosen course. All students must complete the Health Form and Information for Parents booklet before attending one of our programmes. This can either be done online or in person a minimum of seven days before the course starts.
How much is the deposit?
The deposit for our HK camp is HKD$2,500 and the deposit for our UK camp is GBP$650. Exchange rates are set out by Anglo Academy and will be stated in the invoice which is valid for 7 days. If you are travelling from outside of Hong Kong and have booked flights and hotels with us, we require a higher deposit to cover the extra costs. You are required to pay the deposit within 7 days of receiving the invoice.
What is your cancellation and refund policy?
If for some reason your child is unable to attend the course, please see below our refunds policy. Unfortunately, all deposits are non-refundable.
Less than 45 days: Fees non-refundable
45-90 days: 30% fees refundable
90 days+: Full refund minus deposit
What are my payment options?
You can either pay in person at our office in Causeway Bay, by cheque or into our bank account once you receive our invoice. The payment methods will be listed on the invoice email we sent you.
What is the plan for inclement weather?
Before school hours:
Parents should use radio or television (or consult the EDB website) to receive announcements on the closure of schools.
If Typhoon Signal Pre-8 or Signal 8 or above is raised prior to school hours, all schools will close.
The pre-8 signal indicates that the observatory expects to raise the Signal 8 within two hours, giving schools and families the opportunity to be prepared.
If a signal is raised while students are travelling to school, Anglo Academy is responsible for receiving the students and holding them until arrangements can be made for them to return home at an appropriate time.
In school hours:
With the government announcement of the closure of schools, all schools and camps are to close. In that situation principals will ensure that safe and adequate arrangements can be made for students to return home.
If that is impossible, Anglo Academy will inform affected parents that their children will remain in school until it is safe to release them or until a parent or designated responsible adult picks them up. Students will not be sent home on our buses once a Signal 8 or above has been hoisted.
Lowering of signals:
When a typhoon signal is lowered to Signal 3, or all signals are cancelled, all schools will open on the next school day.
One week is too short for the HK Camp. Can my child attend 2 summer camps?
Yes of course, they are more than welcome to join more than 1 camp. We had students enrolled in two or more weeks at our HK camp before and found that they had a deeper understanding about the course and made more friends.
Are the 4 weeks in Summer Camp same workshops?
Not exactly similar since the staffs and teachers may be different for different weeks but there may be some overlap. Our workshops are innovative and interactive in nature, student will have a different experience since they are surrounded by different groups of peers.
Are there any certification after the Summer Camp?
Students will receive a certification of completion after the summer camp. We are also happy to provide references for any student looking to apply to university or UK boarding school after their time with us. Each reference details the student’s attitude towards learning, punctuality, and how well they settled into the course. Please ask us for further information about this after the camp.
How will the summer camp help with my child’s application to UK top boarding school and/or universities?
The students will complete an on-going collaborative project which integrates them into the course. They will present their project on the final day, and the presentation will be video recorded and sent to the parents. It is the basis of our recommendation and report, and parents often use this project for UK boarding school or university applications to demonstrate their child’s creativity.
What is the student to staff ratio?
We have a 1:5 staff:student ratio but often have 1:3 so that students are always looked after and safe. We ensure they are stimulated all day, and are not just aimlessly wandering around the school grounds. The days are all carefully planned so that students make the most of their time with us.
What kinds of workshops do you offer?
Students have the options to attend different practical workshops. These are a combination of stand alone workshops and workshops that are designed to prepare students for UK boarding schools or UK universities.
Workshops that were held at previous camps:
- Public Speaking
- Environmental Campaigning
- Leaders in business
- Art and Design
- British Drama and plays
- Creative Thinking
What meals are provided during the course?
We provide breakfast, lunch and dinner during our Summer Camp. Students eat around small family tables of 6-8 other students, with a staff member on each table. This is to make sure they are eating properly, and to feel as homely as possible. Students learn British customs on dining etiquette (saying please and thank you regularly). We find this works well and cements the day’s well-structured programme.
What is the level of English requirement?
As our course is fully conducted in English, we require at least an intermediate level of English. We offer private English tutoring before the Summer Camp for those who have not met our English requirements. Please contact us for more details.
What is included in the price?
Can you organize flights and visas for my child?
Flights and visas(if required) are not included in our price. We can help organize flights and visas for your child with an extra cost. We can also help to pick up your child from the airport to the course site. Please contact us for more details after you have booked our camp.
What is the accommodation like?
Students will stay in a cabin group with 6-10 other students who are of the same sex and similar ages. For the UK summer camps, we try to arrange students from different countries living in the same room to promote cultural exchange. Student can request to share a cabin with a friend, providing they are of the same sex and similar ages.
Do you accommodate campers with special dietary needs?
If your child has any food allergies, please tell us before the camp and we will arrange alternative meal for your child.
What if my child is ill during the camp?
We have access to qualified first-aid staffs and excellent medical facilities during the camp. We will contact you if your child is sick and needs any medical assistance.
What if my child has homesick?
For many kids, camp is one of the first experiences he or she has to be away from home for an extended period of times. Sometimes the kids may become homesick due to a feeling of fear and anxiety in the first few days. We keep our campers busy from the moments they arrive, which helps to shift their focus away from home to new friends and having fun. Our qualified staffs are trained to deal with homesickness and all the emotions that come along with it. In the rare instance that a child is truly struggling, we will contact you.