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Summer 2016 season underway

2016 Instructors (from 2nd L) Samantha, Max, Arron and Andrew with Rebecca (L) and Mark (R) high above Ardmore

Spring at Ardmore

Summer 2016 season underway

Thursday May 5th 2016

Our seasonal staff team joined us at the weekend as we start our two-week preparation period for what looks to be a busy and exciting summer. Its great to have some new faces, but also to have Max back for a second summer.

Our cook for this summer, who arrives next week, came to Ardmore herself as a teenager on the 14 Day Summer Camp, and in the past few years has sent both of her sons to us to have similar experiences.

We also have a number of familiar faces making ‘guest’ appearances on our instructor team with Chris (2010, 2011), Jen (2014), Andi (2014) and Luke (2012) all joining us at some point for the busier weeks and Hazel (cook in 2011, 12 and 14) is with us on the pots and pans for the final three weeks.

After York House’s pre-season visit in early April the snow has returned and has now left us again (hopefully for good!).

Along with a whole host of long standing prep schools on our summer rosta we’ll be welcoming Westbourne School, Craigclowan, and pupils from Belhaven for the first time this summer and a second team from York House as they reset their long standing trip to Ardmore from the end of Year 8 (June) to the start of Year 8 (Sept).

As for this year’s summer camps there are now only three places left on the 14-Day Expedition Summer Camp, two places left on the 6-Day Summer Camp and the 10-Day Young Leaders Camp is full. We have opened some additional spaces on a second 6-Day Summer camp starting on Sat 13 Aug too!

There will be plenty of news here throughout the season and also some bits and pieces on our Facebook page too.