Independent Schools Cultural Alliance - ISCA – Summer Programs in the UK


Create Global Friendships & Discover New Places

13 – 21 August 2022

Are you looking for a fun, unique and exciting summer camp experience for your child this summer? We invite you to explore ISCA’s brand-new summer camp to find out why our programme will give your child an unforgettable summer camp experience this August.

Who is this for?

To celebrate our 40th year, ISCA are delighted to launch our one-week summer camp exclusively for 11 to 14-year-old children from across the globe.

Over the past two years, children have missed out on school trips, travel and having opportunities to meet new friends. Our summer camp offers a perfect opportunity for children to create global friendships and discover new places, whilst enjoying a week away from home in a magical, residential boarding school setting.

ISCA truly opened my eyes to the fact that I can do whatever and go wherever I want in this life. The opportunities are endless.

Why is ISCA unique?

At ISCA our focus is to create fun experiences for our pupils. Each pupil will discover new places as we explore 15 historic and cultural sights in southern England, allowing children to experience and learn about the amazing history and culture of the UK in a fun and interactive way.

We visit iconic sights such as the Tower of London, Windsor Castle, Houses of Parliament, Stratford-upon-Avon, Canterbury, Hampton Court Palace, and the London Eye. We go to a West End Show, cruise along the River Thames, and discover some of London’s most famous landmarks including Buckingham Palace, Whitehall, Westminster Abbey, Covent Garden and more!

Pupil-led Learning

ISCA’s central ethos is pupil-led learning. Although we always enter sights as one group, pupils will then have the opportunity to explore in groups of 3 or more. This gives them agency over their learning, allows them to focus on their specific interests and encourages independence.

Teachers are always present, giving pupils the security of knowing they are in a safe environment, with 1 teacher for every 5 pupils.

Not only do we explore lots of different sights, but we also provide each pupil with an activity booklet to complete during the week; we stimulate learning through collaborative working in interactive workshops; and we give everyone our ISCA Explorer course book, containing a detailed history of every place we visit.

Make Global Friendships

The programme is not just about exploring new places, but also about meeting new friends from across the globe. Our campus environment and activities are intentionally designed to encourage pupils to mix with their contemporaries, broaden their horizons, learn about one other’s cultures and form lasting friendships.

I still keep in touch with my friends from isca, the friendships really do last a lifetime

Our Campus

Our summer camp is based at one of the most prestigious boarding schools in the country, Charterhouse School. Charterhouse School is renowned for its historic buildings but equally for its fantastic modern facilities, making it an ideal place for pupils to have a brilliant summer camp experience.

Our countryside location, 35 miles south-west of London, gives us quick and easy access to many of the UK’s best historic and cultural sights.

On-Campus Activities

Our campus environment gives pupils a break from touring and allows them to take part in sports and activities, facilitating new friendships at all times. Sports and activities include cricket, football, netball, hockey, swimming, art, squash, fives, tennis, drama and rounders.

Want to find out more?

Step 1 – Arrange a Zoom Call

Step 2 – Sign up by 31 March to guarantee your child’s place.


The ISCA Team

Our ISCA staff are chosen based on their experience working with this specific age group and on residential programmes. We have 1 teacher for every 5 pupils throughout the programme. Naturally, all of our staff are background checked and are given Safeguarding Training before the beginning of the summer camp. ISCA also employs a Medical Supervisor on campus and ISCA staff are First Aid trained.

40 Years’ Experience

Since 1982, ISCA has run residential camps for pupils aged 11 to 15-years-old. ISCA works with 32 schools from around the world who join us every July for a three-week summer camp and also for a ten-day trip to Scotland over Hogmanay.

My son had an amazing time, learned a lot and developed great friendships along the way.

More than a summer camp

ISCA run optional online courses throughout the year. These are included for pupils who are signed up to our summer camp.

Online courses
  • The Great ISCA Bake OffFebruary 2022 – June 2022
  • The ISCA Travel Club – February 2022 to June 2022


The cost of the ISCA Summer Camp is £1,450 per person. This does not include travel to or from the campus.

This includes 8 nights’ accommodation at Charterhouse School; entrance fees to each place we visit; a ticket to a West End Show; all sports and activities on campus; all transport during the programme; staffing at a ratio of 1:5; breakfast and dinner each day; lunch for 7 of the days; an ISCA T-Shirt; and and ISCA Explorer course book and activity booklet.

To become part of ISCA you would typically follow this process:

  1. Sign up to a 1-to-1 Zoom call with our ISCA Director, Luke Liddle. This is your chance to ask questions and find out more about the programme.
  2. Parents / Carers can confirm their child’s place by registering online and paying a £500 deposit. (Please note registration opens on 1 January 2022 and closes on 31 March 2022. Places are limited and are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.)
  3. By 30 June 2022, pay the remaining balance.

To register your interest, please click here.


To provide you with peace of mind, we have put together a package of measures to give families security when booking with ISCA. This series of measures will ensure that the course can take place under existing regulations in the UK. Should restrictions be further eased by next summer we will update our measures, and inform you and your family of any changes.

Click here to read our full COVID-19 policy.

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