Expect veggie-fuelled soups, handmade breads, colourful pasta, meat and fish dishes and sweet treats to take home. The camp is full of fun and flavour and are always very popular so book early.

Cooking with the ESFW at Kirkliston

For kids who would love to get more hands-on in the kitchen and cook and eat some wonderful dishes that are fab for mind, bodies and tummies! Transport from Excel to ESFW for the morning session of cooking with lunch at the cook school. (Eating what you have prepared).

Our cookery camp will take kids on a culinary journey of exploration using fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as good quality meat and fish, pasta and much more. Cooking together in the morning, kids will learn a number of techniques and skills for life which will help maintain a balanced diet of incredibly tasty dishes. NB Please let us know of any food allergies. Excel is a NUT FREE camp but we cannot guarantee that the ingredients used at cook school are suitable for any allergies or intolerances.

The children will then join the All Sports camp for the remainder of the day participating in team events, film making and sports tournaments. The price is inclusive of the All Sports summer camp.


Edinburgh School of Food & Wine

The staff at ESFW will teach the children throughout the session with assistance from their staff and Excel coaches.

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Excel+ Cooking camp

The following outline is a rough guide to a typical day at Excel Sports Academy. There will be a minimum of 3 hrs of cooking.

8am – 9.00amDrop off time
Supervision of children watching a film, playing board games, cards, colouring, reading etc.
9.00am – 10.15amExcel Plus Activity: Cooking - PROMPT depature to go to Kirkliston
10.15am – 10.30amBreak
10.30am – 12pmExcel Plus Activity: Cooking
12pm – 12.30pmLunch at ESFW - enjoy and taste what you have prepared
12.30pm – 1pmReturn to St Georges campus on mini bus
1pm – 2pmSports Session
2pm – 3pmSports Session
3.00pm – 3.30pmTeam Film Making Practice
3.30pm – 5pmSports Challenge or Tournament
5pm – 6pmPick up time
Supervision of children watching a film, playing board games, cards, colouring, reading etc.

The following table of activities highlights what you might expect to do during an Excel+ week:


All equipment is provided but you are welcome to bring your own specialist equipment if you prefer.

For specialist camps you may need to check the main activity page fro additional details.

For the All Sports camp wear clothing suitable for the season and a full active day eg shorts and tracksuit bottoms, trainers, fleece and a waterproof. We like to get outside as much as possible.

Due to allergies Excel does not provide food. Bring snacks and a packed lunch full of nutritous food, fit for a full active day. Sweets are not a good source of energy! St George's often provide a snack at the end of the day but this will be given after sign out, to allow you to decide if it is suitable.

Bring a refillable water bottle. Water is available at the water fountains for refills.

If you need to bring medicine you will be asked to fill out a form at the start of the week and this will be kept stored for you in case it is required. This can be stored in a fridge if required.

Please do not bring ipads, tablets or telephones. If you do need a telephone, you will be asked to hand it in at the start of the day. This is to protect against images that may be taken of children.

The Venue

Excel Sports Academy have been in the fantastic facilities of St George’s School for Girls for many years now. Located in a quiet residential area just west of the City in Roseburn. St George’s is one of the countries top schools with first class facilities.

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The Staff

Our Staff are led by a PE teacher and all undergo training as well as appropriate safety checks. We regularly have other PE teachers, elite sports performers and university students training to be teachers.

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