Sports & Activity Camps at Strathallan

Sports & Activity Camps at Strathallan

Enjoy action-packed sports and activity camps at one of Scotland's top schools.

Our camps run during the Easter and Summer holidays. Participants from any schools are welcome to attend.

Summer Camps

Pipes & Drums

12th - 15th July

There will be a variety of individual and group sessions looking at improving technique; learning tunes and scores; playing with other instruments; writing tunes harmonies and even bagpipe and drum maintenance! There will also be tutor recitals and Q&A sessions.

Throughout the course, group rehearsals lead up to an informal concert on the final afternoon. A programme of evening activities and further practice time is available for residential participants and the camp is open to pipers and drummers from any school.

Meet the Course Leader:

Craig Muirhead, Director of Piping, Drumming & Traditional Music at Strathallan, Member of the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, 1st Class Honours Graduate of Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Senior Member of Grade 1 Scottish Power Pipe Band, Piper and leading role in the 2010 Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony in Delhi and opening ceremony for CG2014 in Glasgow, Former Pipe Major of the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland.

Details & Prices

Residential (Ages 10-16) - £275

Drop off 5.00-6.00pm, Monday. Pick up 4.15pm, Friday. All accommodation, meals, tuition and activities included.

Non-Residential (Ages 10-16) - £175

Drop Off 9.00-9.15am, pick up 4.15pm. Tuesday to Friday. Lunch, tuition, and daytime activities included.

Pipes & Drums Booking Form

Dance & Drama

8th - 12th August

At Strathallan's week-long drama camp, participants will enjoy sessions in improvisation, script writing, debate, character development, physical theatre, music and dance along with a huge amount of fun and laughter.

This is an opportunity to not only develop performance skills but introduce technical theatre skills including stage makeup, set design, lighting, sound, and direction.

Meet the Course Leader:

David Foster, Head of Drama at Strathallan School, Acting & directing experience across theatre, radio and TV, Directed, created and performed in educational theatre, Run workshops for schools across Scotland.

Details & Prices

Residential (Ages 8-16) - £350

Drop off 5.00-6.00pm, Sunday. Pick up 4.15pm, Friday. All accommodation, meals, tuition and activities included.

Non-Residential (Ages 8-16) - £250

Drop Off 9.00-9.15am, pick up 4.15pm. Monday to Friday. Lunch, tuition, and daytime activities included.

Dance & Drama Booking Form

The camp ethos, the friendliness and professionalism of the staff were second-to-none and we would not hesitate to recommend Strathallan to anyone looking for a summer camp - Parent


25th - 29th July

Strathallan's annual tennis camp is designed for players of all abilities aged 8 to 16, from any school.

Throughout the camp we will take advantage of the Wilson Hall which offers 3 indoor tennis courts as well as our 9 outdoor courts.

Whether beginner or tournament level, this camp will give participants the opportunity to improve their tennis within groups based on age, ability and the coach's assessment.

The camp will combine physical and mental conditioning; technical and tactical training and matchplay coaching.

As well as the tennis coaching, on each day there will also be a different team sport or activity.

Players should come along ready to immerse themselves in a fun week of tennis where they can improve their on-court skills, have fun and make friends in the process.

Meet the Lead Coach:

Tommy Ogilvie, Strathallan Tennis Academy Coach, Highly Respected & Experienced LTS Club Coach, full-time Coach at Strathallan since 2015 and former coach at Kinnoull Tennis Club.

Details & Prices

Residential - £350

Drop off Sunday 24th 6-7pm, pick up 4.15pm. Friday. Accommodation, meals, coaching and all activities included.

Nom-Residential - £250

Drop off 9.15am, pick up 4.15pm. Monday to Friday. Lunch, coaching and day-time activities included.

Booking Form

My children have loved each year of the camp. Great fun, great sport and a good opportunity to make new friends - Parent


18th - 22nd July

Under the watchful eyes of our coaching and pastoral teams, boys and girls aged 8-15 have the chance to take part in a huge variety of sports and activities - some of which they may never have tried previously.

From clay pigeon shooting to kayaking; archery to rugby; fencing to swimming, participants are encouraged to improve skills through specialist coaching, as well as to try out new sports in the taster sessions with specialist coaches. In addition, there is a fantastic programme of evening activities for residential campers meaning that every waking minute spent at a Strathallan Multi-Sport Camp is filled with laughter and fun.

The camp leaders, along with their team, bring together a programme to suit all levels of ability, with the aim of improving confidence and encouraging participation in sport.

Attendance at our specialist Performance Swim coaching sessions for club swimmers (9-11am Mon-Fri) can be added to this camp.

Sports include*

Aqua Aerobics, Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Circus Skills, Clay Target Shooting, Climbing Wall, Cricket, Dance, Dodgeball, Fencing, Football, Golf, Hockey, Kayaking, Netball, Rounders, Rugby, Squash, Swimming, Team Building, Tennis, Trampolining

*subject to availability and level of demand

Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say how much our daughter enjoyed the Multi-Sport camp. It has given her new confidence - Parent

Details & Prices

Residential - £375

Drop off 5-6pm, Sunday. Pick up 5pm, Friday.

All accommodation, meals, coaching and activities included.

Non-Residential - £275

Drop off 9am, pick up 5pm. Monday to Friday.

Lunch, all coaching and day-time activities included.

Add "Performance Swim" Option - £65 - See below for more information on our Performance Swim camp

Booking Form

Performance Swim

18th - 22nd July

Aimed at competitive swimmers, Strathallan's own swim coach, Elaine Johnston, will put participants through their paces in the pool for two hours each morning. Whether a competitive club or school swimmer, or aspiring to swim competitively, this camp offers high-level coaching for boys and girls aged 10-16. This is a fantastic opportunity to follow in the wake of swimmers such as Duncan Scott and Scott McLay, Strathallians who have achieved such great success in the international pool. A very limited number of places are available for this camp to allow the coaching to be tailored to each participant's requirements.

Performance Swim - £125

Drop off 8.45am, pick up 11.15am, Mon-Fri (Pool time 9am-11am)

Booking Form

Excellent camp with superb facilities and fantastic staff - Parent

Learn To Swim

25th - 29th July

Whether an absolute beginner or an improver, Strathallan's own swim coach Elaine will work with participants to gain more confidence in the pool and become safe swimmers. The sessions offer 30 or 45 minutes in the pool each day in small classes and are open to those aged 5+ for beginners and 7+ for improvers

Learn to Swim

Beginner Sessions 9.30-10 or 10.15-1045 Mon-Fri - £50

Improver Sessions

11-1130 Mon-Fri - £50

11.45-1230 Mon-Fri - £65

Download the Learn to Swim Booking Form

Meet the Coach:

Elaine Johnston leads Strathallan's Junior and Senior Swim Programmes. She represented GB at the World University Games and Scotland at the Commonwealth Games. BSCA Scottish Junior Coach of the Year 2014 and 2015, BSCA British Junior Coach of the Year 2015 and she has coached Commonwealth, World and Olympic medal winners Duncan Scott & Scott McLay.


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8th - 12th August

Strathallan’s longest-running, ever-popular hockey skills development camps boast a variety of top coaches who have played and coached at the very highest level.

Each day, participants take part in a variety of drills and game practice, designed to improve skills and technique.

For goalkeepers and outfield players, excellent coaching is available and, with the daily Coaches’ Challenge and player awards, there is great fun to be had at a Strathallan Hockey Camp.

Please pass on a huge thanks to all involved in last week's hockey camp. Our daughter really had a super time and although she came home exhausted each evening, she said it was the best camp yet! - Parent

NEW FOR 2022 - High-Performance Camp (ages 14-17)

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8th - 12th August

For those playing at regional or national level, we offer specialist technical and gameplay sessions, S&C and pool recovery along with video analysis and more.

Meet the Coaching Team:

Rhett Halkett, Head of Hockey at Strathallan, 155 Caps for South Africa including London Olympics, Glasgow Commonwealth Games, Hockey World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations Assistant Coach with the Netherlands Women's Team (current Olympic Champions) and former professional field hockey player

Stephen Dick, Head of PE at Strathallan, 29 caps for GB including Beijing Olympics and 2 Commonwealth Games. 106 caps for Scotland

Audrey Sime, Strathallan’s Assistant Head and Hockey Coach, 54 Caps for Scotland and former Scotland U16, U18, U21 & Commonwealth Games senior coach

Details & Prices

Non-Residential - £250

Drop off 9.15am, pick up 4.15pm Monday to Friday.

Lunch, coaching and day activities included.

Residential - £350

Drop off 4-5pm Sunday, pick up 4.15pm Friday.

All meals, coaching, accommodation and activities included.

High-Performance Hockey

Non-Residential £325 or Residential £400

Booking Form

I think it's the best rugby camp held in Scotland - Parent

Rugby - Girls Camp & Boys Camp

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25th - 29th July

Strathallan welcomes over 160 players to our summer rugby camp and this is sure to be the case again in 2021. Combining the talents of the coaches with the superb facilities at Strathallan, the camp is built around the foundations of the game and provides an environment that will develop players on and off the field.

Coaching sessions will consist of skill development drills, increasing game understanding and developing the player. While the focus will be improvement across all areas of rugby, we know that enjoyment is the catalyst to improving, so this is central to the programme.

Alongside the rugby, there will be pool recovery sessions, nutrition workshops, S&C workshops (for the older age groups), video analysis and team development sessions.

There will be matches on the final day in which players can put all that they have learned into practice and we look forward to seeing how the girls and boys develop as players over the week.

We strongly advise early booking for this camp to avoid disappointment.

It was his first time and we can safely say it was a spectacular success. He enjoyed himself enormously and could not say enough about how much fun it was - Parent

Meet the Lead Coach:

Jim Thompson, Director of Sport at Strathallan, Scotland 7s (RWC 7s, IRB World 7s Series), Scotland A, Edinburgh Rugby & London Scottish.

Details & Prices

Residential (Boys 8-14, Girls 12-14) - £375

Residential High Performance (Boys/Girls 15-16) - £425

Drop off 7.00-8.00pm, Sunday. Pick up 4.15pm, Friday. All accommodation, meals, coaching and activities included.

Non-Residential (Boys 8-14, Girls 12-14) - £275

Drop off 9am, pick up 4.30pm. Monday to Friday. Lunch, coaching and daytime activities included.

Booking Form

How to book your place

Please return a completed booking form, along with payment, to Carlos Silva, Commercial Operations Assistant.

Strathallan School, Forgandenny, Perth PH2 9EG or email to

If you have any issues, please email or contact us:

  • Phone - +44(0)1738 815099

More information

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