There's no shortage of things to do both onsite and further afield in a full and varied activity programme. Coupled with lasting friendships and the chance to explore life's big questions it makes for an unforgettable holiday.

2021 dates

In 2021 we are running four holidays for 13-18 year olds (yrs9-13)

Cost- £445

1: 8th-15th July (Limited spaces)
2: 16th-23rd July (Limited spaces)
3: 24th-31st July
4: 1st-8th August


PLEASE NOTE: To avoid disruption to groups and activities, we are unable to accept bookings for only part of a holiday. Applications are accepted for only one of these holidays and early booking is advisable. 

Book with Confidence

We appreciate that making plans at this time of uncertainty is difficult, so please be assured that should we have to cancel the holidays as a result of Covid-19, a full refund of any monies paid (including the deposit) will be made. All fees are held in a ring-fenced account to ensure we can make this guarantee.


The holidays cost £445 which includes full board and all activities. This does not include the cost of travel to and from the holiday. The cost is kept to a minimum as the Leaders and Assistant Leaders all contribute towards the costs of running the holidays. Bursaries are available for those who would otherwise be unable to come. To avoid disruption to groups and activities, we are unable to accept bookings for only part of the holiday.

We are now members of PTS to provide protection for fees paid – more details in terms and conditions.


Between 60 and 80 young people come on each of the holidays drawn from a variety of Independent Schools with which we have links. Do enquire to find out if we have links with a particular school.

There will be a good number of newcomers on every holiday and we work hard to provide a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Each person is part of a small group of boys or girls with two or three Leaders assigned to look after them. 

The holidays are led by the full time staff of Lymington Rushmore Holidays, assisted by a large team of volunteers including many school teachers and undergraduates.


Senior Holidays are held in the beautiful setting of Walhampton School, just outside Lymington and overlooking the Isle of Wight. With excellent facilities, the New Forest on its doorstep and close proximity to the sea it is an ideal holiday location. Lymington Rushmore has held holidays here for more than 50 years.


Each day is packed full of activities catering for a wide variety of interests.  Mornings are usually spent on-site making the most of the excellent facilities.  Afternoons are often spent further afield. 

  • Archery
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Board Games
  • Bowls
  • Combat Archery
  • Combat Games
  • Cookery
  • Country Houses
  • Climbing
  • Crate Climbing
  • Cricket
  • Croquet
  • Dodgeball
  • Drama Workshop
  • Excursions
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Juggling
  • Kayaking
  • Lacrosse
  • Music
  • Netball
  • Offroad Cycling
  • Photography
  • Power Kiting
  • Power Boating
  • Real Tennis
  • Sailing
  • Raft Building
  • Ropes Course
  • Padder
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Sketching
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Touch Rugby
  • Velodrome
  • Volleyball
  • Waterpark
  • Waterskiing
  • Wide Games
  • Windsurfing


Whilst every day on camp is different a typical day might look something like this:

8.45 Breakfast

10.00 Morning Meeting

10.30 Activities

12.45 Lunch

1.30 Afternoon Activities

4.45  Tea

7.15 Supper

8.30 Evening Meeting

9.15 Cafe Nuit (in house entertainment!)

9.45 Group Discussion

10.00 Wind-down & Bed


The food is always a highlight of camp and is provided by our own team of volunteer cooks. There is healthy, home-made food in plentiful supply! We are able to cater for different dietary needs by prior arrangement.