About Us

Award Winning International Summer School

Ardmay House International Summer School is an award-winning, family-run summer camp in Scotland for International students aged 8 – 16 years old.

Located on Loch Long, in the heart of Scotland’s first National Park, Ardmay House International Summer School gives students a truly unique experience. ‘AHISSers’ unleash their inner adventurer, experience Scottish culture, improve their English and meet new friends from around the world.

Students choose from our ‘Ardmay Adventure’ programme or the ‘Adventure English’ programme, or do a combination of both programmes!

International students are immersed in English: in English classes, on exciting Adventure Activities and on excursions while exploring the best of Scotland’s culture and attractions.

We are family-run by the Ritchie family who are dedicated to ensuring a nurturing and homely environment where students feel happy, settled, and safe.

We are confident that we provide every single student with positive and valuable learning experiences giving them a positive outlook and fantastic memories of the United Kingdom. Attending our summer camp in Scotland gives our pupils the benefit of full immersion in English and an experience of Scottish countryside and culture.

AHISS is proud to be accredited by the British Accreditation Council as a Short Course Provider. Further details are available here.

We are the winners of a 2016 Visit Scotland ‘Scottish Thistle Award’ and have been chosen as “The UK’s No.1 Summer Camp for Adventure” by Essential Travel Magazine.

Class Room
kayaking at AHISS

Days of Fun

Excursion Organised


Fish & Chips Served


English Classes Taught

Members of Staff

Outdoor Activities


“My daughter really loved the atmosphere of Ardmay House international summer school! It was her first time on a summer camp without parents and she arrived back home asking to stay two weeks next year because “mummy one week is not enough!” Great staff, great attention to the kids and great outdoor activity!”

— Francesca, Mother from Italy

“I want to thank all the Ardmay House team for these three wonderful weeks my son has spent in Scotland. He is extremely happy with the experience and with all his new friends. For sure Ardmay was a good choice for his summer course.”

— Lina, Mother from Spain

“Timothée had an amazing staying and just loved his experience at Ardmay House. He had a hard time leaving you. Thank you for the daily great photos, we live their experience trough them. Congratulations & Thank you to offer this experience to our kids.”

— Lula, Mother from France