The Residential Summer String Camp is fully catered, giving you maximum time to concentrate on the music.

All members of the camp take turns in the serving of meals and snacks and cleaning the Dining Room after each meal.

Mealtimes are an integral part of the Camp. They are the only times everyone is in the same room – a great chance to catch up, to make announcements and give notices. Towards the end of the week there will be chamber groups and quartets playing during the mealtimes.

The Residential Summer String Camp is unusual in that tutors and musicians eat with the students and non-musicians – in many camps the “staff” remain quite separate.

For these reasons the Residential Summer String Camp does not offer a self-catering option.

Camp Clayton does not offer a vegetarian option as part of the regular meals. If you want a vegetarian meal or any other non-standard meal you should ask for a specialised diet on the application form. Other special diets include gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, etc.

People who have asked for a specialised diet go to a completely different queue and are given individual meals that are specifically for them.

Fruit and snacks will be provided at morning and afternoon tea and at supper.

Soy milk and almond milk, as well as the usual dairy milk, will be available for all meals.

Camp Clayton have a detailed diet request form which they take very seriously.  When you fill it in, specify everything that you do or do not want РCamp Clayton is very accommodating.
You can find the form here.


Camp Clayton provide teas and instant coffee. For those who wish to bring their own beverages there are fridges in the dining room to store ground coffee. Devices for making coffee can be brought to camp provided they remain entirely your responsibility.