About Us

The English Camp Company

​​​​​​​​The English Camp Company, L.L.C. was founded in 2008 by Ashleigh McLean & Nathanial Poerio.


Nate Poerio is from Annapolis, Maryland and has been living in Italy since 2006. During the school year he teaches elementary school English in Umbria. Nate loves playing golf, skiing, playing with his dog Alba, hiking, gardening (although he is not very good) and eating Italian food.  


Ashleigh McLean was born in Adelaide, Australia and moved to the United Kingdom in 1999 with her family. She graduated from the University of Liverpool with a BA in German and International Development. Ashleigh has lived in Italy since 2009 and in her free time enjoys spending time with her family, baking and studying interior design and decoration.


We started English Camp with the idea of bringing fun, well organized activities to Italian children at a reasonable price for their families. The children that attend English Camp not only have the chance to learn English while enjoying themselves and trying new activities, but they also form wonderful relationships with the tutors from different cultures. We think English Camp is something special and should be a great experience for everyone that takes part - the school that hosts the camp, the children, the tutors, the host families, and of course us. We take a lot of pride in doing our part to create so many smiles.


Thank you to everyone involved in the ECC experience! See you next summer!


The ECC Family - Nate, Ashleigh, Toby & Alba

(our dog!)