Our summer camp is located just 10km from San Sebastian and its wonderful beaches, in a very safe and peaceful town, providing a perfect location to experience a holiday in an educational setting, surrounded by nature and at the same time close to the sea-side! Our young students can enjoy visits to the mountains and the beaches at the same time and there are plenty of other attractions and excursion opportunities nearby. The camp offers exceptional high-quality, dynamic and enjoyable language lessons each day, specifically geared towards children between the ages of 7 and 15 years old, in combination with an extensive and exciting programme of sports, games, outings, excursions and adventure activities.
The Summer Camp for Young Students in San Sebastian, open in July each year, offers a programme of 20 general Spanish classes each week, in addition to a huge range of activities every day. There are three course options to choose from, catering for the different needs of our international students and their families.
You can choose the half-day camp, where participants will receive Spanish language classes and take part in the programme of activities up until lunch time. There is an option to book the full-day camp from Monday to Friday, from 09.30 until 19.30 hours, which is ideal for those who wish to enjoy the entire day at camp and sleep at home and then there is an overnight option, running from Sunday to Saturday.
Our overnight students will receive 24-hour care and attention in a safe and welcoming international environment, providing them with the opportunity to meet many other students from all over the world and to experience independence in the classroom, during the activities programme and in the dormitory rooms. The bedrooms are shared with fellow students of the same age group and gender.
The Spanish language lessons are carefully structured to ensure that they are fun, interesting and accessible to all youngsters and there is a maximum class size of just 10 students, with an average of 8. The teachers and professional staff members and assistants are always present, to help and care for the students, who are divided into different levels depending on their prior knowledge of the Spanish language.
The camp accommodation provides a secure and comfortable environment in shared bedrooms for our overnight participants. You will share a dormitory with 5 other students of the same gender. For students who have their own accommodation in or near to San Sebastian, then the camp offers a special bus transport service each day in the week. The bus leaves from the centre of San Sebastian to the camp and a return transfer is scheduled at around 14.00 hours each day for half-day students, or at 19.30 hours for full-day students.
Either lunch, or all of the meals are provided in the school´s own dining room. Please be sure to mention any special dietary requirements or allergies at the time of your booking. Clothes laundry is also included in the programme on a weekly basis, as is a weekly change of the bed-linen and towels.
Our Summer Camp is geared towards girls and boys from 7 to 15 years old, who wish to enjoy a unique experience in a natural environment, surrounded by the mountains as well as beautiful beaches, all within close proximity to San Sebastian. In addition to the educational aspect of the programme, with Spanish classes in the mornings, the Summer Camp features a wide range of exciting activities such as workshops, arts and crafts, games and theme days. There are adventure activities and sports, including canoeing, basketball, swimming, archery, roller-skating, football and hiking. The programme also incorporates visits and excursions, for example to the nearby Science Museum and Planetarium, to Santa Clara Island, Mount Igueldo, to the Nature Park of Pagoeta, the Aquarium and trips to the city of San Sebastian and its sights.
Apart from the Director of the summer camp, there is a team of licensed and experienced councillors, assistants and Spanish teachers, who plan and participate in the Summer Camp for youngsters, ensuring that each child receives the attention they need. There is always a ratio of one monitor or more, for every 13 students. This programme offers a high level of safety, supervision, care and support, with members of staff available 24-hours for overnight students.
You can arrive into San Sebastian Airport with a flight from Madrid or Barcelona and Bilbao International Airport is also just 1 hour from the camp. There are also connections from Europe to Biarritz Airport, just 30 minutes from San Sebastian.
The camp offers an airport transfer service from Bilbao airport for an extra fee and transfers from other airports are also possible on request.