Planning children's summer vacations is not easy, especially when parents cannot take so many days away from work. Some fines for excursion weeks, other days at the grandparents' house, a week of travel and some activities with friends from school usually take up part of the vacation but are often not enough. For this reason, children's summer camps have gained popularity, as an alternative for children to occupy their time and learn in a fun way.
Fortunately, in most Spanish communities there are several summer camps for children that will allow the little ones to live an unforgettable vacation. Many of them are specialized in different themes and have different offers, schedules and facilities that are adapted to the needs of each family.
TOP 20 BEST SUMMER CAMPS
1. Sotogrande International Camps
The school is located in one of the best urbanizations in Europe, in the South of Andalusia. Sotogrande is 90 kilometers west of Malaga airport and approximately 20 kilometers from Gibraltar airport.
Sotogrande is considered one of the best urbanizations in Europe not only for its picturesque marina but also for its spectacular beaches and rich flora.
Accommodation and facilities
Their campers will stay at the residence of the International School of Sotogrande. Located between the famous golf courses in southern Spain, the Boarding House is located just 30 minutes from Gibraltar, 1 hour from Malaga and Jerez airports and 10 minutes from the school.
Students will stay in a residence sharing rooms with 4 beds (Junior Camp) and double rooms (Masters Camp and English Immersion Camp). Each camper has access to closet space and a private bathroom.
Sotogrande International Boarding House has an exceptional variety of facilities including:
A recording studio where professional music can be produced.
A great gym
A comprehensive music room where expression is encouraged.
2. SAN RAFAEL SUMMER CAMP
Are you looking for an English Immersion camp less than an hour from Madrid?
Pay attention! WThey e have everything ready to offer you a different summer, full of exciting and fun activities in the middle of nature and all this in a total Immersion to English 24 hours a day.
In San Rafael Summer Camp you will have English classes, as well as games, workshops and activities that will help you acquire knowledge and confidence to unfold in English without realizing it through games and participatory activities.
The San Rafael Summer Camp English camp will be directed by native monitors of different nationalities, so that you can hear different Anglo-Saxon accents, among monitors They find Americans, English, Scots, among others.
But this is not all, the campers will have the opportunity to share experiences with English-speaking children, thanks to the development of a parallel form of a Spanish camp for English-speaking children. Part of the programming of the activities will allow to establish a cultural and linguistic exchange, making San Rafael Summer Camp an exclusive camp.
The camp takes place in an area of 25,000 square meters. The facilities, surrounded by nature, have amenities such as rooms for a minimum of 4 children and a maximum of 6 children, with private bathroom and shower. In addition, They have own zip lines, and two swimming pools.
3. Natuaventura Camp, in Burgos
Natuaventura camps always have a winning card up their sleeve with which to captivate the little ones at home. One of its leading camps in the multi-adventure and mountain theme is the Ebro Canyon, located in the middle of nature, at the foot of the Cantabrian Mountains. One of its biggest claims is its extensive program of activities that includes archery training, rafting, excursions to the Ebro reservoir and mountain walks. However, there will also be various adventure games, great gymkhanas, workshops, crafts and evening evenings so that boredom never feels home.
4. Miracampos Equestrian Club Camp, in the Basque Country
The little ones who like horse riding will be able to live a unique experience in this summer camp that reopens its doors. One of its greatest advantages is that children do not need to have a minimum level of horsemanship because the classes that are taught in the camp are divided by levels, so they can register from the little ones who want to learn horse riding from scratch to those who want to perfect their technique. Horseball, ponygames and flip classes will be taught, as well as instructions on the care and handling of the horse. In fact, each little one will have a horse in care during stay in the camp. In addition, there will be activities in the pool, volleyball and badminton tournaments and every night there will be fun evenings.
5. Indian camp, in Girona
L’Arcada bets for children to learn the art of subsisting in nature from a very early age. For this reason, every summer it opens the doors of this Indian camp in which children have the opportunity to interact directly with nature and learn the customs and culture of the Indians. There will be excursions to the river, archery training, creative workshops, crafts and adventure sports. Of course, there will be fun games, dynamic evenings and the most authentic Indian cuisine. In addition, they offer several modalities depending on age: aimed at older children who already know how to take care of themselves or younger children who need personalized attention all day.
6. Bilingual nautical camp, in Valencia
The camps organized by Oliva Surf are always a safe bet. On this occasion they have for the second consecutive year an official sailing school in the Valencian community, where they teach the little ones the basic skills they need to practice this sport. However, they also have many other activities: there will be canoe training, windsurfing, sup paddle, dinghy sailing and adventure raids, and each of the sports activities is led by professional entertainers who speak Spanish and English. Workshops, crafts and outdoor evenings will also be organized. To close the stay with a flourish, the camp celebrates a water Olympics.
7. Camp Rock, in Soria
If your child is a little passionate about music, this is the perfect camp to spend their summer vacations. It has a very diverse program that includes lessons on bass, guitar, drums and voice, as well as musical workshops on the history of rock, composition and sound techniques, dance, musical language and aesthetics. However, there will also be many other leisure and entertainment activities, from games and gymkhanas, pool activities, orienteering sports and archery to evening evenings. In addition, the little ones will have the opportunity to enjoy incredible rock shows and can even form their own band. As the culmination of the experience, the Final Jam will be held, a concert where children are the protagonists.
8. Planet Palombina Camp, in Asturias
The Planeta Palombina camps are always a good choice to spend the summer. This time they offer a surf, adventure and English camp where the little ones can enjoy their holidays intensely: there will be boat rides, kayaking, paddle surfing, snorkeling and mountain biking, all under the supervision of a qualified staff. Climbing activities, hiking trails, tennis training, horse riding lessons and paintball games will also be organized. In addition, children will receive English classes with bilingual or native teachers that will allow them to enter this language or perfect their skills.
9. Irish Summer Camp, in Cantabria
Irish Summer advocates that children learn English from a young age. For this reason, it has a language camp in Cantabria that every summer opens its doors to all children interested in learning English from the hand of native teachers. There will also be sports activities such as soccer, basketball, sailing, canoeing and surfing. In addition, horseback riding, theater plays and handicraft and new technology workshops will be organized. And to make the nights more fun there will be evenings and dances with choreography included.
10. Camp Experience Real Madrid, in Madrid
The Real Madrid Foundation is committed to helping children learn to play soccer from a young age, which is why every summer it opens the doors to this perfect children's camp for fans of this sport. Children will be able to play soccer but they will also enjoy various games and many activities in the pool. Of course, there will be no shortage of soccer training, leadership, self-control and teamwork classes, as well as friendly and competitive tournaments between teams. And so that parents can choose the most convenient dates and times, the camp has planned different internal and external programs.
11. St. George’s School Summer School Camp, in Almería
The camps organized by St. George’s School Summer School are a safe bet for your child to improve his level of English during the holidays. A very special proposal comes from the hand of the school located in Roquetas de Mar, in Almería, where children can learn English with native teachers. In addition, it is not even necessary for children to have a basic level of English since the camp has different programs designed for different levels of English and different ages. Of course, the camp staff has also thought about the children's entertainment, which is why they have an extensive program of leisure activities that include workshops, crafts, games and evening evenings.
12. MasterChef Camp, in Cádiz
It does not matter if the little ones are taking their first steps in the kitchen or if they are already real chefs in the making, in this camp they will be able to learn how to cook or perfect their culinary techniques. The lessons are given by teachers and chefs of haute cuisine. The little ones will also have the opportunity to form teams and compete in different scenarios to test their skills in the kitchen. In addition, there will be excursions, walks in the surroundings, sports activities and games in the pool. And every night themed parties will be organized, such as the Michelini Chef Gala and Masterheroes, for children to have fun with their friends.
13. Atalaya School Farm, in Castilla-la Mancha
It is a multi-adventure camp in which children can enjoy nature, with excursions, outdoor parties, night games and various instructive activities. There will be sports with alternative games and Olympics, archery, cart ride and zip line, as well as camping, theater of corporal expression and performances. Of course, there is also room for those who prefer crafts as they can make beads, bracelets and adobes. In addition, workshops related to livestock, confectionery, astronomy and beekeeping will be given.
14. Ontime, Multiactivity English Camp, in Huesca
In this multi-adventure camp, the little ones will be able to perfect their English while enjoying a varied program of activities. There will be water and sports activities such as water games, soccer, basketball, tennis and baseball. Climbing, rappelling, orientation, rafting as well as horseback riding and canyoning are also scheduled. In addition, there will be cooking, dance and art classes, digital activities, and graffiti. The nights have a wide billboard with costume parties, disco parties, karaoke, pajama parties, Halloween and much more.
15. Royal Spanish Football Federation Camp, in Castilla León
The Royal Football Federation Foundation is committed to helping children learn to play football from an early age. For this reason, it has made its headquarters in León available to the little ones, to carry out a summer camp where children can play soccer and enjoy leisure games and adventure sports. There will be soccer training and a tournament between teams supervised by official RFEF coaches. There will be no shortage of sports adventures with rock climbing, river canoeing, archery, rappelling and trekking. Of course, there are scheduled leisure activities, games, movies and lots of fun.
16. Star Wars Camp, in Cazorla
This summer camp inspired by the characters of the Star Wars saga is a safe bet for children to live an unforgettable vacation. During their stay they will be able to get involved in secret missions and unravel the mysteries of the galaxy to become Jedi, Amidala or members of the imperial troop. They will also have the opportunity to learn and improve their English at the English Jedi Academy. There will also be no shortage of initiation workshops in drone flights, construction of lightsabers to defend against the Sith or Jedi training to test the skills of the little ones on the zip lines and suspension bridges. And of course there will also be room for fun and sport in star battles, archery competitions and horse riding lessons for little warriors. Available for children between 8 and 16 years old.
17. Medley Musical Camp, in Burgos
Does your child love music? Then this summer camp will suit you like a glove. It is a camp designed for children between 7 and 16 years old who want to enter the world of music and develop their skills in this area. In fact, the little ones at home will have the opportunity to learn to play the instrument they like the most, be it classical or modern, while those who like to sing will be able to educate their voice. They will also have the possibility to prepare a song report for groups, record a video and even offer a concert on the last day for their parents, all with the help of a professional team of teachers and monitors with more than 10 years of experience. Of course, in the camp there will also be space for fun: they organize adventure activities, excursions to the Natural Monument of Ojo Guareña, visits to caves, night games, fairs, festivals and much more.
18. ELCHE ADVENTURE CAMP
The Elche Adventure Camp camp begins at the end of June and ends at the beginning of September. You have a whole summer to come and meet us and learn English!
They have entry of children from 5 to 13 years old and young people from 14 to 17 years old every Sunday and exit every Saturday, so they can stay with us as long as they want!
They have more than 20 years of experience in the children's sector; more than 20,000 have already visited us. They ensure the safety of children 24 hours a day as They have a fully qualified multidisciplinary team. They give a close and personalized treatment.
Learn English while having fun. Elche Adventure Camp consists of activities in English from 09:00 to 17:30 with bilingual monitors, you cannot speak in Spanish!
All learning is accompanied by sports and environmental activities, games and a human team that has a single purpose, that your little ones have an unforgettable experience.
19. MERINDADES ADVENTURE CAMP
Merindades Adventure Camp combines English with sports activities and nature.
The camp takes place in Spanish and is complemented by one hour a day in English using a playful learning experience: Helen Doron English. A great opportunity to enjoy and learn this summer!
The main objective is that the participants live a fun experience and live together immersed in a natural and unique environment, accompanied by professionals who ensure their safety at all times.
Both for the accommodation and for the activities, the participants are divided into 3 different age groups in order to maintain schedules and spaces appropriate to the circumstances of each age group.
20. SIERRA DE LA DEMANDA ADVENTURE CAMP
Sierra de la Demanda Adventure Camp, seeks that the participants have a very good experience in a unique natural environment. The vehicular language during the camp is English. The program is developed ENTIRELY IN ENGLISH with native and / or bilingual monitors to guarantee 100% English conversation. Children learn without realizing it and having fun. It is about naturalizing the use of English in daily activities. Only assemblies and night gymkhanas are held in Spanish, since it is also necessary to be able to express yourself in your usual language for a while a day and relax a little before going to sleep.
In the heart of the wonderful natural environment of the Sierra de la Demanda, halfway between the province of Burgos and La Rioja. The small town of Barbadillo de Herreros (Burgos) welcomes us surrounded by living nature. Staying in an 18th century palatial house converted into a rural hostel, a large house that was renovated in 2015.
Sierra de la Demanda Adventure Camp, is a space for coexistence in which respect for the natural environment and the group is encouraged. Their activities try to bring the participants closer to nature in a healthy and environmentally friendly way. In the vicinity of the Sierra de la Demanda Natural Park with an extraordinary location make it the perfect place.
The participants of Sierra de la Demanda Adventure Camp will be able to enjoy a program full of activities: games and dynamics, nature sports, swimming pools, excursions, hiking, workshops and much more.
Throughout each week They will go on an excursion in the middle of nature to let ourselves be surprised and enjoy a unique environment.
The natural environment, the facilities and a human team with experience and passionate about their work make Sierra de la Demanda Adventure Camp an alternative for a different summer.