- Will my child be with Spanish students?
- Should my child bring spending money? How much?
- Why are there three camps in Marbella? What's the difference? Are they near each other?
- What's the difference between a summer camp and a junior program?
- What should my child pack for camp?
- My child is going to camp for several weeks. Will he / she be able to wash her clothes?
In our summer camps in Barcelona, Madrid, Málaga, Marbella, Salamanca and Valencia we mix 40% international students with 60% Spanish students. Please note that our summer camps and junior programs in Sevilla are for international students only.
The program price does not include pocket money and we recommend that each child brings along a bit of spending money to buy gifts, souvenirs, etc. Naturally, students with off-campus permission are likely to spend a bit more money, as they may take advantage of their off-campus privileges to go to the movies, get a bite to eat, visit a museum, etc.
For your peace of mind, we even have a camp bank that students may use for safekeeping. This system keeps students' funds safe as well as helps them learn to budget.
While we do indeed have three summer camps in Marbella, each camp is quite different and caters to a different age range. The Marbella Alemán camp welcomes students ages 5 through 13, the Marbella Alborán camp welcomes students 13 through 18 and the Marbella Albergue camp welcomes students 16 through 18. Marbella Alemán and Marbella Alborán are actually located outside of the city, respectively 12 and 8 kilometers from Marbella. The Albergue camp, which is for older campers, is the only camp located in the center of Marbella.
The key difference between our summer camps and our junior programs is that our summer camps mix international and Spanish students, while the junior programs are designed for international students only. Additionally, the junior programs are for older campers (ages 14-18).
The junior program in Sevilla also offers a more independent lifestyle, as students will not live and study on a single campus and will have more free time to explore the city on their own.
When getting your child's suitcase ready for camp, simply keep in mind the nature of a summer camp as well as the fact that summers in Spain are quite hot and sunny. Your child will spend his / her afternoons and weekends playing sports, visiting the beach/pool, playing games and in general, having fun and being active.
- light summer clothing (t-shirts, tank tops, shorts, etc.)
- appropriate footwear (sneakers, sandals, etc.)
- socks & undergarments
- bathing suit
- towels (1 for the shower, 1 for the beach/pool/etc.)
- laundry bag marked with child's name
- personal care products (shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.)
- any medication taken by your child, along with instructions for its proper use
- spending money
If you want to avoid the hassle of items of your child's clothing being forgotten, misplaced or destroyed, you can purchase a camp uniform kit for your child. The kit includes 1 sweatshirt, 2 pairs of shorts, 6 t-shirts and a baseball cap.
My child is going to be at camp for several weeks. Will there be any type of laundry service available?
Yes. Every two weeks we provide a laundry service, which is included in the price of your child's summer program. Simply have your child bring a laundry bag with his / her name on it. It may also be adviseable to mark all items of clothing to ensure that nothing is lost.