If your child is about to jet off to summer camp, we’re sure as a parent you have lots of questions and maybe even some concerns. Leaving home for the first time is a big moment in a child’s life but it’s also a fantastic one, and something that will be an unforgettable experience.
At Lenguaventura, our summer camps are due to start in a week and we can’t wait to welcome your sons and daughters for the time of their life!
To answer any of your summer camp worries, we’ve listed some of our most frequently asked summer camp questions below.
Will my son/daughter be the youngest or oldest at summer camp?
Lenguaventura summer camps are for teenagers between the ages of 14 and 17 years and the campers in attendance each year are a mix of these ages. We want all children to bond with different age groups, so we encourage friendships by ordering the activity groups with a mix of ages. Team work and skill sharing are a big part of our camp, so it benefits every child to be surrounded by a range of skills and abilities.
What nationalities are the teenagers that come to Lenguaventura summer camp?
We welcome all nationalities at Lenguaventura, and our campers come from all over the world. This year we have recruits from countries such as France, Italy, Spain, UK, Lithuania, Bulgaria, the Netherlands, Brazil, Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Poland and UAE.
I’d like my child to mix with as many different children as possible, will my child be in the same dorm as another child from the same country?
We make sure we mix the teenagers in their dorms as much as possible by nationality so everyone gets to socialise as much as possible. We can’t promise that there won’t be another person of the same nationality in the same dorm but we will do our best to make dorm groups varied and accommodate any specific wishes.
What languages do you teach at Lenguaventura?
Learning languages is a fun and important part of our summer camps. We teach Spanish and English classes for three hours during the morning activities on four days of the week. Afterwards the teenagers join their respective teams for either windsurfing, kitesurfing or adventure, where they can practice their language skills throughout the day.
Will attending summer camp help my child to learn Spanish and English?
Lots of our campers come to Lenguaventura each year to learn or improve their Spanish and English skills. We’ve heard from our previous campers that they prefer to come to Spain for summer camp to learn English, rather than England or Ireland, as the weather can be unpredictable there during the summer months. In Tarifa you have the best of both worlds – beautiful weather to enjoy the great outdoors, plus a host of international campers and camp leaders with a variety of language skills in English and Spanish.
Our camps run from two to four weeks so depending how long your son or daughter is with us will determine how much Spanish & English they can learn. To help our campers improve their Spanish, we invite Spanish teenagers from the local area to socialise with our campers, which we see as a great addition in helping the campers improve. You’d be surprised at just how much of the language teens can pick up in just two weeks at our camp, so we’re sure you’ll see new language skills and improvement upon your child’s return.