In my previous entry, I’ve written about camping made easier and more comfortable. However, I’ve just chanced upon another different camping experience. For most families, summer camp is the best way to help their children learn new things and make new friends. After all, there are lots of recreational activities to keep them busy and satisfied for a month of two. Still, spending summer after summer in the same summer camp can get pretty boring, especially when the child has already outgrown the whole experience.
To amp the whole summer camp experience a little, there is the option of sending the kids to a different summer camp. Different meaning Barcelona, Spain! The lovely Barcelona is currently offering Junior and Teen programs for 14-18 year-olds. The programs are to be mixed with 60% Spanish students. It’s the perfect opportunity to motivate the children to be better world neighbors as they learn the language, the culture and the history of the Castillian community.
The Barcelona Summer Camp is divided into two sections: the residence halls and the classrooms. The residence halls are equipped with nicely sized bedrooms (80% have private bathrooms) with windows facing gardens, a common room with a TV, a games room and a cafeteria. The shared bathrooms are very large with separate stalls for sinks, toilets and showers. The school has its own kitchen with 2 large dining halls, as well as sports facilities and a pool.
All summer camps are located in prestigious private school facilities. This is also a wonderful opportunity for the whole family to pack their bags and experience Barcelona. Art enthusiasts can marvel at the different museums of the city and beach fanatics can enjoy a dip or two as well. Besides, campers are allowed to leave the grounds under specified terms so the children can join the rest of their families under certain circumstances.
Below is a listing of all international summer camps in Spain.
|Location||Ages||Start dates 2007||Start dates 2008|
|Barcelona||14 to 18||July 1, 15, and 29||July 6 and 20; August 3|
|Granada||14 to 18||June 17 and 24; July 1, 15 and 29; August 12 and 26||June 29; July 6 and 20; August 3 and 17|
|Madrid||5 to 18||July 1, 15 and 29||July 6 and 20; August 3|
|Marbella “Albergue”||15 to 18||July 1, 15 and 29||June 29; July 6 and 20|
|Marbella “Alborán”||13 to 18||July 1, 15 and 29; August 12||June 29; July 6 and 20; August 3 and 17|
|Marbella “Alemán”||5 to 14||July 1, 15 and 29; August 12||July 6, 20, August 3 and 17|
|Salamanca||9 to 18||July 1,15 and 29||June 29; July 6 and 20; August 3.|
|Valencia||13 to 18||July 8,15 and 29||July 6 and 20; August 3|
More information can be found, here!