Spanish Language Camp for Teenagers in Spain – Enfocamp Marbella
Marbella, in the province of Málaga is one of the most exclusive summer resort towns in Europe. By the Mediterranean, in the famous “Costa del Sol”, Marbella is located near many Andalusia cities of great interest such as Malaga (birth place of Pablo Picasso, it is also an important cultural center with many historic monuments), Granada (with the wonderful Alhambra), Seville (the center of bullfighting and Flamenco) and Cordoba (wonderful crossroad between Moors and Catholics civilizations). It has a resident population of 200.000 people during the year and 700.000 during the summer. Marbella offer typical Andalusia sunshine and vibrancy, as well as good communication with two international airports: Malaga & Gibraltar.
The average temperature all year long is 19 – 25 degrees Celsius and the sun shines around 320 days per year with less than 50 rainy days.
The school is recognized by the Universidad de Alcala with the CEELE Certification (Calidad de la Enzeñanza de Español como Lengua Extranjera), and is also an Instituto Cervantes Accredited Center.
Enfocamp Marbella – Spanish Language Camp for Teenagers in Spain – 13 to 17 years of age
Spanish Language and Sports Camp in Marbella
Enfocamp at Colegio Alboran- Marbella
Enfocamp Program Overview: For the past 15 years ENFOREX has offered Residential and Day Camp Spanish Language Camp for Teenagers in Spain. These programs are specifically designed for young students who want to spend a unique summer in Spain.
Designed for both Spanish and international students between 5 and 17 years of age, Enforex Spanish Language Camp for Teenagers in Spain (Enfocamp) offer a unique, international environment. This international program provides an environment where learning a language (with 3 hours of Spanish lessons per day), and the inevitable cultural interchange enriches the experiences of each of our students. More than 60% of the students are Spanish nationals participating in English classes but them mixing with the foreign students for the cultural program and activities. The remaining participants come from over 32 foreign countries around the world.
From the beginning we have selected only the most prestigious private school facilities and the best professionals in order to offer a selection of quality programs that are intensive, encourage participation and are highly interesting in content and methodology. Year after year thousands of youngsters from all over the world have come to Enfocamp with the objective to spend a healthy, educational and enjoyable time.
Our carefully selected staff present both course content and the other activities in an active and interesting manner. Always alert to the changing interests of the various age groups, and taking into account new developments in teaching/learning methodologies, our staff work towards a goal of building friendships between our participants and an active, secure participation in all the activities offered. Language classes, cultural and entertainment excursions, sports, workshops, parties, barbecues, contests, cultural presentations, ´Olympics´ and other activities are offered with the idea of making the students’ experience at Enfocamp unforgettable. Both our Spanish and international students are immersed 24-hours a day in a unique, culturally-diverse learning environment. Students from such countries as the United States, England, Italy, Germany, Russia, Ireland, Belgium, Japan, Holland, France, Poland and the Ukraine ,among others, share their customs and traditions helping to enrich the scheduled program. This personal enrichment is possible thanks to our continually evolving programs; the spirit of our educational philosophy is continually updated by our team of educators, coaches and administrators.
The Enfocamp Spanish Language and Sports Camp takes place at the Colegio Alboran Campus. Located in an area of singular beauty, the campus has an area of 38,000 square meters (10 acres) and is surrounded by extensive pine woods that afford abundant shade and a wonderful and relaxing feeling of tranquility. The center is situated on the outskirts of Marbella and very close to the Hotel Don Carlos and the General Hospital of the city, and only a 15 minute walk from the beach.
The principal building includes the dormitory, the dining room and the residential area for the camp’s Counselor/Coaches. The sports facilities include a large swimming pool, showers, a covered multi-use sports area, paddle ball court, soccer fields, a basketball/mini-football court, a handball court, two stables, a newsstand, a game zone and a farm school all located within extensive gardens that border onto the pine woods mentioned earlier. Total Capacity: 210 students.
Enfocamp Spanish Language and Sports Camp – GENERAL INFORMATION:
- Accommodation: Each dormitory room is equipped with bunk beds and accommodates 8-12 students according to age and sex. A counselor will sleep in each bedroom to supervise the students. Dorm assignments will also be done by age group (see below)
- Student Age Groups:
- Group 1: from 13 to 15 years
- Group 2: from 16 to 17 years
- Spanish Lessons: 20 Spanish Lessons per week in small groups divided by language level.
- Activities and Sports: Daily sports, activities and cultural workshops are offered as well as one full day and two half day excursions every two weeks are included in the program (see details below)
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Spanish Language and Sports Camp Prices 2020:
Enfocamp – Full Residential Camp prices include: Enforex registration fee, 20 Spanish lessons per week, accommodations on-site, 4 meals per day, health insurance, activities, excursions & sports (last day of program is 1 August, see note below!). Airport Transfers are not included but available upon request! (Airport transfers from Malaga airport are available at USD 110.00 each way).
Enfocamp – Day Camp ONLY Option: Includes lessons, lunch and activities without accommodations (for students staying with family/friends in Marbella) from 9:15 AM to 8:00 PM. Daily transportation from Marbella to and from camp is available at additional cost: USD 255 per 2 week period.
Enfocamp – Classes ONLY Option: Includes lessons only without activities, meals or accommodations (for students staying with family/friends in Marbella) from 9:15 AM to 1:00 PM. Daily transportation from Marbella to and from camp is available at additional cost: USD 255 per 2 week period.
Starting Dates 2020: 28 June (one week only), 5 July, and 19 July (last day of program is 1 August). Important Note: Students wanting to enroll during August will be accepted at the Colegio Aleman camp located nearby in Elviria starting on 2 August or 16 August (last day of camp at Elviria is 29 August.
Spanish Language and Sports Camp Prices 2020:
(All programs: NO application fee. A non-refundable USD 100.00 deposit is required at the time of enrollment. Deposit will be subtracted from final program invoice. See Application Procedures.)
|One week||Two weeks||Four weeks||Six weeks||Extra week|
|Day Camp ONLY Option||$523||$960||$1,920||---||$480|
|Classes ONLY Option||$280||$517||$991||---||$237|
Prices include Enforex registration fee.
** Extra weeks are subject to availability
Airport Transfers: Airport transfers from Malaga airport are available at additional cost: USD 110.00 each way.
Optional Sports Available: Organized classes on horseback riding, tennis, paddle ball, soccer, swimming, dance, and golf lessons are offered at additional charge (additional information available clicking the “Enfocamp Program Details” tab above).
Optional Sports Prices 2020:
|Sport:||Weekly duration:||Total Hours:||Amount:|
|Horseback riding||2 weeks||12||$305|
|Dance or Theater||2 weeks||12||$245|
IMPORTANT NOTE: Prices are subject to change due to fluctuating foreign currency rates.
Spanish Language and Sports Camp – Program Details:
Activities, Sports and Workshops offered:
The scheduling of activities is designed to ensure that the students learn and participate in as many sports activities, workshops and recreational activities as possible. The activities are always appropriate for each age level.
Sports activities may be of an individual, group or team nature.
Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Handball, Baseball, Water polo, Aerobics, Olympic,s Capoeira, and many others.
Swimming, Archery, Riding Lessons (optional/extra cost), Golf Lessons (optional/extra cost), Badminton, Bowling, Paddle-ball, Darts, Hockey, Frisbee, Indiaca, Tennis Lessons (optional/extra cost), and others.
Optional Sports Available: Organized horseback riding, soccer, tennis and golf lessons are offered at additional charge, see pricing above!
- Contests and Treasure hunts
- Party nights (costumed, talent show, scary themes)
- Traditional camping games
- Theme days: Lord of the Ring, Harry Potter, Medieval Times etc.
- Camp Discos
- Camp Evenings (music, theater, night games)
Workshop schedules will change daily. Every student may select those workshops that they enjoy the most. Each school will offer different workshops according to facilities and age groups. Some of the workshops may include.
Open Air Workshop
With this workshop, the students will come to know diverse aspects related to the natural world such as knot-making, nature tracking and ecological trails. At the same time one of the principal goals of the workshop is to teach students to respect the natural elements of their own environment.
Participants can experiment with various materials and create works from such materials as clay, paper, threads and string and various other materials purchased for the workshops…recycled materials are used as well.
The student’s first-steps into the culinary world are often helping to prepare a dish from their own country or tasting one from another student’s culture. Some of the recipes tried in the past include Mississippi Mud Pie (USA), Russian tea cakes and…to be sure…typical recipes from Spain’s numerous provinces including paella and Spanish tortilla or potato omelet.
The objective of this workshop is that our students learn to create juggling balls, balancing plates and other objects.
Ballroom Dancing Workshop
The twin goals of this workshop are to develop the student’s sense of rhythm and body movement synchronized with different types of music. Traditional ballroom dance steps are alternated with Spanish music…both traditional and popular…as well as music from other countries.
Flamenco and Sevillanas Workshop
For those who don’t know how to dance typical Spanish dances, we believe that this is a great opportunity to begin.
This workshop encourages students to create a newspaper that includes camp news and opinions, produced biweekly.
Campers will be able to perform their own or famous works recommended by our theatre counselor. Students will also be able to participate in the selection of the work, make-up and costumes and set design.
Fundamental lifesaving techniques are taught.
Music and Percussion Workshop
With this workshop, we will discover if students have a good musical ear and if they know to hold a beat with bongos, the Flamenco cajon or tambourine, the guitar, maracas and other instruments.
A minimum of one all day and two half-day excursions are taken during each two week camp period.
Full day trips to either Seville, Granada, Tarifa or Ronda with half-day trips scheduled to Puerto Banús, Mijas, Sierra de las Nieves, a city tour of Marbella and others are scheduled.
Spanish Language and Sports Camp – Additional information:
Permission to Leave the Grounds Unaccompanied: Permission to leave the grounds unaccompanied is available for students born on or before 1991. Must provide a notarized permission slip from parents/guardian. Parents take full responsibility for student’s welfare while participant is off-campus unaccompanied.
(see pricing above!)
One of the best times to continue developing the student´s sports skills and abilities is summer! Please note:
- Due to scheduling reasons, students who enroll in optional sports may not always be able to take part in other sports offered at the camp all of the time.
- As places for these optional sports are limited, we encourage the parents to register their child as soon as possible if interested.
- It is necessary that these spaces be reserved and paid at least two weeks in advance of the student´s arrival so as to accommodate those with reservations.
- Only one optional sport is available per two-week camp period.
- Once the student’s program has started it is not possible to enroll in or to cancel the optional sports options.
- All optional sports are subject to minimum enrollment numbers. If minimum enrollment is not met, an alternative option may be offered or a refund of the cost of the option will be made.
10 hours per two-week period is scheduled. The riding lessons are normally scheduled for one hour, five days per week. The student is taught various riding techniques, the care of the mount, how to properly sit on a horse, to gallop, trot and other skills.
12 hours per two-week camp period are scheduled. The course is designed for beginner through advanced students. In Marbella lessons are given by teachers from the famous tennis school, El Casco, 3 days per week for 2 hours each day. Students at the Marqués de la Ensenada receive their lessons on-site or at the sports facilities of the nearby university.
12 hours of lessons are scheduled for each two-week camping period. For those who would like to begin playing or improve their game you can realize a dream opportunity to play on the wonderful courses that surround Marbella. The program consists of a total of 12 hours (2 hours/3 days per week). The equipment (clubs and balls) are provided by the clubhouse at the golf course.
For those students who want to learn or perfect swimming styles. The program consists of eight hours (1 hour/4 days a week). This sport will be carried out in our camp pools.
Modern Dance or Theater
12 hours of Modern Dance or Theater lessons are scheduled for each two-week camping period.
16 hours per two-week camp period are scheduled. The course is designed for all player levels. Students receive their lessons on-site.
One day at the camp
A TYPICAL DAY’S SCHEDULE
08:15-08:30 Rise and Shine
09:15-09:30 Groups meet with their Counselor/Coach
09:30-10:15 1st Spanish or English class of the day
10:15-11:00 2nd Spanish or English class of the day
11:30-12:15 3rd Spanish or English class of the day
12: 15-13:00 4th Spanish or English class of the day
13:00-14:00 Swimming…group practice and competitions
15:15-16:00 Rest period, table games and competitions
16:00-18:00 Cultural Workshops
18:00-18:30 Snack break
18:30- 20:00 Sports practice, competitions, Olympics
20:00-21:00 End of the Day Shower Time
21:00- 21:45 Dinner
21:45- 23:00 Party time, talent nights, etc.
23:00 The Kids go to bed
23:30 Juniors and Seniors to bed
NOTE: The mid-day meal is the principal meal in Spain and is taken later in the day than in some other countries. Also, the portions at mid-day are substantially larger than for the evening meal.