Spanish Summer Camp in San Sebastian, Spain – Lacunza
The Lacunza Spanish Summer Camp specializes in teaching Spanish as second language. English as a second language is also offered to local Spanish children. Each summer, they receive participants ages 6 to 17 from a diverse group countries ranging from the United States and Canada to European countries like Spain, England, France, Germany, Sweden and the rest of the world including Russia, Kenya, Bahrain, China, Korea and Namibia to name a few. Our participants come to Lacunza Summer Camp to have fun, to grow and to make friends from around the world while learning Spanish and/or English. Starting this summer the camp will also offer additional options for students that are looking for more than just a Spanish language course: Spanish and Surf Camp, Spanish and Soccer/Sports camp and Spanish and Junior Chef camps will be offered. See details below.
This region of Spain is characterized by its diverse geography allowing our participants to enjoy weekend activities at the beach and in the mountains. There are a plethora of small towns, museums, monuments, nature reserves, parks and other attractions to explore, also.
The camp is hosted at a school and residence campus situated in the neighborhood of Ondarreta in San Sebastian. The camp facilities include: soccer fields, 2 basketball courts, gym, fronton, stage theater, game room with a large selection of board games, sofas, chairs and tables, magazines, an arts & crafts area, etc., cafeteria, classrooms, and dormitories. Lacunza Summer Camp provides the perfect opportunity for students who want to learn, experience, and get to know San Sebastian and the surrounding areas and towns in a secure and educational environment.
The Lacunza International House school, which operates the Spanish Summer Camp in San Sebastian, is an Instituto Cervantes Accredited Center.
Lacunza Spanish Summer Camp for Children and Teens in Spain – 6 to 17 years of age
Lacunza Spanish Summer Camp Overview:
For more than 50 years the Lacunza family has been involved in full immersion language training in San Sebastian. For the past few years they have offered Residential and Day Camp opportunities for young people who want to spend a unique summer in Spain.
Location: San Sebastian
Program Length: 1 to 5 weeks
Ages: 6 to 17 years of age
Camp Dates: 25 June to 30 July 2023.
Camp Options: Lacunza Summer Camp has been developed with the various necessities and schedules of the students in mind:
Half Day Camp: Monday to Friday, from 09:15 AM to 2:00 PM. The students will participate in the morning language classes and activities. It includes snacks.
Full Day Camp: Monday to Friday, from 09:15 AM to 7:00 PM. Designed for students who want to enjoy the entire day at camp and sleep at home. Students will participate in the language classes/activities, as well as the afternoon sports and activities. Lunch and snacks are included.
Starting dates for Half-Day and Full-Day: Mondays 26 June, 3 July, 10 July, 17 July, and 24 July.
Full Overnight Camp: SUNDAY to SUNDAY (except last week which ends on Saturday 30 July). Overnight students will be immersed in an accepting and secure international atmosphere 24 hours a day 7 days a week providing them the chance to practice the language while in the classroom, during the activities and excursions and while sharing a room with other students from other parts of the world.
Starting dates for full overnight camp: Sunday 25 June (1st day of Camp), Sunday: 2 July, 8 July, 16 July, 23 July.
LACUNZA Spanish Summer Camp – GENERAL INFORMATION:
- Accommodation: Located within the camp, the residence consists of double rooms with private bathroom. The distribution of rooms will be based on age and sex. Meals will be held in the school restaurant. Students will be placed according to age and gender and may choose their roommates if they so desire.
- Lessons: Spanish Language Camp: 18 hours of Spanish lessons and workshops 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).
- Optional afternoon activities: Surfing, Soccer and Cooking lessons will be offered during 2023. Students can also personalize their afternoon activities by choosing optional lessons. Note: cooking course is only available to 14-17 year old students and is not suitable for vegetarians.
- Capacity: 220 students ( 60% Spanish Students)
Please click on the following tabs for more information our Spanish Language and Sports camp in San Sebastian:
Lacunza Spanish Summer Camp – Options and Prices 2023:
The Full Overnight Lacunza Spanish Summer Camp prices include: 18 hours of Spanish lessons per week, all meals, on-site accommodations, full board, activities, excursions & sports (except for optional sports listed below!). IMPORTANT: Airport transfers to and from San Sebastian are NOT included in the price. Please see transfer prices below.
Full Overnight Camp Starting dates: Sunday 25 June (1, 2,3 4 or 5 weeks), Sunday: 3 July (1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks only), 10 July (1,2 or 3 weeks), 17 July (1 or 2 weeks), 24 July (1 week only).
Day Camp options:
Half Day Camp ONLY Option: Includes lessons, and 1 hour of activities, and snack (pre-lunch) from 9:15 AM to 1:30 PM. NO meals or accommodations (for students staying with family/friends in San Sebastian)
Full Day Camp ONLY Option: Includes lessons, lunch, snacks and afternoon activities from 9:15 AM to 7:00 PM without accommodations (for students staying with family/friends in San Sebastian) from 9:15 AM to 8:00 PM.
Day Camp Starting Dates 2023: 25 June (1, 2,3 4 or 5 weeks), 3 July (1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks only), 10 July (1,2 or 3 weeks), 17 July (1 or 2 weeks), 24 July (1 week only). Last day of camp is 30 July! Daily shuttle transportation from different areas of San Sebastian to and from camp is available at additional cost: USD 85.00 per child/per week (subject to change!).
Lacunza Spanish Summer Camp Prices 2023:
(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).
|Spanish Language Camp:||One week||Two weeks||Three weeks||Four weeks||Five Weeks|
|Overnight Camp Full Program||$1,056||$1,982||$2,908||$3,835||$4,761|
|Half Day Camp ONLY Option||$364||$658||$951||$1,245||$1,548|
|Full Day Camp ONLY Option||$552||$1,033||$1,515||$1,996||$2,478|
Overnight camp prices include accommodations and full board from Sunday to Sunday.
Important: Round trip transfers are not included but available at additional cost and upon request from San Sebastian, Bilbao or Biarritz airports. Transfer Prices: San Sebastian Airport: USD 88 each way; Bilbao Airport: USD 215 each way; Biarritz (France): USD 155 each way. Important: Students traveling as Unaccompanied minors will incur a surcharge of: USD 26 on arrival and USD 65 on departure.
Optional Sports and Activities:
The following optional afternoon sports and activities may be added at additional cost (subject to change without notice):
Surfing: 3 hours per week. Surfing lessons conducted by a professional trainer. The ratio of surf instructor to participants is 1:2 for 7-9 year olds, 1:4 for 10-13 year olds and 1:6 for 14+years. Transportation, surfboard and wet-suit rental included. Price: Add USD 98.00 per week to program price.
Soccer: 3 hours per week. The soccer program will be conducted on-site at the school soccer field. Students will have 2 days of 1.5 hours of soccer lessons with a coach/monitor on the field. Price: Add USD 98.00 per week to program price.
Cooking: 4 hours per week. Cooking classes consist of a 4 hour cooking session once a week. The Cooking course is only available for students between 14 and 17 years of age, and it is NOT suitable for vegetarian students. Price: Add USD 105.00 per week to program price.
Airport Transfers: Airport transfers from San Sebastian airport are available at additional cost: San Sebastian Airport: USD 88.00 each way; Bilbao Airport: USD 215.00 each way; Biarritz: USD 155.00 each way.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Prices are subject to change due to fluctuating foreign currency rates.
Spanish Summer Camp in San Sebastian – Program Details:
Accommodations: All overnight students are accommodated on site. Each double bedroom is equipped with a closet, desk and chairs, and a private bathroom. Bunk mates will be chosen by campers in the evening once they have had a chance to meet and greet fellow campers. Rooms are single-gender only and each floor will be assigned a monitor who will be their chaperone during night activities and help them resolve any problem that might occur during their stay with us. Monitors and chaperones are on call at all times and work to help campers feel at home at all times. Sheets, towels and weekly laundry service are provided. Also, overnight participants will have 2 nights of internet access per week to send emails to their families during their stay.
Meals: Lacunza Summer Camp menus are based on a Mediterranean diet. There will be a variety of traditional dishes including vegetables, pastas, legumes and rice making for a balanced diet. The ingredients will provide a proper amount of carbohydrates and fiber ensuring that no camper goes hungry or lacks energy during the full day of classes and activities. Breakfast will include but is not limited to milk, chocolate milk, cereals, biscuits, toast, fruit, juices, jellies, etc. Lunch and dinner will consist of a first course (legume, pasta, rice, hors d’oeuvres, potatoes, vegetables, salad,…), a second course (meat, poultry, fish, a variety of omelets,… always with their respective garnishes) and dessert (fruit, chocolate pudding, whipped cream, flan, yogurt, and “arroz con leche”). All meals are served with bread and water or juice to drink.
Laundry: Lacunza Summer Camp has a laundry service that picks-up dirty clothes each week and returns them washed and folded. This service also washes and changes sheets and towels once a week. Campers are informed which day of the week has been scheduled for the washing of clothes and which day of the week has been scheduled for the washing of sheets and towels upon arrival and they will be reminded of these days throughout the week. In order to avoid the loss of clothes, it is necessary that all articles of clothing are labelled with the first and last name of each camper. We recommend that campers include an extra pillow case that can be used as a laundry bag during their stay.
Activities: As in all language camps, apart from class time, there must be fun time. In the spirit of summer camp, we have created an activity program that is designed to foster communication among our language learners offering plenty of opportunities for campers to make friends and enjoy themselves!
The following types of activities are included in our activities program:
SPORTS: football, basketball, swimming pool, baseball.
MULTI-ADVENTURE: kayak, archery, hiking, horseback riding.
ARTS & CRAFTS: painting, weaving, sculpting.
THEME DAYS: Pajama Party, Pirate Day, Super Hero Day, Crazy Hair Day…
SPECIAL NIGHTS: cinema, disco, casino, etc..
EXCURSIONS: museums, beaches, city and mountain tours… AND SO MUCH MORE!
Medical: Your child´s health is of extreme importance to Lacunza Summer Camp. For this reason, we ask that you report any and all special needs such as diet, medical conditions or allergies to Lacunza Summer Camp so that we may provide your child with the attention they require making them feel as comfortable and as safe as possible while away from home. Lacunza Summer Camp has an infirmary to administer first aid for any minor injuries or illness. There is also an emergency room located a very short distance from the camp. Students coming from countries within the European Union must bring their European Sanitary Card with them. It is required that campers from the EU provide a photocopy of this document to camp administration before or upon their arrival to be kept on file in case the child needs any type of medical care during their stay at camp. You may solicit this document in the Social Security office in your home country. Students coming from countries outside of the European Union should make sure that they are insured by a private company that provides health insurance while traveling or is accepted by Spanish Social Security services. A copy of the child´s insurance policy and/or insurance card must be given to camp administration before or upon each student’s arrival to camp.
Permission to Leave the Grounds: Because the students are all underage, this option is not available.
A TYPICAL DAY’S SCHEDULE
Here is an example of a typical day:
08:30 – 09:00: Wake up and prepare for the day
09:00 – 09:30: Breakfast Half Day and Full Day Camp students arrive
09:45 – 10:30: Language class
10:30 – 11:00: Break
11:00 – 12:30: Language class
13:00 – 13:15: Break
13:15 – 14:00: Project workshop, games, arts and crafts, etc.
End of the day for Half Day Camp students
14:00 – 15:30: Lunch
15:30 – 19:00: Monday, Wednesday and Friday: Afternoon excursion // Tuesday and Thursday: Regular activities or Optional lessons (Surf, Soccer, Cooking)
End of the day for Full Day Camp students
19:00 – 20:00: Dinner
20:00 – 21:30: Night time activities, games, theatre, movie nights.
09:00 – 09:30: Wake up and prepare for the day.
09:30 – 10:00: Breakfast.
10:00 – 19:00: Full Day excursion.
19:00 – 20:00: Dinner.
20:00 – 22:00 Night time activities.
22:00: Bed time for 7-13 year old students.
22:00 – 23:00: Party for 14-17 year old students.
23:00: Bedtime for 14-17 year old students.
09:00 – 09:30: Wake up.
09:30 – 10:00: Breakfast
10:00 – 13:00: Activities
13:00 – 14:00: Lunch
14:00 – 19:00: Activities
19:00 – 20:00 Dinner
20:00 – 22:00 Night time activities.
22:00: Bed time
IMPORTANT NOTE: Prices are subject to change due to fluctuating foreign currency rates.