Our English & Activity programme in Belgium is a fun and engaging way for 10-17 year old to learn French and take part in a varied, specially designed activity programme with full supervision and friendly, approachable teachers and camp counselors in a safe and secure campus environment. Perfect for a first study abroad experience for young learners.
Campers are international and diverse, giving all participants the chance to make meaningful international friendships and learn about other cultures while improving their English and making the most of their holidays.
Please note : some activity options are only available at specific dates. See Dates & Prices tab for details.
The course : general information
- Minimum stay : 1 week
- Lessons duration : 50 minutes
- Number of students per class : average of 12
- Level assessment test on Sunday after arrival
- Bank holidays : July 21 and August 15 2019 (programme may vary on these days)
- Option activity duration: 2 hours every afternoon Monday to Friday
Programme in Bruges
Several options are available:
English & Culture: the most intensive option with 3 English lessons per day with a focus on speaking, plus sports, leisure and evening activities, excursions to the coast and Bruges. A great way to learn about Flanders and Belgian culture while improving your English.
English & Sports: 3 English lessons per day plus 10 hours of your chosen activity per week. Activities are taught and monitored by professional English speaking Flemish instructors. Also includes evening activities.
English & Tennis: Tennis lessons are held at well established sports clubs of the area - Brughia TC (in Bruges) or Centre Laguna de Heist (in Knokke). Both clubs have indoor tennis courts in case of bad weather.
English & Horseriding: Lessons are held at De Blauwe Zaal, one of Belgium's biggest riding schools. The school has two indoor riding areas and around 100 horses.
English & Multisports: can include hockey, basketball, table-tennis, squash, football, beach volleyball and kayak lessons, weather permitting and depending on each group's preferences.
English & Windsurfing: Windsurfing lessons are held at the VVW Water Sports Club in Bruges. Groups of 8-10 students. All materials (surfboard, lifejacket) are provided. To participate, students must provide a swimming certificate or be able to swim 100 metres.
Combo Course: students who want to stay for several weeks while changing afternoon activities can try our Combo Course (for example one-week English & Culture course followed by a one-week English & Sports course). Just make a note to specify your required Combo Course on the booking form.
Leasure & coaching
The school provides top quality language tuition. Classes are held in small groups and activities are always fun to allow the young learners a rapid acquisition of the vocabulary, comprehension and practice of the language.
Every evening, organised and coached activities are offered to the participants (films, bowling, games without frontiers, table tennis, snooker, table-soccer, etc.). Younger students are coached by bilingual teachers who can also communicate with them in their mother tongue, if necessary.
During each stay, a Camp Diary is created. It can be a video document or English written articles illustrated with photos of the various activities.
Bruges (or Brugge in Flemish) is a beautifully-preserved medieval trade city built over a network of narrow canals and waterways. Often referred to as "the Venice of the North", this UNESCO World Heritage site's inspiring backdrop offers the perfect environment for young learners to improve their language skills while making the most of their holidays in this idyllic location. Located about ten kilometers from the North Sea, Bruges is also a popular seaside destination with bike paths and sandy beaches.
Camp stays take place at "Aan de plas" Centre. It's ideally located for both lessons and sports activities, and a great starting point for exploring Bruges and the area during Easter and Summer holidays.
Campers board in on-site residential accommodation and have lessons in the same building. They are fully supervised by trained camp counselors.
Each of the 16 rooms in the centre (4-6 students per room) is fully-equipped and very comfortable with a view of the 39-acre lake outside. Each room includes its own ensuite bathroom with a separate toilet and free WiFi. Full board is included.
For 2-week stays or longer, there is an additional fee for Saturday night stays (see Prices & Dates tab.)
Please note: bed linen is not included. Please bring over your sleeping bag or a set of single bed sheets and pillow case. If you are travelling by plane with restricted luggage, a set of sheets and pillow case is available at extra cost (see "Prices & Dates" tab).
Families holidaying nearby can choose our Day Camper option, including French lessons (one fewer lesson per day than the Boarders option), lunch, excursions and sports or cultural activities. The programme runs 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily and all options are available. See Prices & Dates tab for more details on pricing and discount.
Prices & Dates 2019
Courses run Sunday-Saturday (7 days, 6 nights) and are held every week during the Spring and Summer holidays.
English Spring Camp, in Bruges: April 07 to 20 2019. Note: English & Windsurfing option is not available in Spring.
English Summer Camp, in Bruges: available every week start from Jue 30 to August 31 2019.
It is possible to combine an English course with different activity options (i.e. Culture on first week and then Tennis or Multisports or Windsurfing or Horseriding if the stay exceeds one week and runs over several weeks).
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|Lessons & activities - Residence, full board (1 to 2 weeks)|
|07/04 - 13/04||575 €||575 €||625 €||690 €|
|14/04 - 20/04||575 €||575 €||625 €||690 €|
|Lessons & activities - Residence, full board (1 to 4 weeks)|
|30/06 - 06/07||595 €||595 €||645 €||710 €||710 €|
|07/07 - 13/07||595 €||595 €||645 €||710 €||710 €|
|14/07 - 20/07||595 €||595 €||645 €||710 €||710 €|
|21/07 - 27/07||595 €||595 €||645 €||710 €||710 €|
|28/07 - 03/08||595 €||595 €||645 €||710 €||710 €|
|04/08 - 10/08||595 €||595 €||645 €||710 €||710 €|
|11/08 - 17/08||595 €||595 €||645 €||710 €||710 €|
|18/08 - 24/08||595 €||595 €||645 €||710 €||710 €|
|25/08 - 31/08||595 €||595 €||645 €||710 €||710 €|
|Extra night from saturday to sunday between two weeks (for stays exceeding 1 week)||90 €|
|Bed linen loan (per week)||25 €|
|Airport or railway station transfers|
|Destination||One way||Round trip|
|Zaventem Airport or Bruxelles-Midi Rail Station (Thalys)||150 €||270 €|
|Charleroi (Bruxelles South) Airport||240 €||420 €|
|Arrival or departure between 20.00 & 10.00||30 €|
|Day Camp : course without accommodation (per week)||165 €|
|Family Discount (starting from 2nd booking)||15 €|
- English lessons
- Placement test on arrival and progress test at the end of the stay
- Certificate of completion at the end of the stay
- Residence accommodation, full board, free WiFi
- Shared room, shared bathroom
- Course materials
- All sports and use of sports facilities
- All activities (daytime and evening) and weekend excursions, including transportation and entrance fees
- 24hr supervision
- Emergency accident insurance coverage
- CD-ROM with pictures and/or group diary made by the participants
- Family discount if 2 students or more from the same family enrol
Prices do not include:
- Transportation to Bruges
- Extra nights Saturday to Sunday for all stays over one week (See extra fee in Prices & Dates tab)
- Bed linen loan extra (€25 per week)
We can arrange your transfers from Brussels Zaventem Airport or Bruxelles-Midi (Brussels South Station) on arrival and/or departure. Check the information in the price table.
Camper Age: The English & Activities Course is a fully-inclusive programme designed specifically for children aged 8-9, 10-12, 13-15 and 16-17. Note: 8-9 years-old may attend during the first 2 weeks of July only
Arrivals: Sunday 3-4 p.m., departures Saturday 10-11 a.m.
A placement test is held on Sunday immediately after arrival, so students are placed in the right class and ready to begin their course from Monday morning.
Car park available for easy drop-off and pick-up