“Are you looking to have a ton of fun in your holidays, try out new sports, and improve your German and English along the way? Then come to Radolfzell on Lake Constance and make the school holidays the highlight of the year!” (Lena Haspel, Customer Relations Manager – Language Camps for Kids)
A language camp is a constructive and well supervised way for children to spend their school holidays. Our camps follow a language immersion approach with German or English spoken almost exclusively, and our instructors encourage the kids to use the language naturally in their daily interactions outside the classroom. Speaking in a casual atmosphere improves students’ feeling for the language, and they quickly become much more confident in the language even after just a short amount of time. By living, studying, and playing together with students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds, the campers also develop a real sense of team spirit and improve their social skills.
In the morning, the participants have German or English classes in small groups. A brief placement test is administered at the start. The curriculum emphasizes reading, writing, listening skills, and above all, speaking. Of course, vocabulary-building and grammar won’t be neglected. Our skilled trainers structure their lessons to be both varied and fun so that learning is entirely different than in school.
International experience – in summer, the pupils from all over the world and every part of Germany come together. The children choose a main focus for the afternoon: Urban Dance, Football, or Activity. In the evening, our counselors organize a wide variety of activities for the campers. All the camps are suitable for beginners as well as “competitive athletes” in each sport. In the evenings, the counselors organize different activities in and around the campers’ accommodation. All those who spend two weeks take part in an all-day excursion on the Saturday (for example to an amusement park or a climbing excursion, depending on the date).
All participants live with their counselors at the Lochmühle Adventure Farm, around 17 kilometers outside of Radolfzell. Lochmühle offers many exciting activities as well as a petting zoo with many different animals.
Boys and girls are housed in separate group studios. The studios are furnished with up to 15 beds on two floors, each studio with its own bathroom (shower and toilet). Bed linen is provided. Breakfast and dinner are served in the restaurant next door. Lunch is provided in Radolfzell. Half board is available on the weekend. In the morning, the campers travel to their lessons in Radolfzell together with their counsellors by public transport.
The Carl Duisberg Training Center in Radolfzell offers a particularly intimate, family-like atmosphere. Our language school is housed in a charming villa located directly across from the Stadtgarten Park, at the edge of the historic old city. During the summer holidays, we also use the fully-equipped classrooms of a local Radolfzell school, where pupils can work off their pent-up energy on a climbing frame and the basketball court during recess. A team of motivated trainers – mostly native speakers – and counsellors supervise the kids and teens on site and are available to handle questions at all times.
|09:00||Transfer to Radolfzell (Easter, Whitsun, Fall)|
|14:00–17:30||Sports practice or free-time activities depending on the camp|
|18:00||Transfer to accommodation|
|20:00||Free-time activities (including time to use mobile phones 2 days a week)|