Juniors and teens English language camp in Bruges

Bruges 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.
Our language camp centre « Aan de plas » is located in this superb setting.

The language center

Camp stays take place at the outstanding “Aan de Plas” Sports & Leisure Centre. It’s ideally located for both lessons and sports activities, and a great starting point for exploring Bruges and the area during Autumn, Spring and Summer holidays.

English course : general information

  • Minimum stay : 1 week
  • Lessons duration : 50 minutes
  • Number of lessons : 3 per day, 15 per week
  • Number of students per class : average of 12
  • Level assessment test on Sunday arrival
  • Bank holidays : July 21 and August 15 (programme may vary on these days)

Our English & Activity programme in Flanders is a fun and engaging way for 08-17 year old to learn English 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 stay for young learners.

Our students 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.

The school provides top quality language education. Classes are held in small groups and activities are always fun to allow young students a rapid acquisition of the vocabulary, comprehension and practice of the language.

Activities programme

Several options are offered depending on the holiday period.

  • Autumn holidays: we offer a multi-activity programme including cultural visits and various sports activities such as basketball, football, volleyball, kayaking…, depending on the weather.
  • At Easter: we offer a selection of options from those listed below. The options offered are followed by an *.
  • Summer: all options are offered

English & Culture: 3 English lessons per day with a focus on speaking, This programme gives the participants the opportunity to discover Belgian and Flemish culture during the afternoon cultural visits like 1 or 2 museum visits per day (Town Hall, St Sang, Groenighe, St John’s Hospital, Notre Dame, Volkskunde, St Donaas, Gruuthuuse, …). Explanations or audio guides are provided for each visit (depending on the place visited). The participants also complete short questionnaires. Sports and leisure activities, evening entertainment and excursions to the seashore complete the programme of stay.

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 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: This option usually includes the classic team sports, such as football, volleyball, basketball or baseball, but also kayaking, padle-board, beach sports in Zeebrugge, etc. On the last day, depending on the group’s preferences: padle-tennis, games, basketball, swimming pool or visit of Bruges. The different sports are determined on site according to the weather and the structure of the different groups.
  • 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.

Option activity duration: 2 hours every afternoon Monday to Friday.

Evening activities

Every evening, organised and coached activities are offered to the participants (films, bowling, games without frontiers, table tennis, pools, table-soccer, etc.). Younger students are coached by bilingual teachers who can also communicate with them in their mother tongue, if necessary.

Students enjoy on-site residential accommodation and have classes in the same building. They are fully supervised by trained camp counselors. A guarantee of safety and serenity for all boarders.

Boarders

Each of the 16 rooms in the centre (4-6 students per room), fully-equipped, cosy and comfortable, offers a splendid view over the 39-acre lake. Each room includes its own ensuite bathroom with a separate toilet. All residents benefit from free WiFi access. Full board is included in the programme price. For 2 weeks stays or longer, there is an additional fee for the Saturday night, full board and week-end activities (see “Dates & Prices” tab.)

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Bed linen is not included.
Please bring your own sleeping bag or a set of single bed sheets and a pillow case. If you are travelling by plane with restricted luggage, a set of sheets and pillow case (Bedding Pack) is available at extra cost (see “Dates & Prices” tab).

Day Campers

Families on holiday nearby can choose our “Day Camper” option, including English lessons (one fewer lesson per day than the Boarders option), lunch, excursions and sports or cultural activities. The programme runs 09.00-17.00 daily and all options are available (See Dates & Prices tab for more details on pricing and corresponding discount).

Transport

We can arrange your transfers from Brussels Zaventem Airport, Charleroi Airport or Bruxelles-Midi (Brussels South) Train Station on arrival and/or departure (see extra fee in Dates & Prices tab).

Practical details

  • 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 only attend during the Spring session and the first 2 weeks of July only
  • Arrivals: Sunday 15-16 hrs, departures Saturday 10-11 hrs
  • 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 on arrival/departure days.

Dates & Prices 2021 – 2022

Dates 2021 – 2022

Courses run Sunday-Saturday (7 days, 6 nights) and are held weekly during the  Spring (Easter) and Summer holidays.

Autumn holidays 2021

  • 31/10 – 06/11

Easter 2022

  • 03/04 – 09/04
  • 10/04 – 16/04

Summer 2022

  • 03/07 – 09/07
  • 10/07 – 16/07
  • 17/07 – 23/07
  • 24/07 – 30/07
  • 31/07 – 06/08
  • 07/08 – 13/08
  • 14/08 – 20/08
  • 21/08 – 27/08

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).

Prices 2021

All taxes and enrolment fees included

NOVEMBER HALF-TERM BREAK 2021 – English and muli-activity

31/10 – 06/11 : 615€ (lessons, activities, residence accommodation, full-board)

Programme Prices – per week

WPCS 42.0.1
Lessons & activities - Residence, full board (1 to 4 weeks)
Autumn 2021Culture & Multisports
31/10 - 06/11 615
Easter 2022CultureMultisportsTennisHorse Riding
03/04 - 09/04 615 615 660 720
10/04 - 16/04 615 615 660 720
Summer 2022CultureMultisportsTennisWindsurfingHorse RidingExam Prep
03/07 - 09/07 615 615 680 740 750 740
10/07 - 16/07 615 615 680 740 750 740
17/07 - 23/07 615 615 680 740 750 740
24/07 - 30/07 615 615 680 740 750 740
31/08 - 06/08 615 615 680 740 750 740
07/08 - 13/08 615 615 680 740 750 740
14/08 - 20/08 615 615 680 740 750 740
21/08 - 27/08 615 615 680 740 750 740
Extra night from Saturday to Sunday between two weeks (stays exceeding 1 week) 90
Bedding Pack hire (Sheets, blanket, pillow) 25
Special diet (vegetarian, halal, etc...) 30
Airport or train station transfers
DestinationOne-wayRound trip
Zaventem Airport or Bruxelles Midi Station (Thalys) 150 270
Charleroi (Bruxelles South) Airport 240 420
Transfer extras
Arrival or departure between 20.00 & 10.00 30
Unaccompanied Minor transfer (UM) 75
Discounts
Day Camp: course without accommodation (per week) 165
Family Discount (starting from 2nd enrolment) 15

Prices include:

  • 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
  • Shared room, shared bathroom, free WiFi
  • 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

Prices do not include:

  • Transportation to Bruges or transfers from/to Brussels Airport (Zaventem), Charleroi Airport (Brussels South) or Brussels Midi Train Station
  • Saturday night stay if 2 week stay or longer (see extra fee in Prices & Dates tab)
  • Bed linen loan extra (€25 per week)
  • Riding boots (Horse Riding activity only)

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