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#summercamp Learning #german and have fun outdoor

Germany is the “engine” of Europe. It has been for a long time, but now the whole country (and obviously Berlin in the first place) have achieved the highest “Cool factor” in the continent.

Berlin is the place to be, with its start ups, clubs, art galleries etc. Tens of thousands of young, bright graduates, entrepreneurs, artists move to Germany to be part of it.

It is useful, therefore, to study german early on, overcoming the fear for a language that is actually not as hard to learn. Here a couple of good summer camps for kids.

 BERLIN YOUNG & FUN SUMMER CAMP

Ages 7 – 14

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You´ll learn German staying next to a great lake in Berlin, and more than that – you´ll also meet German children your age! The camp uses the facilities of a private university in Berlin Schmöckwitz. German kids spend their summer holidays here, too, and they will take part in all the activities and excursions that we offer after class – a great way to practice your German right away! You have a choice of various activities every day: we´ll do talent shows, have barbecues, go swimming … . And every week we organize 2 excursions to Berlin highlights such as Potsdamer Platz, Berlin´s new  DowntownBerlin Wall or Berlin Zoo

Location:

The camp uses the campus of private Teikyo University on Lake Zeuthen, next to the village Schmöckwitz, belonging to the Berlin district of Köpenick. So the camp is IN Berlin, but in a very green suburb.

Facilities:

Several bulidings on campus witth 25 classrooms, dormitory, fitness center, volleyball court, various sport facilities.

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German course:

  • 15 lessons à 45 minutes/week with a max of 12 students per class
  • 4 levels: beginners, elementary, intermediate, advanced
  • international classes with students from Mexico, Poland, Spain, France, Bulgaria, Denmark, Russia, Norway, England, France, Italy, Greece, Portugal, the US any many other countries

Accommodation:

in 2 or 3 bed rooms with own shower and WC on the Teikyo University campus with full board in the campus restaurant.

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Activities, Excursions & Sports:

  • 3 activities daily in international groups: sports, games, dance, theater, music
  • 1 full-day and 1 half-day excursion to Berlin per week
  • multisport program with tennis or sailing at surcharge, 3 x 90 minutes/week

Supervision

Members of GLS staff stay with you in the summer camp and take care of you.

SAMPLE WEEK AT THE SUMMER CAMP BERLIN YOUNG & FUN

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Included

  • 15 German lessons/week in groups of 6 – max. 12 students
  • 3 activities/day on campus
  • 2 excursions/week to the city center of Berlin
  • on campus accommodation: 2-3 bedded rooms, own shower/WC
  • full board
  • transport costs and entry fees for GLS activities
  • transfer from Berlin airports and stations on Sundays 8 am – 10 pm
  • 24 hour tutoring by GLS staff on campus

Not included

  • Sailing or Tennis: 3 x 90 min./week – 80 EUR/week
  • extra transfer out of schedule: 80 EUR one way
  • insurance (liability, health, accident, luggage): 15 EUR/week
  • extra day: 100 EUR

BERLIN WATER SPORTS CAMP

Ages 12 – 17

The summer camp is located on one of the beautiful lakes that surround Berlin, in the little village of Blossin. This camp has fantastic water sports facilities – with lots of canoes, sailing boats and surfing equipment. When German courses finish, in the afternoon, we go canoeing, sailing or surfing. And of course there will be beach parties and barbecues by the lakeside, too. Berlin is only 30 km away: Every week we arrange 2 excursions to Berlin and you´ll get to see all the highlights: Berlin´s neues Downtown: Potsdamer Platz, the Berlin WallMuseumsinsel …

Location:

Water sports center on Lake Wolzig, 30 km southeast of Berlin

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Facilities:

The water sports center has a campus with several little houses on it, where students live. The 10 classrooms are in a central building, and there is a cafeteria.

Additional facilities: harbour with boats, surf boards, kayaks, canoes, sailing boats; beach, indoor gym, fitness studio, bicycles, beach volleyball field, soccer field

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German course:

  • 20 lessons à 45 minutes/week with a max of 12 students per class
  • 4 levels: elementary, intermediate, advanced
  • international classes with students from Mexico, Poland, Spain, France, Bulgaria, Denmark, Russia, Norway, England, France, Italy, Greece, Portugal, the US any many other countries. Germans high school students on site as well

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Accommodation:

in 2 or 3 bed rooms with own shower and WC on site with full board in the cafeteria

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Activities, Excursions & Sports:

  • 2 activities daily in international groups: sailing, surfing, canoeing, catamaring, badminton, volleyball, climbing
  • 1 full-day and 1 half-day excursion to Berlin per week

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Supervision

Members of GLS staff stay with you in the summer camp and take care of you.

2 weeks 1460 € 23.06. – 11.08.2013
Arrival/departure day: any Sunday
3 weeks 2170 €
+1 week 710 €

Included

  • 20 lessons/week
  • 2 activities/day on campus or nearby, i.e. surfing, canoeing, swimming
  • 2 excursions/week to the city center of Berlin
  • on campus accommodation: 2-3 bedded rooms, own shower/WC
  • full board
  • transport costs and entry fees for GLS activities
  • transfer from Berlin airports and stations on Sundays 8 am – 10 pm
  • 24 hour tutoring by GLS staff on campus

Not included

  • extra transfer out of schedule: 100 EUR one way
  • extra day: 100 EUR
  • insurance (liability, health, accident, luggage): 15 EUR/week

MUNICH ADVENTURE CAMP

  • Ages 12 – 17

The adventure camp (a beautifully restored former hotel) is south of Munich right next to one of the most pristine lakes in the German Alps, Lake Spitzingsee. The view is wonderful, looking out of the window you´ll see either lake or mountains. Our Adventure Camp is fantastic if you like sports & adventure – you´ll have lots of fun after German classes: we´ll go hiking with a GPS, build rafts or sleep outside by the campfire. Munich is just 50 km away, and every week we organize 2 trips to Munich. You´ll get to see all the highlights like OlympiastadiumSchloss Nymphenburg and of course Hofbräuhaus.

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Location:

Beautifully restored hotel (Haus Bergsee)  with 3 floors and many wooden balconies at Lake Spitzingsee, 50 km south of Munich

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Facilities:

7 spacy class rooms, garden, climbing wall, fitness room, sauna, tv room

German course:

  • 20 lessons à 45 minutes/week with a max of 12 students per class
  • 3 levels: elementary, intermediate, advanced (no absolute beginners)
  • international classes with students from Mexico, Poland, Spain, France, Bulgaria, Denmark, Russia, Norway, England, France, Italy, Greece, Portugal, the US any many other countries. Germans high school students on site as well

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Accommodation:

In the school in 3 to 4 bed rooms with own shower/WC, full board in the cafeteria

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Activities and Excursions:

  • 2 activities per day: waterball in the lake, hiking in the mountains, building a river raft, biwaking, BBQs, mountainbiking
  • 1 half day an 1 full day excursion to Munich or to other hightlights in Bavaria such as Lake Tegernsee

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Supervision

Members of GLS staff stay with you in the summer camp and take care of you.

2 weeks 1460 € 23.06. – 11.08.2013
(no beginners)

Arrival/departure day: any Sunday
3 weeks 2170 €
+1 week 710 €

Included

  • 20 lessons/week
  • 2 activities/day
  • 2 excursions/week
  • on campus accommodation: 3-4 bedded rooms, own  shower/WC
  • full board
  • transport and entry fees for GLS activities
  • transfer

Not included

  • extra transfer out of schedule: 100 EUR one way
  • extra day: 100 EUR
  • insurance (liability, health, accident, luggage): 15 EUR/week
 Link to main site for further details and application

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