Always on the move at Bad Malente language camp
Badminton, soccer, canoeing, standup paddleboarding... if you like sports, you’ll love this camp. Here at Bad Malente, we burn off energy together, discover some new favorite sports and improve our English skills along the way. What’s more, we do all this in the dreamy setting of the Holstein Switzerland region whose glittering lakes and fairy-tale forests are just waiting to be explored.
Improving English skills at Bad Malente language camp
Our holiday camp in Bad Malente combines English lessons in the mornings with a varied leisure program in the afternoons. During lessons, the focus is on creativity: for example, kids will write content for our camp magazine, draw and describe their own pictures, or act out fairy tales in English. That way, we teach kids to enjoy the foreign language through play.
Learning English during the school break? That’s not a problem with our Berlitz English camps! Unlike school lessons, the aim here is not to teach as much material and grammar as possible. We use the Berlitz method of "learning by speaking", i.e. as much active speaking as possible. We offer kids:
- Lessons five mornings a week (4 x 45 minutes each)
- Kids are encouraged to actively use English in small groups.
On the day of arrival, we’ll assign kids to learning groups according to their age and previous knowledge.
Sport, language and laughs in Bad Malente
Who says you have to sit down to learn a language? Whether we’re having dinner or during an escape game, we keep on speaking English even after the morning language classes are done. In fact, the only times we don’t speak English are during safety briefings and on tours run by external partners.
The kinds of sports we do to blow off steam depend on the weather and the wishes of the group. But one thing’s for sure: There’s never a dull moment at Bad Malente language camp.
A sport for every taste: Our afternoon program
We have the opportunity to do a huge range of sports here in Bad Malente, so active kids can burn off their energy in whatever way they like. Whether you prefer badminton, table tennis, ultimate frisbee or handball, there’s guaranteed to be the perfect activity for everyone here.
We don’t just do sports on dry land, either: Depending on the season and the weather, we can go swimming out in Lake Dieksee or in the complex’s own five-lane pool. We can also do water aerobics in the shallow area.
Watersports program in summer: If the weather’s good and you’re here at a camp in summer, we’ll head out and explore Lake Dieksee or Lake Kellersee together on a canoe tour or do a SUP course.
Fun & Action Program: In spring or fall, fun and action is on the agenda, for example with an adventurous Escape Game. Or how about diving into the shallows with a visit to Sealife at Timmendorfer Strand?!
Cozy evenings at the language camp
After so much sport and fun, it’s time to have dinner together. And when that’s done, we’ll enjoy a relaxed end to the evening. We’ll organize a movie night, have a casino evening or challenge each other in a fun quiz show.
Note: Actual activities offered may vary depending on weather and availability.
Welcome to Bad Malente: this is where we’ll be staying
Sport- und Bildungszentrum Malente, Eutiner Straße 45, 23714 Bad Malente
Our accommodation: Sports and Education Center Malente
They’ve really thought of everything here: Sport and Education Center Malente is a modern complex that features several sports halls, an indoor swimming pool, a fitness studio and a number of large meeting rooms where we have our language classes. If you want to relax after doing some sport, then make yourself comfortable on the veranda or in the fireside lounge. Girls and boys will be accommodated in separate shared rooms. The Berlitz group usually has a corridor all to itself.
Bad Malente: In the heart of the Holstein Switzerland region
Holstein Switzerland is a place where you can forget about everyday life and enjoy the fresh air to the fullest. Nestled among green hills, extensive forests and a wonderful landscape filled with lakes, Bad Malente is a real natural paradise. Lake Dieksee and Lake Kellersee are right next to this pretty spa resort. Bad Malente is located between the cities of Kiel and Lübeck and is also within easy reach of Hamburg.
We're here for you
We’re here for you! Simply send us your request through the contact form at the end of the page or give us a call (+49 69 247 525 645, Mon – Fri, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.).Julia Pakravan, Director Kids & Teens Germany
Available Camp Dates
7 - 17 years
Fun & Action
07/04/2024 - 13/04/2024
7 - 17 years
04/08/2024 - 10/08/2024
11/08/2024 - 17/08/2024
18/08/2024 - 24/08/2024
* Berlitz Language Camps are according to §4 Section 21 a) and b) german UStG tax exempt from VAT.
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"Let’s speak English" – that’s the motto we follow at the Bad Malente Berlitz Camp. Our experienced counselors are at the kids’ side all day long. Both during lessons that take place in small groups in the mornings and during the fun and action in the afternoons and evenings. Our focus: to ensure all kids speak English all day long.
The best proof of the success of our Berlitz concept: many counselors were camp participants themselves in the past and support us year after year!
Providing the best all-round support at our Berlitz language camps is important to us. That also includes a balanced diet. Kids will receive three meals a day and these include drinks like juice, tea, or water. Please pack a reusable water bottle, so that your child can fill it up in between meals.
We try our best to offer alternatives for kids with special requests, such as vegetarians or those with allergies. Please contact our team before booking so that we can discuss this on a one-on-one basis.
How we start: Camp starts on the first day at the time mentioned in the travel information (sent to all participants before camp start). Together with their parents, kids will be able to get to know our team and other participants and take part in a parents' welcome session. All kids will receive our welcome package, which consists of a gym bag, lunch box, T-shirt, and much more. We use a written and oral placement to place kids in the right learning group. With younger kids, we often just talk briefly about their hobbies and everyday life.
Important departure information: Parents can pick up their kids on the day of departure. You will find out exactly when in the camp travel documents. Unfortunately, it is not possible to pick kids up at a later time, as our team will also be leaving. We will send all camp documents, including a certificate of participation, to the participants afterwards.
Then take a look at our kids camp FAQ page where we have gathered further information.
We will also send you further details regarding the pack list, arrival and departure etc. by e-mail after your booking.
Bad Malente language camp: what our participants can look forward to
- Accommodation in shared rooms
- Balanced meals three times a day (warm meal or lunch box)
- Language classes in small, performance-based groups on all 5 mornings a week (4 sessions each lasting 45 minutes)
- All necessary materials for lessons, workshops and the leisure program
- Welcome gift, camp magazine and certificate of participation
What our customers say
"Good organization, different activities, great program, made new friends."Language Camp Bad Malente, Summer 2022
You have questions about our camp?
Then contact us now! Call us at 069 666 089 427 or send us a message. Your Berlitz Team will get back to you shortly.