Cuxhaven holiday camp: an English adventure on the North Sea
Action, fun, and the sea: at our language camp in Cuxhaven, all adventurers between the ages of 7 and 17 can look forward to white sand beaches, fun team games, and sports. And when the stars come out at night, we'll embark on a maritime night hike. Or throw a fun party night. That's how we make learning English fun!
Learning by speaking: learning languages according to the Berlitz method
Learning at camp is fun: there are no exams or boring studying; instead, we do roleplaying and language games. On the day of arrival, kids do a short placement test that helps us assign them to groups according to their age and language level. They’ll learn together and quickly make new friends in their group. That is usually the best motivation.
At the Cuxhaven holiday camp, we also incorporate learning into our daily routine. Our experienced language teachers are also the counselors who will lead the leisure program. They’ll speak with the kids and teens in the foreign language all day long. The advantage: kids will hear lots of everyday vocabulary and authentic pronunciation throughout the camp week.
Our mission at the Cuxhaven language camp: to have a great vacation! And to show the kids how much fun learning foreign languages is. That means our Berlitz camps are all based on the following premise:
- Foreign language classes five mornings a week (4 x 45 minutes daily)
- Kids are encouraged to speak actively in small groups
Learning can be fun: fun and action at the Cuxhaven holiday camp
At Cuxhaven language camp, our motto is "learning by doing". After the morning language classes, we continue speaking in the foreign language. Together, we get to do a whole bunch of great activities: scavenger hunts, excursions, and exciting team challenges. Our program is versatile and fun. We only use German for safety instructions or in emergency situations.
Afternoons are filled with lots of action, no matter the weather
Whether it’s sunny, windy or rainy: there’s always something going on at the Cuxhaven holiday camp in the afternoons.
What we do at Easter:
- We will discover the fascinating habitat of the Wadden Sea on a mudflat hiking tour.
- Trip to the seal banks: we explore the natural habitats of these fascinating animals – a natural and respectful insight into the maritime ecosystem.
- Relaxing at the beach or swimming in the North Sea.
What we do in summer:
- Crash course in water skiing, depending on availability. Here you have to strap on your skis and then hold on tight to the water ski lift so as not to sink into the water.
- Playing sports, for example at our Beach Olympics or by climbing onto the dunes. Those who like can let off steam by playing volleyball or soccer.
- Big and small artists alike can make sandcastles or friendship bracelets.
- Aqua park adventure: we swing onto on the floating mats to master challenges. To get to the other end of the floating park, we have to climb, slide, balance, or jump.
Evenings together round the campfire or indoors
After a day packed full of fun and action, we make ourselves comfortable. Firstly, we eat dinner together, then we warm up round the campfire, have a quiz night, or a night hike at the beach – depending on the mood and the weather. Evening activities may include:
- Toasting marshmallows and baking campfire bread over the campfire,
- Hosting music competitions and game nights,
- Spending free time with friends new and old and reading exciting stories in the foreign language.
Note: Actual activities offered may vary depending on weather and availability.
Fun & Action workshops
Welcome to Cuxhaven: this is where we’ll be staying
Jugendherberge Cuxhaven-Duhnen, Schlensenweg 2, 27476 Cuxhaven-Duhnen
Moin, moin to the youth hostel
The stunning location is perfect for relaxing: Youth Hostel Cuxhaven-Duhnen is just a few steps away from the white sand beach. The first thing on the agenda is to explore the courtyard: there’s a play area, basketball court with two hoops, and a giant chessboard. And if it happens to rain, the kids can challenge themselves to exciting duels on the football and table tennis tables in the sports hall. Girls and boys will be accommodated in separate shared rooms.
Welcomed by wind and water: the North Sea spa town of Cuxhaven
With the North Sea on one side and the Elbe on the other, Cuxhaven impresses with its maritime flair and charming city center. With its colorful beach chairs, fine sand, and a view of the endless blue sea, the beach promenade is a real highlight. It’s a dream come true for water lovers and active kids, because there’s more than enough space for beach soccer, volleyball, and even a beach Olympics tournament. Naturalists big and small will also get the most out of everything on offer: at the Wadden Sea visitor center or on a mudflat hike, the kids can discover the fascinating wildlife living in the silt.
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
10 - 17 years
30/06/2024 - 06/07/2024
06/07/2024 - 12/07/2024
14/07/2024 - 20/07/2024
20/07/2024 - 26/07/2024
* Berlitz Language Camps are according to §4 Section 21 a) and b) german UStG tax exempt from VAT.
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Boredom doesn’t stand a chance at our Cuxhaven holiday camp. Our qualified counselors are always at the kids’ side – from English lessons in the mornings to organizing the varied leisure and evening program.
All employees are trained in the Berlitz method: this means that they place special focus on practical use of the foreign language. As English is the official camp language, our experienced counselors will speak to the kids in the foreign language the entire time. The only exceptions are for emergencies or special, safety-related information or programs. And they’ll also provide exciting insight into the cultures of different English-speaking countries.
Learning builds up an appetite. For us, that means it’s particularly important that all participants at the Cuxhaven Berlitz language camp are well fed. Kids will receive three meals a day. Depending on what we have planned for the day, lunch will either be a hot meal or packed lunch. Important: remember to pack a reusable water bottle so that your child can fill it up between meals.
Good food is important to us. If your child has any allergies or intolerances, please speak to our team before booking.
Welcome: Parents will get the exact time to bring their kids to the camp on the day of arrival with the travel information send before the camp starts. After getting to know one another, there will be a parents’ meet-and-greet in addition to a Q&A session. Kids will receive a welcome package that includes a T-shirt, gym bag, and much more. We’ll also carry out a short placement. Using this, we’ll assign kids to their learning groups.
Time to say goodbye: On the last day, parents will be able to pick up their kids. Parents can find the exact pick-up time in the travel information they’ll receive well in advance. Additional documents, including the camp-made camp magazine and certificate of participation, will be sent to kids and teens after the end of the camp.
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.
What your children can expect at the Cuxhaven language camp
- Accommodation in shared rooms
- Full board (three meals a day)
- Language training in small groups 5 mornings a week (each lasting 4 x 45 minutes)
- Welcome gift and placement at the start of the camp
- Children are looked after in groups with an excellent counselor-child ratio
- German-speaking camp director as a contact for children and parents
What our customers say
"We think the camp is a great thing during vacations. It was the first time for us, we just wanted to try it out, and can attest that the combination of language classes and fun activities is a nice experience."Language Camp Cuxhaven, Easter 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.