Berlitz Holiday Camp Kiel - Sailing Ship Swaensborgh

Overnight Camp, Activity Camp
English Camp
10 - 17 years
Segelschiff Swaensborgh

Aye, aye, captain: learning English on the high seas

This is how learning English becomes an adventure: we set sail on the sailing ship Swaensborgh and embark on an exciting voyage that is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression. Together, we’ll discover the Danish South Seas, learn interesting facts about sailing, and speak English (almost) the entire time. Just like an international crew exploring unknown waters together!

Learning by sailing on the sailing ship Swaensborgh

Welcome aboard! If you’ve always dreamt of sailing the seven seas on a ship, this activity camp is just for you. Unlike traditional English lessons taught exclusively in the classroom, we integrate language training directly into our daily routine. Our on-board language is English. The camp management only speaks German in exceptional cases or for important safety instructions.

Relaxing days on the open sea

Seagulls circling in the sky, wind blowing in the sails, and the endless blue sea around us: life on board can be so good. During the day, we will be on the move most of the time. We’ll pass the time playing cards on deck, swimming, or making ourselves comfortable in a quiet corner and taking it easy. And if they want, kids can let the crew show them the most important sailing knots, watch them set the sails, or learn more about navigating the high seas.

On a voyage of discovery in the evenings

The sun has set, but our adventure continues: in the evenings, we’ll moor in different harbors and go on exciting excursions. Night swimming, team games, and a group barbecue are all possible items on the agenda. Or we might cook and bake together or plan a movie night. In the evenings, we write down our amazing experiences in the camp diary, our personal logbooks – in English, of course.

Note: Actual activities offered may vary depending on weather and availability.




Did we convince you? Then let's go.

Welcome aboard

Elegance and tradition: the sailing ship Swaensborgh

Wind, waves, and endless freedom: sailing is fun – even more so on a traditional sailing ship! With her three masts and length of 49 meters, the Swaensborgh makes an imposing impression. She was built in 1907 and used as a cargo ship until the 1980s. Nowadays, she is a comfortable excursion ship with a superbly equipped, renovated interior. Girls and boys will be separately accommodated in cozy multi-bed cabins. Meals will be prepared together. By the way, kids don’t need to have any existing sailing skills.

From Kiel through the Danish South Seas: our itinerary

Our five-day voyage starts in Kiel. On our voyage, we’ll head off for a different exciting destination every evening. Together, we’ll discover gorgeous islands, white sandy beaches, and cozy harbors in Germany and Denmark. As we are sailing, the exact route always depends on wind and weather. Possible stops include Fehmarn, the Danish islands of Ærø or Langeland, or the cities of Flensburg or Kappeln.

After five exciting days on the high seas, our voyage comes to an end back in Kiel.

Available Camp Dates

English Camp

10 - 17 years


Camp Type

Activity Camp


22/07/2024 - 26/07/2024

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Camp Type

Activity Camp


29/07/2024 - 02/08/2024

Available Places:


Camp Type

Activity Camp


19/08/2024 - 23/08/2024

Available Places:


* Berlitz Language Camps are according to §4 Section 21 a) and b) german UStG tax exempt from VAT.

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Additional information

Having qualified counselors is the be-all and end-all at our sailing language camp. Our counselors come from different countries, including England, Mexico, France, the US, and Austria. They have plenty of experience in looking after kids.

What makes us stand out: our counselors speak to kids in the foreign language all day long and motivate them to use the foreign language as much as possible. That’s what makes learning fun!

Our ultimate goal: kids should feel completely at home at our Berlitz language camp. In addition to playing, having fun, and making new friends, that also includes good meals, three times a day. All three meals a day are prepared at the sailing ship.

The first camp day: You will get the exact arrival times with the travel information send to you before the start of the camp. In a common greeting, kids will receive their welcome package and get to know the counselor team and other participants. Everyone is welcome to ask any questions they may have at the special parents’ welcome session.

On the day of departure, kids can be picked up after the joint farewell for all camp participants. Please be on time, as the entire Berlitz team will also be leaving. After camp, we will send you the camp magazine and, of course, a certificate of participation.

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.

Das Berlitz Sprachcamps Welcome Paket mit Jutebeutel, Brotdose, Heftchen, Buntstiften, T-Shirt und Federmäppchen.

The language camp includes the following services

  • Five day sailing trip on the Swaensborgh, starting and ending in Kiel
  • All-round support from the experienced Berlitz team
  • Three meals per day and drinks
  • All materials for lessons, recreational activities and workshops
  • Accommodation in shared rooms on the sailing ship
  • Certificate of participation at the end of the camp

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.