Learn English in a stunning setting
In Pottenstein, kids learn English amid castles, caves and picturesque timber-framed houses and work off their energy with sports. Whether it’s a group scavenger hunt, a table tennis tournament, or evenings around the campfire, we are fully immersed in the English language.
Pottenstein language camp – the perfect place to learn English
During lessons, our qualified counselors will focus on one thing above all: having fun with English through, for example, varied learning methods. In addition to language games, kids might conduct interviews, write or edit English song lyrics, or create articles for their own camp magazine.
Speaking instead of cramming: kids learn English best by using the language. That is our mission at the holiday camp in Pottenstein. In addition to a great leisure program in the afternoons, our participants can look forward to:
- Lessons in the mornings (5 days a week, 4 x 45 minutes each) and
- Learning in small groups according to the Berlitz method ("learning by speaking").
The Berlitz team will assign kids to learning groups according to their age and language level on the day of arrival. This ensures that all kids benefit from the best possible learning environment.
Excitement, fun, and action: unforgettable experiences at the language camp
Language lessons are done for the day, but the learning is far from over: our afternoons at the Pottenstein holiday camp are colorful and exciting. And along the way, kids will continue to practice the foreign language in a fun way – during sports, when we do crafts together or let off steam doing creative activities. Our camp director can also speak German, for example when it comes to giving safety or other important instructions.
Overcome fears and climb heights while the adrenaline level keeps rising: Welcome to climbing. Once at the top, we experience an exhilarating feeling. Very important: the adventure begins with instruction in safety techniques. Then we go through various stations: ropes course, climbing hall, rope bridge and flying fox. The teamer gives feedback and encouragement.
Exploring a dark cave
Caves are full of secrets and here we dive in together. We explore the dark passages and make exciting discoveries. It all starts with a 45-minute hike. Our destination: the cave near Arnleithen. Equipped with helmet, rope, harness and torch, we descend and explore the paths, only one leads out again. The experienced teamer is always by your side.
Welcome to Pottenstein: this is where we’ll be staying
Jugendherberge Pottenstein, Jugendherbergsstraße 20, 91278 Pottenstein
Youth Hostel Pottenstein: perfect for active kids
The view is breathtaking: from our accommodation we have a direct view of Pottenstein Castle, which has towered imposingly over the little town for almost 1,000 years. In addition to its impressive location, Youth Hostel Pottenstein offers the perfect mix of fun and comfort. To let off some steam, there is a choice of a climbing wall, Flying Fox—one of the fastest zip line slides—or a soccer field. An entrance hall with a fireplace, a fairy-tale cave, and campfire sites ensure an enchanting atmosphere.
Wild and enchanting: Franconian Switzerland
It’s like traveling back in time to the Middle Ages: Pottenstein lies in the middle of untamed nature, castle ruins, and stalactite caves. Fairy-tale fans and romantics will feel right at home in this charming half-timbered town, as will outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers. Franconian Switzerland offers numerous sports and recreational opportunities: for example, a dense network of cycling and hiking trails that run right through the beautiful countryside.
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
12 - 17 years
Nature & Adventure
24/03/2024 - 30/03/2024
28/07/2024 - 03/08/2024
03/08/2024 - 09/08/2024
* Berlitz Language Camps are according to §4 Section 21 a) and b) german UStG tax exempt from VAT.
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Having qualified counselors is the be-all and end-all at our Pottenstein 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.
In addition to the lessons in the mornings, they are responsible for organizing the recreational activities in the afternoons and evenings. 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 accommodation. Drinks like juice, tea, and water are provided with meals. Kids should bring a reusable water bottle to keep them hydrated between meals.
We also aim to offer alternatives for vegetarians, those with allergies, or kids who require special diets. Please be sure to contact us before booking!
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. In order to place them in the right learning group, we will do a short placement with the kids, based on a few short written and oral questions.
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.
The Pottenstein language camp includes the following services
- Language classes 5 days a week, 4 x 45 minutes per day
- Lessons in the morning and leisure program in the afternoon
- All materials for lessons, recreational activities and workshops
- Accommodation in shared rooms in our modern quarters
- Placement test at the start and certificate of participation at the end of the camp
What our customers say
"The camp was a very nice vacation activity. I learned a lot and immediately got a good grade in my next English test. Everyone was very helpful and it was a nice atmosphere."Language Camp Pottenstein, 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.