Languages and fun at Berlitz survival camp
Cross-country: at a survival vacation camp, it's off into the wilderness. Participants will also receive language lessons to help them find their way through the urban jungle – internationally.
Whether in the field, in the forest, at dinner, or during language lessons: our Berlitz native-speaking trainers practice with the survival camp participants all day long – both foreign language and survival tricks. This turns language learning into an adventure. The informal atmosphere ensures motivation and fun while learning.
In addition, everyone is guaranteed to get their money's worth at the survival vacation camp: a large selection of activities, projects, workshops, and games add further variety to the outdoor adventures.
What makes our survival camps special
At a Berlitz survival vacation camp, campers learn a foreign language of their choice in a new way. And then, off out into the wilderness!
In the mornings, trained Berlitz instructors give language lessons. However, this will not be like conventional school lessons: the native-speaker trainers ensure that the participants actively converse in the foreign language in an engaging manner – for example, using role plays, dialogs, and topics relevant to them.
Survival camp activities
The activities at a survival camp are varied: for example, participants learn to orient themselves in the forest and in the terrain, go on treasure hunts, or create their own tools. Foraging for food and constructing shelters and rafts from natural materials are also on the program.
Enjoy your free time
A survival camp is rounded off by a varied leisure program: excursions into the surrounding area, creative activities such as painting or handicrafts, and friendly evening activities together provide plenty of variety. The foreign language is always spoken and practiced along the way.
Survival camp concept
The joy of learning is important, especially for children and teenagers. This is where our native-speaking trainers come in: In a survival vacation camp, learning takes place in the mornings for 4 lessons of 45 minutes each, using the proven Berlitz method and in an entertaining way.
For the rest of the day, participants naturally apply their newly acquired language skills. They are always encouraged to converse with each other in the foreign language. The combination leads to success: active language instruction combined with enjoyable leisure activities. This makes learning fun!
On site, the Berlitz team forms small groups according to age and language level. This creates the ideal conditions for achieving the best possible learning progress.
Whether as a Day Camp (a daytime only camp without overnight stays), or as a one- or two-week residential camp (with overnight stays): Berlitz survival vacation camps are sure to keep you well occupied.
Our Berlitz Survival Camp tips
Below, you will see a selection of the survival camps Berlitz offers. You can find all our other camps in the online shop.
Close to the city but still back to nature - that's the youth hostel in Ratingen. The extensive grounds offer plenty of room for outdoor adventures and campfires. Whether at a day or residential day camp, everyone has fun here.
A new perspective on nature.
In the midst of the Alpine foothills in Bavaria, with a great view of the Niedersonthofen Lake and the Allgäu Alps, you will find the camp location Niedersonthofen. In this idyllic landscape, it's time for survival adventures, scavenger hunts and language learning.
Outdoor fun for teens!
For whom are our survival camps suitable?
Experienced adventurer or nature novice: It doesn't matter whether or not the kids already have experience in survival training and outdoor adventure. As long as they are passionate about nature and its beauties, all 7- to 17-year-olds are welcome at a survival vacation camp.
With or without knowledge of the foreign language: At the survival camps, it doesn't matter if you are an absolute beginner or already have knowledge of the selected language. The language lessons are geared to the language levels of the participants and we start from where they are.
Alone, with siblings, or with friends: Experience shows that the children connect with each other after a very short time and quickly form new friendships. But our participants can also travel with their siblings or best friend.
By the way: For siblings, a discount of 10% beckons for joint registration.
Why go to survival camp with Berlitz
- The ideal combination: encouraging language lessons plus survival training.
- A wide range of leisure activities: an action-packed, exciting program encompassing sport, art and crafts
- Learning in small groups: effective, individually adapted support for foreign language learning
- Learning by speaking: the foreign language is the camp language, and is also used after class
- 24-hour support from trained native-speaking camp counselors
Find the right language camp for your child in our online shop.
Frequently asked questions
What happens if bad weather is predicted during a survival camp?
Bad weather is not a problem for a survival vacation camp. In such a case, the program will be adjusted to make the best use of the venue's facilities. This can include indoor activities such as creative workshops as well as other games and recreational activities in the accommodation. Many outdoor activities can also be done in bad weather. After all, there is no such thing as bad weather, only wrong clothing!
Why should my child attend a Berlitz survival vacation camp?
During a Berlitz survival vacation camp, participants acquire and practice invaluable skills – first and foremost, of course, the foreign language in question. The camp provides space and structure to develop outside of a school environment. This fosters a love of learning and helps participants appreciate each other's ways of life.
My child is bilingual, will he or she still enjoy survival camp?
Generally, we offer language camps for multiple languages – just choose the language in which you would like your child to receive additional support. It is important to Berlitz counselors to challenge all participants – no matter how well your child already speaks the foreign language.
We strive not only to provide children and teens with a new experience in a foreign language, but also to be sensitive to their culture and history. In addition, the survival camps have much more on the program besides language learning.
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Do you have any questions about our language camps?
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