Windsurfing and learning English at the Berlitz language camp in Ummanz, Rügen
Water sports, beach action and learning English – all this is possible at our Berlitz language camp in Ummanz on Rügen. Kids will stay at a cool surf hostel that includes a hammock park and surf school. Kids will get to speak English all day long in a relaxed environment – with the camp counselors and with each other.
Improving English skills at Ummanz language camp with Berlitz
Our holiday camp in Ummanz 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.
Surfing, English and fun in the sun on the Baltic Sea island of Rügen
There’s always something going on at our English camp in Ummanz on Rügen. Between the language classes in the morning and surf lessons in the afternoon, our Berlitz team plans a leisure program that changes from day to day. Kids can look forward to a beach Olympics, soccer tournament, sandcastle competition or a picnic on the beach. Throughout it all, they’ll be speaking the camp language: English.
For four days a week, kids will take part in a two-hour professional windsurfing course at the hostel’s surf school. Here they’ll learn how to windsurf, complete with ascent techniques, sail hauling, tacking, jibing and beach launch as well as theory paired with material knowledge and rules of conduct. Important note: surf lessons will be conducted in German so that all kids properly understand and can apply the safety instructions when surfing. All windsurfing equipment for the course is included. The surfing conditions in Ummanz are perfect for kids and beginners. The water is quite shallow, so kids can stand anywhere.
In the evenings, we end each camp day on a relaxing note. After having dinner together, we might have a campfire with grilled marshmallows, a cool movie night in the hostel barn or just relax in the hammock park.
Good to know: The program is created and adapted individually and on site for each date and can therefore vary.
Fun & Action workshops
Welcome to Rügen: this is where we’ll be staying
Windsurfing Rügen-Surfhostel, Suhrendorf 8, 18569 Suhrendorf/Insel Ummanz
Surf hostel on the beach – our accommodation on Rügen
As befits a surf camp, our participants will be accommodated in a real surf hostel located almost right on the beach. Kids will sleep in shared rooms in cozy wooden bungalows with showers and toilets in a separate building. The surf school associated with the hostel is located in the immediate vicinity. Popular meeting places include the tiki bar, chill lounge, and hammock park. Kids can let off steam on the basketball court, beach volleyball field, soccer field, and on the table tennis tables. Not to mention the marble run, sandpits and canoes, which provide even more variety.
On the surfing paradise island of Ummanz
Ummanz is a very small and flat island and, with its many meadows and forests, is part of Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft National Park. The small villages attract only a few tourists. Home to the largest expanse of shallow water in Germany, Ummanz is perfect for water sports such as windsurfing and kiting.
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
21/07/2024 - 27/07/2024
28/07/2024 - 03/08/2024
04/08/2024 - 10/08/2024
* 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 Rügen 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.
Rügen 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
"I liked the balance between learning English and windsurfing. Both definitely helped me progress. Additionally, I found a lot of new friends."Language Camp Ummanz, 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.