It’s that time of year again when parents gear up for the 13 week summer holiday with the children. There are summer camps in Barcelona normally during the second half of June and all of July, whilst parents continue to work. August is generally taken as a holiday for all the family, although as work habits change, increasing numbers of clubs and organisations are offering summer camps during this month too. There are a huge variety of summer camps in Barcelona available in summer 2023, from design studios to Robotix, there is something for every child. Here are our pick of some of the best summer camps in English in Barcelona.
UPDATED MAY 2023
American School of Barcelona (ASB)
ASB is running two summer programmes this year from June 26th to July 21st 2023. There is an English Morning Programme for children ages 3-16 from 9:30 to 14:00. Children ages 3-5 have English classes and activities such as puzzles, art, songs, and yoga. For children ages 6-16, they will take part in 3 daily English classes with opportunities for art classes, sports, and activities in the computer lab. For any parent looking for an extended day programme, an option is available so children can stay in the programme until 17:00 with a hot lunch being included in the cost. This is a choice for all the ages 3 to 16. Extended day activities include art, science, drama, video/movie-making and music. The cost of the morning programme is 970€. The extended programme is 1.305€.
The final date for inscription is 31st May
Benjamin Franklin International School (BFIS)
BFIS is offering different summer programmes for different grades from June 26th to July 14th. Their Summer Creativity Camp is for ages 4-9. This camp is in partnership with Little Makers! Every Wednesday is Water Day, so children can cool off, play in the summer sun, and continue to explore their creativity with water activities throughout the day. Costs are 300€ per week including lunch and materials.
Register for BFIS Summer Creativity Camp
Final date for inscription is 18th May
This year BFIS are also running a special water sports campus in L’Escala, Costa Brava. Dates are June 26 – July 1st and the cost is 690€. See the link below for more information on what is included in the cost. Activities include:
This program is open to currently enrolled BFIS students, past BFIS students, friends of BFIS students, and students enrolled for next school year.
British College of Gavà (BCG)
The BCG summer camp 2023 is back with their “Building a New World “camp and “Leading the change” and new this year “Emerging global citizens” camp for both BCG and non-BCG students. The school is in Gavà Mar near Castelldefels, 20 minutes from Barcelona city centre.
For 3-10yr olds – this camp will run from July 3rd to July 28th. The camp will be Monday-Friday, 08:30 to 16:30 with early drop off available at 8am. This camp will provide English workshops for English language development with added interaction that will teach the campers about sustainable development. Activities such as cooking, climbing and water games are part of the programme. Cost for a full day at 235€ or half-day for 185€. There is a 10% discount for BCG students as well.
For 10-14 yr olds, topics include innovation, energy and water and activities focus on:
For 13-17 yr olds, this camp focuses more on the academic skills, with a goal to help students work towards taking their English language skills to the next level. They will achieve their language objectives by working on a presentation project each week based around a specific UN Sustainable Development Goal. Week 1 3rd-7th July and Week 2 17th-21st July.
Together, we will work on the 4 P’s of Presenting ( planning, preparing, practising and performing) to help them activate the English they have while having fun and learning.
This programme is also suitable for students working towards a formal English qualification such as the Cambridge Exams, TOEFL or IELTS.
This programme runs from 9:00-13:00 with lunch and costs 210€ per week
British School of Barcelona (BSB)
The British School of Barcelona is offering a summer school camp from 26th June to 28th July 2023 at BSB Sitges and BSB Castelldefels, Monday through Friday. The camp is open to children ages 3 to 12 who attend BSB and other schools. The summer camp provides programmes that focus on four different areas: creativity, communication, problem-solving and physical education. Two programmes are offered, depending on the child’s age.
For children 3 to 5 years old with all activities done in small groups, lead by English-speaking staff who will help provide opportunities through play, crafts, singing and drama, that will allow children to improve their English skills. This programme is from 9:00 to 17:00.
At BSB Sitges and BSB Castelldefels for ages 6-12. The students will perform various activities such as sport, crafts, music and dance. The intention of the activities is to enhance the student’s English vocabulary in different real-world situations. These programmes also run from 9:00 to 17:00. For both the summer play and summer activity programmes, there are two scheduling options. Half-day for both programmes, include lunch (9.00-13.00) is 195€. Full day for both camps, with lunch, 9.00-17.00 is 295€.
Bus services are available from BCN with a fee applied.
For 12-16 year olds – participants are immersed in a full language learning experience with actual BSB teachers which combines language lessons with entertaining activities that help develop their skills and confidence in speaking, reading, writing and listening whilst having fun.
These additional activities may include escape rooms, water sports at Canal Olímpic, karting, beach day in Castelldefels and many more to complete a diverse and thrilling programme.
Costs 195/295€ per week.
Hamelin-Laie International School
Full English immersion for Early Years and Primary. Activities include swimming pool, sports, arts & crafts, games & music
Off campus excursions are run every Friday. Costs per week are 230€ which includes snacks and lunch.
For boys and girls aged 7-16. 9am to 4.45pm with early drop off at 8am available. The cost is 230€ per week with lunch and excursions included.
For boys and girls aged 7-16. 9am to 4.45pm with early drop off at 8am available. Technique, team strategies, games and games with expert trainers. The cost is 230€ per week with lunch and excursions included.
This year’s highlights include:
For 11-17 year olds: based in the bustling heart of Barcelona, this camp invites teens from around the world to experiment in a host of creative studios; digital media, carpentry, cooking, fashion, ceramics – whatever sparks their passion! Expert studio guides are on hand to help turn ideas into incredible creations.
Camp time is 9:15 to 16:30 Pricing for the camp is as follows: 1 week 250€ including lunch. Discounts applied for 3 or more weeks.
For 6-12 year olds: Situated on the beach in Castelldefels, just outside of Barcelona, this summer camp is an opportunity for younger kids to kick off their shoes and connect with nature at our beachfront Eco Hub. Your child will explore a rich blend of outdoor activities, water sports, free movement, passion projects, creative workshops and arts. Children have a lot of fun while also improving their English skills!
Camp time 9:00-16:30 full day with lunch or 13:30 pick up for half day. Cost: 220€ full day 165€ half day
Oak House School
Oak House School is back for their 33rd summer school programme. It is an English camp for children 3 to 14 years old that will be running from the 26th of June to the 21st of July. This summer the programme will work with the children on their socio-emotional skills aiming to provide them with tools to better develop their personal well-being. Each week will be planned around four themes: self-control, mindfulness, gratitude and communication. Many fun activities are planned as well like swimming, water polo, talent shows, exhibition into the forest, and for older children they can take part in the sleepover that happens once a week.
1 week 280€, discounts are applied for more weeks booked.
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St George International School
A summer English immersion camp with native teachers for children ages 3 to 12 years old from the 26th of June to the 28th of July. Camp hours are 9:00 to 16:00 with an option for earlier drop off time at 8:00 at an added price. Classes and activities are led by native English-speaking teachers that help both in the infant (3 to 6yrs old) and the Junior (6 to 12yrs old) programmes. The children take part in sports, water games, workshops, cooking, arts and crafts and other activities while interacting with children of other nationalities.
The price for the camp includes lunch, onsite resources and medical insurance. The pricing is as follows: 1 week 290 €, 2 weeks 570 €, 3 weeks 750 €, 4 weeks 915 €, 5 weeks 1065 €.
Register for St. George International School Summer Camp
St Peter’s International School
St. Peter’s School offers the opportunity to choose among different summer camps while catching up with their English. Camps run from June 26th – July 14th. There are three camps available for kids aged 1-14 with promotions until May 30th.
For children born in 2020 and 2021. Full day and half day options available.
For children born in 2018 and 2019. Full day and half day options available. Children will become genuine explorers of the sea, the jungle, and the safari with a different excursion each week.
For children born in 2011 to 2017. The older kids explore sports and hands on experiments to develop scientific skills in a fun environment. A different excursion each week too.
Prices begin for half day at 200€ for baby camps and are priced at 340€ for older kids.
Take a look at our comprehensive list of International Schools in Barcelona, Sitges and Girona to find more summer camps in Catalonia