Inspiring German
Summer Adventure
for students aged 12-17

  • Go kayaking, paintballing and water skiing; experience the real Germany
  • Spend a day exploring Cologne, Dusseldorf, Duisburg, Munster or Bonn
  • Live and study in a majestic castle home to Schloss Heessen, a top boarding school in the town of Hamm near Dortmund
  • Enjoy the school’s own private island and riverside activities
  • Make friends from all over the world
  • Seminars for students interested in studying at German universities



Win a free week @Academic Summer Camp

We are very excited to launch our 2022 social media competition where we are giving away one FREE week at Academic Summer in Bristol or London. 
All you have to do to enter is: 
  1. Complete this short form. 
  1. Head over to your favourite social media platform - Instagram, Facebook or Tik Tok and post your creative and inspirational photos/videos demonstrating the positive impact your Academic Summer experience had on your life and future.  If you’ve never attended one of our camps then we’d like to see how you think the opportunity will help you.  Remember to add #AcademicSummer #AcademicCamp so we can find your posts. 

More about Win a free week @Academic Summer Camp here.


2022 risk free booking is opened!

Academic Summer and Academic Camp have operated summer camps during the summers of 2020 and 2021 in the UK and Europe. We, therefore, have experience in running our camps during COVID times. We hope this will give you the confidence to book your summer camp with us.  

We are now taking bookings for 2022 with an option to book risk-free. 

In order to help families to make decisions about next summer and book with confidence, we are introducing interim terms and conditions for any new bookings made between 1st  December 2021 and 28th February 2022.   

More about COVID-19 Amendments to Terms and Conditions for 2022 here.


New for 2022: activity electives!!

For the first time ever we are going to let you decide how you spend your afternoons with us.  Not only do students get to chose their subjects at Academic Summer but now they can chose their afternoon activies.  Options include:  athletics, games, food technology, arts and crafts, drama, outdoor education, English workshop, horse-riding* or golf *. Read more here.

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This programme is an excellent opportunity to improve your academic and language skills, a choice to practice English and/or German by studying your favourite academic subjects in one or both of these languages. Our teaching methodology is based around CLIL: Content and Language Integrated Learning. You study the content of academic subjects and, at the same time, improve your language skills.  You can choose to study subjects in English or German or do a combination of both.

age 12 to 14

Our Explorers study a range of academic subjects in classes of up to ten students. You will study English, applied mathematics, sciences, social studies and art with us. The medium of instruction is English or German and there are 30 hours of study a week.
Explorers learn valuable study skills to help them in their academic careers and are introduced to different ways of learning.

You can choose whether you wish to study subjects in English or German.
We integrate content (academic subject matter) and language development following the IB’s liberal approach to learning. Discovery and exploration are more highly valued than simply learning the content. We want you to develop your competence in the communicative use of English as an international language whether you are a native or non-native speaker of English.

age 15 to 17

We offer Engagers a good range of academic subjects to choose from. You study in classes of up to ten students and there are 30 hours of study a week. You have four 60-minute lessons per day, attend leadership sessions and assemblies.

You choose the subjects you want to study prior to arrival, and we write your individual timetable around these choices.
We offer the following subjects in German:
 German linguistics & language - writing, speaking, listening, reading, study skills and presentations  STEM - science, technology, engineering and mathematics  Landeskunde - includes German cultural and social studies, history and economics

And following 
subjects in English:
Applied mathematics  Art  Economics, business & entrepreneurship  English and Essay writing  Presentations & interviews  Science  Social studies  Theory of Knowledge (ToK)  World literature

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Activities and trips



Free time, sports and activities


Be a leader Activities - Trips

We want you have an unforgettable summer bursting with fun, adventure and equipping you with skills that will stick with you for life. This is why our Be a Leader programme is filled with original trips and fun-filled, challenging and thought-provoking activities. We will show you Germany as you've never seen it before as well as taking you to the top tourist must-sees.  
Every activity, trip, game and adventure will tie into your Be a Leader project so the final result will be inspired by your real-life experience. Whether you are a natural-born leader or someone that prefers to support the more


Location & Accommodation

Academic Camp Germany will run at the Schloss Heessen in North Rhine-Westphalia, in the town of Hamm. 

Hamm is a beautiful town in Rhineland situated near three historical German cities Cologne, Dusseldorf, and Bonn, once the former capital of the Federal Republic of Germany until German reunification in 1990.  

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Schloss Heessen School

Come and live in our comfortable and spacious dorm rooms in the historical castle and enjoy all the school has to offer on its beautiful grounds, next to a river.
The school offers a variety of comfortable bedrooms with shared bathrooms. Most bedrooms accommodate two students, there are some bedrooms for three or four students. Girls and boys are accommodated on different floors.

Showers and toilets are shared and they have individual cubicles that can be locked.
You can use the cosy common rooms with a small kitchen where you can meet with your friends or have a snack.
Schloss Heessen School

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Work for us

Academic Camp Germany is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects its staff to share this commitment.
In the summer we employ a team of teachers who are qualified to teach their subjects and have experience in teaching A-Level, the IB, Advanced Placement and ESL.
As well as experience we are looking for teachers that have enthusiasm and a love for their subjects. We like our teachers to make content interesting and the lessons will be a mixture of theory and practical work.

We also look for enthusiastic camp counsellors. We employ active and enthusiastic people who are comfortable leading groups of students for a range of activities and trips, supervising the students and helping them to have the best stay at camp possible. You must be flexible and have a few activity ideas up your sleeve!

Our course in Germany runs for four weeks with students joining in two week blocks. Teachers can teach one to four teaching blocks (each block is one daily lesson, Monday - Friday) a week,  and there is the opportunity to take part in additional camp counsellor work. We are particularly keen to hear from teachers who are happy to teach a range of subjects.

We offer the following subjects, taught in English:
Economics, business & entrepreneurship
English and Essay writing
Presentations & Interviews
Social Studies
Theory of Knowledge (ToK)
World Literature

Additionally we offer the following subjects taught in Germany:
German linguistics
Please contact us for more information: