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

News

06/04/2021

Risk-free booking for summer 2021

Enjoy peace of mind by booking with summer course provider with experience in running COVID-secure courses.
We are now taking bookings for 2021 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 after September 2020
More about Risk free booking here.

29/03/2021

Get CPD certificate confirming your leadership qualification

Whether you are a natural-born leader or someone that prefers to support the team in the background we will develop your skillset to help you reach your Personal Best. We will work together to discover and develop your communication, negotiation, delegation, problem-solving, accountability, change management and presentation skills, so at the end in your pod group you are happy, confident and undertaking tasks you never thought yourself capable of. The cherry on the cake? You will receive an accredited CPD qualification to show the world your achievements.

26/03/2021

Academic Summer @home

Academic Summer @home - fantastic online summer camp for students aged 7-17 with quality academic learning & innovative online leisure programme.
Specialist courses: Get Ready for MedicineEngineeringComputer ScienceTop GradesIELTS and TOEFL online.
We run from 5th July to 14th August 2021

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Academic

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.

EXPLORATION CLASSES
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.

ENGAGEMENT CLASSES
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 English:
Applied mathematics  Art  Economics, business & entrepreneurship  English and Essay writing  Presentations & interviews  Science  Social studies  Theory of Knowledge (ToK)  World literature
 
And following subjects in German:
 German linguistics - includes study of language, essay writing and presentation skills  STEM - science, technology, engineering and mathematics  Landeskunde - includes German cultural and social studies, history and economics
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...and how will your day look?

Timetable

7.45
Breakfast

8.30
Lessons

11.05
Break

11.20
Lessons

12.35
Lunch

Timetable

13.15
Leadership pod 

14.30
Activities and trips

17.45
Lessons 

19.00
Dinner

20.00
Free time, sports and activities

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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 team...read more

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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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Accommodation

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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

Book now!

Online application for 2022 bookings will open soon.

In the meantime please contact us (info@academiccamp.org) for more information.

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:
Art
Economics, business & entrepreneurship
English and Essay writing
Mathematics
Presentations & Interviews
Science
Social Studies
Theory of Knowledge (ToK)
World Literature

Additionally we offer the following subjects taught in Germany:
German linguistics
STEM
Landeskunde
 
Please contact us for more information: staff@academiccamp.co.uk