Inspiring German
Summer Adventure
for students aged 12-17

  • Experience the real Germany
  • Explore Cologne, Dusseldorf, Dortmund and Munster
  • 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 participate river/lake activities including kayaking and water skiing
  • Learn from world-class teachers 
  • Prepare for your future & make lifelong friends from around the world 
  • Seminars for students interested in studying at German universities
  • Have the summer of your life! 

News

02/02/2023

BAC Inspection Report

During the summer of 2022, in between trips, teaching, and awarding leadership certificates, we had our BAC inspection. 
 
And now we are excited to share our BAC inspection report 2022 with you. 
 
 
We and our participants are already aware that Academic Summer offers high-quality, first-rate programmes, but it is always reassuring to have this validated by a glowing accreditation report. 

More about BAC Inspection Report here.

20/01/2023

8 hot tips to choose the right summer school

 Summer camps are invariably life-changing experiences for those who are fortunate enough to attend. There are numerous camps for various needs and desires. There is truly something for everyone. Academic Camps, Sports Camps, English Camps, German Camps, French Camps, Adventure Camps, Computer Camps, STEM Camps, and Medicine Camps are just some of the options available. Whatever your child's interests are, there is something for them. The experience can help them figure out what they want to do with their lives, connect them with like-minded people, prepare them for the world, improve their English, and boost their confidence; the benefits are limitless. But where do YOU begin?
 
Sending your child to the right summer camp is one of the best investments you can make for their future, but it's a big decision with many factors to consider. If you  get it right, it could be the best two weeks of their lives. If you get it wrong, you could be in for two weeks of heartbreak and stress. So, what can you do to ensure that you get it right the first time?
More about 8 hot tips to choose the right summer school here.

18/01/2023

Parents' webinar - get your answers :)

We are inviting all parents interested in a summer camp to join us on 21st February (7pm German time) or 2nd March (7pm German time). Find out what Academic Summer Camp has in store for your child in 2023.
More about Parents' webinar - get your answers :) here.

10/01/2023

Half term holiday camps

Academic Summer Camps is pleased to announce that due to popular demand, their successful half-term and holiday courses will be returning to Queens College Taunton this February. They've now been expanded to provide an excellent experience for students travelling from other countries to attend the camp.

Students can spend their mornings relaxing or self-studying, or they can participate in our yoga and well-being or indoor fun workshop.  In the afternoon they chose between indoor fun or drama.
 
The camp includes a day trip to London and a day exploring Devon.
More about Half term holiday camps here.

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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 German, STEM, Landeskunde, Literature, Presentation & interviews and art / English, debating, writing and business studies with us. The medium of instruction is Germany or English 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 Germany/ English as an international language whether you are a native or non-native speaker of German/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 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  Literature  Presentation & Interviews  Art

And following 
subjects in English:
English workshop  Writers' workshop  Debating  Business Studies & Entrepreneurship 
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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.  
 

Read more about the location

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

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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:
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