Summer Camp in Germany
for students aged 12-17

Discover the true essence of Germany as you embark on an unforgettable journey through vibrant cities like Cologne, Dusseldorf, Dortmund, and Munster. Immerse yourself in the rich culture and history while studying at Schloss Heessen, an esteemed boarding school nestled in the picturesque town of Hamm near Dortmund, offering a majestic castle setting, a private island, and thrilling water activities for an unparalleled educational experience.

Study in German and/or English with Academic Camp Germany

Let me tell you a bit about us...

Academic Summer, UK has been a pioneer in offering academic camps since its inception in 2008. We recognise that simply offering you traditional language teaching is no longer enough in the rapidly changing world of the Internet and technology. To make progress, you need an immersive, real-life experience that will help you prepare for your future studies. For this reason, we go beyond the norm and offer a comprehensive approach that focuses on your language acquisition and communication and practical application in curriculum subjects such as maths, sciences, social studies and the arts. Our methodology is centred around the holistic approach of CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning).

In 2021 Academic Camp Germany was born, and our host school in Germany is a castle! We are delighted to offer academic subjects in German and/or English.

What is important to me as the CEO is to offer the following:

  • caring and experienced staff - my management team, camp counsellors & teachers
  • child protection (all staff have background checks), First Aid and health & safety are all very important
  • individual approach, and you go home with a report, a leadership qualification and certificates
  • an amazing location with a great host school and good food
  • quality camps that keep you busy and give you a great time of learning, trips and activities
  • all-inclusive fees that are good value - including airport transfers and travel insurance
  • ​a camp that challenges and inspires, giving you lots of fun, experiences and adventure
  • In the UK we are BAC accreditated, and in our last inspection report in 2022, the inspectors gave us no action points or recommendations. We bring these values and ethos to our camp in Germany so you can be assured of quality

I look forward to welcoming you to Academic Camp Germany this summer

Helen Lami

Helen Lami
Founder and CEO




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BAC Inspection Report

During the summer of 2022, in between trips, teaching, and awarding leadership certificates, we had our BAC inspection. 
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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 on 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 combine both.

age 12 to 14

Our Explorers study a range of academic subjects in classes of up to ten students. You will study a full curriculum that includes: Language and literature, mathematics, sciences, social studies and arts.  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 Middle Years Programme's 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.

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 are ready to engage more deeply in your subjects and prepare for the IB Diploma and your futures studies 

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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Leadership pod 

Activities and trips



Free time, sports and activities


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Our host school in Germany is Schloss Heessen in North Rhine-Westphalia, in Hamm. 

Hamm is a beautiful town in the Rhineland situated near three historical German cities: Cologne, Dusseldorf, and Bonn. Bonn was 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.
Are you a teacher or tutor with a passion for your subject you'd like to share with engaged, interested students? Do you have experience working with second language speakers? Are you confident teaching in German?

Our course in Germany runs for four weeks. 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 German:
German linguistics
Presentation and interview skills

And in English:
Business, economics & entrepreneurship
English workshop
Writers workshop

Please complete the application form below or contact us at for more information.