El Palomar is more than a summer camp and a Spanish course. Above all El Palomar offers to the children the great opportunity of spending a healthy and educational summer full of new experiences. There, they will carry out every kind of social and sportive activities, will live together with other children of the same age and further more will improve their Spanish knowledge.
El Palomar is located in Albacete, 250 km from Madrid, bordering Ciudad Real and close to Sierra de Alcaraz. It occupies an extensive area, in a privileged natural site crossed by the river Guadalmena, that gives rise to a lake in which many water sports and sportive fishing can take place. Devoted to agriculture and cattle rising, el Palomar also counts on a great abundance of big and small game and protected species. The whole, shapes an ideal place for practising every kind of sports in the open air and for acquiring knowledge about ecology and farming also offered in our state.
3 hours of languages every day
Morning are devoted to teaching languages, 3 hours a day including, apart from the lessons inside the classroom, the showing of a movie and a later commentary. For foreign children the lessons are given in Spanish in small groups. Sports and other activities are carried out in the afternoons, the groups are organised depending on the knowledge level. Through out the 2 weeks, camping, parties and contests will be organised, some Sunday´s a bullfighting with young little cows will be held in order to learn about our tradition, and at the end of the camp there will be a great farewell party with prizes presentation.
The land has a farmhouse consisting of various buildings. Children will be lodged in a hunting building independent of the main house, perfectly arranged for their stay, with 15 bedrooms and bathrooms, classrooms, dinning room, projection room…. We also have a swimming pool, paddle tennis court, basketball and football pitch as well as riding school.
Meals consist of breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and dinner. The students will eat always with their monitors help and supervision. Complete and delicious meals have been elaborated for the children.
Everyday we will pick up student´s bags with their dirty clothes which will be given back clean the next day. All clothes must be marked
Students will need only pocket money for their personal expenses at the camp store. We think 30 to 50€ would be enough. That money should be given to the camp director, who will open an account available for them, like in a bank, in order to avoid the physical existence of money.
A doctor a a social security health centre will be available only 6 km. far from the camp.