Reservations for individual customers, contingents for groups
Our international sports, adventure & language camps for kids and youth from 7 to 17 years old are designed for distribution by national and international agencies. For several years now, we have visited well-known national and international tourism fairs such as the ITB and ICEF in Berlin as well as numerous workshops at the ICF (International Camping Fellowship), in which Camp Adventure serves as the ambassador for Germany.
Direct contact with our partners from all over the globe allows us to get to know the current needs of our clients and adapt our programs accordingly to meet their requirements. Over the past years we have developed a network of reliable partners.
How does a collaboration with Camp Adventure work?
We offer our partners the opportunity to reserve single spots for individual clients or multiple spots for groups. Our partners decide if they use their own or Camp Adventure’s booking system. We can happily provide you with promotional material (photos, video clips), which you receive after having signed our agency agreement.
If you are interested in a collaboration please feel free to get in touch with us!
Your contact person is Gesa:
Camp Adventure Office
Camp Adventure Academy - Lüneburger Heide
Camp Adventure - Bayerischer Wald
Camp Adventure - Rossall School
Camp Adventure - Bath University
We are very happy that you want us to take care of the sweetest and the best of your life. Be sure: we will protect them as if they were our own child and will do everything we can to guarantee the greatest possible safety. We would like to share our philosophy and a piece of our safety concept with you. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Every counselor, chef, teamer or helper that enters our camps has to be registrated, complete a background check, as well as have references. That's why parents are only allowed on the camp site on the day of arrival and departure and not during the week. We want to make sure that we have checked and know every adult who is with us at camp.
Each counselor must complete an almost two-week training course with us, from early in the morning until late in the evening includes so many lessons that the number of hours even corresponds to the basic study in educational sciences. Here we focus on the areas of safety, accident prevention, child psychology and needs as well as the various safety aspects in the field of experiential education.
If something should happen, it is not only important to provide first aid for the affected person, but also to care for the other children and adolescents. We have a specially trained team for crisis intervention, which then provides immediate care and can thus prevent possible traumatisation due to the experience.
All our camps are also supervised at night by the counselors/teamers. On the one hand we want to prevent visitors from coming to the site - which has not happened until today - and on the other hand we want to be there for the children when they wake up at night and get homesick or have to go to the toilet. The nightwatch patrols the area and is otherwise reachable at a central place for the children. Some of our locations - e.g. the headquarters in Walsrode - are also video-monitored and fenced in.
No safety without sufficient staff! We are the leaders in Germany with our great caregiver to participant ratio. There are no camps that have a ratio worse than 1:6-1:8, which means that one caregiver is responsible for a maximum of 6-8 children. In the junior camps we also use our CIT (Counselor in Training), so that we often reach a ratio of only 1:4. We know that this ratio can seem exaggerated, but we want to guarantee the highest possible safety and we firmly believe that this is exactly what our high level of caregiver commitment leads to.
Cooperation with the independent representative for questions of sexual child abuse via our umbrella organisation Reisenetz e.V.: Camp Adventure was one of the first tour operators for children and young people to develop a protection concept that prevents sexual abuse among children and young people. This concept is considered important by many other tour operators today, also due to our personal commitment with various associations and in professional circles. Of course, the background check and the "6-eyes principle", which states that a child must never be alone with a caregiver, is also an essential part of our protection concept. However, the most important thing is to create an "open system" in which everyone knows that sexual abuse should not be a taboo subject; that simple instruments such as a grievance box and feedback systems can immediately address grievances and that they do not have to be denied.
As a member of the quality committee of the professional association for children and youth travel "Reisenetz", our managing director Jan Vieth is responsible for further developing and checking the quality guidelines of the entire industry. As Germany's ambassador to the ICF, he is also kept up to date on improvements in camp and training quality worldwide and adapts these as quickly as possible to our own camps.
Of course, all parents receive a phone number from us, which allows them to reach us 24 hours a day in case of an emergency. If an emergency occurs at your home, you can inform us immediately and we can decide together how, when and whether to inform your child.
In case of emergency
Every counselor has a valid first aid certificate and can help if necessary.
We hope to have helped you with this overview. For further information you can call us at +49 (0) 40 4100 949 00.
Which languages are spoken in camp?
Who are the camp counselors?
Every year our team is made up of an international mix. The non-profit association Camp Europe e.V. with headquarters in Hamburg and a branch office in Canada takes care of the acquisition of national and international applicants. Since we have about 50% German-speaking children, there are also German carers in every location. But many also come from other countries, such as England, Spain, Australia, Canada and Australia, to name just a few.
Should 12-year-olds go to Junior Camp or Senior Camp?
This question is not easy to answer and depends on the individual stage of development of your child. Therefore, as parents, we leave you the opportunity to decide for yourself. In the Junior Camp they belong to the older ones and can explore a lot in a playful way. In the Senior Camp they are the younger ones, who have role models through the older ones, whom they can emulate.
How is my child accommodated in camp?
In our Adventure Camp Bayerischer Wald and our Camp Lueneburger Heide, the Juniors (7-12) and the Seniors (12-16) can choose between tents and huts.
The tents are equipped with a floor and a wooden platform, up to 7 children can share one tent. The participants can make themselves comfortable with sleeping bag and sleeping mat. The wooden huts are equipped with bunk beds and can accommodate 4-8 children. At the other locations, participants will be accommodated in shared rooms in youth hostels, sports centres or boarding schools of private schools. You will find detailed information about the accommodation on the individual camp pages.
How do you provide safety for the kids?
Before our camp counselors start working with us, we check their police clearance certificates. You must be at least 19 years old to work for us as a teamer. They must also have a "First Aid Certificate", which must not be older than two years. In the camps we try to make sure that only adults from our camp or familiar faces are on the campground and that all our carers look after strangers.
We have many different camp sites. Some of them are fenced in, others are not. There are no armed guards or the like in our camps, as we believe that these conditions create a very insecure feeling. We do not have a high security zone in Germany, Northern Ireland or England, but we keep our eyes open and do everything we can to ensure that all participants have a great time.
Where do kids and camp counselors come from?
Camp Adventure attaches great importance to internationality. The participants and supervisors in our camps come from many different countries. Last year, for example, we had participants from over 60 different countries and counselors from 25 different nations. Of course, we don't know where they will come from this year. So we are at least as excited as you are. Through our office in Hamburg and our branch office in Canada, we reach motivated and committed counselors from all over the world. Canadian and Australian teamers can therefore be found as well as German or Spanish teamers. Due to the different experiences and cultural backgrounds an indescribably fantastic, international atmosphere is created.
How is the choice of activities/courses in the camps made?
If your child would like to participate in a paid profile (e.g. horse riding, language course, GEOlino), this must be booked in advance when registering. In principle, no extra profiles have to be booked. A program with a variety of activities is of course available to the participants in all camps. The various activities can be chosen by the participants on site in the respective camps. We present the offers to the participants, so that everyone gets an insight into the different courses. The children can then register in the lists of the respective courses.
How big are the camps? How high is the caregiver ratio?
Capacities range from around 30 participants in smaller language camps to a maximum of 350 children in our camp Lueneburger Heide. However, the maximum capacity is not reached every week. However, a minimum number of participants must be guaranteed in order to run the camp.
It is important to us that all children are always grouped in small groups of 5-8, with a counselor as a contact person. This way homesickness doesn't stand a chance and despite the size of the camp in their group family, they experience a strong bond on which they can count on!