Irene Weiss, world traveller, owner of a language school, founder of Lenguaventura Camp: “ In a camp children learn a lot about living in a community, tolerance, teamwork, respect.”


Lenguaventura Camp was born in 2003. Tarifa is the ideal place for a summer camp as it is situated in a safe coastal village in Southern Spain and offers plenty of activities in nature as well as it is the ideal spot for water sports such as kitesurf or windsurf and starting point for excursions to nearby interesting spots. The main idea behind Lenguaventura Camp is connecting young people from all over the world, celebrating friendship, interchanging languages, trying out new activities together and have a respectful relationship with peers in a safe environment in a coastal village.

- Irene, please tell us about your program?

Lenguaventura offers several options between which the participants can choose: water sports such as Kitesurf or Windsurf or Adventure which are activities focused on going back to the roots, discovering nature. Main languages spoken are Spanish and English. The learning environment is relaxed and focused on communication skills.

A normal day in Lenguaventura:

10.00 – 13.30 Language classes either with Spanish or English

13.30 – 14.30 Lunch

14.30 – 19.00 Activities

19.00 – 21.00 Shower, free time

21.00 – 22.00 Diner

22.00 – 24.00 Night activities

Wednesdays and Saturdays day excursions are organized. Sunday workshops and sports

- Where does your camp take place?

The school residence which is home for the participants in summer is situated in the center of the town Tarifa, close to the old town and close to the beach. The residence has next facilities: dormitories, classrooms, play room with ping-pong tables, lounge with wifi, dining room , kitchen, laundry and outdoor playground for sports.

- How many places do you have?

We offer 60 places for teens from 14 to17 years old. We wait a curious child. One who likes to move, to get to know new activities, likes to share, spending holidays with children in his/her age. For the activities kitesurf and windsurf a successful participant is the one who loves water sports or has the curiosity for it and wants to try it out.

- How does the camp recruit, screen and train its staff?

Putting ourselves in the situation of the campers, we do not only consider people with excellent CV’s but also with human qualities. Most of our staff works during the school year in similar position so that they have experience in what they do and do not need special training.

- What percentage of campers return each year?

Approximately 25 % up to 30 % (returning students or siblings/friends of former students). A big part of our students come through word to mouth.

Our program’s concept is that we offer 3 different activities in the afternoon so that even friends or siblings coming together can all enjoy the camp and choose between their preferred activity.

- What are the safety procedures in the camp?

No camper can leave the camp alone in the evening. If we go out in the evening it is always in groups and with counselors. During night there is a night counselor responsible for urgencies. With parents we communicate through email, telephone, skype, whatsapp whatever is the most efficient medium for communication and situation.

A child in a camp is always a child being away from home. The task of a camp is to integrate every child in the camp and give him/her the feeling of safety and well being.

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