Hohensolms

Germany / Hohensolms

Language Camp for Kids: Enjoy the adventurous wizarding world in our medieval castle

  • English and German Courses for levels A1 to B2
  • All inclusive international language camp for young learners
  • Exciting activity programme: Archery, geocaching, magic workshop, bonfire…
  • Live and learn with students from up to 19 different countries
  • Small and safe village only 1 hour from Frankfurt
  • Summer Camp 10-12 yrs.
  • Location

    5 minutes to the village of Hohensolms
    (walking distance from the castle)

  • Language Courses

    Intensive English Course
    Intensive German Course

  • Travel period

    26.06.2022 to 13.08.2022
    (Also available in April 2022)

  • Already included

    International activity programme
    24/7 Supervision and Emergency Phone
    Excursions
    Fruit’n’Fit Corner
    (with water, tea, fresh fruits)
    24/7 Emergency phone

  • Accommodation

    Residence
    Full board

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Learn English or German with students from all over the world

  • Placement test online or on arrival
  • Mixed nationality classes with a maximum of 15 students per class
  • Qualified and experienced teachers
  • All materials provided
  • Certificate and graduation ceremony

Lessons take place in spacious classrooms in the castle. Our teachers do not only provide the lessons but also the activity programme. The teachers will always try to speak to the students in the language they are learning and the activity programme is an essential part of the language learning experience. This language camp also takes place in April 2022.

English or German tuition is included in the price.

INTENSIVE ENGLISH OR GERMAN COURSE

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Lessons normally take place from Monday to Friday between 09:00 and 12:30. The four morning lessons focus on the main areas of language learning: grammar and language work, reading and listening, communication and speaking practice. Our aim is to provide students with the vocabulary and grammar required for effective communication and particular attention is paid to improving speaking and listening skills.
The following levels are offered: Beginner (A1), Elementary (A2), Intermediate (B1), Upper Intermediate (B2) for both languages. Levels A0 and C1 on request only.

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After the lessons

  • Exciting, supervised activity programme 7 days a week
  • Archery, geocaching, treasure hunts, magic workshop, bonfire
  • Bilingual English/German campus and activity programme
  • Sports and creativity workshops
  • Half and full day excursions

OUR ACTIVITY PROGRAMME

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Our Team members come from all over the world, therefore creating a truly international atmosphere in Castle Hohensolms. Our language camp is structured as the most famous wizarding school. Students will be divided into houses, have to fulfil tasks and compete in the course of a week. The winning house will be celebrated in the final evening event of the week when they will be awarded with the House cup.

The team runs run a supervised bilingual activity programme 7 days a week. In the afternoon students can choose between several activities and in the evening, we offer amazing events for the whole group. Please note that our activities take place in English and German. A sample programme can be found here. Please note that students are not allowed to leave the campus without supervision and that the above-mentioned activity programme is part of the language learning experience and therefore all students are required to attend.

INCLUDED ACTIVITIES

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  • Welcome and Farewell Meeting
  • Guided tour of the castle
  • Sports (soccer, basketball, table tennis, beach volleyball)
  • Professional archery lessons
  • Arts & Crafts Workshops
  • Magic Workshops
  • Quiz Night, Movie Night, Games Night, Open Stage, Bonfire Night
  • One half day trip per week to e.g. Marburg, Limburg, Giessen or Wetzlar
  • One full day trip e.g. to Mainz, Frankfurt or Heidelberg (for students staying longer than one week

Live with other kids in a medieval castle

  • Medieval charm and modern facilities
  • Spacious multi-bedded rooms
  • Supervisors living on site
  • Full board meal service

Residence

Live and socialise with your fellow students from different countries in the castle Hohensolms! You will stay in a real medieval castle either in a spacious multi-bedded standard room (6-8 beds) in the main building or in a smaller multi-bedded en-suite room (max. 6 beds) in the so called “Marstall”. Our team members live in the Residence as well and they are there for you at all times, day or night,

You will have full board accommodation that includes a continental breakfast, a 2-course lunch and cold and warm dinner. For breakfast we serve bread (rolls) and jam, honey, cheese and cold cuts, water, tea & coffee, also some cereals. Lunch consists of a main course with a salad and desert. Dinner is a mixture of cold and hot dinner reflecting the needs of our non-German guests. We offer bread for dinner (see breakfast) and also a hot dish.  Vegetarian options are offered daily. Vegan, gluten-free and lactose-free options are available upon request.

There is a launderette on campus and safe storage for valuables is available in the IP Office. Bedding is provided, but students need to bring towels (don’t forget to bring an extra towel to go swimming). We offer free laundry service for students staying more than one week. Please do not forget to bring an additional 50 Euros for the damage deposit which will be returned to you on departure day.

Our Supervision Concept

Your safety and welfare are very important to us. The supervision concept in our summer programme is based on a fixed activity programme during afternoons and evenings which every student is required to attend. In our daily „Time to Talk“-meetings we meet with students in small groups to get feedback from them about their experience in the camp.

Our staff ratio on campus for the age group 10-12 years is 1:10, however supervision groups during activities on or off campus will have different ratios of up to 15 students for students aged 10-12 depending on the situation.

10 to 12 year olds

Our youngest students are supervised more thoroughly by team members specifically trained for this task. The staff ratio for this age group is 1:10. They are required to take part in the activity programme and attendance is checked at the beginning of each activity. They are not allowed to leave the campus without supervision. It is not possible for parents to give their child permission to leave the campus without supervision.

Hohensolms is also available for teenagers aged 13 -16. Click here for more details

Time to Talk

“Time to Talk” in Hohensolms takes place once a day between dinner and the beginning of the evening event. Groups of up to 15 students meet with the same Team member every day. “Time to Talk” is a safe environment where students can give feedback on the activities of the day and their experiences in the camp. “Time to talk” usually takes place in the language the student is learning, however it is sometimes necessary to let the students speak in their native language, depending on their language abilities in the foreign language.

Hohensolms

Improve your language skills while living in a medieval castle of the 14th century Our English and German summer courses take place in a real medieval hill castle overlooking the Lahn-Dill Highlands. Situated between historic towns like Giessen, Limburg, Marburg and Wetzlar, the small and safe village of Hohensolms is perfect for younger students. You will feel like a real knight or even like a young witch or wizard in the famous school of witchcraft and wizardry during your time in Hohensolms as lessons and most of our activities take place in the medieval hall and in the courtyard of the castle. Our International Team is happy to welcome you to the historic castle of Hohensolms, located just a 5-minute-walk away from the village of Hohensolms. The castle has been welcoming young people from all over the world for many years. The classrooms in the castle are modern and the IP Ocean Lounge, where you can listen to music, use the free Wifi, relax and meet friends, is bright and spacious. The IP Fruit 'n' Fit Corner offers water, tea and fruit all day long. The IP centre offers a wide range of recreational facilities. Give table tennis a go or express your creativity by joining one of our arts & crafts workshops. Sports facilities for soccer, beach volleyball and basketball are also located on campus.

How to get to Hohensolms

We are pleased to offer 3 different options of how to get to Hohensolms. Transfers are not included in the price, but transfers can be provided as an additional service from/to Frankfurt Airport (Low Budget Transfer) if you respect the required times. An individual transfer can be added as an option to your booking.

Self arranged journey

You can choose a self-arranged journey to our centre in Hohensolms. This requires you to be accompanied by your parent/s or a guardian from the airport to Hohensolms and from Hohensolms to the airport. Please make sure to respect the required arrival and departure times. Check-In is on Sundays from 14:00 to 17:00. On departure day your parents should pick you up in the morning between 10:00 and 12:00.

Low Budget Transfer

We also offer a Low Budget transfer from/to Frankfurt Airport to Hohensolms. Transfers will be provided by a coach company. Fly into Frankfurt Airport between 10:00 and 16:30, for non-European students we recommend arriving before 15:00 on the day of arrival and our Meet & Greet Service will be waiting for you at the terminal and will accompany you to your transfer service. Our coach shuttle will depart from Frankfurt Airport, or a nearby pick up station, at approximately 18:00. After less than 2 hours you will be dropped off at the school in Hohensolms. This service can be booked as a return service only.

On the day of departure, you will be dropped-off at Frankfurt Airport at about 11:00 – so please book your flight after 13:00. A staff member will help you to your terminal and check you in.

If you book an Unaccompanied Minors service with your airline, please request our Unaccompanied Minors service. The Low Budget Transfer is only available on the indicated arrival and departure days.

Individual transfers

In case you can’t meet the required times for the Low Budget Transfer we are happy to organise Individual Transfers for you from/to Frankfurt Airport to Hohensolms and /or a return service to Frankfurt for a flat rate. On the day of arrival our Meet & Greet Service will be waiting for you at the exit area of customs and will, if not requested otherwise, take you directly to our school in Hohensolms

On the day of departure, you will leave Hohensolms as required in order to make sure you arrive at the airport in time. For your own safety, we will assist you with the check-in for your flight.

If you book an Unaccompanied Minors service with your airline, please request our Unaccompanied Minors service also.

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