Arsenal football summer camp with or without English classes. Three different campuses available. Official Arsenal coaches.

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Overview

  • Location: 4 venues: Clayesmore (Dorset), Oundle (near Peterborough), Seaford College (West Sussex) and Worth (Sussex)
  • Ages and genders: 9-17 years old (boys and girls)
  • Levels: All levels (Beginner-Intermediate)

The Arsenal Football Development Camps are designed for young soccer players of all skill levels and especially for Arsenal FC fans.

Camp curriculum is developed by the Arsenal Development Lead Coach, which means camp participants learn according to the same curriculum as Arsenal FC’s official youth team. Specifically, they practice drills to improve their technique and participate in friendly matches to improve their game intelligence according to Arsenal FC’s philosophy and methodology.

Soccer education at the Arsenal Football Development Camps goes beyond improving technique and game intelligence. Participants also work on their physical conditioning and learn about important subjects like proper nutrition and sport psychology during their stay.

Participants in the Arsenal Football Development Camps also have the option to take ESL classes (English as a Second Language) to accompany their training.

Arsenal Football Development offers Summer Soccer Camps in four different locations: Clayesmore (Dorset), Oundle (near Peterborough), Seaford College (West Sussex) and Worth (Sussex).

Summer camp program options

Intensive program without ESL Classes MIXED (ages 9 - 17)

A program featuring around 30 weekly hours of soccer training/education for young soccer players and Arsenal FC fans from 9-17 years old (boys and girls) of all levels - Without English classes.

Standard with ESL or Intensive without ESL for GIRLS (ages 9 - 17)

The Arsenal Football Development also offers a summer soccer camp exclusively for girls. International students in the girls program also have the option to study English as a Second Language or follow the intensive training program.

Clients who contact Ertheo before booking a camp or program are much more satisfied with their overall experience.

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Academy / Club history

Arsenal Football Club is one of the most successful clubs in England. Their impressive track record includes 13 Football League and Premier League championships, 13 FA Cups, 2 League Cups and one UEFA Cup Winners Cup trophy, as well as dozens of other minor and regional trophies.They also hold the record for being the only Premier League champion to have remained unbeaten for an entire season (2003-2004).

The club also has an impressive budget and fanbase. In fact, they’re the ninth-highest earning football club in the world, and they’ve got the fifth largest fanbase. Each year, hundreds of young Arsenal FC fans travel from all around the world to the club’s summer soccer camps to learn to play the Arsenal way.

Training

  • Skill level: All levels (Beginner-Intermediate)
  • Other soccer education features: Nutritional and psychological guidance, physical conditioning
  • Students per training group: 10 students
  • Training language: English
  • Training intensity - Football + English Program: 2/5
  • Training intensity - Intensive Program: 4/5

Soccer training at the Arsenal Football Development Camps is designed for boys and girls from 9-17 years old of all skill levels. Coaches assess the participants’ skills during the first few days of camp. Then, they sort the players into small groups of ten according to their age and skill level. This way, campers are sure to participate in drills and activities specific to their age and level.

The primary objective of Arsenal Football Development Camps is to teach participants to play The Arsenal Way. In fact, training curriculum is designed by the Arsenal Development Lead Coach which means participants learn according to the same curriculum as Arsenal FC’s official youth team. That being said, the camp considers fun a top priority, which means the soccer training sessions can best be described as light and entertaining.

Participants work on technical and tactical aspects of their game according to Arsenal FC’s methodology and philosophy. Some technical aspects they work on include passing, dribbling, shooting, and headers. Tactical skills include teamwork and communication, spatial awareness, vision, and field coverage, and the ability to adapt to different situations.

Participants at the Arsenal Football Development Camps also get the opportunity to participate in friendly soccer matches so they can put into practice what they learn during their training sessions.

Training Facilities

  • Training surface: Natural grass
  • Additional training facilities: Swimming pool
  • Quality: 4/5

The Arsenal Football Development Camps offered at all four venues have all the necessary training facilities for coaching youth soccer. Facilities include full size, well-kept, natural grass soccer fields. Each venue also has a swimming pool which coaches occasionally use in training sessions.

Coaches

  • Licenses: UEFA A, UEFA B, UEFA Pro
  • Coaching experience: Arsenal Soccer Schools Head Coaches, Premier League Club Academy Coaches, Head of PE / PE Teachers
  • Playing experience: Experience playing for professional club teams
  • Languages: English

Coaches at the Arsenal Football Development Camps are official Arsenal Football Develpment coaches trained to teach young soccer players to play The Arsenal Way. Coaches have a variety of experience and experience levels. Many coaches at the Arsenal Football Development Camps hold some of the most prestigious coaching licenses in Europe - The UEFA A, UEFA B, UEFA Pro. Coaches also have extensive experience coaching youth soccer. Many are or have been coaches for Arsenal FC’s youth academy or other Premier League Club Academies.

Language Classes

  • Native teachers: 70% Native
  • Hours per week: 15 hours
  • Quality of the classes:: 4/5

The Arsenal Football Development Camps provide the perfect opportunity for international students to experience English language immersion. Not only do they attend all training sessions in English and communicate with all coaches and camp monitors in English, but they also have the opportunity to take English classes during their stay.

Students in the Standard Program with ESL classes take English classes for three hours a day from Monday to Friday. The camp offers classes from A1 to C1 following the Common European Framework of Reference. Students are also awarded a certificate of completion at the end of camp that indicates the level of English they’ve achieved during their stay.

*For an additional fee, participants have the opportunity to complete the Cambridge English Assessment and will receive an official certificate.

Camp Schedule

The following schedule demonstrates a typical day at camp. The exact camp schedule will most likely vary from day to day.

Typical camp schedule

  • Schedule: 
  • 8:00 AM Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM Morning meeting
  • 9:10 AM - 10:50 AM Morning training
  • 10:50 AM - 11:20 AM Short break from training
  • 11:20 AM - 12:55 PM Morning training
  • 1:00 AM - 2:00 PM Lunch
  • 2:00 PM - 2:15 PM Afternoon meeting
  • 2:15 PM - 3:50 PM Afternoon training
  • 3:50 PM - 4:20 PM Short break from training
  • 4:20 PM - 5:55 PM Afternoon training
  • 6:00 PM Dinner and free time
  • 7:30 PM Evening recreational activities
  • 9:00 PM - 10:30 Lights out (time varies according to age)

For students in the Arsenal Football Development Camps with English program, students only train for half of the day (morning or afternoon). They spend the other half of the day in English classes. During the afternoon hours, students participate in a variety of activities prepared by the camp.

Clients who contact Ertheo before booking a camp or program are much more satisfied with their overall experience.

Do you have any questions? Ask Ertheo.

Accommodation

  • Name of the facilities: 4 venues: Clayesmore (Dorset), Oundle (near Peterborough), Seaford College (West Sussex) and Worth (Sussex)
  • Location (distance from training facilities): None, training facilities and accommodation located on the same campus
  • Types of rooms: Shared between 2 - 6 participants
  • Bathrooms (private or shared): Shared among 4 to 6 participants
  • Quality: 4/5

The Arsenal Football Development Camps take place at four different venues:  Clayesmore (Dorset), Oundle (near Peterborough), Seaford College (West Sussex) and Worth (Sussex). All four venues are college or prep school campuses complete with comfortable student residences and excellent sports training facilities making them ideal venues for the Arsenal Football Development Camps.

While each venue offers the summer camp participants a slightly different experience, accommodation arrangements and amenities are quite similar. Students are typically placed in double, triple, or quadruple rooms, which means rooms are shared among two, three, or four students. Students sleep in single/twin beds. Bathrooms and showers are located down the hall and are shared among four to six students.

These venues also accommodate students participating in summer camps for other sports and activities like tennis, rugby, theater, horseback riding, etc. Participants in the Arsenal Football Development Camps get the opportunity to meet students in other programs. During the afternoon hours, they share the colleges’ additional facilities (tennis courts, volleyball courts, swimming pools, Ping-Pong and foosball tables, etc.) and participate in various activities.

Lastly, the summer camp participants are well-cared-for during their stay. The monitor to student ratio is one to four which means monitors are able to offer more individualized attention to the campers.

Safety

The Arsenal Football Development Camps are known to be safe programs, especially for their locations/venues and their individualized staff attention, the ratio of monitors to participants is 1:4.. All four campuses are located in small, quiet towns. Better yet, students don’t have to leave campus for any reason. The student residence, training facilities, dining hall, and any other facilities they might need are all located right on campus.

Staff attention is another important component of safety for participants in summer camp programs. The Arsenal Football Development Camps are known to employ many camp monitors and coaches so they can always attend to their students in small groups.

Prices and Dates

Duration (Weeks)Arsenal
Arsenal Standard with EnglishArsenal Intensive
1 Week2685 $2685 $
2 Weeks4646 $4646 $
3 Weeks6997 $6997 $
4 Weeks9401 $9401 $
5 Weeks11806 $11806 $
6 Weeks14210 $14210 $

These courses are subject to a registration fee of 127 US DOLLARS.

The official rate of this camp is determined in POUNDS, so the final amount in US DOLLARS may vary slightly due to the fluctuation of both currencies.

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Starting Dates

 

Arsenal Clayesmore School

4 July

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11 July

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18 July

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25 July

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1 August

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Arsenal Oundle School

4 July

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11 July

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18 July

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25 July

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Arsenal Seaford College

4 July

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11 July

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18 July

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25 July

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1 August

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8 August

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Arsenal Worth

27 June

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4 July

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11 July

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18 July

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25 July

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1 August

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8 August

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Extra Services

You can purchase one of the extra services below at an additional cost.

    Anti-Covid Insurance - New for 2021!

    We have different insurance options with special anti-covid coverage, so you can insure your camp reservation according to your needs:

  • Secure Booking Insurance: we offer secure booking insurance which allows you to recover the cost of your reservation if you have to cancel the camp, before its start, for any cause (including border closure, quarantine, or any situation outside of camp)
  • Cancellation and Interruption Insurance: cancellation and interruption insurance allows you to recover your payment if you cancel or interrupt the camp for a justified cause (including illness from COVID-19 and 35 other causes)
  • Travel/Medical Insurance: with this insurance policy, you´ll be covered for medical assistance abroad and possible expenses caused by situations resulting from COVID-19, such as needing to extend your stay up to 40 days, as well as other general situations such as loss of luggage, unforeseen ticket changes, etc.

    Download the following PDF for more information about anti-covid coverage, the general terms & conditions, and prices of each insurance policy.

    Anti-Covid Insurance
    Transfer Service:

    There are two types of transfer services available that we´ll detail for you below:

  • Standard transfer service: the camp offers an optional transfer service for participants who request it from the nearest airport to the residence (or vice versa). Check with Ertheo for schedules and prices for this service.
  • Special transfer with additional unaccompanied minor service: participants who fly to camp alone and have contracted the unaccompanied minor service with their airline must hire this special transfer with accompaniment so that the child isn´t left alone in the airport. Check with Ertheo for schedules and prices of this service.

Contact Ertheo for prices and additional information.

  • Nearest airport / train station: 
  • Depends on location selected

Transportation to the camp (flights/trains) is not included in the price of our programs.

Advice from Ertheo

The Arsenal Football Development Camps are for Arsenal FC fans and young soccer players who are looking for a traditional summer camp program where they spend a couple hours of the day training and practicing the sport they love and the rest of the day enjoying a wide variety of traditional summer camp activities.

Location, safety, and staff attention are some of the camp’s greatest highlights. Students are well-cared-for during their stay and receive ample staff attention to make sure all of their needs are met. For more information about this program, please contact Ertheo.

This camp is for you if

  • You’re a fan of Arsenal FC and would like to learn to play The Arsenal Way.
  • You’re looking for a complete, traditional summer camp program complete with afternoon activities.
  • You’re an international student who’d like to attend English classes and experience English immersion while at camp.
  • You’re looking for a fun program where you can meet other Arsenal FC fans and practice the sport you love.

This camp is NOT for you if

  • You’re not a fan of Arsenal FC and are not interested in learning about their philosophy or methodology.
  • You’re looking for an intensive, high-performance training program.
  • You’d rather participate in a program entirely focused on improving your soccer skills.
Clients who contact Ertheo before booking a camp or program are much more satisfied with their overall experience.

Do you have any questions? Ask Ertheo.

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