If your son or daughter has a sense of adventure and loves karting, why not consider organising for them a karting camp experience in Andorra or 2 for 3 weeks next summer. The camp is organised by the Marc Gené Karting Centre.
The camp is open to girls and boys from 8 to 16 years old who want to learn to drive a kart and have a great time.
The Marc Gené Karting Camp
The English teachers are not native speakers
The programme also includes 15 hours of English classes a week. In addition there is a social programme where participants can take part in a range of fun activities along with other young people from many different cultures and nationalities.
The camp includes accommodation with full board in a 4 star hotel in Andorra, situated in a fantastic countryside setting.
The main aim of the camp is to have fun, learn to drive a kart efficiently and safely. It is not oriented towards young people who are members of an affiliated karting club or who are already competing seriously in the sport.
Training. Andorra Karting Camp
This programme is designed for girls and boys who have never driven a kart, as well as for those who are fairly inexperienced and new to the sport.
The karting training at Marc Gené is led by Salva Nicolás, who is currently the Andorran Director of Karting, a very experienced kart pilot with a lot of experience of delivering theory and practical classes to students and can be relied on to teach young people to drive a kart safely and effectively.
Other sports Training
For 3 hours, from Monday to Friday, participants will learn about:
- Safety rules
- How the kart is constructed
- Exercises on the track (cutting in, overtaking, turning, positions, etc)
In terms of kit, students can either bring their own jumpsuit or rent one at the Marc Gené Karting Centre.
This is a beginners programme, not suitable for young people who are experienced and those who are already competing in the sport.
At the end of the camp, participants will receive a certificate signed by Marc and Jordi Gené.
English classes. Andorra Karting Camp
Rialp camp provides 15 hours of English or Spanish classes per week with qualified teachers. The lessons take place in the mornings and the curriculum is based on the Trinity College examinations. Camp Rialp is also an examinations centre and students who wish to can take the Trinity College exam there provided they inform the camp about this.
Language classes at Other sports camp
Students are divided according to age and level, the latter being determined by a test taken on arrival at the camp and again at the end of each week. Thus, if a young person turns out to have been placed in a class which is too low for their actual ability, they will be able to move. Similarly if they are initially placed in a group which is too high, they can move down to a class where they feel more comfortable.
Lessons take place in the hotel where the students are accommodated, in small groups of 6-7 students (15 is the maximum). The camp provides the learning materials. At the end of the programme students receive work materials, a certificate of attendance and a diploma.
Programme and activities. Andorra Karting Camp
What stands out about this programme is the fantastic and varied social programme. The great advantage of the camp is that it has exclusive use of the hotel and fantastic facilities in which to arrange a variety of fun activities. Moreover the hotel is located in a wonderful setting surrounded by countryside, making it perfect for open air activities.
On the other hand, being in a camp which offers a multitude of activities apart from karting (dance, sports, motocross etc) means that while at the camp, participants are living together and sharing social activities with many other young people from different nationalities who are participating in different sports and activities.
On a daily basis, during their free time, students can make use of the facilities to play, for example, football, volleyball, badminton and table tennis, to name but a few.
In the evenings, they have a range of options to relax, such as:
- Watch TV
- Play games in the common room
- Board games (ludo, goose, chess, trivial pursuit etc)
- Movie nights
- Phone their families
On Saturdays and Sundays, the camp holds workshops and other activities so the young people will not be short of things to do at the weekends:
- Go to Andorra for shopping
- Workshops (karaoke, DJ skills, photography, video, dance, magic, cooking etc).
Camp Rialp also offers, on an optional basis, excursions during weekends, which will incur an additional cost. The options are:
- Option 1 – Visit to Port Aventura: includes return transport from the camp, park entrances, lunch and snack. Price: 85€
- Option 2 – Barcelona Experience Tour: a sightseeing tour of the most important landmarks in Barcelona, a visit to Camp Nou, the beach, aquarium and shopping. The cost is 95€ and includes return transport, entrance to Camp Nou stadium, entrance to the aquarium, breakfast, lunch and snack.
Accommodation and facilities. Andorra Karting Camp
Karting Camp in Andorra camp Accommodation
The Marc Gené karting track in Andorra is located in the town of Tarter, which is situated just 12 km from the Hotel Euroski, where the students will be staying. It has adult and children’s tracks and provides all the necessary equipment. If participants don’t want to bring their own jumpsuits these can be hired at the track.
Hotel Euroski’s rooms are shared by 2, 3 or 4 people. Rooms have private bath and daily cleaning service/towel change. The rooms have Internet connection, fridge, air conditioning, locker and satellite TV. There is a weekly laundry service.
There is WiFi connection throughout the hotel and the students can make use of the following hotel facilities during their free time:
- Air conditioned swimming pool
- Games room (with table football, table tennis and a variety of board games)
- 2 cinema rooms
- Playing fields: football, volleyball, badminton, mini golf etc
- Private disco
The hotel address is as follows:
Carretera General s/n, AD100 Vall Incles, Andorra
Prices and dates. Andorra Karting Camp
These courses are subject to a registration fee of 183$.
The official rate of this camp is determined in EUROS, so the final amount in US DOLLARS may vary slightly due to the fluctuation of both currencies.
Included in the price
- Karting skills training and practice
- Full board accommodation
- Social programme and shopping trips to Andorra
- Daily transport to karting track
- Language classes, learning materials and diploma
- Free use of hotel facilities
- Weekly laundry service
- Medical insurance
Not included in the price
- Transfers service to the camp
- Optional excursions to Port Aventura or the Barcelona Sightseeing Tour
- Travel insurance
- Cancellations insurance
Camp Rialp offers a transfers service from different points of arrival. The most commonly used is the transfers service from Aeropuerto del Prat, Barcelona. However, it is also possible to request a transfers service from the following railway stations in Spain:
A transfers service is also possible if participants arrive by bus from the following cities:
- San Sebastián
The transfer from Aeropuerto del Prat costs 60€ per journey. Arrivals need to be before 10:00 and departures must be between 15:30 and 18:30.
*Please consult prices, timetables and liability if you would like to book the transfers service from one of the above destinations.
The price includes the journey to the camp accompanied by a monitor or a driver.
If you want to bring your child to the camp yourself and collect him/her again at the end, you need to bring them to and collect from the reception area of Hotel Euroski. Parents are not permitted to go into the hotel rooms.
Arrivals and departures must be within the following timetable:
- Arrivals day 12:30 to 14:00
- Departures day: 10:30 to 12:00
*For departures on 28 July, parents must collect their children at 9.30am because this day marks the conclusion of the camp season and the closure of the hotel.
Services de Insurance
Through an international insurance company, we offer two different types of insurance:
Camp cancellation insurance
If you want to rest assured that you can recover your money in the event that your child is unable to attend the camp because of unforeseen circumstances - our cancellation insurance policy may be of interest to you. More information here
We also offer a travel insurance policy that also includes medical assistance. Details of the full policy coverage can be found here
Steps to make a reservation for the camp
- Step 1: Make a payment of 50% of the total cost of the program. (If you reserve after May 31st, you must pay 100% of the cost of the program to reserve.)
- Step 2: Turn in the required documents duly completed.
Once you have completed steps 1 and 2, we’ll send you a confirmation of your reservation.
Once you have received the confirmation, you can buy your transportation tickets. If you have reserved the transfer service, be sure to send us an email regarding the details of your trip so we can successfully transport you to the camp.