Arsenal Football Development offers a fantastic summer camp for football-mad children aged between 9 and 17 who want to enjoy a few weeks playing their favourite sport while having fun and learning a new language.
The program is loaded with non-stop activities to keep the children amused and entertained, and to ensure that they get the most out of their stay. During the football training sessions, the students learn all the techniques of sport and the English classes will help them to improve their language skills. In addition, there are many other events and activities included in the package to guarantee a full and unique experience.
Ertheo now has a supervisor in England
During the month of July, we will have a supervisor from Ertheo in England to assist with any issues/emergencies, and if necessary, they can travel to be in person at any of our camps.
The supervisor speaks various languages and is available 24 hours!
- Football coaching + English classes15h/week of football coaching and 15h/week of English classes
- Intensive football Training30 hours of football coaching, without English classes.
A great option for those looking for linguistic conversion
One of the longest running football camps in England
They admit a limited number of participants of each nationality guaranteeing a good mix of nationalities
Offers a program with English classes or an intensive football program (without English classes)
Some headquarters (like Seaford) have outdated accommodation
Arsenal Football Development Training
The Arsenal Football Development program offers students the chance to improve their footballing skills under the direction of Arsenal’s team of highly-skilled coaches. The course is open to children of all abilities between the ages of 10 and 17.
The main objective of the course is to show the participants how the play the ‘Arsenal Way’ and teach them the overall philosophy of the club. This means understanding the sporting culture, focusing on the innate abilities of each pupil and promoting teamwork and a positive mental attitude.
All football training sessions are guided by coaches from the Football Development camp at their installations across the South East of England.
Hours of training per week:
- 15 h / week (Clayesmore School)
- 15 or 30 h / week (Oundle School)
- Clayesmore School: 10 - 17 years
- Oundle School: 10 - 17 years
- Seaford College: 10 - 16 years
Languages spoken by coaches:
MINIMUM level of football required to take part in the camp:
Levels of training offered by the camp:
- Advanced, intermediate, beginner
How are the groups organized?
- The groups are organized according to age and level at Clayesmore School and by level at Oundle School.
Number of students per group: 10
Number of coaches per groups: 1
The football training at Arsenal Football Development forms an important part of the children's daily schedule. Depending on which location is selected, the program includes between 15 and 30 hours of football training per week. The training sessions are generally organized according to age and level and the children are divided into groups of around 10 pupils per coach.
During the sessions, the students perform exercises both with and without the ball, and also learn all the values of this prestigious football club.
Amongst some of the theoretical concepts and the technical skills that are covered are the following:
- On-pitch communication
- Spatial awareness
- Basic movements
- The vision of the game
- The ability to adapt to different situations
- Coverage of the game
Physical attributes that are covered include:
- Running with the ball
Arsenal is one of the most successful clubs in England, having won numerous titles throughout their long history.
In total, the Gunners have won 13 Football League and Premier League championships, 12 FA Cups, 2 League Cups and one UEFA Cup Winners Cup trophy, as well as dozens of other minor and regional trophies.
In addition to their impressive haul of silverware, the London club also hold the record for being the only Premier League champion to have remained unbeaten for an entire season (2003-2004).
Arsenal's main rivals are North London neighbours Tottenham Hotspur. Their North London Derby is one of the highlights of the Premier League fixture list.
Despite being located in North London, Arsenal actually started life in the South East of the city back in 1886. The original founders and players worked in an arms factory in Woolwich hence the name Arsenal and the nickname the ‘Gunners.’ In 1893, they were one of the founding member of the English Football League.
In recent years, Arsenal’s most successful moments have come under the guidance of Head Coach Arsene Wenger, who took over the reins in 1996. The Frenchman has guided the club to three Premier League titles and six FA Cup triumphs and took them to the final of the Champions League in 2006. In the same year, the club moved to the brand-new Emirates Stadium in Islington.
Arsenal Football Development English Lessons
Language classes at Football camp
The English language Classes
The language classes are organized into groups according to the current level of English of each student. Each group has a maximum of 14 pupils.
The interactive classes and are designed to help the children develop their speaking and listening skills, so they can later put them into practice with their coaches and the rest of their international camp mates.
There are a total of 5 different levels that can be achieved at the camp from beginner (A1) to advanced (C1).
Each week, the students will be required to demonstrate what they have learned by performing certain tasks. Upon finishing the camp, they will be awarded with a certificate informing them of their level obtained.
All the teachers are fully-qualified and trained to ensure that each student works to their full potential and makes the most out of the study material. They also encourage the students to speak English both inside and outside of the classrooms.
Arsenal Football Development Agenda
At the Arsenal Football Development, the activities do not stop once the football training and English classes are over. The students also get to take part in a host of fun and exciting leisure activities that gives them a great opportunity to get to know each other outside of the classes.
Once the students have finished their football training and classroom sessions, they can enjoy some free time to relax and unwind and take part in a variety of leisure activities.
The Arsenal Football Development has plenty of facilities to keep the children occupied including:
- Tennis court
- Volleyball court
- Swimming pool
- Ping-pong table
- Table football
- TV room
A team of supervisors is also responsible for organizing different nightly activities to make sure that the children never get bored. Nightly entertainment may include:
- Evening shows
Students at the Arsenal Football Development also have the opportunity to go on two full-day excursions which take place during the weekend. The objective of these excursions is to allow the children to relax, socialise and take a well-deserved break from their weekly routine.
The excursions may vary but will typically consist of a visit to a local theme park, a shopping trip or a visit to a well-known landmark or place of interest.
In addition, the children may also have the opportunity to take a tour of Arsenal Football Development’s Stadium which includes a walk from the locker room, through the tunnel and onto the famous turf.
Arsenal Football Development Accommodation
For their Soccer School program, Arsenal Football Development have selected a number of prestigious colleges in England to host its football summer camps. These colleges all have fantastic sports facilities as well and as top class residential halls, all of which are located within one complex. This means that students can sleep, eat, train, attend language classes and take part in other activities without having to travel to a different location each day.
This arrangement also offers extra security for the participants as they only need to leave the camp for weekend excursions.
Arsenal Football Development Camp 2020 camp Accommodation
Clayesmore School Venue
Distance between facilities
Oundle School Venue
Distance between facilities
Seaford College Venue
Distance between facilities
Distance between facilities
Arsenal Football Development headquarters - details
What type of rooms are offered?
- Shared rooms with 3-10 beds per room
What languages are spoken by the monitors?
Number of children per monitor:
- 10 childrens
Accommodation - option 1
This venue can accommodate young people between 10 and 16 years of age. Seaford College has five residential units where participants are accommodated in shared rooms according to gender and age group. The college facilities are extensive and include a music studio, tennis courts, football pitches, hockey fields, a 9-hole golf course, a sports hall and an open air swimming pool.
In addition, the residence has a number of common rooms where participants can play, relax or chat with their new companions.
As well as football training and English classes, students who stay at this college can participate in a number of activities including:
In total, the Seaford Hall residence can accommodate 180 students.
The airports and railway stations closest to the venue are:
- London Heathrow Airport – 75 km – 1 hour and 30 minutes
- London Gatwick Airport – 55 km – 1 hour and 15 minutes
- Eurostar London Train Station – 95 km – 2 hours and 20 minutes
The college is situated in a town called Petworth in the county of West Sussex. Nearby towns or cities are:
- Chichester – 20 km
- Portsmouth – 50 km
- Brighton – 65 km
Accommodation - option 2
The Worth camp is open to young people from 10 to 16 years of age. It is located in the town of Crawley in West Sussex which is in the heart of the English countryside between London and Brighton. The sports facilities have the capacity for 160 participants. They include facilities for playing a number of different sports. Worth is an English college constructed in 1930 in the architectural style of that era, giving the buildings a special charm. Its bedrooms and bathrooms are shared by a number of students. There are good transport connections, the college being located just 15 minutes from Gatwick Airport. In terms of the sports facilities, it has several football pitches (one of them of artificial turf), a golf course, tennis courts, sports hall, theatre, dance and music studios as well as stables. It is the only one of the locations which has a rugby pitch.
Capacity: 160 participants
Airports close by
- Gatwick – 12 km – 30 minutes
- Heathrow – 70 km – 1 hour
- Eurostar London – 79 km – 1 hour and 30 minutes
- Brighton – 30 minutes
- London – 1 hour 30 minutes
Accommodation - option 3
The Clayesmore venue is situated in the picturesque town of Iwerne Minster in Dorset, in the southwest of England. It offers a relaxed and pleasant environment and is the only centre where participants as young as 9 years are allowed to participate.
Clayesmore offers a range of facilities including:
- Tennis courts
- Football and rugby pitches
- Sports hall
- Indoor swimming pool
Students are accommodated in shared rooms with 3-10 students per room.
In total, the venue can accommodate 180 students each week.
In addition to football, this venue accommodates students participating in a wide range of summer camps in other disciplines including tennis, rugby, singing and dancing, and horse riding.
This means that girls and boys from a wide range of nationalities and backgrounds will all be living and mixing together when not taking part in their in their particular sports or artistic training.
This camp is located slightly further from the London’s main airports and train stations. Approximate distances and travel times are as follows:
- London Heathrow – 160 km – 2 hours 30 minutes
- London Gatwick – 200 km – 2 hours and 30 minutes
- Eurostar London – 190 km – 3 hours
The closest towns to this venue are:
- Blandford Forum – 12 km
- Bournemouth – 42 km
- Bath – 61 km
Accommodation - option 4
The school offers excellent facilities to play sport including extensive sports fields, two sports halls, floodlit football pitches with artificial turf, two tennis courts and an indoor swimming pool.
As well as being the venue for Arsenal Football Development program, the venue hosts summer camps for many other activities including tennis, basketball, dance, hockey and horse riding.
All the sports facilities are located on the same site as the accommodation, except for the horse riding stables, which are located nearby.
As with all the Arsenal Football Development venues, Oundle School provides a secure and relaxing environment where young people from all over the world can mix together and enjoy a rich and rewarding experience. Accommodation is provided on a shared basis to promote further integration.
The Arsenal Football Development at Oundle is available to boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 17 years. It is a large complex with the capacity to house 180 participants each week.
The closest main airports and railway stations to the centre are:
- London Heathrow – 160 km – 2 hours and 15 minutes
- London Stansted – 105 km – 1 hour and 30 minutes
- Eurostar London – 140 km – 2 hours and 15 minutes
The closest towns and cities to this centre are:
- Peterborough – 24 km
- Cambridge – 63 km
- Birmingham – 116 km
Arsenal Football Development Prices
|Duration (Weeks)||Arsenal Football Development|
|Arsenal Standard with English||Arsenal Intensive|
|1 Week||1999 €||1999 €|
|2 Weeks||3459 €||3459 €|
|3 Weeks||5209 €||5209 €|
|4 Weeks||6999 €||6999 €|
|5 Weeks||8789 €||8789 €|
|6 Weeks||10579 €||10579 €|
These courses are subject to a registration fee of 95 €
The official rate of this camp is determined in POUNDS, so the final amount in EUROS may vary slightly due to the fluctuation of both currencies.
Arsenal Clayesmore School
Arsenal Oundle School
Arsenal Seaford College
Included in the price
- Accommodation on a full board basis
- 15 hours of soccer training per week (30 hours if language is not required)
- Recreational activities program
- Interactive English classes
- Medical Insurance
Not included in the price
- Airport transfer service
- Travel Insurance
- Cancellation insurance
Please see below available schedules and prices for this service:
- Arrivals: Arrivals must be between 09:00h and 17:00h
- Departures: The departure time for flights must be between 12:00h and 17:00h
|Transfer||One way only||Return|
|St Pancras Station||£75||£150|
* Outside the standard established times for arrivals and departures, the transfers service will incur an additional cost of £150 per journey.
* Your price quote will contain the standard transfer cost. Once the dates of the flight are confirmed the price of the transfer will be adjusted accordingly
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.