Arsenal Soccer School offers a fantastic summer camp for football-mad children aged between 10 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.
- Football coaching + English classes15h/week of football coaching and 15h/week of English classes
- Intensive football Training30 hours of football coaching, without English classes.
All activities on one site
Training-only programs available
Shared accommodation with 3-10 beds per room
Camp is some distance from main airports
The Arsenal soccer Schools 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 Arsenal soccer 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 Soccer School 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
About Arsenal FC
Arsenal Football Club 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 English Lessons
During their stay at the Arsenal soccer camp, the students are immersed in English 24 hours a day, with all activities being conducted in the host language. In addition, they have 3 hours of official English classes each day between Monday and Friday to further hone their skills.
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.
At the Arsenal soccer camp, 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 soccer camp 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 Soccer School 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’s Stadium which includes a walk from the locker room, through the tunnel and onto the famous turf.
For their Soccer School program, Arsenal 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 camp Accommodation
Clayesmore School Venue
Distance between facilities
Oundle School Venue
Distance between facilities
Seaford College Venue
Distance between facilities
Distance between facilities
Arsenal Soccer Camp 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 is available from 9 July to 19 August and 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 historic building is situated in the heart of the Surrey countryside and has a special significance to the game of soccer, as it was here in 1840, that the modern codes of Association Football were said to have been developed. For football enthusiasts, this represents a wonderful opportunity to get to know at first hand the place where the modern version of the game was born.
Despite its historic charms, Charterhouse offers an impressive and modern environment including top quality football pitches. It also has an excellent language school which complements the traditional atmosphere of the camp.
Charterhouse hosts the Arsenal Soccer Camp for two weeks in July each year, at which time, the whole venue is exclusively dedicated to the participants. The camp is aimed at young players between the ages of 10 and 15 and there is also a program exclusively for girls.
The venue boasts outstanding facilities including first class training pitches, a large swimming pool, a games room and chill out area, and a sports hall. In total, the venue can accommodate 80 students.
Additionally, Charterhouse is the only Arsenal Soccer Schools venue which offers accommodation in single rooms.
Charterhouse is situated in Godalming, a city in the district of Waverley in the country of Surrey. The main towns and cities in the region are:
- Guildford – 12 km
- London – 60 km
- Oxford – 117 km
The nearest airports and railway stations are:
- London Heathrow Airport – 50 km – 1 hour
- London Gatwick Airport – 65 km – 1 hour 15 minutes
- Eurostar London Train Station – 76 km – 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.
The Arsenal Soccer Camp is hosted at Clayesmore during July and August each year. 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 Soccer Schools `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 Summer Camp 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 Soccer Camp at Oundle is available to boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 17 years during July and August. 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 Soccer Schools - Arsenal
Arsenal Soccer + English
Arsenal Soccer Academy
|2 Weeks||2915 €||2915 €|
|3 Weeks||4375 €||4375 €|
|4 Weeks||5835 €||5835 €|
|5 Weeks||7290 €||7290 €|
|6 Weeks||8750 €||8750 €|
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.
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
This camp offers an optional airport transfer service at additional cost. The service consists of supervised escort and collection to and from the closest airport or train station.
Transfer points pick up and return points include:
- Gatwick Airport
- Stansted Airport
- Heathrow Airport
- St. Pancras Station
The transfer service is priced as follows (providing that arrivals and departures take place within the established times):
- Return Journey: 196 €
- One way Journey: 96 €
Arrivals should take place between 10am and 3pm on a Sunday.
Departures should take place between 12pm and 5pm on Saturday.
Arrivals and departures outside of the established timetable will be subject to an additional charge of 196 €.
- Camp cancellation or interruption 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 or has to interrupt their stay in the camp because of unforeseen circumstances - our cancellation insurance policy may be of interest to you. More information here
- Travel insurance
We also offer a travel insurance policy that also includes medical assistance for just €8/week (for EU citizens) or €15/week (for the rest of the world).
Details of the full policy coverage can be found here
To book a place at one of the Arsenal camps, it is necessary to pay a deposit corresponding to 50% of the total amount. The remainder must be paid before May 31st.