Each summer, young people from all over the world attend the Chelsea FC Foundation Soccer Camp. This is a unique opportunity for participants to improve their football skills with coaches from the Chelsea FC Foundation, and at the same improve their English thanks to the linguistic immersion and English teachers responsible for providing an enjoyable learning 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 camp with English18 hours of traininig / week + 12.5 hours of English classes
- Intensive football camp (without English)29 hours of traininig / week
- Goalkeeper trainingStarting date available July 15th
- Girls football programStarting date available July 15th
Offers two options of football programs (with or without English classes)
Offers a goalkeeper specific training program
Offers a specific training program for female athletes
Provides a good opportunity for linguistic immersion
Only train one day a week at the official club facilities
Only one date available for goalkeeper/female camps
Chelsea FC Foundation Training
At the Chelsea FC camp, your child can train just like the professionals and learn football techniques and tactics alongside their peers in a healthy environment.
There are 4 programs to select from, and these are the main characteristics of each program offered:
- Football + English Program: Consists of 18 hours of training per week, combined with 12.5 hours of English classes so participants can enjoy playing football while continuing to study language during the summer.
- Intensive Football Program: This program does not include English classes. It consists of 29 hours of football training per week.
- Goalkeeper Program: If your son/daughter prefers to guard the net, they can choose the Goalkeeper Specific Program and learn all of the techniques and secrets to become an impenetrable wall on the goal line. This program can be selected with or without English classes. Please consult us for the available dates of this program (boys/girls ages 12-17 yrs. old).
- Girls Program: Chelsea F.C. also offers a program exclusively for girls in which they can select Football+English or the Intensive Program without language classes. Please consult us for the available dates of this program (girls ages 12-17 years old).
Training sessions are held on and off the field, and are divided into 4 parts:
This part of training implements the best individual and team exercises to improve skills like receiving the ball, passing and finishing.
The physical part of training aims to improve speed and strength on the field, but also dedicates a portion to recovery and learning about the importance of nutrition in becoming a better athlete.
This training portion works on aspects like confidence, creativity and peer communication.
These sessions are designed to improve player behavior, critical thinking and further develop teamwork skills.
In addition, participants will receive talks from Chelsea FC´s best speakers on topics directly related to the world of football.
The training sessions are held at the fields of the Charterhouse residence. One day a week, the participants will travel to the official training facilities of Chelsea FC and spend the day training, attending seminars and visiting the club´s other facilities.
The training is directed by coaches from the Chelsea FC Foundation. All coaches and assistants are accredited in their roles by UEFA and have ample experience working with young players of all ages in a multicultural environment.
Chelsea FC Foundation English Lessons
All activities at this camp are held in English. The idea is for participants to benefit from the linguistic immersion that comes with spending a few weeks in England while also making friends with peers of all nationalities. Without a doubt, this type of environment provides added value to the overall experience of the camp.
In addition, the participants that choose the program that includes English classes will have the opportunity to reinforce their learning by attending 12.5 hours of class per week. These classes will help participants better adapt to the camp if their level of English isn't very high and improve their abilities in a fun and dynamic classroom environment. Time in class is dedicated to all aspects of language learning, but it is primarily focused on oral communication skills. This aspect can prove to be very beneficial if your child intends on taking an official English exam back in their home country.
Language classes at Football camp
The teaching methodology used by the camp is called CLIL, implemented in the best language schools in the world, it is specifically designed to accelerate the learning process during a linguistic immersion experience.
CLIL stands for Content and Language Integrated Learning, and it is a method that combines the four pillars of language learning (listening, reading, writing & speaking). At its core, it is all about using the target language to learn while at the same time learning about the target language.
The classes are given in groups that are composed of 12 students and divided by level. On the first day, participants will complete a placement test in order to best organize the groups.
Upon completion, participants will receive a progress report and certificate from the camp.
Chelsea FC Foundation Agenda
This is the daily activities schedule for this camp:
These activities will be held each day after dinner, and the objective is for participants to enjoy themselves while integrating with their peers through group activities. The camp staff members are in charge of organizing the activities/games to make sure each day is a new experience. In place of these activities, participants can also take advantage of the diverse facilities offered in the residence, such as the game room and television room, or to spend some free time with their peers.
During the two weeks at camp there are a variety of trips planned.
Official training facilities of Chelsea FC
One day a week, participants will travel to train at the official Chelsea FC facilities located in Cobham. There they will not only have their training session of the day, but they will also participate in a variety of scheduled activities such as seminars/workshops given by professionals invited to speak or by a representative of the club.
On Saturday, participants will visit the legendary Chelsea stadium in London. They will have an opportunity to get to know the magnificent playing field in addition to the museum and club history. Later on, they will have a farewell party at the stadium where awards will be given. During the closing ceremony, a special invited guest will gave an address.
Visit to London
There will also be a scheduled visit to see some of the most emblematic sights in London, such as the Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, as well as shopping areas and other popular streets like Nike Town and the famous Oxford Street.
Chelsea FC Foundation Accommodation
The Nike Chelsea FC camp is held at the Charterhouse School, an English boarding school founded in the year 1600 and full of history. It is the type of building with tall ceilings and wood floors that reminds visitors of the movie Harry Potter. It is located in a tranquil and safe place, surrounded by the countryside, that makes for an excellent environment for all participants.
The facilities at the residence are quite extensive, and they have all the necessities available for a successful camp experience. The residence has a capacity for 80 participants and the training facilities are excellent. It can be found at the following address: Charterhouse Road, Godalming, GU7 2DL, England.
Chelsea FC Foundation Soccer Camp 2019 camp Accommodation
Digby Stuart College Residence
Distance between facilities
Bedrooms at the residence consist of individual or double rooms with shared bathrooms.
In addition, there are a variety of common spaces to enjoy, such as a computer room, game room, television room, a variety of courts for tennis and rock climbing, a sports pavilion, pool and large gardens.
The residence has staff members in charge of supervising the participants to make sure they are well taken care of during their time at camp.
There is a laundry room available for all participants to wash their clothes under the supervision of staff members, as well as a daily housekeeping service for all rooms. Bed linens are changed once a week, but there is no towel service so participants will need to bring their own from home.
Chelsea FC Foundation Prices
|Duration (Weeks)||Chelsea FC|
|Standard with English (18hrs football + 12.5hrs english)||Intensive (29hrs football)|
|2 Weeks||3690 €||3690 €|
|3 Weeks||5735 €||5735 €|
|4 Weeks||7580 €||7580 €|
|5 Weeks||9625 €||9625 €|
|6 Weeks||11470 €||11470 €|
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.
Other related camps
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Included in the price
- 12.5 hours of English class per week (for those that choose the program with English)
- 18 or 29 hours of football training with the Chelsea FC Foundation coaches
- Full room and board in the student residence
- All bus trips necessary during camp
- Excursion to Stamford Bridge Stadium and visit to London
- All educational materials needed for English class and football training
- Official certificate from English course
- Medal and certificate of participation
- Medical Insurance
Not included in the price
- Plane tickets are not included in the price and and should be arranged by the parents
- The transfer costs for trips between the Chelsea FC Foundation camp and airport are NOT included
Please see below available schedules and prices for this service:
- Arrivals: Arrivals must be between 9am and 6am
- Departures: The departure time for flights must be between 10am and 7am
|Transfer||One way only||Return|
The schedules for participants that will be accompanied by their parents to the camp on arrival day and picked up on departure day are the following:
- Arrivals: Between 1:00pm-3:00pm
- Departures: Past 10:00am (lunch on departure day is not included)
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.