The camp is open to children from 11 to 18 years old who can enjoy their passion for horses for a minimum of two weeks between 3 July and 13 August.

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Overview

  • Age and sex: Boys and girls from 11 to 18 years old
  • English classes: Yes
  • Training Venue: Polo Santa Maria Foundation

Sotogrande International School runs an equestrian camp in Andalucia, which is an area of particular tradition and passion with regard to horses. Santa Maria Polo Club is the equestrian centre where the camp’s training takes place and is located only 5 minutes from the campus where the students are based.

The Sotogrande School puts its facilities at the disposal of the camp participants, who can  spend the summer practising their favourite sport and studying English or Spanish with teachers who are native speakers.

Available Programs

Junior Camp

For young people from 10 to 13 years of age. Participants will have 15 hours of sport and 15 hours of language study per week.

Master Camp

For young people from 14 to 17 years of age. Participants will have 12 hours a week of sport and 14 English or Spanish or lessons.

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.

Training

  • Training location: Fundación Polo Santa Maria
  • Hours of training per week: 12 h/week
  • Number of children per group: 10 - 12

Participants receive 12 or 15 hours of instruction per week in the Santa María Polo Club Equestrian Centre which is located just 5 minutes by car from the school and the boarding house. The younger students will be in a group of between 11 and 14 participants while the older students are in groups of 15-18. Sotogrande offers training for all abilities, from beginners to advanced. Instruction comprises care of the horses, trotting, cantering, galloping and jumps.

Participants will also be able to enjoy a number of trails in the natural landscape and on the beach. The horses belong to Santa María Polo Club, to which the riding instructors who supervise the participants are also attached. At beginners level, there is one instructor for every two students, whereas at the higher level, the ratio will be one instructor per group of up to 6 students.

Training Facilities

Students do their horse riding activities at the equestrian centre which is located only 5 minutes from both the residential campuses. The centre is equipped for a wide range of activities for all levels of horse riding ability, together with the horses, which the participants will look after and on which they will practise their riding skills. The facilities form a part of the Santa Maria club, but the students will also ride on trails in the surrounding area, one in the Alcornocales and another on the beach at Alcaidesa.

Language Classes

  • Levels: 6 Available levels
  • Children per group: 10 - 12
  • Native teachers: Yes

Students can take Spanish or English lessons, according to their nationality. At the Sotogrande school, teachers are native speakers of the language and there will be 15 hours of lessons per week for the Junior Camp students and 14 hours for Master Camp students. Classes are held in the afternoons except on Sundays and on days when excursions take place.

On arrival at the camp, participants take a level test so they can be placed in the appropriate class. There are a maximum of 10 students in the language classes and at the end of the course students are given a certificate to accredit the level they have reached. Sotogrande International School is a prestigious educational centre which delivers the ESO and Bacallaureate curriculum to boys and girls all year round.

Camp Schedule

Camp participants are involved in a wide range of activities together with their camp mates and teachers.

The day begins at 9.30am with breakfast, followed by the sports programme. Lunch is at 2.00pm, after which students have some free time until 4.00pm, when they go to English/Spanish class. During their language lessons they have a short break with snack.

After class students have some free time until dinner at 8.30pm. To round off the day, the camp organises a social programme so students can enjoy some fun activities before bed time.

Excursions

Every Wednesday the camp organises an excursion to an interesting place in the area surrounding Sotogrande. These include the attractive tourist cities of Malaga and Cadiz, the beaches of Tarifa as well as Gibraltar and the Isla Mágica theme park in Seville. Marbella is another of the destinations visited, where the young people can enjoy a day at the Marbella Amazonia Adventure theme park and its fantastic rides.

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

  • Accommodation type: Residence
  • Room type: Double or triple if requested
  • The number of children per monitor: 1:8

The teachers provide 24 hours’ supervision of the students and speak English and Spanish.

Junior Camp

The Junior Camp participants are accommodated in the school’s own residence, the “Gaudi” residence. It has six rooms with bunkbeds which accommodate a maximum of 12 students. All have air conditioning and access to the bathrooms in the same building.

The boys and girls changing rooms are located in the school gym, in the adjoining building. The equestrian centre is situated just 5 minutes from the residence and students can enjoy the 20 metre swimming pool, table tennis, basketball and tennis facilities.

Master Camp

Master Camp students are accommodated in the boarding house of Sotogrande International School, located in the town of San Roque, which is only 5 minutes from the school. The students sleep in individual or double rooms and there are separate sections for boys and girls. Students have a common room with television. The equestrian centre is only 5 minutes from the boarding house. There is also the option to choose this programme on a non-residential basis.

Location

The school is located in San Roque, the address is: Avenida La Reserva, s/n,11310 Sotogrande, Cádiz.

The nearest airports to San Roque are:

  • Gibraltar Airport, only 9 km away
  • Jerez Airport, just over 100 km away
  • Malaga Airport, 115 km
  • Seville Airport, 195 km

The nearest railway stations are:

  • San Roque
  • Málaga - María Zambrano
  • Seville - Santa Justa

Prices and Dates

Duration (Weeks)Hípica Sotogrande
Horse Riding and Languages

Starting Dates

Horse Riding and Languages

04 July

Places available

18 July

Places available

Improved booking conditions for all camps

This 2022 make your reservation more easily and with less risk

  • We´ve lowered the deposit required to reserve your camp to just 500€
  • Free cancellation until May 1st
  • Money-back guarantee within 10 days
  • Optional anti-covid insurance
  • *Please note that if a visa is required to attend camp, it will be necessary to pay the total amount of the program

    *Special conditions valid for all 2022 summer camp reservations except for the Barça USA camp, which will follow the general terms and conditions.

Extra Services

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

    Anti-Covid Insurance

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

  • 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.

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