For young players (boys and girls) between 9 and 17 years of age who are Real Madrid fans and play football at a beginner or intermediate level.

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Overview

  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Ages and genders: Boys and girls between 9 and 17 years of age (depending on the programme)
  • Skill Level: Beginner and intermediate

The summer camp at Realmadrid Foundation Campus Experience is designed especially for Real Madrid fans of all levels of expertise. Every summer, young fans travel from all over the world to attend these programs and share their passion for their favourite club.

The camp's training programme follows the club's own methodology and is conducted by official Realmadrid Foundation coaches. Participants even get full Realmadrid Foundation Campus Experience training gear so they can feel like their favourite football stars. Participants will also learn the "madridismo" values, which include teamwork, leadership, hard work, respect, and discipline.

The Realmadrid Foundation Campus Experience offers several programme options based on different objectives: The Standard Programme, which provides fun, dynamic, and stimulating training designed for participants who play football at a beginner or intermediate level; the Intensive Programme, which is slightly more rigorous and features more hours of training, and the Specific Goalkeeper Programme.

Summer camp program options

ProgramProgram typeTraining levelTraining Intensity Players levelLanguage classes Accommodation qualityTraining facilities qualityPrice
Real Madrid Foundation Standard Programme (9-17 years) Players or goalkeepers. (Mixed) 2.5/5 2/5 2/5 NO 4/5 5/5 from 1603 €
for 1 week
Real Madrid Foundation Intensive Programme (9-17 years) Players or goalkeepers. (Mixed) 2.5/5 3/5 2.5/5 NO 4/5 3/5 from 2021 €
for 1 week
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Academy / Club history

Real Madrid FC is the highest earning club in the world and is also one of the clubs with the most followers. It achieved tremendous success in the 1950s, when it won five consecutive European Cups. Since then, it has won 64 trophies in Spain alone, including 33 La Liga titles, 19 Copa del Reys, and 11 Spanish Super Cups, as well as a record 13 UEFA Champions Leagues.

The Realmadrid Foundation Campus Experience has been organising football summer camps for young players since 2010. With around 3,500 participants a year from more than 100 countries, these camps are among the largest and most successful sports camps in the world.

Training

  • Skill level: Beginner and intermediate
  • Additional Football Education: Lectures on football theory, tactics, and values
  • Students per training group: 20
  • Coaching language: Spanish
  • Intensity Level: 2/5 Standard Programme 3/5 Intensive Programme

Camps at the Realmadrid Foundation Campus Experience are designed for boys and girls between 9 and 17 years of age of all levels of expertise. There are several programme options based on different objectives:

The Standard Programme, which provides fun, stimulating, and educational training designed for participants who play football at a beginner or intermediate level. One of the programme's highlights is its location, as participants train at Valdebebas, the official training facilities of the Realmadrid Foundation.

The Specific Goalkeeper Programme, designed for all levels of expertise (even those who have never played football). Training sessions are also held at Valdebebas.

The Intensive Programme, which is slightly more rigorous and features more hours of training. Participants are expected to have previous football knowledge and experience. Training sessions are held on the grounds of the European University of Madrid.

All Realmadrid Foundation Campus Experience summer camps are designed to provide participants with a comprehensive learning experience. Students spend several hours a day practising their football technique, and use the rest of their time to relax with camp-organised activities.

Training Facilities

  • Training surface: Natural and artificial grass
  • Additional training facilities: Classrooms for football theory lessons
  • Quality: 5/5

Students who participate in the Standard Programme and the Specific Goalkeeper Programme stay at the Autonomous University of Madrid, only a 20-minute drive from the training facilities. These are held at the official Real Madrid FC training facilities in Valdebebas, a dream come true for any fan! To get there, participants take a private bus transfer service twice a day.

Students of the Intensive Programme, on the other hand, stay at the European University of Madrid and train at the Villaviciosa de Odón facilities, close to their residence.

Coaches

  • Licenses: Realmadrid Foundation Certification
  • Coaching experience: Mandatory Realmadrid Foundation Certification
  • Game Experience: N/A
  • Languages: Spanish (basic level of English)

All summer camp coaches are certified by the Realmadrid Foundation. The certification process involves lessons on the Real Madrid philosophy and methodology, as well as the fundamental values of "madridismo"; teamwork, leadership, hard work, respect, and discipline. This is followed by pedagogy lessons so they can learn how to instil their knowledge in their young students.

A noteworthy aspect of the summer camps' coaching staff is their enthusiasm - they are dedicated to encouraging their students to strive for continuous improvement.

Camp Schedule

The following schedule is an example of what a regular day at the camp would be like. The definitive schedule may change at any time.

Standard Programme

  • Schedule: 
  • 8:00 Breakfast
  • 9:00 Football Theory
  • 10:30 Training Session (Valdebebas)
  • 12:30 Break
  • 12:45 Campus Experience Activity
  • 14:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 Campus Experience Activity
  • 15:30 Swimming Session
  • 17:15 Training Session (Valdebebas)
  • 18:45 Shower & Afternoon Snack
  • 19:00 Campus Experience Activity
  • 20:15 Family Time (phone calls)
  • 21:00 Dinner
  • 22:00 Campus Experience Activity
  • 23:00 Bedtime

Intensive Programme

  • Schedule: 
  • 08:15 Breakfast
  • 09:15 Training Session
  • 10:45 Shower & Break
  • 11:00 Individual Improvement Training Session
  • 12:00 Football Theory & Exam
  • 13:00 Shower
  • 14:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 Campus Experience Activity
  • 16:00 Training Session
  • 17:30 Shower & Afternoon Snack
  • 18:00 Swimming Session
  • 18:30 Campus Experience Activity
  • 19:30 Family Time (phone calls)
  • 20:30 Dinner
  • 21:30 Campus Experience Activity
  • 11:00 PM Bedtime
  • 23:00 Bedtime

The programme includes a tour around the city of Madrid on the weekends, including the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium (the official stadium of Real Madrid FC).

Internet use is restricted during camp in order to encourage students to interact with each other and make the most out of the Campus Experience activities. However, they will be able to use their mobile phones during allotted hours.

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 Facilities: Autonomous University of Madrid for the Standard & Specific Goalkeeper Programmes, and European University of Madrid for the Intensive Programme
  • Distance from Training Facilities: 20-minute bus drive for the Standard & Specific Goalkeeper Programmes, and a 10-minute walk for the Intensive Programme
  • Room Type: Double rooms for the Standard & Specific Goalkeeper Programmes, and single rooms for the Intensive Programme. All rooms are equipped with single beds.
  • Bathroom Type: Private bathrooms
  • Quality: 4/5

Accommodation for the Standard and the Specific Goalkeeper Programmes is at the Autonomous University of Madrid in the Erasmo Residence. Participants stay in double rooms with two single beds, a private living room, a telephone, air conditioning, and Wi-Fi. Furthermore, they also have access to common areas, including a break room (with a TV and a DVD player), a game room, study rooms, a cafeteria, and a laundry room. The residence is equipped with surveillance to ensure student safety at all times.

On the other hand, participants of the Intensive Programme stay at the student residence of the European University of Madrid. They stay in single rooms where they can enjoy some personal space. These rooms feature large windows that bring in a lot of natural light and beautiful views of the university's private gardens.

During their free time, students have access to other facilities, including a library, study, game and computer rooms, a theatre, and even a swimming pool.

*The Mayor Francisco de Vitoria School located in Pozuelo de Alarcón and the Giner de Los Ríos Residence in Alcalá de Henares may also be used for accommodation due to availability issues.

Safety

The Realmadrid Foundation has been organising Campus Experience football summer camps since 2010. Since then, it has grown to become one of the most famous youth football camps in the world, with around 3,500 participants every summer. The Foundation is adamant about ensuring the safety of all its students, which is why it works with a camp supervision team dedicated to providing round-the-clock surveillance. However, due to the large number of participants, students are supervised in large groups, and may not receive the personalised attention that is possible in smaller camps.

Prices and Dates

These courses are subject to a registration fee of 100 € ($ 119 or £ 97).

The official rate of this program is determined in EUROS so the final amount in other currencies may vary slightly due to currency fluctuation.

Starting Dates

Standard

11 June

18 June

25 June

02 July

09 July

16 July

23 July

30 July

06 August

13 August

20 August

Intensive only affiliates

11 June

18 June

25 June

02 July

09 July

16 July

23 July

30 July

06 August

13 August

20 August

Improved booking conditions for all camps

This 2023 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 March 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 2023 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.

  • Nearest airport / train station: 
  • Madrid Barajas International Airport (MAD)

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

Advice from Ertheo

This is the perfect camp for Real Madrid fans who wish to celebrate their favourite club together with other passionate fans from around the world. The Realmadrid Foundation Campus Experience does a great job combining the Real Madrid culture with football training and traditional camp activities in order to provide students with a comprehensive and unique summer camp experience.

It should be noted that these summer camps are not designed for advanced or elite-level players. If you are looking for a more intensive programme intended for serious and dedicated athletes that involves longer training hours, you should consider other high-performance camps. For more information, please contact Ertheo.

This camp is for you if

  • If you are looking for an entertaining and stimulating programme that combines traditional summer camp activities with football training.
  • If you play football at a beginner or intermediate level and are looking for fun, easy, and motivating training sessions.
  • If you are a Real Madrid fan and wish to train at their official facilities and wear their full training gear.
  • If you are a parent looking to make the most out of the time your child spends at the camp to travel around Madrid.

This camp is NOT for you if

  • If you play football at an advanced or elite level.
  • If you are looking for an intensive training programme.
  • If you are looking to tryout for the Real Madrid youth team.
  • If you are not a Real Madrid fan.
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.

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