West Ham United Football Summer Camp in London. Available for children, both outfield players and goalkeepers, who play football at a beginner, intermediate, or advanced level.  Training sessions will take place at the club's official facilities and accommodation will be in university dormitories. Optional English course also available.

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Overview

  • Location: London, England
  • Ages: From 10 to 17 years of age
  • Levels: Beginner, intermediate, and advanced

West Ham United Football Camp will commence in July.

It takes place in London and is designed for children between 10 and 17 years of age of all levels of expertise. There are three programme alternatives according to skill level and a fourth specific programme designed exclusively for goalkeepers. There is also the possibility to incorporate English lessons into the programme.

Students will be training at the official West Ham United training grounds and staying at the University of East London's campus residence, known as the Docklands Campus.

You can choose a one-week programme or come for up to four weeks. On weekends, students will enjoy planned field trips and recreational activities.

This is an international camp that welcomes players from all over the world who are looking to advance their football skills. It is also a fantastic opportunity to improve your English, whether by simply living and breathing English football and culture or by making the most of the English lessons available.

Available Programs

Standard Football Programme

Football programme designed for children between 10 and 17 years of age who are at a beginner level. It is a 1-to-4 week programme consisting of 15 hours of training per week.

Intensive Football Programme

Football programme designed for children between 10 and 17 years of age who are at an intermediate or advanced level of football. It is a 1-to-4 week programme consisting of 19 hours of training per week. The advanced skill level programme is for federation players only.

Football + English Programme

Programme designed for children between 10 and 17 years who are at a beginner, intermediate, or advanced level of football. It is a 1-to-4 week programme consisting of 15 hours of training and 12 hours of English lessons per week.

Football Programme for Goalkeepers

Programme designed for goalkeepers between 10 and 17 years of age. It is a 1-to-4 week programme designed for all levels of expertise. Optional English lessons are available.

Clients who contact Ertheo before booking a camp or program are much more satisfied with their overall experience.

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Academy / Club history

With over a century of history, West Ham United is one of the most important clubs in English football.

It was founded in London in 1895, under the name of Thames Ironworks FC.

Although they don't have many trophies in their cabinet, the club has been a regular contender in the Premier League ever since they were promoted to the first division in 1923. They are proud holders of a Cup Winner's Cup, an UEFA Cup, and an Intertoto Cup.

The original colours of the team were dark blue, following those of Oxford University, which was attended by the Thames Ironworks' president, Arnold Hills. Nowadays, the team wears the colours of claret (maroon) and light blue, and are known as The Hammers.

The Boleyn Ground used to be their stadium up until the 2015-2016 season, after which they made the London Olympic Stadium their new official home.

Training

  • Skill level: Beginner, intermediate, or advanced
  • Other soccer education features: Seminars, video analysis
  • Students per training group: 11-16
  • Training language: English
  • Training intensity: 3/5

The West Ham United Football Camp offers three alternative training programmes based on players' skill level. There's the standard programme for beginners, the development programme for players at an intermediate level, and the high-performance programme, which was designed for advanced-level players who are already playing in a football team.

There is also a programme exclusively for goalkeepers of all levels of expertise.

On-field training sessions are designed to improve and perfect every aspect of the game, not only technical but also tactical and psychological.

In addition, the camp offers the latest video analysis technology, which is a fundamental aspect of the learning process.

Students will also attend several lectures delivered by the club's own staff in which various relevant topics will be addressed, such as nutrition and physical conditioning.

The camp's closing ceremony will be held at the West Ham United stadium, and every student will receive a participation certificate together with a performance report from the coaching staff.

Training Facilities

  • Training surface: Natural and Artificial Grass
  • Additional training facilities: N/A
  • Quality: 3.5/5

Students will be training at the club foundation's own sports facilities, The West Ham United Stadium Training Complex, located in London's Olympic Park, in front of the club's official stadium.

Training sessions are carried out on natural and artificial grass football pitches; so students must have appropriate football boots for both surfaces.

These sessions are behind-closed-doors; parents are not allowed to visit students during training.

Students will be training with all West Ham United Foundation gear, which will be provided upon arrival at the camp.

Coaches

  • Licenses: UEFA A or UEFA B
  • Coaching experience: Coaches are highly experienced in training youth players
  • Playing experience: The coaching staff includes some former professional footballers
  • Coaching Language: English

The staff in charge of the camp's training sessions are official West Ham United coaches and highly experienced in training youth players.

Every coach has either a UEFA A or a UEFA B license, and some are even former professional footballers who have played for the club in the past.

The coaching staff is responsible for sorting students into groups according to their skill level, tracking the individual progress of every player, and analysing their strengths and weaknesses to ensure they fulfil their potential. They are also in charge of drawing up and delivering the performance report given to students on the final day of camp.

Language Classes

  • Native teachers: Yes
  • Hours per week: 12 hours per week
  • Quality of the classes: 4/5

The West Ham United Football Camp offers the possibility to incorporate a 12-hour per week English course into the programme.

The course is taught by the Choices International Academy, a British Council endorsed institution with extensive experience in language training at an international level.

Classes are taught in English by native teachers. There are three courses available according to English level: elementary, intermediate, and advanced.

The camp welcomes children from all over the world. Both training sessions and language lessons are taught entirely in English, so the camp is not recommended for students with no previous knowledge of English.

Camp Schedule

The following schedule is an example of what a regular day at camp would be like. It is in no way definitive and may be subject to last minute changes.

Horario orientativo

  • Schedule: 
  • 8:00 AM Breakfast
  • 9:30 AM English Lessons / Football Training
  • 10:30 AM Break
  • 11:00 AM Football-Focused English Lessons / Training
  • 12:30 PM Lunch
  • 13:30 PM Break
  • 14.30 PM Football Training
  • 18:00 PM Dinner
  • 19: 00 PM Recreational Activities
  • 21:00 PM Leisure Time
  • 23:00 PM Bedtime

Field Trips

On week 1, students will enjoy a half-day tour of the West Ham United Stadium.

Those who enrol in the longer programmes will also enjoy a day trip to central London on week 2.

On that Sunday, students will have the opportunity to book an additional activity for 50 pounds.

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

  • Name of the facilities: University of East London (Docklands Campus)
  • Location (distance from training facilities): 15-minute bus drive
  • Types of rooms: Singles
  • Bathrooms (private or shared): Private bathrooms with toilet, shower, and sink
  • Quality: 3/5

The camp takes place at Docklands university campus, a University of East London residential building located on the banks of River Thames, around 15 km from central London. The building is just a 15-minute drive from the sports facilities where the training sessions are held.

Each student gets his own single room and private bathroom. The rooms have a closet (or shelving) and a desk. The decor is simple.

Each room has its own private bathroom with toilet, shower, and sink.

Housekeeping is included (room cleaning & linen and towel change). Laundry service is not included and costs an additional 3.5 pounds.

The residential building also holds classrooms, function rooms, a library, and a cafeteria/restaurant, among others.

Safety

The West Ham United Football Camp takes place in a safe and secure environment on the outskirts of London. Both the accommodation and sports facilities are private grounds and students are not allowed to leave the premises other than for training sessions and field trips.

Students are accompanied by the supervision team for every transfer, which ensures their safety and assists them with anything they might need. At the residency, students are monitored 24/7.

Students leave the residential premises every day to go to training and on weekends to go on different field trips where they will visit some of the many attractions London has to offer.

Moreover, there are mandatory rules of conduct in place for all students (delivered before arrival) so as to ensure a safe and friendly environment for everyone.
Students from outside the UK must obtain the medical insurance provided by the camp, which will guarantee medical attention throughout the programme.

Prices and Dates

Duration (Weeks)West Ham United
West Ham United Summer Camp 2022 with EnglishWest Ham United Summer Camp Intensive Program
1 Week2352 €
$2442
2248 €
$2335
2 Weeks3489 €
$3623
3360 €
$3489
3 Weeks5783 €
$6006
5524 €
$5737
4 Weeks7140 €
$7415
6881 €
$7146

These courses are subject to a registration fee of 168 € ( $191 ) .

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.

Starting Dates

West Ham United Summer Camp 2022 with English

03 July

Limited places

10 July

Places available

17 July

Limited places

24 July

Places available

West Ham United Summer Camp Intensive Program

03 July

Places available

10 July

Places available

17 July

Places available

24 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.

Advice from Ertheo

This is an excellent value for money programme. It is especially recommended for children with an intermediate level of football and English who are looking to travel abroad and immerse themselves in an international experience that allows them to practice their English and meet students from all over the world.

The programme's management staff is highly qualified and has extensive experience in camp planning.

Furthermore, the optional English course is very high quality.

This programme is perfect for those looking to experience the game philosophy and training techniques of a top Premier League team like West Ham United first hand.

This camp is for you if

  • If you are looking for extra motivation to learn English
  • If you want to learn from and be evaluated by the best professional coaches of this historical English football club
  • If you are a fan of English football and want to experience what it’s like to train at the official facilities of this famous club and attend several engaging seminars

This camp is NOT for you if

  • If you are looking for an intensive sports programme (over 4 hours of training a day)
  • If you do not have the basic English skills necessary to capitalize on what the camp has to offer
  • If you are looking for shared accommodation

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