Further information about EUROCAMP
LET US INTRODUCE OURSELVESThe main organisers have been working with children since their student years. In the nineties, according to new legislation, the Association of Entrepreneurs was founded for annual summer camps in Stádlec. In the year 2000 the Czech law for traveling changed and that’s why the association was transformed to a regular travel agency. SYKA AGENCY a.s., travel agency is insured by ČPP, a.s., Vienna Insurance Group. Perhaps you have heard or read about our successful camps. We have organised the camp SUMMER TIME – summertimecamp.eu for the past 26 years already. It’s a camp with an English focus, and with adventure activities and sports. A few years later, now already eighteen years ago, we set up a new camp, ENGLISH 4 YOU – englishcamp.eu, with intensive English lessons exclusively with native English speaking teachers. And now for the fifteenth year EUROCAMP introduces an original idea: this international camp has got a bit of both SUMMER TIME and ENGLISH 4 YOU. In EUROCAMP children are in constant contact with native English speaking adults and children. This is also reflected in their participation in the exciting camp play. The main people behind EUROCAMP are real specialists:
CAMP PLACEAfter introducing ourselves, we would like to introduce our place and its surroundings. The camp covers two big meadows in the middle of a private forest. There is good access to the river, which runs nearby through our beautiful valley. You won’t find a better place to play football or volleyball than on our sports grounds. In case of bad weather conditions we have two big clubrooms and even in our big dining room we can be in a cozy mood near the fireplace. And naturally we are equipped with new, modern facilities. Each cottage contains four beds, so it fits four good friends perfectly. Finally, it will be reassuring to know that we have been using this peaceful and beautiful place already for twenty six years, which is why we know the best way to take advantage of it.
PROFESSIONAL AND SKILLED APPROACHThanks to 26 years' experience in organising summer camps we know exactly what is the best for children. We have a competent approach and every year we look for ways of improving and developing new skills and evaluating them. Although we take care of children in the best way possible, we are insured and of course we carefully and professionally select all of our employees.
STAFFThe English speaking leaders come from England, the USA, Canada or Australia. All of them are professionally qualified to work with children. We have a minimum requirement that they have attended an International TEFL Certificate Training Program that prepares native speakers for teaching children and adult students and authorises the teaching of English as a foreign language. Our teachers have been educated at a number of prestigious international schools or are certified to teach children by reputable language agencies, primarily through TEFL Worldwide Prague – www.teflworldwideprague.com, a member of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic, Oxford TEFL – oxfordtefl.com, belonging to the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) and Oxford House – oxfordhouse.cz. The Czech leaders also go through extensive training. The kitchen staff have been chosen in the best confidence, which is a guarantee of quality and varied meals. The healthcare provider is also chosen carefully, either from a hospital (as a doctor or a nurse) or from university at least after the third year of studying medicine (a medical student). It is, of course, a given that we also oversee participants who regularly take medication.
SAFETYThe care of all participants in our camp takes precedence. There are two leaders (one English and one Czech) who look after the children at all times. While swimming or boating (lifejackets are always used in the boats) another adult accompanies them. We are very strict in these cases. The camp’s program can sometimes be quite demanding, which is why we never forget important and necessary rest periods. We don’t want the children to get tired or exhausted. We adjust the games and activities to the weather conditions, particularly during the hot, summer days. Beverages are always available in the dining room, which means the children will be properly hydrated for the whole day and night. Recently, there has been a worldwide increase in the way of negative social behaviour (vexation or unmotivated violence), and it is important for us to be vigilant that it does not occur in any way in our camp. So far, thankfully, we have had no experience with any behaviour of this manner, but we are well prepared to prevent it from occurring. In case of any serious behaviour offence, we reserve the right to urgently act. The camp resort is situated in a safe place, which was proven by the once-in-a-thousand-year flood when the Lužnice broke its banks in 2002.
If you prefer taking your children to the camp yourself, there are maps included in the information you will receive once you have been accepted. We also have comfortable buses reserved for transportation to our camp and back, provided by the reliable company autobusy-dvorak.cz. This company provides services using only modern Mercedes and VDL buses that meet the highest demands for quality, comfort and convenient transport. Bus transport is not included in the price of the camp and the return journey is charged at a single amount of 20 EUR, i.e. 22 USD round trip. Departure and arrival is from Prague.
For those who plan to travel to the Czech Republic from abroad, we offer the possibility of a pick up at Vaclav Havel Airport Prague or at the main train or bus station in Prague. Our representative will pick up the participant at a specified time of arrival and transport them either to our bus departure point in Prague, or directly to the camp resort. Likewise, the return trip from the camp back to the airport, train or bus station on the final day of the camp. This service is optional and is charged separately. Please note, participants who require pick up from/to Prague, this is only possible on the start/end day of the camp term attended. In the event that our representative will pick up and take the participant only to and from our bus pick up point in Prague a one off fee of 60 EUR, i.e. 68 USD round trip will be charged. In the event of an individual transfer to the camp and back a one off fee of 150 EUR, i.e. 175 USD will be charged. Please contact us for further info and details.