Greek Summer Camp

The best time for kids to learn is when they are having fun!

Greek Language Summer Camp

1-11 July & 3-13 Aug

Please note that these dates apply for Summer 2022 and are subject to slight changes

The Greek Language Summer Camp is a great way for your child to learn Greek and have fun. Our program aims to develop children’s speaking skills and boost their confidence when speaking Greek with other children from Greece or with children of a similar background.

Where

The Greek Summer Camp runs for 11 days and takes place in Sofiko, Greece -close to Korinthos- in one of the best camps in Europe. The Ranch combines modern facilities with a surrounding of amazing natural beauty in the Peloponnese and is only one hour away from Athens.

What it Includes

  • Two online sessions to prepare students and parents for the camp 
  • Induction and welcome ceremony
  • Supervision and 24h support to parents and students
  • Two daily sessions of Greek lessons excluding Sundays
  • Lesson material & handouts
  • Greek language cross-thematic projects
  • Accommodation in modern western-themed houses
  • Five daily meals
  • Sport activities: swimming, horse-riding, basketball, volleyball, soccer, table tennis, archery, climbing and more
  • Cultural activities: Dancing, crafts, cinema, theater
  • Students field trip to the Ranch Educational Village where they will learn about old Greek professions of the past
  • Free board games in Greek

Camp Cost

The early bird fee is 792 euros for the full Camp period if booked by March 1st. If booked after March 1st 2022 the fee for the full Camp period is 872 euros. The fee for students who want extra Greek language tuition is €21.50/hour.

Greek Lessons on Summer Camp

The Greek Online School Summer Camp includes two-hour group language lessons every day Mon-Sat. One session in the morning and one in the afternoon.

Morning class

Divided into groups according to their level, students work on motivating and engaging activities to improve their language skills. A booklet is provided to each student with material that introduces them to a new topic every day. Learning activities include dialogues, crosswords, word-searches, fill-in-the blanks, synonyms/antonyms, Greek pronunciation exercises, role playing and more.

Afternoon class

Students take part in learning activities and cross-thematic projects that help them put all their new grammar and vocabulary knowledge into practice. Cross-thematic projects combine Greek with History, Geography and Maths. Educational fun games such as charades, food-tasting and treasure hunts and more, are included in the program to help children develop their speaking skills in Greek.

Daily Schedule

8:20 I wake up to music
8:30 Wash up and get dressed…
9:00 Yummy… Breakfast
9:30 Greek Lesson 
10:30 Snack time!
10:45 Time for action: Swimming pool, activities, sports, traditional greek dance
12:45 Free time or private Greek lesson
13:30 Tummy’s rumbling – lunchtime
14:00 Fun and games in the dining-room
14:30 Some midday rest or private Greek lesson
16:00 Greek Lesson 
17:00 Afternoon snack.
17:15 Time for more action: Swimming pool, activities, sports, traditional greek dance
19:45 Wash up and get dressed
20:40 Yummy… Dinnertime!
21:15 The surprise of the day! Cinema, theatre, dance performance, party, music…
23:00 Shhhh… Bedtime! We’ll be back tomorrow….

Camp Activities

All kids take part in stimulating social, sport and cultural activities, such as horse-riding, archery, climbing, swimming, basketball, volleyball, soccer, table tennis, dance, theatre and many more.

Greek Summer Camp

Children's Accommodation

The Ranch is a residential camp offering first-rate overnight facilities. Children are placed in modern western-themed houses with the other Greek campers from Greece. They can choose to stay with their friends as long as they are about the same age and same gender.

Extra Private Tuition

Students can book extra private lessons taught by our experienced teachers in the camp facilities. Private lessons take place in the Greek Online School office or in designated outdoor spaces. Extra private lessons are taught during campers’ free time.

Supervision & Support

Along with the camp’s experienced personnel the Greek Online School teaching staff offer exclusive 24/7 support to our campers and parents. Our Camp office is open from 8am to 10pm and members of our staff are always available to support our students, answer questions, help them adjust to the camp environment and resolve any issues. We are in constant communication with the camp’s staff and chief and receive full feedback on our students to make sure they have fully integrated into camp life.
We are always there for you and our little Greeks!

Nutrition Programme

The menu is carefully prepared by an accredited dietician, ensuring that all dietary needs of growing children are covered. Three full meals plus two snacks are provided on a daily basis. Click here to see the menu. The camp’s kitchen prepares meals separately for kids with food allergies. Please do not neglect to include your kid’s food allergies in their medical history.

Getting to The Ranch

“The Ranch” is located in the natural valley of a beautiful pine forest in Sofiko Corinth, only 97 kilometres from Athens. Click here to see how to get to our Camp from Athens, Korinthos and Patras.

If you wish to receive more information please complete the following form and a member of our staff will contact you.

Frequently asked questions

Every session lasts 11 days. 

 The Ranch occupies more than 250 people and along with the Greek Online School staff they make sure to be at your children’s disposal 24/7.

Considering the 250 Ranch employees at the Camp the ratio of adults to children is 1 to 7.

Communication with parents is one of our priorities. This is why we make sure that our students speak with their parents on a daily basis using our office phone whenever they need. We are also constantly in touch with all the parents through social media(separately & in a group). Of course, the Ranch has a phone center as well and parents can call there anytime to ask for their children.

We can offer travel escorts for children traveling alone in case there are 10 or more children flying from a specific airport. 

Yes we can pick them up from the airport and, when the Camp ends, drive them back to the airport for their flight home. There is an extra charge for this service. 

Yes the Greek Online School staff and teachers also stay in the Camp making sure they are next to our students 24/7. 

Yes the doctor’s office is located in the middle of the Camp, stays open 24/7 and a doctor is always there to help and treat.

If for any reason a child does not feel comfortable and has trouble to adjust to Camp life, a counselor, the camp staff and of course the GreekLOL team are going to be there to make them feel at home. The parent will be constantly informed and in touch too. 

The Ranch liability insurance covers students for any accidents caused by foul function within the camp-site during their attendance in the camp.

Only one hour away from Athens.

Children are placed in camp houses according to their age and gender. 

Yes, it can be arranged for them to stay together given their age difference is not more than 1 year and they have the same gender. 

Unfortunately day camping is not an option. Due to Covid 19 restrictions, children are not allowed to leave and return to the Camp during their stay at the Ranch.

Students/parents are requested to book their flights on their own.In case you need any assistance please let us know. 

There are usually up to 20 children per house. However, there are now a lot fewer due to Covid-19 restrictions. Children must be of about the same age and same gender.

Our daily schedule includes 2h of Greek classes, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

Yes, our students are placed into groups depending on their language level & age (beginners- intermediate- advanced).

Yes it is totally fine if a child is a total beginner. They will be placed in the right group and will work on the appropriate for their level material.

Yes. The Greek Language Summer Camp is addressed to everyone. 

Yes, we can arrange private lessons as extra Greek language tuition.

Three full meals plus two snacks are provided on a daily basis, made by fresh local products and based on the Mediterranean diet. 

Yes the camp’s kitchen prepares meals separately for children with food allergies.

You can bring your own sheets but if it not easy, sheets will be provided by the camp.

Yes, the pool area is strictly supervised by 2 lifeguards for each pool. 

The campers are not allowed to have cash with them. However, they can hold a camp card which can be filled with credit and used in the little stores inside the camp ONLY (snacks & beverages). We recommend charging it for 25 euros. 

Yes, cellphones are allowed but no Internet connection is provided. 

Parents can visit their children in the Camp every Sunday, in the morning and in the afternoon according to the camp schedule. 

Parents are requested to pick up their children after breakfast. If for any reason you need to arrange a different pick-up time please let us know. 

Yes, we offer a 5% discount per student to siblings.

A 50% deposit of the final amount is required to book your place in the Camp once you register. The rest is required by May, according to our Terms and Policy.

If you wish to cancel a booking, you should consult us by email to info@greek-lol.com. In all cases of cancellation the booking deposit will be forfeited. If the cancellation is made after the final payment is due, then the full payment will be forfeited and if full payment has not been made then you are liable for the full cost of the holiday.

HELLENIC REPUBLIC MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

HELLENIC REPUBLIC MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS GENERAL SECRETARIAT FOR GREEKS ABROAD AND PUBLIC DIPLOMACY

The Greek Online School Language Summer Camp runs under the auspices of The Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad & Public Diplomacy

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