Greek Summer Camp
The best time for kids to learn is when they are having fun so we can reassure you of that!
The Greek LOL Summer Camp is a great way for your child to learn Greek and have fun. Our program aims to develop kids’ speaking skills and boost their confidence when speaking Greek with other children from Greece or with kids of a similar background. The best time for kids to learn is when they are having fun so we can reassure you of that!
Greek Lessons on Summer Camp
The programme includes two-hour group language lessons every day, one in the morning 9:30-10:30 and one in the afternoon 16:00-17:00. Students are placed in groups according to their level of Greek.
Students are taught Greek grammar and vocabulary to improve students’ speaking, reading, writing and listening skills. Handouts are provided while learning activities include dialogues, crosswords, word-searches, fill-in-the blanks, synonyms/antonyms, Greek pronunciation exercises, role playing and more.
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 math. Educational fun games such as charades, food-tasting and treasure hunts and more, are included in the program to help the kids develop their Greek speaking skills.
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.
When & Where
The Greek LOL Summer Camp runs for 13 days and takes place in Sofiko, Greece -close to Korinthos- in one of the best camps in Europe which combines modern facilities with a surrounding of amazing natural beauty in the Peloponnese, only one hour away from Athens! Dates for the 2020 Greek LOL Summer Camp are listed below:
- June 16 – June 28
- July 1 – July 13
- August 2 – August 14
The Ranch is a residential camp offering first-rate overnight facilities. Kids are placed in modern western-themed houses with the other Greek campers from Greece. Kids can choose to stay with their friends as long as they are about the same age and of the same gender.
Parents, who wish to stay close to the camp, can book a hotel in the picturesque close-by seaside village of Korfos. Tourist guides and daily excursions can also be arranged for parents staying close to the camp.
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 LOL office or in designated outdoor spaces. Extra private lessons are taught during campers’ free time.
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….
Fees are €69.00 day*. Fees for extra Greek language tuition is €21.50/hour.
*Minimum days one can sign up for is 7. Also, arrangements can be made for those interested in day camping and those who wish to attend for a few days only.
What it Includes
- Five hours of online group lessons to prepare students for the camp
- Induction and welcome ceremony
- Supervision and 24h support to parents and students
- Two Greek lessons every day including weekends
- Five hour traditional Greek dance
- 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,
- Cultural activities: Dancing, crafts, cinema, theatre
- Field trip: students will visit The Ranch Educational Village to learn about old Greek professions and stores such as grocery stores of the 50’s, olive and grain mills
- Free board games in Greek such as Monopoly, Hangman, Scrabble and more.
Supervision & Support
Along with the camp’s 250 experienced personnel the Greek LOL teaching staff offers 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. Greek board games are also available in our office and free to use during students’ free time. We are always there for you and your kids!
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 for 13 days.
Minimum days one can sign up for is 7.
Our Summer Camp does give your child the option to only come for a few days. However, since our program is designed for 13 days, those staying for a whole session will enjoy the true benefits of this learning experience more fully. The minimum days someone can book for is 7.
The Ranch occupies more than 250 personnel and along with the Greek LOL staff they make sure to be at your children’s disposal 24/7.
Considering the 250 personnel of 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 kids.
We can offer travel escorts for kids traveling alone in case there are 10 or more kids 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 LOL 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 faul function within the camp-site during their attendance in the camp.
The Greek LOL Summer Camp takes place in Sofiko, Greece -close to Korinthos- in one of the best camps in Europe which combines modern facilities with a surrounding of amazing natural beauty in the Peloponnese
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.
Yes we offer the possibility of day camping. We also recommend day camping as the first choice for our little friends, 6-8yo.
Students/parents are requested to book their flights on their own.In case you need any assistance please let us know.
Up to 20 children in each house, same age and 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.
In case a child only attends the Camp for 2 or 3 days (4-6h Greek Lessons),they will have a first taste and learn some basic vocabulary. However, our course line has been designed for 13 days in order to achieve thorough knowledge.
Yes. GreeK LOL 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 kids 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 advise us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.