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Overview

  • Location:Maynooth, Ireland (about one hour by car from Dublin)
  • Ages and genders:11 - 17 years old (boys and girls)
  • Levels:Beginner/Intermediate

The Real Madrid Foundation Campus Experience Summer Camps in Dublin actually take place in the town of Maynooth, Ireland at Maynooth University located about one hour by car from the city of Dublin. These camps are for young soccer players of all skill levels and especially for Real Madrid CF fans who do NOT speak English as a native language. The camp also includes an Intensive ESL Program (English as a Second Language) to help international students improve their English while they celebrate their favorite club.

While at camp, participants not only learn to play soccer according to the philosophy and methodology of the Real Madrid CF, but they also attend 15 hours of English language class per week. The Intensive ESL Program is fully accredited by the British Council and is available for six different levels of English. The students also get to practice English as they train since all training sessions are held in English.

Summer Camp Program Options

Standard program with ESL Classes MIXED (ages 11 - 17)

For young international Real Madrid fans (all levels) from 11 - 17 years old who want to celebrate their favorite club team while also attending ESL classes (English as a second language) to improve their English skills.

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Academy / Club history

Real Madrid CF is the highest-earning football club in the world and also one of the most widely supported teams across all continents. The club has been tremendously successful since the 1950s when they won five consecutive European Cups. Since then, the club has won 64 trophies in Spain including a record 33 titles in La Liga, 19 Copas del Rey, and 11 Supercopas de España. In international soccer, the club has won a record 13 UEFA Champions League titles.

The Real Madrid Foundation Campus Experience has been organizing summer soccer camps for young fans since 2010. With around 3,500 participants every year from over 100 countries, these camps are some of the largest, most successful sports camps in the world.

Training

  • Skill level:Beginner/Intermediate
  • Other soccer education features:Classroom sessions to learn soccer theory and tactics, learning values through soccer, English classes
  • Students per training group:20 participants
  • Training language:English
  • Training intensity:2/5

Training at the Real Madrid Foundation Campus Experience Summer Camps is open to boys and girls from 11 - 17 years old of all skill levels but is recommended for soccer players who play at a beginner or intermediate level.

The real purpose of the program in Ireland is to give Real Madrid CF fans the chance to practice their favorite sport and celebrate their favorite club while also experiencing the great educational benefit of practicing and learning English as a second language. Therefore, training sessions can best be described as fun and upbeat, designed to inspire young soccer players to continue to practice their favorite sport and support their favorite club.

In addition, participants in this program divide their time evenly between soccer training and English classes which means students spend less time on the soccer field than students in intensive programs or high-performance training programs.


That’s why we only recommend these camps to young Real Madrid soccer fans who play at a beginner or intermediate level and who are just as dedicated to improving their English as they are to supporting their favorite club.

Training Facilities

  • Training surface:Natural and artificial turf
  • Additional training facilities:Classrooms to teach theory, a fully-equipped fitness center and free weights room
  • Quality:4/5

Students at the Real Madrid Foundation Campus Experience Summer Camps in Ireland practice at the Maynooth University sports facilities. The facilities include three sand-carpet natural turf floodlit fields, a full-sized FIFA-approved 3G synthetic pitch, a large fitness center (180 square meters), and a free weights room (35 square meters).

Coaches

  • Licenses:Certified by the Real Madrid Foundation
  • Coaching experience:Must be certified by the Real Madrid Foundation
  • Languages:English and Spanish

Coaches at the Real Madrid Foundation Campus Experience Summer Camps in Ireland are all certified by the Real Madrid Foundation. This means not only are they familiar with the philosophy and methodology of Real Madrid, but also that they understand and know how to teach the core values of Madridismo - teamwork, leadership, hard work, respect, and self-discipline.

Coaches at the Real Madrid Foundation Campus Experience Summer Camps in Ireland speak English and Spanish. Training sessions are all held in English to ensure that students are constantly practicing their English while at camp. However, coaches can speak Spanish and will speak Spanish if necessary.

Language Classes

  • Native teachers:Yes
  • Hours per week:15 hours per week
  • Quality of the classes:4/5

English classes at the Real Madrid Foundation Campus Experience Summer Camps in Ireland are organized by the British Council, the UK’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities. They work with more than 100 countries across the world to educate in the fields of arts and culture, the English language, education, and civil society. This summer, they’re working with the Real Madrid Foundation to help educate young Real Madrid fans about the English language.


On the day of arrival, the students are tested to determine their level of English so they can be placed into groups with other students of a similar English level. They attend about 15 hours of high-quality English classes per week.

Camp Schedule

The following schedule demonstrates a typical day at camp. The exact camp schedule will most likely vary from day to day.

Typical camp schedule

  • Schedule: 
  • 8:00 AM Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM Training (Group A) English Class (Group B)
  • 10:45 AM Training (Group B) English Class (Group A)
  • 12:30 PM Lunch
  • 3:00 PM Training (Group A) English Class (Group B)
  • 4:45 PM Training (Group B) English Class (Group A)
  • 6:45 PM Dinner
  • 7:30 PM Campus Experience Activities
  • 10:00 PM Preparation for bedtime
  • 11:00 PM Lights out

Campus Experience Activities are designed to help the students practice and get comfortable using English. Some activities they might participate in may include karaoke, theater, debates, sports discussions, movie nights, talent shows, etc.

On weekends, students often attend half-day or full-day excursions to interesting destinations near the camp. Destinations may include Dublin, Croke Park, the Cliffs of Moher, or Galway. During these excursions, participants typically get to see historical monuments, experience cultural traditions, and enjoy a bit of shopping.

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

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Accommodation

  • Name of the facilities:Maynooth University Student Residence
  • Location (distance from training facilities):Training facilities and accommodation on the same campus
  • Types of rooms:Single or double rooms
  • Bathrooms (private or shared):Private
  • Quality:4/5

Participants at the Real Madrid Foundation Campus Experience Summer Camps in Ireland find accommodation at the Maynooth University Student Residence which is located just two minutes by foot from both the training fields and the students’ English classes.

Participants stay in single or double rooms (either alone or with one roommate). Each room has its own private bathroom, space for the students’ belongings, and a desk where they can attend to any homework or studying assigned to them during English class.

The Maynooth University Student Residence also has common rooms and lounge areas where students can relax during their free time. Common areas include game rooms with Ping-Pong tables, Billiards and other table games as well as a lounge areas with a television. Students can also make use of the laundry room to take care of their laundry for free.

The residence also has free WiFi so international students can connect to their friends and family at home during their stay.

Lastly, the residence includes a dining hall where students eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There are always a variety of meals for participants to choose from including vegetarian or other special menu options.

Safety

The Real Madrid Foundation has been organizing the Real Madrid Foundation Campus Experience Summer Camps since 2010 which means they have about 10 years of experience organizing camps and taking care of their participants. The Real Madrid Foundation camp in Maynooth, Ireland just outside of Dublin, is especially safe because of its location and the fact that all facilities (training, accommodation, and English classes) are all located on the same campus. This means, students don’t have to travel by bus at any time.

Additionally, monitors are always available to attend to any questions or concerns that participants might have during their stay. And, they speak English and Spanish to make it easier for Spanish speakers to communicate in times of need.

Prices and Dates

Duration (Weeks)Real Madrid
Summer Soccer Camp + FlightSummer Soccer Camp

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The official rate of this camp is determined in EUROS, so the final amount in US DOLLARS may vary slightly due to the fluctuation of both currencies.

Starting Dates

Summer Soccer Camp + Flight

29 June

Places available

Summer Soccer Camp

29 June

Places available

Extra Services

You can purchase one of the extra services below at an additional cost.

  • The Camp’s Transfer Service: Transportation between the camp and the nearest train station or airport. Purchase this service for the outgoing trip, the return trip, or both ways.
  • The Camp’s Unaccompanied Minor Service: Ensure the participant isn’t alone at any time during their trip. If you purchase the Unaccompanied Minor Service with the airline you’re traveling with, you’ll also need to purchase the camp’s Unaccompanied Minor Service.
  • Ertheo’s Insurance Options: Cancellation/Interruption Insurance & Travel/Medical Insurance

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  • 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 program is perfect for Real Madrid soccer fans who want to celebrate their favorite soccer club and also practice their English skills. Since students in this camp split their time evenly between soccer practice and English lessons, we only recommend this camp for soccer players who train at a beginner to intermediate level.

Likewise, this camp is perfect for students who are just beginning to practice their ESL skills. Students attend high-quality classes, and training sessions take place in English which means students will definitely improve. That being said, the camp has a high-percentage of Spanish-speaking participants and coaches, which is great for beginners since they aren't forced to communicate in English during their entire stay.

This camp is for you if

  • You’re looking for an entertaining and exciting program that combines traditional summer camp activities with soccer practice
  • You play at a beginner or intermediate level and are looking for fun, light, and uplifting training sessions
  • Spanish is your native language and you’d like to improve your ESL skills (English as a Second Language)
  • You’re looking for a good balance between learning English and experiencing a new cultural without stepping full outside of your comfort zone.

This camp is NOT for you if

  • You play at an advanced or elite level
  • You’re looking for intensive training
  • You’d like to try out for Real Madrid’s youth academy team
  • You’re looking for complete English linguistic immersion (Despite the focus on ESL during this camp, most participants and coaches at this camp speak Spanish.)
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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