English & Horse Riding Camp – Homestay
Dates: 2nd – 28th July 2018
Ages: 11 years to 17 years of age
Location: Portmarnock, Dublin
Camp: English & Horse Riding & Cultural Programme
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Award Winning School
In 2014 we were honoured by Malahide Chamber of Commerce with the ‘Service Excellence Award’ for a clear demonstration of excellent and consistent customer service and in 2016 we were honored with the ‘Organisation of the Year’ Award.
In 2015 we were the first English language school in Ireland to be shortlisted for the ‘Junior Course Award’ by Study Travel Magazine. In 2016 we were again shortlisted for the ‘Junior Course Award’ as well as the ‘English Language School Europe Award’ and we have been nominated again for the ‘Junior Course Award’ 2017.
Our Horse Riding and English Language Camp combines 15 hours English Language tuition in the mornings and Horse Riding 4 afternoons per week. Ireland is an Ideal Horse Riding Destination and known as the Land of the Horse. Students have 3 hours in the stables 4 afternoons per week, this is divided into 2 hours stable management and 1 hour horse riding. In addition, students have two trips per week. This programme is the ideal way for students to fully immerse themselves in the language by meeting new friends while improving their Riding skills.
We cater for all abilities of riders and there is one hour of riding under instruction each afternoon and 2 hours of Horse Riding and Stable Management. Horse riding takes place in Monk’s Field Equestrian Centre in a Large Purpose Built New Facility. Participants are divided into groups of 8 and have their own instructor. Qualified instruction and suitable horses and ponies for all standards are provided. Riders are encouraged to extend their equine knowledge to include all aspects of horse care and handling.
Intercultural Irish Teenage Programme
As part of our continuous efforts to maintain high quality classes and to enhance our student’s intercultural experience, we have weekly lessons called the Intercultural Teenage Programme. Irish, teenage students will join lessons to lead an exercise alongside teacher which allows our students the opportunity to connect with Irish teenagers, their peers and we have had an incredibly positive response to this programme.
Host Families in Walking Distance
All our students stay in carefully selected families in the locality and all students can walk to work, we guarantee one nationality per family unless otherwise requested. Our Families are the highlight of the experience and have quality assurance procedures in place, ensuring great stays for all our students.
The Irish College of English has been over 25 years in the heart of Malahide and operates an all year round International language school. With over 2 kilometres of golden, sandy beaches, wonderful walks along a naturistic estuary and stunning marina, Malahide village is an epicentre of activity for our students. We have been recognised by the town as Organisation of the Year and also received the Service Excellence Award showing our unique and prominent position in Malahide.
Our Classic Junior Programme takes place in this beautiful part of Dublin. Malahide is on Dublin’s coast line and slogan is ‘Malahide has it’. We have Malahide Castle, a Beautiful Seaside Village, Marina, Coastal Walks and Great Host Families all of whom live in Malahide so students can walk to school. Malahide is an affluent safe area for students which has easy access to Dublin City Centre – Just 25 minutes by train so your students can see the best of Dublin but return to Malahide in the evenings. Our School is located in the centre of Malahide and we also have additional centres in Malahide – Malahide Community School and St. Oliver Plunketts School both modern High Schools.
- 15 hours English Tuition per week: Mon – Fri 8.45am – 12.00 pm
- Packed Lunch at School: 12.00pm – 12.30pm
- 12 Hours Horse Riding & Stable Management per week Tues – Friday 1.00pm – 4.00pm
- 1 Half-Day Cultural Activity per week
- 1 Full Day Saturday Excursion per week
- 4 Optional Evening Activity per week
2 Weeks: € 1210
3 Weeks € 1830
4 Weeks € 2360
*Full Board Host Family Accommodation additional € 200 per week
*Professional Airport Transfers Operated by a member of our staff – € 45 each way
- Assessment on Arrival, Registration & Administration
- 15 Hour Tuition per Week (Max of 15 students per class)
- Irish Leader to Accompany Groups on all Activities
- Quality Host Family Accommodation within Walking Distance
- One Nationality per Host Family Guaranteed unless otherwise requested
- All Course Materials and use of Student Textbook
- Student Exit Report & Graded Certificate of Attainment
- 1 Half Day Dublin City
- 1 Full Day Excursion outside Dublin
- Private Coach Transfers (no travel pass)
- Optional Free Activities 4 Evenings per week including Disco, Zumba
- No Hidden Costs
We guarantee one nationality per host family unless otherwise requested, the majority of host families have take 1 – 3 students at any time. If you have special requests regarding host family accommodation we are happy to try to meet these requirements. All host family accommodation is within walking distance of our school and vetted by our Staff.
Students are woken by their host mum, have a shower and eat breakfast.
Students are given a packed lunch for the day.
Students walk to school and return home at about 6 pm after their tuition and activity programme.
On returning home, students have dinner with their host family and chat about their day.
Students may spend the evening relaxing and chatting with the family or friends or attend an organised evening activity (4 evenings per week).
A strict curfew of 9.30pm applies when all students must be home on our English Summer Camps Ireland
Students and families have 24 hour access to an emergency phone number and a member of our team is always on duty to help.