"LA ATALAYA" FARM SCHOOL - SUMMER CAMPS IN SPAIN
La Atalaya Summer Camp is a countryside farm school located within the mountains of Alcaraz, a town located in province of Albacete, southeast Spain. With 31 years experience, our summer camp is a perfect option for kids and teens interested in learning and practicing Spanish in a fun, friendly, safe and unique environment.
The children learn Spanish through various methods, i.e. workshops interactive activities and group games. The children spend all of their time alongside native Spanish kids and camp monitors, this includes sharing the facilities and accomodation.
Safety is very important in our summer camp; each camp monitor is responsible for up to 8-12 children per group, which offers them a greater experience in the Spanish language inmersion. The children are supervised at all times (24 hours), including free time which is overseen by our camp monitors. In addition, there is also a lifeguard at all times in the swimming pool hours. At night, while the children are asleep, there are two night supervisors for each floor of dormitories.
We welcome all children from the age of 5 to 16 years old into our Spanish inmersion camp.
- Workshops and activities
Our workshops are all about having fun whilst learning something cool! Each workshop is tailored to the age and needs of each group of children.These are some of the workshops we carry out during the summer camp: Looking after and feeding the farm animals; bakery; horticulture; gardening; nature and environment; astronomy; paper recycling; homemade soap; basket weaving; natural dyes; beekeeping; making bath salts; pottery ; and so on...
- Adventure outdoor activities: archery, zip line, climbing wall, horse-drawn carriage, Discover Scuba Diving experience, escape room, minigolf, wild monkey bridge, Tibetan bridge, gymkhana...
- Evening activities: night games, farewell parties, outdoor cinema...
- Camping: The children can choose to sleep in tents one designated night in the pine tree area of the farm, during the night, they are accompanied by a supervisor. Furthermore, the children learn to set up tents.
Excursions and Trips
- Riópar: We visit the birthplace of the river "Mundo". We walk through the mountainous and picturesque area of Riópar studying ecosystems, geography and playing some nature games.
- Alcaráz: We play a history based treasure hunt game through the medieval town of Alcáraz just situated 1,5 km from the farm.
- The Batanes: This natural area is protected. Wildlife observation
There are many animals at the farm school, that must be taken care of daily (fed, watered, cleaned...) On the farm there are peacocks, donkies, ponies, black Iberian and Vietnamese pigs, horses, Guinea pigs, goats, sheep, cows, ducks, chickens, turkeys, pheasants, dogs, rabbits and lots of small fluffy animals.
The country house is a fully restored and equiped palace from the 19th century. It is a 1,600 square metres, three-storey house, built by a minister of King Alfonso XIII for vacational use. It has three entrances and two staircases.
The ground floor is used for workshops, dining rooms, game rooms, kitchen and staff offices. On the first floor are the music rooms, library, dance hall, living rooms, etc. The second floor has nine large bedrooms (equipped with bunk beds and lockers) and two large bathrooms, separated between girls and boys.
La Atalaya is a fully self-sufficient farm school, it has its own running water lines, electricity, telephone and wireless Internet. It also has an independent electric generator in case of power shortage.
All groups eat together in two spacious dining rooms. Our generous portioned meals are well-varied in content, nutritious and freshly prepared every day.
THE FARM: The farm grounds cover an area of 100,000 m2, with a small river that borders the farm. It is divided as follows: 10,000 m2 gardens, 40,000 m2 orchards, a 40,000 m2 playground for sports (football pitch, volleyball, badminton, basketball, archery range, outdoor rock climbing wall, mini golf, stables, zip lines, etc.). There is also an organic garden and several grain fields. Furthermore there are 10,000 m2 of land which are occupied by the lawns, pastures, swimming pool, bakery, pottery house, chicken coup and livestock barn. With over 300 trees, the orchard is comprised of many varieties of fruit, such as almond, apple, pear, plum, olive, pomegranate, fig, walnut trees etc.
- Full board,
- accommodation in palace house,
- 24-hour surveillance
- material for activities.
- Option of transfers from Madrid
Pick Up Policy
If your child is traveling by plane, the nearest airport in relation to the farm school is located in Madrid (Barajas airport) if you are unable to accompany your child on the journey, we offer a private bus pickup at Barajas Airport, this journey is also supervised by a camp monitor who accompanies the child to the farm school (journey time is approximately 3 hours long).
For more details about the programme, go to the SoloCampamentos contact form.
Large family discounts, second brother and groups.