Camps and Activities

Funside Balaton international summer camps

Funside Balaton

Our 2017 camp is fully sold out! Due to the overwhelmingly high demand, we have closed our waiting lists for this summer. Registration for our 2018 camps begins in mid-February. To avoid missing out, follow us on Facebook or subscribe to our e-newsletter.

The Budapest-based Funside Association, established in 2007 and turning 10 years old this year, has been the proud organizer of the Funside Balaton international summer camp at Lake Balaton, Hungary, for the seventh year running. Our popular overnight summer camp for kids and teens, aged 7 to 17, welcomed local children, as well as campers from over 20 different countries in 2016. At Funside Balaton, we offer the widest selection of classes in the region: you may choose up to two different classes from our list of 20, combining languages, sports, arts and computer studies in the same week. We are preparing a special experience for our anniversary summer, with each weekly session having a unique theme and an impressive selection of free time activities, including trips to the aqua park, movies week, the Funside Funfair and many more. Our camp lasts five weeks between July 9th and August 12th. Stay for a two-week ‘long camp’ to choose up to four different classes and to try several exciting afternoon activities. At Funside, we are proud of having a young and well-prepared team of camp leaders, carefully chosen and trained in order for us to provide the best camp experience to our campers, also underlined by our exceptional 5 to 1 kids to adults ratio. Our camp is bilingual, with English and Hungarian both being official languages, while all our staff, including local camp leaders, speak English. 

Who can apply to join our camp?

Our camp is open to any children meeting our age requirements and language requirements, just choose from our long selection of classes below to get started! Check out the Top 10 countries represented at the camp in 2016 here. Check out our Facebook reviews from parents and campers here.

 

Summer camps in 2017

Guide to our camps

Available in the following weeks:

Available with 2 or 4 classes a day:

Age limit for the given camp:

Classes are available in these languages:

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  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 2h
  • 4h
  • 7-17
Learn more: Dates Learn more: Combinations Learn more: Age limits Learn more: Languages

Languages

English Camp

English Camp
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 2h
  • 4h
  • 7-17

Native English Camp

Native English Camp
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 2h
  • 4h
  • 7-17

English Drama Camp

  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 4h
  • 12-17

German Camp

German Camp
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 2h
  • 4h
  • 7-17

Hungarian Camp

Hungarian Camp
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 2h
  • 4h
  • 7-17

__Compare: Which English camp is right for me?

Sports

Sports Camp

Sports Camp
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 2h
  • 4h
  • 7-17

American Sports Camp

American Sports Camp
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 2h
  • 9-17

Tennis Camp

Tenisztábor
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 2h
  • 4h
  • 7-17

Windsurfing Camp

Szörftábor
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 2h
  • 9-17

Horseback Riding Camp

Horseback Riding Camp
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 2h *
  • 7-17 *

Golf Camp

Golf Camp
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 2h
  • 7-17

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Arts

Arts & Crafts Camp

Arts and Crafts Camp
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 2h
  • 7-12

Art Camp

Art Camp
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 2h
  • 4h
  • 13-17

Dance Camp

Tánctábor
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 2h
  • 4h
  • 7-17

Pop Rock Music Camp

Zenetábor
  • 4
  • 5
  • 2h
  • 10-17

DJ Camp

DJ camp
  • 3
  • 4
  • 2h
  • 12-17

Computer Studies and Technology

Programming Camp

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 2h
  • 4h
  • 7-17

Robotics Camp (New)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 5
  • 2h
  • 7-12

Media Camp: Photography

Media Camp
  • 2
  • 5
  • 4h
  • 12-17

Media Camp: Filming

Video Camp
  • 1
  • 4
  • 4h
  • 12-17

All classes have minimum attendance requirements. Please click on the photos to find out more about each camp.

Camp combinations

With our unique system of camp combinations, you can choose two of the above for a week-long short camp, or up to four different classes for a long camp. Learn more…

 

Schedule 2017

Sessions start on Sundays and end on Saturdays. When staying for multiple weeks, your stay also includes the Saturday nights between the sessions. Learn more…

The afternoon and evening activities are the same for all of our campers, regardless of which classes they choose for the mornings. For example, if you are attending the combination of English and Dance Camps, and you have a friend who is attending the Music Camp, you will still see each other at the afternoon and evening programs and may even share the same room if you request it on your sign-up form and meet the criteria to share a room.

Week 1 schedule (July 9-15 2017) – sold out

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Activities

Aqua Park

Light Show

Beach Party

Game of Life (new)

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Theme of the Week: Challenges (Battle of the Teams 2017)

Week 2 schedule (July 16-22 2017) – sold out

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Activities


* The cinema-quality 3D screening at the camp venue of the new Spiderman: Homecoming movie premiering this July.

Superheroes Day (new)

Spiderman 3D movie screening *

Crazy Sports Day (new)

Battle of the Music Videos

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Theme of the Week: Superheroes

Week 3 schedule (July 23-29 2017) – sold out

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Activities

Aqua Park

Lip Dub Music Video Shoot

Reversed Day

Game of Life (new)

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Theme of the Week: Board Games

Week 4 schedule (July 30 – August 5 2017) – sold out

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Activities

Funside Funfair

Harry Potter Day (new)

Quidditch Tournament (new)

Beach Party

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Theme of the Week: Wizarding School

Week 5 schedule (August 6-12 2017) – sold out

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Activities

Aqua Park

Great Record Attempt (new theme)

Water Football

Color Run (new)

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Theme of the week:
10 years of Funside (Our Greatest Hits)

Other activities

Lake BalatonTeen discoCampfire
Game nightsBalaton strandOpening ceremoniesCamp dance
FootballTennisBasketball
VolleyballAmerican footballTable tennis
FoosballArts & CraftsPhoto slideshows
Group activitiesPC room, Wi-Fiand many more...

Please note: Funside reserves the rights to change any programs or schedules when necessary. Attendance to all activities is restricted to Funside Balaton campers only.

Venue

Since 2014, our venue has been located in the town Balatongyorok, at the Western edge of Lake Balaton in Hungary. Learn more…

Camp fees

All inclusive weekly fees start at EUR 265 / week / person. Learn more…

Photo DVD

We have two professional photographers on site at all times, taking pictures of all activities. At the end of each week, we assemble around 1000 to 1500 of the best photos, which are available to purchase for all campers. A photo DVD for a short camp costs EUR 9, then EUR 5 for any additional week.

Watch our videos from previous years

To watch more videos, choose from the top left corner of the YouTube box or click here.

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