Frequently Asked Questions

What to pack?
In case you attend:
Should I take cash?
How are the kids grouped for the rooms?
What are the official languages of the camp?
How big are the group sizes and what is the teacher to student ratio at the camp?

What to pack?

  • Clothing: Please bring seven days’ worth of clothing, including cold and hot weather clothing, sports clothing, swimsuits, a backpack and a raincoat. Washing machines are available if you are staying for more than a week. Please bring durable clothing for the outdoor theme park. You might want to bring a cap for the really hot days.
  • Insurance: All campers must have either a valid European Health Insurance Card or must take out travel insurance. The card or the travel insurance certificate must be brought to the camp.
  • Instead of a doctor’s note, parents are required sign a form to declare that their child is medically fit to attend a camp with other kids. The form will be sent via email to all registered kids and will soon be available to download as well.
  • Personal hygiene: please bring two towels (one for the bathroom and one for the beach), slippers, shower gel, tooth brush and tooth paste.

In case you attend:

  • language classes: pencils or pens, a notebook; a travel dictionary is recommended.
  • sports or tennis: sports clothing, trainers; a tennis racket if you play tennis (rental available).
  • horse riding: long trousers, strong and durable shoes, a helmet (rental available).
  • athletic camp: a bike is necessary for the cycling tours (rental available).

Should I take cash?

We don’t recommend taking cash to the summer camp. Meals and accommodation, as well as all programmes are included in the price, so you will not need any cash at the camp. You may, however, purchase snacks or sodas at the snack bar, which operates on a non-cash policy (in order to protects campers’ valuables): kids can purchase snacks or sodas during the week using their Funside virtual snack bar account balance. The account can be set up by the parents at the beginning of the camp: the money uploaded to this account by the parents at the beginning of the week can then be used by the kids at the snack bar, while the remaining balance is refunded to the parents upon request at the end of the week. This way campers never have to carry any cash while they are at the camp. Suggested balance: HUF 3000 to 4000 per week.

How are the kids grouped for the rooms?

All groups are formed based on age and gender but if you are coming with friends, we’ll make sure that you can share a room.

What are the official languages of the camp?

The entire camp is bilingual, with Hungarian and English both being the official languages. That has two implications: first, all programs and animation is also presented in English and everything is translated. Second, children must have at least a basic level (A2 recommended) of spoken English (or Hungarian) to attend our camps, in order to be able to communicate with our staff. German language is also commonly spoken at the camp as we have a number of German as a second language teachers, as well as a couple of kids from Germany every week. About the classes: for language classes, teachers will speak the studied language, so for example the teachers speak only English during an English lesson and only German during a German lesson. The other classes are also bilingual, so for example during a tennis lesson the same coach will give instructions in both English and Hungarian. The only exceptions are Media, Acting and Learning Skills Camps, where it is not possible to have bilingual classes.

How big are the group sizes and what is the teacher to student ratio at the camp?

Class sizes vary greatly depending on the subject. For language classes, group sizes are small (4 to 8) to maximize the effects of teaching, while sports classes are usually larger to make team sports more fun. Please check the page of the chosen camp to see the applying class sizes. For the afternoon and evening activities, kids are divided into groups of 8 and each group has its own camp counselor. Each group has its own room, therefore groups are organized by age and sex. For the entire camp, we have a teacher to student ratio of 5 to 1, meaning there is a teacher for every five students.
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