About the education
A language really comes alive when you first talk to a native speaker, realizing the magic of being able to speak a foreign tongue. Our Native English Camp is designed for learners, who would like to enhance their speaking skills and have already reached a pre-intermediate level. Our teachers in these classes are all native speakers of English, coming from countries like the UK, the US, Australia and more. The camp is international, with kids also representing a number of different countries each year. Weekly sessions start with a short placement test, then the classes are made up of friendly and dominantly speaking-oriented exercises and activities to make sure students get to use their spoken skills as much as possible. (Minimum level requirement: A2.)
At the end of the weekly sessions, we provide feedback about your in-class performance, through the teacher’s assessment form and a video recording of the group project. English classes take two 120-minute lessons each day, Monday through Friday, in small classes (4 to 8 students per class), based on language level and age. A week-long camp has up to 20, while a two-week ‘long camp’ has up to 40 hours worth of classes. If you would like to combine the Native English program with another subject, for instance Windsurfing, then you will have one 120-minute class of English and one 120-minute class of Windsurfing. (See the full list of possible camp combinations below.)
Weekly group work and presentations
At the Funside Balaton English and Native English Camps we work with our own project-based curriculum. During the first three days of each session we cover new material relating to the Theme of the Week through playful and speaking-oriented exercises, then in the second half of the week we start working on a group project, which is then performed by the class in English in front of our other English groups. The group work may be a live play, a short video or a creative work. All presentations are recorded on video, so that you and your family can watch them after the camp.
Other English Camp options
The Native English Camp is ideal for levels A2 to B2. If you have only recently started learning English or haven’t reached a pre-intermediate level yet, try our English Camp, where you will still have the same great free time activities and several camp combinations to choose from (levels Starter to A2). If you are past intermediate level (B1 to B2) and looking to practice your spoken English skills through creative activities in a “language immersion” setting, try our English Drama Camp.
Which classes can be combined with?
You can choose 2 different classes from the list below for each week of camp (e.g. Native English + Sports class).
Free time games and activities
Our open-air teen disco is a camp classic
Camp Opening Ceremony
Our traditional camp opening kicks off every session!
Central Europe’s largest lake is just around the corner
For the first time in Funside’s history, we’re getting in the mood for the holidays together!
Music, sunshine, waves, good vibes and games. An unforgettable afternoon at Lake Balaton!
And many more…
There are different weekly themes and activities in each session!
Inflated obstacles and sports games on 600 square meters on the Week 1 and 5!
Wall Street Trade-off
Play and trade with your friends on the Wall Street of Balatongyörök!
Fun challenges, surprises and lots of BINGOOO await you!
Light-up games, neon lights and lots of fun await you this evening!
Wibit Water adventure park
Let loose on the gigantic inflatable obstacle course on the lake!
Who knows the answers faster?
Who, what and where? The answer is in your hands!
20 second showdown
Unforgettable mindlessness for an evening!
Push your limits, take the adventure and find out what team power can do!
Jump, roll, balance and catapult to victory!
Get ready for an unforgettable evening adventure where you’ll have to work as a team to face different challenges!
For the first time at Funside, a real big dodgeball championship. Fight to the last minute!
Logic, creativity, strength, speed and fun – you’ll need them all at the Chase!
Bobo Fun Park
Trampoline parks, climbing walls, adventure park! Bobo Fun Park has it all in one place in a 3000 m2 facility.
The world of Jumanji has many surprises. Remember, you can only get out if you work together!
Race to save Christmas
Let the Christmas bells ring, put your Santa hats on, it’s the Race to Save Christmas!
Language of the classes
Teacher to children ratio
1 to 5
In groups of 4 to 8 kids
1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
Full board, special dietary meals available
Prices and application deadlines
EUR 525 / person / session
199 900 Ft
The price below is the basic camp fee, which includes a combination of two classes with a basic fee, if you choose a classes with an extra fee, the higher fee will be added to the basic fee, for details click here. For returning discounts and more details, please see the prices page.
Premium class extra fee for Native English+ EUR 27 / person / session
+ 10 000 Ft
Our premium camp classes are delivered by our external partners. We provide all the necessary tools and equipments for the classes.
If you choose two premium camp classes (SUP/DJ) you will have to pay extra fee for both classes! You can find out more about our premium classes and other details here.