Arrival in Spain
Airport pick up service
don Quijote offers a pick-up service for campers arriving to any of the following airports:
- Malaga (For Marbella Airports)
Your child will be met at the airport by one of our friendly staff members outside of baggage claim. They will be clearly identifiable as members of the camp staff and they will also be carrying a sign with the camp logo along with your child’s name visible on it.
Please note that this service must be reserved and complete flight details must be given at least 7 days prior to arrival. We cannot guarantee this service in the event of unexpected travel changes or flight interruptions, unless we are notified through the emergency phone number that will be provided to you two weeks prior to arrival.
Bus service from Madrid
Madrid’s international airport and central location in Spain offers the traveler easy access to the rest of the country. Students arriving before 9am in Madrid on the first day of each camp session can take advantage of our don Quijote bus service that goes to our camps in Marbella, Salamanca and Valencia. Students will be greeted at the Madrid airport and transported to their respective busses awaiting them at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium.
Return flights should be booked for the last day of the summer camp session in order to be eligible for the return bus service to Madrid-Barajas Airport. Please keep in mind the arrival time of the bus when booking your return ticket to allow at least 2 hours for flight check-in.
- Departure: Buses to Marbella depart from Madrid at 10 am on the first day of the camp session and arrive at approximately 6 pm.
- Return: Buses depart the summer camps on the last day of session and arrive to Madrid at around 6 pm.
- Departure: Buses to Salamanca depart from Madrid at 11 am on the first day of the camp session and arrive at approximately 1:30 pm.
- Return: Buses depart the summer camp on the last day of session and arrive to Madrid at around 1:00 pm.
- Departure: Buses to Valencia depart from Madrid at 11 am on the first day of the camp session and arrive at approximately 3:30 pm.
- Return: Buses depart the summer camp on the last day of session and arrive to Madrid at around 1:30 pm.
Arrival by car
Parents who wish to drop off their children at camp can do so after 4 pm on the first day of summer camp and pick up should be arranged between 10 am and 2 pm on the last day.
Staying in Touch
We understand that sending your child to summer camp is a unique adventure, but it can also be a unnerving experience for parents. For this reason, don Quijote makes it easy for you to stay in touch via Internet and phone calls.
Upon arrival, campers will receive an international calling card that can be activated and loaded with 5€ or more of credit at the reception desk. The calling cards will work from any phone, whether within the camp or out while the student is on excursion. This card can be re-loaded with calling minutes anytime by the camper.
Students may use personal cell phones to make and receive calls but only during designated hours.
A month before camp, parents will receive an emergency contact phone number for the camp director.
Additionally, students will have access to computers and email.
don Quijote has available to all campers a camp bank where they can deposit their spending money for safe-keeping for the duration of their stay. Our group monitors will record all deposits and withdrawals as well as offer your child advice on how to budget their spending money.
If additional funds are required, parents will be responsible for arranging the delivery of funds to their child. don Quijote cannot receive or deliver funds on behalf of the student.
Going off camp grounds
We understand that older campers have different needs and may want more freedom to explore off camp grounds and visit the city or see friends on their own.
Students who meet our age requirements and whose parents have signed and submitted a consent form will be permitted to leave the camp unescorted on specific days and for a specified amount of time. Each camp director is responsible for establishing the days and times for these excursions.
* This option is not available at our Marbella Alemán Camp.
Clothes and Uniforms
Take the hassle out of deciding what clothes to bring to summer camp by purchasing a don Quijote uniform package that includes 5 t-shirts, 1 sweatshirt, 2 pairs of shorts and a baseball hat. Students will receive their clothes on the first day of camp. Your child’s uniform order must be placed at least 10 days before arrival.
We include laundry service once every two weeks for our campers. To help expedite this service, we ask that campers clearly mark all of their personal items with their full name and to bring a laundry bag.
don Quijote offers first aid care for students. All of our campers in Spain are covered by a standard health insurance included in the price of the program. However, parents who would like to purchase additional coverage should consult what available options there are in their home country.
Parents are advised to notify us in writing of any chronic health problems, concerns, allergies or special dietary needs upon registration. We ask parents of students who bring any medication to camp to also supply written instructions regarding the proper use of each medicine. Additionally, we recommend that campers with special needs bring a written medical report from their doctor.
Flight tickets go anywhere from 20€ from countries like Italy or England, up to 2,000€ from countries like Australia.Does the price of the summer camp include medical insurance?
YesWhat is the monitor to student ratio?
There is 1 monitor for every 12-15 studentsWhat are the facilities and accommodation like?
don Quijote selects the best student accommodation and host families using a strict criteria of high quality standards.
Spain is a stable democracy with strong civil rights and liberties that forms part of the European Union. Spain is considered a very safe country with a very low violent crime rate.Languages spoken by Spaniards
Most Spaniards study one or more of the following languages: English, French, German, Italian and Portuguese.Camper statistics
On average, 40% of our summer campers are Spaniards and 60% are foreigners.Camp fun
Summer camp is a great way for students to practice their language skills, socialize, overcome personal challenges, play sports and HAVE FUN!
Summer School Spain is recognized and accredited by: