Junior English & Surfing Camp
Donegal English Language School welcomes you to the English and Surfing Camp based in Bundoran, County Donegal on the Wild Atlantic Way. The camp is suitable for individuals traveling alone, with friends or groups. We welcome students from over 14 countries and would love to welcome you.
Ages: 11 – 17 year old
We also run separate weeks every summer for students who are 8-11 years of age. For more information, please contact us.
From beginner to Advanced (Advanced are accepted from 10 -24 June – or 12 August – 2 September).
About our Surf Centre
We offer quality coaching with experienced, qualified, local surfers. Our aim is to ensure your surfing skills progress in a fun and safe environment. We believe we can help you achieve your surfing goals by keeping groups small and providing personal attention to each student. Regular feedback is given to students to ensure progression at all times. We have a range of different boards for you to try, so you can progress
– all sizes of boards from 5’11 up to 9 foot
-5/3mm wetsuits and 3mm boots provided
– changing rooms, hot showers and post surf hot chocolate provided
-4 surf spots within a short driving distance better change from 8 to 4
– male and female surf shop with 10% discount exclusive to Donegal English Language School students. (does not include Surf Co, own brand t-shirts and hoodies).
Our lessons are broken into three categories
Beginners: This is an introduction course to surfing. We work on the correct techniques to position on the board, paddle, getting through the waves and stand up. At this level our goal is to get you surfing the white water on your own, with a basic knowledge of currents, etiquette and technique. Ratio of students to instructor 1:8 max. We use a range of beginner soft boards from 7 foot to 9 foot.
Intermediate: Students focus on surfing techniques such as effective paddling, wave knowledge and selection, take off and bottom turning, trimming and duck diving. The courses also focus on surfing etiquette. We use video analysis to correct faults when appropriate. Ratio of students to instructor 1:8 max. We use a range of Torq intermediate soft top boards from 5’11 to 7’6.
Advanced: Students work mainly on posture correction and technique, timing, positioning, turns and wave selection. We use video analysis to correct faults when appropriate. Ratio of students to instructor 1:8 max. We use a range of Torq intermediate soft top boards from 5’11 to 7’6.
Own boards can only be bought, if joining the advanced programme mid to end august.
A minimum of five students and max of 12 is needed for the advanced programme to run. If there is less than five students, the students will move to the intermediate programme. The advanced programme runs last 2 weeks of august and students have a full range of hard boards to choose from – sizes 6’1 to 8’0. Ratio of students to instructor 1:6 and the instructor is level 2 ISA approved. Video analysis used if and when conditions are suitable. Extra cost of the advanced programme is €110 per person. This is refunded if we do not meet the required student numbers
Sunday only. Groups may be accepted on other days, please contact us for further details
From Dublin are €70 each way and transfers times are between 10:30am – 6.00pm. Arrival times are between 10-5.30pm. Departure times are between 11am – 6 pm.
From Knock are €50 each way for two or more and €95 each way for individuals
Group transfers can be organised from Dublin, Belfast and Knock airports. Prices vary depending on group size so please contact us for a quote.
We also offer a surf camp programme where the English classes in the morning are replaced by additional surf sessions. Please contact us for further information.
What is included?
- 15 hours of tuition per week
- A tailor made English language programme to suit you
- Full board in residential or host family accommodation
- An actioned packed activity programme
- An evening activity programme and cultural excursion each week
- Local transfers to school and activities. No bus or train tickets needed
- A teachers report & certificate of attendance & achievement
- Free WIFI
- Free DELS bag