Summer Camps 2020
28 June / Junio - 4 Julio / July: 1 week /semana
5 - 11 Julio / July: 1 week / semana
28 June / Junio - 11 Julio / July: 2 weeks /semanas
12 - 18 Julio /July: 1 week / semana
19 - 25 Julio / July: 1 week / semana
12 - 25 Julio / July: 2 weeks / semanas
26 July / Julio - 1 Agosto / August: 1 week / semana
19 July / Julio - 1 Agosto / August: 2 weeks / semanas
2 - 8 Agosto / August: 1 week / semana
26 July / Julio - 8 Agosto / August: 2 weeks / semanas
9 - 15 Agosto / August: 1 week / semana
2 - 15 Agosto / August: 2 weeks / semanas
16 - 22 Agosto / August: 1 week / semana
9 -22 Agosto / August: 2 weeks / semanas
23 - 29 Agosto / August: 1 week / semana
16 - 29 Agosto / August: 2 weeks / semanas
1 week 350€ - 2 weeks 620€.
Early birds: 325€ / 580€.
Check NewPa Grants in case of need.
~Complete Spanish Immersion~
> Spanish as a vehicular language
> Native and bilingual monitors
> Workshops aimed at promoting personal autonomy and care for the environment through education in values
> High motivation and games to promote the use of english
> What is produced in the workshops is to be used in the activities: Production cycle
> Learning of the concept of Circular Economy
> Possible family visit the last day of the activity
> Eco-friendly state in the middle of nature (right next to Cabárceno)
> Spectacular routes in the National Park of Peña Cabarga
> Small gruops <
Max. 6/7 children per team
Reduced ratio of children per educator
Volunteers as extra staff
The NewPa project is designed as an educational alternative based on transmitting the importance of values and environmental awareness through experiences of linguistic immersion.
At our camps, as in all our programmes, Spanish is used as a vehicular language to inspire children to have an interest in other cultures and give them the opportunity to put into practice what they have learnt in the classroom throughout the year.
We firmly believe education is the basis of all changes. The NewPa program is an initiative that brings children closer to nature and through it, combines values and education to form "Econscience".
We are growing little by little and, with each step, we incorporate new workshops and experiences constantly for the children thanks to our multicultural team. Therefore, we are exposed to different teaching methodologies and practices and we work absorbing what is best in them.
One of the main characteristics of our immersions is the dedication and care put into the design and development of our programs. We are an environmentally aware company and our education material is home-made from recycled and sustainable products to help promote our values- responsibility, respect and solidarity.
Our goals go hand in hand with the excitement and the desire to do things the correct way that make us pay special attention and care to the design of our summer camps.
Activities & Workshops
Find here some examples of activities that we do:
This would be an example of the timetable of a camp day. Workshops alternate with activities or programmed routes/trips.
Monitors & Educators
Our monitors and educators are the basis of our programmes. They are dynamic, responsible and enthusiastic people with high experience working with children. They firmly believe in the project so they can actually be a role model.
All of them, native and bilinguals, are full with resources to awake in children the interest to speak Spanish. They will do it through encouragement and by the arisen curiosity to meet other cultures. All of this will be very enriching your children, not only during their time at camp, but for their future.
The Camp Director guaranties that all the activities are running correctly and is constantly available for whatever needs that may come up and for the families.
We will also have among the staff the valuable help of native and bilingual Volunteers, that assist the monitors and help in daily routines as they learn and are trained to become the future monitors that will lead camps.
Food & Diet
For NewPa the meals are a very important and significant moment of the day.
We wanted to give children a leading role in all this and instead of being mere receivers, they become the responsible MasterChefs that they have inside.
Under the supervision of the team of monitors, the children choose the menu from a selection of carefully prepared dishes by an expert nutritionist, they have to calculate the rations, the budget and the total necessary before going to the shop to supply their kitchen.
A healthy and responsible diet is essential to understand the importance of sustainability that we want to transmit in NewPa. Therefore, the consumption of meat and fish will be done in a balanced way and always coming from ethically raised animals (free range chickens, extensive livestock and sustainable fishing).
They will discover new flavors and combinations that they will want to repeat at home!
All this is dealt with strict care and caution considering possible allergies and intolerance of participants, organising children in very small work groups supervised at all times.
We also emphasise the importance of the 3 Rs showing many examples in our activities and workshops to reach Reduction, Reuse and Recycling.
Location & Safety
Our summer camps are held in the Natural Park of Peña Cabarga, next to Cabárceno (Santander-Cantabria).
La Estrella farm welcomes our activity in its beautiful lands in the middle of Socabarga. They work extensive livestock in exemplary fields with the perfect balance between forest and meadow.
All the monitors are well trained and prepared to provide security and ensure compliance with the rules to avoid situations of risk. Likewise, everyone knows the protocols if there was an emergency.
In case of need, the health center is only 7 minutes away by car in the town of Astillero and the Valdecilla hospital (Santander), 5 minutes further.
All our camps have civil liability insurance and accident insurance.
How to get here
Brittany Ferries sail from Portsmouth twice a week, on a Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. The journey takes between 24-36 hours. It’s just a 17 minute drive from Santander port to the NewPa camp in Peña Cabarga.
Most UK airports fly to either Bilbao or Santander and car hire is available at both airports. We’re 11 minutes drive from Seve Ballesteros-Santander Airport and around 75 minutes from Bilbao Airport.
You can catch a train to Santander but there is usually a stop in Paris and potential further stops. Visit Trainline for options. From Santander, there is a Renfe train that runs to Astillero or San Salvador.
Some coach companies operate an overnight service to Santander with at least one stop in Paris. You can use a website aggregator, such as Busbud to compare operators and travel options.
- Full board (5 meals - balanced diet prepared by a nutrition expert)
- Accommodation in high-quality tents
- Monitors 24 hours a day
- Coordinator 24 hours a day
- Personal care (ratio 1 monitor -mentor- responsible for every 6/7 campers)
- Spanish Immersion through motivation (English will only be used in case of emergency or deep need)
- Compost toilets and outdoor fresh-water showers
- Specific materials for educational workshops
- Support vehicle
- First aid kit and transfer to medical services
- 24-hour emergency telephone
- Civil liability
- Accident insurance
- Gift for each child
- Bus/train/airport pick up: 20€ each way
- Cancellation Insurance: 15€ *
A few weeks before camps start (June 6th), families will be appointed for an informative meeting to resolve last minute questions and for children to become familiar with some of the monitors who will receive them on the first day of camp. You will be able to participate remotely ;D