Kids surf camp in Portugal - Nomad Surf Camp - LISBON, Costa da Caparica . Surf Camps in Portugal
NOMAD SURF CAMP – LISBON
Welcome to our kids surf camp in Portugal
Nomad Surf Camps organises the most multi-national kids Surf Camp in Portugal. The Nomad Surf Camp (Lisbon) is located in Costa Caparica Beach,
We moved our operation only 100 meters from the beach and only 15 minutes from Lisbon International Airport. It is one of many vacation spots in central Portugal which is noted for its beauty and tourist possibilities.
A privileged location for a Teens surf camp near a very long sandy beach with mellow beach breaks perfect for beginners. It’s an idyllic place for the practice and especially learning to Surf during the summer. Our surf summer camp has been hosting teenagers with ages of 13-17 years old from Russia, Italy, UK, France, Switzerland, Belgium, USA, Canada, Spain, and other countries over the years.
All activities are done in English, but staff also help in Portuguese, Spanish and French when needed. Accommodation in shared room organized by gender and ages or full privacy in twin rooms. Big shared bathrooms with separate showers in a hostel that has a swimming pool, big green area, chill WiFi area, ping pong table, TV and dining rooms.
There is also an excursion day on every 7 days camp for the city tour, paintball, or any extra activity the group decide to do.
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The best surf camp for Teenagers in Portugal
Nomad Surf Camps has moved its operation in Lisbon to a newly built building on the beach so now our campers can walk 100 metres to the beach for the surf lessons.
The teens are supervised by our staff 24 hours with medical assistance (first aids). The Surf camp entrance is closed during the night and we have a security guard at the camp.
Every package includes meals, shared accommodation (or full privacy in twin rooms also available), daily surf lessons of course, the right to enjoy all the facilities that are included in the Surf camp (swimming pool, Surf skate Ramp, game room, free wifi, etc). There are rooms of 4, 6 and 8 people and we will allocate everyone as to try to match kids of same sex and similar age in same room according to the bookings that week. All our camps are mixed although the bedrooms distribution is by gender and age (13-17 years old).
We encourage the parents to provide some pocket money for vending machine available at the accommodation, supermarket, lunch and dinner on excursion day, ice-creams, souvenirs, drinks or extra activities not included like paintball, etc. They will also need money for the first day as they will only have dinner included and last day when they only have breakfast included.
No one will be left hungry!!
At our kids surf camp in Lisbon, the strong breakfast consists of fruits, orange juice, croissants, toasts, whole grain bread, jams, honey, milk, coffee, chocolate milk, ham, cheese, muesli, and corn flakes.
Lunches are served in a restaurant in front of the beach with everything the teens deserve: starter, main course, dessert, water, and juice. After surf snack in between the second surf session and afternoon activities consist of sandwiches, fruit, and juice.
Dinners are varied and include all the necessary nutrition for teenagers this age. A starter or soup, main course, and dessert. Juices and water also included. We cater to Celiacs or Vegetarian teens as well. A fully equipped kitchen is also available.
Nomad Surfers have dedicated many years to the practice and teaching of surfing as qualified instructors, and we organised our first kids Surf Camp in Portugal in 1998 with great enthusiasm, specialising in children. We know the responsibility that this entails, that is why at our summer camp in Lisbon the boys and girls will be controlled at all the times, in the surf lessons, extra activities by our monitors, and will be always accompanied by teachers, surfing, sports and recreation with the maximum security for them.
Our teens will live with monitors with experience in sports activities and outdoor games. They will be responsible for checking that the teens follow the rules of the surf camp and make extra activities in the evenings. To you, parents who always concerned about is the safety of their children. Your children are supervised 24 hours per day by qualified instructors with a system of internal rules which must be followed.
GREEEN PASS - Unaccompanied Free Time
Freedom to walk out of the surf camp on their own free time unaccompanied is also allowed only with parents authorisation. Rules apply. Please contact us for more information.
The activities we offer at our kids surf camp
The kids surf camps in Portugal run for 7 days, although most campers stay 2 or 3 weeks. The day of arrival there is surfing in the evening, The Surf Center is 1 minute walk from the accommodation. All activities are done in English.
The Surf Lessons
Every day there is surf, mostly 2 surf lessons per day, for how long depends on the conditions, our goal is to have at least 4 hours of surf lessons per day. The other activities are focused to enhance your qualities for sport, improve your fitness and above all to have fun and live the Nomad surf summer camp , the best experience of your life!!
All material is included, we have a ratio of only 6 teens per instructor!!
Surf Lesson Levels
I have never surfed before, or I only surf once a year
✔ Evaluation of each person to know in which level he or she has and which points to work on.
✔ Introduction to waves without surfboards
✔ Introduction with the surfboard always laying down.
✔ Practice balance and Timing
✔ Exercises to get up on the board in and out of the water.
✔ Stand Up and Balance position.
✔ Exercises of weight change from front leg to back leg
✔ Sitting on the board
✔ Walking on the board
✔ Learn to turn left and learn to turn right.
I can paddle on my own and stand up
✔ Evaluation of each person to know in which level he or she has and which points to work on.
✔ Turning direction while sitting
✔ Explosive paddling
✔ Paddle to the outside
✔ Techniques to pass the waves while paddling out (Eskimo roll, etc)
✔ Catching green waves with the help of the coach pushing
✔ Timing and reading of waves to know in which direction to paddle and when to get up
✔ Surf green waves going left, surf green waves going right.
✔ Theory (Priority rules, Safety procedures, currents, and tides)
✔ Video analysis.
✔ Exercises on Streetboardz. Skateboards with front trucks that move laterally and specially designed to train rail to rail surfing.
I surf short boards and want to get better
We also have surf coaching for those experienced surfers who want to take their surfing to that next level. Improve their turns and overal surfing knowledge.
How are the waves in Costa da Caparica?
Costa da Caparica is known to have some of the best beach breaks in the Lisbon region. Its also the home to some of the most prestigious European surf contests. It is protected from the predominant northerly winds so its usually glassier than other Lisbon surf breaks. It is also known to have slightly smaller swell than in places like Guincho or Praia Grande so therefor its perfect for surfers as the swells in Costa da Caparica can be surfable when the west coast is maxing out.
Other possible Activities
Here is the list of other possible activities. It does not mean you will do all of them. And some will be optional and extra cost that will be paid upon arrival.
✔ Paintball: Only 30 meters from the surfcamp. (not included in the price).
✔ Tree Obstacle Circuits: Obstacles circuits of different levels of difficulty (fully secured with harness).
✔ Lisbon City excursion. Crossing river by ferry, eating Pastel de Belem, and train to Bairro Alto.
✔ Excursion to Lisbon Aquarium
✔ Kitesurf (minimum age 14 and at least 45kg)
✔ Stand Up Paddle on beautiful lagoon
✔ Kayak: Kayak riding in the ocean or lake.
✔ Horseback riding
✔ Bicycle Rides
✔ Hipotrip: Tour through across the Tejo River onboard an amphibious vehicle.
✔ Sailboat excursion
✔ Shopping center
✔ Functional Training for surfing: Additional physical exercises to improve your Stamina, Balance, coordination, Timing, Physical condition and obviously your surfing.
✔ Stretching: Specific and fundamental Stretching exercises to help you perform radical surfing maneuvers and basic and avoid injuries.
✔ Surf Skate: We will train you to carve rail to rail on our surf-skateboards which are skateboards with a front truck that moves sideways to simulate the turns of a surfboard or snowboard. We have a surf skate ramp at the surf camp.
✔ Green space for various games: There is a huge beautiful green space to play 25 metres from the camp
✔ Beach Volleyball
✔ Soccer on the beach
✔ Movie nights
✔ Visit Surfboard factory: We will visit a local surf factory.
✔ Parties: Not everything will be training…! We do barbecues, DJ, and nightly jam sessions. Bring your instruments.
A Typical day at our Lisbon Teen surf camp
|10am to 5pm||Beach Time ( 2 Surf lessons, lunch, extra activities)|
|5pm to 8pm||Walk back to the camp, shower, free time|
|9pm to 11pm||Evening Activities|
DAY 1 – Welcome meeting and Video
DAY 2 – Video Correction & Pop Corn Night
DAY 3 – City tour Costa da Caparica (Amusement Park)
DAY 4 – Pizza night
DAY 5 – Lisbon Tour (meals, and activities not included)
DAY 6 – Skate/bike night
DAY 7 – Farewell Party
*Schedule subject to change according to teens’ interests and weather conditions.
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LOCATION & GETTING HERE
Where exactly is our kids surf camp in Portugal?
Our Nomad Surf Camp for teenagers is in Costa da Caparica Coast, only 20 minutes from Lisbon downtown and Lisbon International Airport. With an extension of 13 km of sandy beaches surrounded by the nature reserves of Costa da Caparica Fossil Cliff and Mêdos National Woods.
Almada also has historic centers and countless places worth to visit, such as the Zagallos Manor House, in Sobreda or the Contemporary Art Centre at Casa da Cerca, in Old Almada, among many other suggestions.
The Kids Surf Camp is only 1 min walking to the beach, restaurants, bakery, and supermarkets.
You don’t have to worry about getting to the Lisbon Teens Surf Camp. We will designate staff for pick-ups and drop-offs at Lisbon Area. You just need to provide us the information about the schedule of arrival and departure and we will organize the transfer at Lisbon International airport, train or bus station.
We can pick up and drop off at the airport at any time.
Your child will often be one of many children arriving at the airport or train station to be escorted to camp. Whilst our representatives will always try to arrange for onward transport to camp with the minimum of delay, it should be understood that your child may be required to wait at the airport or train station for up to two hours before he/she commences the onward journey, due to flight delays affecting other children and/or difficult traffic conditions.
Upon arrival at the destination airport or train station, your child should look for a Camps representative, who will be displaying a Camps sign. Airports and train stations can be quite crowded and hectic, you should instruct your child to wait at the airport’s or train station’s information desk should he/she not locate our representative on arrival.
By Air Plane
There is a lot of airline companies operating at Lisbon Portela Airport, providing both business class and low-cost flights to tourists around the world. About 40 airline companies, of which the most notable are Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, Finnair, Easy Jet, Air France, Blue Air, British Airways and Brussels Airlines.
These companies ensure the connection between Lisbon (and, by extension, Portugal) and virtually all corners of the world, linking the capital to destinations like Amsterdam and Paris, Madrid and Rome, London and Moscow, the Canary Islands, Bucharest, Philadelphia, Tunis, Tel Aviv, Cairo and so on.
If you want minor escort service, make sure you organize it with the airline before you buy the ticket. You will need to provide our manager’s document and contact number.
In terms of railway transport, the tourist and commercial platform of Lisbon is serviced by four main train stations: the Santa Apolonia (Estacao da Santa Apolonia), the so-called Rossio (Estacao do Rossio), Barreiro (Estacao do Barreiro) and Cais do Sodre (Estacao do Cais do Sodre).
The Santa Apolonia Train Station (Estacao da Santa Apolonia) is the largest of all, is located in the vicinity of the Alfama district. It is the main terminal for trains which ensure the connection between Lisbon and north and east Portugal, as well as between Lisbon and international destinations like Madrid and Paris.
Rede Nacional Expressos
In terms of bus connections, Lisbon is fairly well linked to virtually the entire Portugal by means of the bus lines made available by the so-called Rede Nacional de Expressos. The main bus station in Lisbon, at least as far as domestic bus trips are concerned, is Rodoviaria da Sete Rios (Sete Rios Bus Station).
For international bus connections between Lisbon and other European destinations, Eurolines seems to provide the most extensive offers.
Some might find it rewarding to get to Lisbon by car. This is, without a doubt, one of the most time-consuming manners of traveling to the capital of Portugal, first of all, due to the city’s geographical location on the west coast of the country, and secondly, because the first step of getting to Portugal is to cross Spain. The border between the two countries is pegged out by 15 checkpoints, so the alternatives are fairly reasonable, as far as their diversity is concerned. The border crossing process is also said to be, as a rule, quite smooth.
Passport and Visas
Please ensure that your child has a valid passport and appropriate visas for all the countries he/she will be visiting. No refunds will be made when a child is unable to start camp due to delays in obtaining appropriate passports or visas. All children must have either a passport or other valid identification for a copy at the camp office for the duration of the camp.
What to bring
✔ Underwear for each day
✔ Socks for closed shoes
✔ Summer t-shirts and shorts
✔ Long pants and sweater
✔ A raincoat
✔ Sports Shoes for Skate classes
✔ Flipflops/ Sandals
✔ 2 towels (beach + shower)
✔ Small backpack to carry things to the beach
✔ Toiletry kit (Towel, Toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, gel, etc.)
✔ Hat or visor
✔ Sunscreen lotion
✔ The mobile phone is optional, the idea is that is disconnected from the electronics.
✔ Pocket money (all diets are included but should bring extra money to have one dinner, buy snacks at the vending machine in the accommodation, supermarket, some ice cream and drink on the beach or during excursions, or extra optional activities)
PRICES & PACKAGES
|Kids Surf Camp 1||24 June – 1 Jul||7 Nights|
|Kids Surf Camp 2||1 – 8 July||7 Nights|
|Kids Surf Camp 3||8 – 15 July||7 Nights|
|Kids Surf Camp 4||15 – 22 July||7 Nights|
|Kids Surf Camp 5||22 – 29 July||7 Nights|
|Kids Surf Camp 6||29 July – 5 August||7 Nights|
|Kids Surf Camp 7||5 – 12 August||7 Nights|
Book early !!! Limited availability !!!
|1 week||895 EUR|
|2 weeks||1745 EUR|
|3 weeks||2585 EUR|
|4 weeks||3445 EUR|
*The average stay is 2 weeks
✔ 7 nights accommodation 1 min walk to the beach
✔ Shared bathroom separated by gender
✔ Full Board: Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Snack (Sandwich + drink), Dinner.
✔ 6 days surf lessons ( Mostly 2 surf sessions. 4 hours per day, depending on weather conditions)
✔ One on one Video Correction
✔ Free Surf available for intermediate and advanced surfers
✔ All surf equipment included
✔ Huge selection of surfboards
✔ Stretching and warm-up Sessions
✔ Lisbon city excursion
✔ Other activities such a surfboard fabrication workshop, surf factory tour, ball games, pool party, beach party, amusement park transport, movie night, video correction night, sunset walks, Skate night, pizza night, etc
✔ Closed-door at night, 24-hour security, 24-hour security cameras
✔ Goody Bag
Private Twin Rooms
If you wish to upgrade to a twin room with two separate beds.
140 EUR per person per week.
100 EUR per person
Private Single Rooms
If you wish to upgrade to a room with one bed for one person
350 EUR per person per week.
English Language Classes
5 days of English Language classes 200 EUR. The classes are only 1 hour long. The objective is that children learn at least a handful of few important phrases of words per day.
✔ Diet restriction: 70 EUR per person per camp
✔ Lisbon Airport Transfers: Transfers from/to Lisbon Airport, Bus or Train station: 40 EUR per person per way
✔ Kite Surf Pack: 4 days 440 EUR per person (Includes transportation + 4 hours of kitesurf lessons)
✔ Lisbon excursion: It depends, we advise pocket money around 50 EUR per person (one activity, lunch and dinner)
Check-in and check-out Time
Our kids surf camp in Portugal starts in the afternoon. Check-in after 4 PM. But we can pick up at the airport at any time.
On check out day, the departures in the mornings after breakfast, although we can drop off at a later time if necessary.
Arrival day includes dinner only, in case of earlier arrival, please bring extra pocket money for meals.
Departure day includes breakfast only, in case of late departure, please bring extra pocket money for meals.
Compulsory Travel Insurance
It is compulsory to have travel insurance to attend the surf camp.
You may use any travel insurance you want. You will be asked to send us copy of the insurance orelse you will not be accepted. Here is a few insurances: