Nomad Surfers Lisbon Teens Surf Camp - Summer Camp, Costa da Caparica. Portugal
Lisbon Teens Surf Camp
Nomad Surfers organizes probably the most Multi-national Surf Camp for Teenagers in Europe. The Lisbon Teens Surf Camp is located in Costa Caparica Beach, 100 meters from the beach and only 20 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 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 summer camp has been hosting teens with ages of 12-18 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.
Most of the days we wake up to have a healthy breakfast and go to the beach for a morning surfing session. After the surf, our guests have a warm shower while the lunch is getting ready at our beachfront restaurant (nobody leaves the table hungry!!) followed by some free time for digestion on the beach or at the school’s game room. In the afternoon they have one more surf session, a quick shower, and an afternoon snack. Back to the camp, it’s time to have a proper shower, dinner and evening activities such as movie night, sunset walks, slackline, parties, pool activities, ball games, skate night and many others.
There is also an excursion day on every 10 days camp for the city tour, paintball, horse riding or any extra activity the group decide to do.
Another Nomad Surfers best choice! You will never forget this experience!
Lisbon Teens Surf Camp
The teens are supervised by our staff 24 hours with medical assistance (first aids). The Surf camp entrance is closed during the night.
Every package includes meals, shared accommodation (full privacy in twin rooms also available), two surf lessons per day and of course, the right to enjoy all the facilities that are included in the Surf camp (swimming pool, tennis court, ping pong table, free wifi, etc). All our camps are mixed although the bedrooms distribution is by gender and age (12-18 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 or horse-ridding, 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 Lisbon Teens Surf Camp, the strong breakfast consists of fruits, orange juice, 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 organized our first Teens Surf Camp in 1998 with great enthusiasm, specializing in minors. We know the responsibility that this entails, that is why at Lisbon Teens Surf Camp the boys/girls will be controlled at all the times, in the surf lessons, extra activities and free time by our monitors, and will be always accompanied by teachers graduates, surfing, sports and recreation with the maximum security for them.
Our teens will sleep with monitors with experience in sports activities and outdoor games. They will be responsible for checking that the teens meet the standards of 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 monitored 24 hours per day by qualified instructors with a system of internal rules which must be followed.
The camp fees cover basic first aid care provided by our staff. Should your child require special care, medication or hospitalization, you will be fully responsible for all the costs incurred.
Check out the video of the accommodation
Lisbon Teens Surf Camp
The camps run for 10 days. The day of arrival and departure won’t have surf lessons, as everybody has different flight times, a day to meet new people and relax while enjoying the camp’s facilities. The Surf Center is 20 minutes walking and 5 minutes by car from the accommodation.
Every surf day, they will practice once in the morning and once in the afternoon, for how long depends on the conditions, our goal is to have at least 3 surf hours per day. The other activities are focused to enhance your qualities for sport, improve your fitness and above all to have fun and live Lisbon Teens Surf Camp, the best experience of your life!!
All material is included, we have a ratio of only 6 teens per instructor!!
✔ 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.
✔ 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.
✔ 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.
✔ Streetboardz: We will train you to carve rail to rail on our recently acquired Streetboardz which are longboard skateboards with a front truck that moves sideways to simulate the turns of a surfboard or snowboard. There is a skate circuit walking distance.
✔ Tennis: We encourage you to bring your tennis rackets and balls as the center has a tennis court (Tennis court rental 5 EUR per hour)
✔ Green space for various games: There is a huge beautiful green space to play at the actual surf camp.
✔ Beach Volleyball
✔ Soccer on the beach
✔ Ping Pong: The rivalry among students, especially monitors is epic!!
✔ 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.
Optional Activities/Extra Cost
You have the option to do attend other extra activities. Each will have an 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).
✔ Kitesurf (minimum age 14 and at least 45kg)
✔ 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
A Typical day at Lisbon Teens Surf Camp
|10am to 5pm||Beach Time (Surf lessons, lunch, extra activities)|
|5pm to 8pm||Walk back to the camp, shower, free time|
|9pm to 11pm||Evening Activities|
DAY 1 – Welcoming
DAY 2 – Pop Corn Night
DAY 3 – City tour Costa da Caparica (Amusement Park)
DAY 4 – Dj Costume Party
DAY 5 – Video Correction
DAY 6 – Pizza Day
DAY 7 – Skate/bike night
DAY 8 – Slake line/ Pool Party
DAY 9 – Lisbon Tour (meals, and activities not included)
DAY 10 – Farewell Hawaiian Beach Party
*Schedule subject to change according to teens’ interests and weather conditions.
Check out the video of Activities
LOCATION & GETTING HERE
Lisbon Teens Surf Camp 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 Surf Camp is only 10 min walking to the beach, 5 minutes to 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.
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)
✔ Small padlock
PRICES & PACKAGES
Price per person
(4 to 8 beds)
|Camp 1||1st – 11th July||10||850 EUR||900 EUR|
|Camp 2||11th – 21st July||10||850 EUR||900 EUR|
|Camp 3||21st – 31st July||10||850 EUR||900 EUR|
|Camp 4||July 31- Aug 10th||10||850 EUR||900 EUR|
✔ 10 nights accommodation
✔ Full Board: Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Snack (Sandwich + drink), Dinner. (Healthy meals to get the energy they’ll need during the surf sessions). We cater to Celiacs, Vegan Vegetarian teens as well – please check extra for cost.
✔ 8 days surf lessons (2 surf sessions of 2 hours, depending on weather conditions)
✔ All surfing equipment included
✔ Huge selection of surfboards
✔ Stretching and warm-up Sessions
✔ Other activities such a board workshop, surf factory tour, ball games, pool party, beach party, amusement park transport, movie night, video correction night, sunset walks, Skate night, pizza night, hamburger night.
✔ Photo and Video package: 90 EUR per person including a selection of the best photos and videos taken of the week surfing. It will be the best memory for your Instagram and Facebook!
✔ Diet restriction: 50 EUR per person per camp
✔ Lisbon Airport Transfers: Transfers from/to Lisbon Airport, Bus or Train station: 30 EUR per person per way
✔ Kite Surf Pack: 4 days 440 EUR per person (Includes transportation + 8 hours of private kitesurf lessons)
✔ Lisbon excursion: It depends, we advise pocket money around 50 EUR per person (one activity, lunch and dinner)
✔ Tennis Court: from 4 EUR per hour
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.