We are delighted to announce that our Summer Camp Programme will be held from 26 June - 25 August 2023.GV Summer Camp is the perfect opportunity for boys and girls, aged 10 to 17, to practise English in an immersive environment, make friends from all over the world, participate in a variety of sports, excursions and activities, and most importantly, have fun! GV Summer Camp is available to individuals and groups, minimum one week. Arrival and Departure at the weekend.
Students may choose one of the following options:
Explore, Discover, Play & Learn!GV Summer Camp is full of activities and experiences, 7 days a week, including SUNDAYS that promote healthy-living, active lifestyles, international friendships, and new experiences. And if you are looking for a camp where the fun never stops, then this is the right place to be.
GV Camp is like combining the best of home, holidays, clubs & hobbies all in one place… you never get bored creating fantastic memories and lots of great stories to tell your friends and family when you get home.
English Language Course structureSuitable for all levels, the programme emphasizes comprehension and conversation, and often includes topic discussions, role playing, group projects and local visits - this pleasant teaching approach helps to maintain a high student interest and produces impressive results.
Practice doesn’t stop when class time is finished; English is the only official camp language, and everyone is expected to communicate in English throughout the entire day.
Every week students work on an interesting project and spend some time every day working on it. At the end they present their work in front of their peers. Here are some project ideas: Creating a Brochure, Creating a Perfect Town or City, Lip Dub of a Song, Presidential Elections from the Past, Typical Food, or a Magazine, Interviewing School Celebrities and many more.
Our teachers, trained specifically for this age group, use tailor-made teaching materials for Interactive Whiteboards (IWBs) to make learning fun and effective.
Camp FacilitiesOur GV Camp offers the perfect location for outdoor and indoor enthusiasts. In terms of grounds and facilities, one finds: two football pitches; a fully-equipped Theatre Hall; two gymnasiums equipped for indoor volleyball and basketball, yoga and fitness classes, etc; an outdoor green lawn area for water games and our popular evening chill-out time; a natural wooded area with beautiful views of Verdala Castle for outdoor games; an open field area for our bonfire nights.
Camp LocationOur GV Camp is housed in a spacious and welcoming local secondary school in the luxurious area of Tal-Virtu’ in Rabat, which is ideally situated just 10 minutes from the old medieval capital city of Mdina, one of Malta’s natural treasures.
Our Camp is run on an exclusive basis, providing the precious privacy we need to run our programmes.
Spread over 58,000 square meters, GV Camp is located high up in a green area, surrounded by the peaceful countryside and villas, boasting panoramic views of the island of Malta. The surrounding area and facilities within the Camp are exceptional in terms of the activities it has to offer, allowing for an exciting and balanced schedule.
Safety always comes first!Students and staff are to follow our strict COVID-19 protocols at all times, including the wearing of masks, temperature checks, hand sanitising and social distancing where possible.
This year we are planning on having more in-house activities and only a few outdoor ones, such as going to the beach and visiting some outdoor sights, to avoid unnecessary contact with other people outside the GV Bubble as much as we possibly can. This has been a request from parents that we are happy to follow.
In order to ensure the safety and well-being of the Campers, all our activities are supported by our professional GV Team Leaders and our GV Team Coordinator, maintaining an enviable average rate of 1 GV Staff for every 15 Campers. Staff members are chosen through a strict selection process and undergo an intensive training week before the summer starts. The team includes basic first aiders. During every activity, the necessary safety measures are strictly implemented by our leaders and any outside providers we cooperate with.
What is a GV Residential Camp?
Our Residential camp is the full package we offer where English lessons, accommodation and daily activities, including Saturdays and Sundays, are held ‘under one roof’. Local excursions to discover other parts of Malta are also included in this package.
Rooms: Students may choose between twin / triple or single bedroom options with full en suite shower / bathroom. Some twin rooms may have bunk beds. The rooms are cosy and modern, equipped with new furniture and fans.
Dormitories: Students may also opt to stay in one of our comfortable, modern dormitories. Each student will have a wardrobe and shared bathroom facilities. Maximum number of bunk beds: 26 or 32 per dorm. Boys and girls are housed separately and supervised at all times by our experienced staff.
Meals: Students are offered a healthy and varied full-board option consisting of Breakfast, Hot Lunch and Buffet Dinner, all on campus. Occasionally we provide an outdoor BBQ to enjoy the Mediterranean summer night’s breeze outdoors! Students are encouraged to try different foods to promote a balanced diet. Vegetarian and Special dietary requirements are also catered for and should be advised upon booking.
Return Airport transfers: airport-Camp-airport included in the programme.
What is a GV Day Camp?
Our Day Camp includes English lessons and the afternoon leisure programme (Monday to Friday) but without overnight accommodation. Campers have the option to sleep in their parents’ accommodation and take the provided return shuttle bus from the St. Paul’s Bay Main GV School to the Summer Camp in Rabat.
Meals: Hot lunch is served at the Camp (Monday to Friday) and included in the programme. Students are encouraged to try different foods to promote a healthy and balanced diet. Vegetarian and Special dietary requirements are also catered for and to be advised upon booking. Breakfast and Dinner not included in the programme.
What is a GV Language Camp?
Our Language Camp includes English lessons only, without the leisure programme and without overnight accommodation and meals. Campers have the option to sleep in their parents’ accommodation and take the provided return shuttle bus from the Main GV School in St. Paul’s Bay to the GV Summer Camp in Rabat.