In Hohensolms castle, where once the earls of Solms resided, you can now learn English, French or German during your school holidays. The free time programme will allow you to explore the 14th century castle with your teachers as well as discover your hidden talents in our many workshops and medieval games.

As the day draws to a close you may embark upon our torch-lit night hike where you can finish the evening baking bread around a camp fire as part of our medieval party. English, French and German are spoken throughout the programme. In no time you’ll notice your language fluency dramatically improving.

Residence accommodation at Camp Hohensolms

In the youth hostel you will live with students of other nationalities in modern 4 to 8 bed rooms. Every room has its own shower and toilet. As the building is over 650 years old and has been redeveloped many times over the centuries, every room has its own character and design. Depending on travel dates students of the same nationality may be accommodated in the same room.

Please be aware that on arrival at the youth hostel we must receive a deposit of 50 euros per student. This will be returned to you when you leave the camp, providing that you have left everything in order, e.g. you have not lost the room key.

As we offer full board to our students, you will begin the day with a healthy breakfast. You can choose what you would like to eat from a buffet. At noon everybody will have lunch together, before the afternoon activities begin. There will always be a hot meal for lunch or dinner and we invite you to fill your plate with food from the buffet. However, depending on the activity programme of the day, you may be invited to pack some lunch to take with you. Drinks and fruit are always available for everybody. We believe you know best what food you need to make it through the day.

And, of course, we are not ignorant to special diets. Please let us know in your application whether you are a vegetarian, a vegan or have any other dietary requirement. We will do our best to accommodate your preferences and cater for your individual needs.

More about Camp Hohensolms

The Hohlensolms youth hostel lies above the city of Hohensolms on the Ramsberg mountain, with a great view over the Aartal. The extremely spacious bedrooms and classrooms are located in various buildings of the castle complex. Our programme takes place in the Student Lounge in the Knights’ Hall as well as in the castle courtyard. Sports and games are, however, by no means forgotten about as the castle grounds boasts a vast variety of sporting facilities; from beach volleyball courts and football fields to pinp pong tables. Hohensolms has it all.

In addition, the castle is only a few minutes away from Hohensolms village.

Camp Hohensolms at a glance

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Age Group:

8 - 12 years of age or

13 - 16 years of age

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Duration:

28 June 2020 - 22 August 2020

Available Courses:

English (A1 - B2), German (A1 - B2)

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Arrival / departure:

Frankfurt International Airport (FRA)

Frankfurt central station

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Destination:

  • Hohensolms
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Accommodation:

  • Residence (6 - 8 bed rooms)
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ASTUR Moments

  • Medieval Games
  • Archery
Any questions about Camp Hohensolms?

Our Camp specialist Susanne Hofmann is here to help! You can reach her

via landline at +49 661 296971-20

or via e-mail at susanne.hofmann@astur.education

and discuss your stay at camp personally.

Did you know...
... that ASTUR is a "certified" language tour operator? There is a European Norm, EN 14804, regulating high standards for youth travel operators - and we are proud to have been granted this certification.

On Camp at castle Hohensolms your language course will consist of 5 units per day, taking place every morning for 5 days per week. We offer the following language courses:

  • English
  • German

In total you will attend 20 units per week in order to improve your language skills. There will be no language course during the weekends.

Further information about ASTUR language courses >>>

As soon as your language course is over for the day and you've had your lunch, get ready for the afternoon activities. Every day you have a different choice between several creative, lifestyle or sports workshops. You may either power through sessions of football, beach volleyball or ping pong. Or you may tap into your creativity during relaxed activities such as arts & crafts.

And don't forget the evening programme. When the sun goes down, we will have a Welcome Party, Movie Night, Game Night or Quiz Night to name just a few options.

To give you a SAMPLE of what one week at Camp Regen may look like, we provide you with this Camp Hohensolms Sample Programme.

Please note: This document does not represent the actual programme. It may not take place in this fashion definitely. Many circumstances may lead to the programme being altered or certain activities being swapped or dropped alltogether. You will receive the final programme schedule after having enrolled for camp.

During your stay on camp you may call on the attention and help of your teamers at all times. In the mornings your teachers are always here for you, in the afternoons or evenings there will be enough supervisors to look after all of you. In order to ensure this, the following supervisor-student ratio will be applied:

  • 1 supervisor for every 10 students (age group 8 - 12 years)
  • 1 supervisor for every 15 students (age group 13 - 15 years)

For every group of students there will be one teamer who will serve as the group's primary person of trust. That way every student is provided with the comfort of one special contact person - even though all camp staff can be approached by any student at any time. Besides, once per day all teamers will hold a "Time to Talk" session with "their" students. The group will sit down with the teamer to talk about the day which has passed, discussing expectations and experiences and solving problematic situations.

Next to all the adventures in and around castle Hohensolms, the weekly day trips are definitely another highlight of the week. During our half-day excursions we will visit exciting places in camp vicinity, such as Braunfels Castle, Marburg oder Limburg.

When staying for two weeks, you will automatically take part in our weekend day trip. We will travel to a city like Frankfurt, Koblenz, Heidelberg or Mainz for example, see the most important sights and spend some quality time there.

The arrival day for our language camp in Hohensolms is on Sunday. Your parents will either bring you to the youth hostel by car, or you will come by plane to Frankfurt International airport, or by train to Frankfurt main station. The day of departure is always Saturday. If you arrive or depart by plane or train, we recommend you sign up for a transfer to/from the youth hostel as early as possible upon booking. You will then be picked up punctually and won’t need to worry about anything.

Depending on your age, if you have booked a UM service (UM = Unaccompanied Minor) with your airline, you should also book the UM service for an extra fee additional to the transfer to the camp as early as possible with us, as airport checks and procedures are long and complicated.

Please organise your arrival and departure in a way that you check in between 14:00 and 17:00 and check out between 08:00 – 11:00. Lunch on the day of arrival and departure is not included in the price.

What Camp Hohensolms looks like...
Organising your free time on camp

All free time activities on camp are put together by our experienced team of camp supervisors. They are in charge of all activities and provide guidance and supervision. It won't get boring on camp.

Our camp staff can rely on its long-time experience. They know which activities will be the most exciting and enjoyable.

Our teamers are here for you

Our teamers are always approachable. And we can guarantee that there are enough teamers on camp that no student or their needs will be overlooked.

We guarantee as well that the ratio of participants' numbers to camp staff is well balanced. The supervisor-participant ratio of 1:10 (age group 8 - 12 years) and 1:12 (age group 13 - 15 years) is keenly observed.

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Dates and prices
Course Dates One Week - shared rooms, standard room One Week - shared rooms, en-suite room
28 June 2020 - 04 July 2020 746.00 € 776.00 €
05 July 2020 - 11 July 2020 746.00 € 776.00 €
12 July 2020 - 18 July 2020 746.00 € 776.00 €
19 July 2020 - 25 July 2020 746.00 € 776.00 €
26 July 2020 - 01 Aug. 2020 746.00 € 776.00 €
02 Aug. 2020 - 08 Aug. 2020 746.00 € 776.00 €
09 Aug. 2020 - 15 Aug. 2020 746.00 € 776.00 €
16 Aug. 2020 - 22 Aug. 2020 746.00 € 776.00 €
Transfers (always one-way) Surcharge
to / from airport Frankfurt International (FRA)* 160.00 €
to / from main station Frankfurt* 160.00 €
UM service fee (when UM booked with the airline) 40.00 €
Additional prices Surcharge
Deposit (will be returned at the end of the course) 50.00 €
Travel Insurance: Third Party, Medical, Accident for EU citizens* (per day / student) 1.10 €
Travel Insurance: Third Party, Medical, Accident for non-EU citizens* (per day / student) 2.00 €
Invitation / booking confirmation for visa application (plus postage; per student) 30.00 €
* For additional information about this point, please refer to our offer under Donwloads.
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If you are eager to know all there is to know about Camp Hohensolms, we recommend the following downloadable documents. You will find the complete list of details about all services provided below. Feel free to take a good look at our offer (all documents as PDF format).

PDF Offer Language Camp Hohensolms 2020

PDF Sample Programme Language Camp Hohensolms 2020

Hohensolms is not the camp you are looking for?

There may be many obstacles which can prevent you from coming to camp. The location may be to far away from home. Possible dates may be unconvenient or something else makes attending just impossible.

In these cases we would like to offer another camp from our portfolio. Maybe one of them is the one for you!

What your forerunners have to say

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Maria, 14 Camp Hohensolms

"I enjoyed myself very much at Language Camp Hohensolms. I could really improve my English  language skills! The activities in the courtyard were very diverse and I found new freinds from Canada. We had a good time and I will definitely come back here next year.  🙂 "

Tobias, 11 Camp Hohensolms

„The castle on top of the hill was amazing. It was like travelling back in time to the Middle Ages!"