Language Camp Hohensolms
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.