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Practical information about summer camps in Spain

Arrival in Spain

Airport pick-up service

don Quijote offers a pick-up service for camp participants arriving at the following airports:

  • Barcelona
  • Málaga (for Marbella)
  • Madrid
  • Malaga
  • Valencia

Your child will be picked up at the airport by one of our friendly employees at the baggage claim exit. You are clearly recognizable as camp staff and carry a sign with the camp logo and the name of your child.

The booking of this service and the notification of the exact flight details must be made at least 7 days prior to arrival. In the event of unexpected travel changes or flight disruptions, we cannot guarantee this service, unless you give us the emergency number that you will receive from us at least 2 weeks before arrival.

Bus service from Madrid

Madrid International Airport and its central location offer travelers easy connections within the country. Students who arrive in Madrid before 9:00 a.m. on the first day can use our don Quijote buses that take them to the camps in Malaga, Marbella, Salamanca or Valencia. The students are met at Madrid airport and taken to the bus that awaits them at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.

Return flights should be booked on the last day of the summer camp in order to use the bus service to Madrid-Barajas airport. When booking your return flight, please note the arrival times of the buses. You should have at least 2 hours for check-in.

Madrid - Marbella / Malaga
  • Departure: Buses to Granada or Marbella depart on the first day of the camp 10:00 a.m from Madrid and come against 6:00 p.m. at.
  • Return trip: The buses leave on the last day of the camp and come towards 6:00 p.m. in Madrid.
Madrid - Salamanca
  • Departure: Buses to Salamanca run around on the first day of the camp 11:00 o'clock from Madrid and come against 1:30 p.m. at.
  • Return trip: The buses leave on the last day of the camp and come towards 13:00 'O clock in Madrid.
Madrid - Valencia
  • Departure: Buses to Valencia depart on the first day of the camp 11:00 o'clock from Madrid and come against 3:30 p.m. at.
  • Return trip: The buses leave on the last day of the camp and come towards 1:30 p.m. in Madrid.

Arriving by car

Parents who would like to bring their children directly to the camp themselves can do so on the first day of the summer camp from 4 p.m. The collection should take place on the last day between 10:00 and 14:00.

Keep in touch

Sending your child to summer camp is a unique experience, but we understand that it can also be a nerve-wracking experience for parents. That's why don Quijote makes it easy for you to keep in touch with your child via the internet or phone.

On arrival, the camp participants receive an international phone card that can be activated at reception and charged with € 5 or more. The calling card works from any phone, whether inside the camp or outside while the students are on an excursion. This card can be topped up at any time.

Students can also use their private cell phones to make calls, but only during the specified times.

One month before the start of the camp, the parents will receive an emergency number on which they can reach the camp leader.

Students also have access to computers and email.

pocket money

don Quijote provides all participants with a camp bank where they can deposit their pocket money for safekeeping during their stay. Our supervisors note the deposit and the payments and help your child deal with the money correctly.

If additional money is required, parents are responsible for transferring money to their child. don Quijote cannot process transfers or withdrawals for the students.

Leave the camp site

We understand that older campers have different needs and would like to enjoy more freedom to explore the campground, visit town, or meet friends.

Students who meet our age requirements and whose parents have signed and given a declaration of consent are allowed to leave the camp alone on certain days and at certain times. Each camp leader is responsible for determining the days and times.

* This is not possible at Camp Marbella Alemán.

Clothes and camp uniform

We recommend that you purchase the camp uniform package so you don't have to worry about what to pack. The camp uniform package consists of 5 t-shirts, 1 sweatshirt, 2 shorts and a baseball cap. The students receive their clothes on the first day of the camp. The camp uniform package for your child should be ordered at least 10 days before arrival.


A laundry service is included for our participants every two weeks. In order to simplify this service, we ask the participants to clearly identify their personal belongings with their full names and to bring a laundry bag with them.

Health insurance

don Quijote offers first aid supplies to the students. In addition, all camp participants in Spain are covered by standard health insurance, which is included in the program price. Parents who want to take out additional insurance should contact the health insurance company in their home country.

When registering, parents should inform us in writing of any chronic ailments, allergies, special dietary requirements or other needs of their children. Parents who give their child any medication should make sure that they also have the written instructions on how to take them correctly with them. In addition, we advise students with special medical requirements to bring a medical report with them.

How much does a flight to Spain cost?

The prices for a flight ticket can range from € 20 from countries such as Italy or England to € 2,000 from countries such as Australia.

Is health insurance included in the price of the summer camp?


How many supervisors are there in the holiday camp?

There is a supervisor for each group of 12-15 children.

What are the campsites and accommodation like?

don Quijote selects the best student accommodation and host families by setting strict criteria for the high quality of our standards.

Did you know that...
Security in Spain

Spain is a stable democracy with strong civil rights and freedoms that forms part of the European Union. Spain is considered a very safe country with a very low crime rate.

The majority of Spaniards learn one or more of the following languages: English, French, German, Italian and Portuguese.Camp statistics

On average, 40% of our participants are Spanish and 60% come from other countries.

Fun in camp!

A summer camp is a perfect opportunity for children and teenagers to improve their language skills, socialize, overcome personal challenges, do sports and just HAVE FUN !!

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