Ready for a summer full of exploration and new experiences? Challenge yourself!
week #1

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER CAMP

July 24 – 30, 2022 | Basta Pajstun, Slovakia | 
13 – 17 years old

For 7 days you will challenge yourself during real-life projects and/or hands-on experiences together with active young people like you! You will also learn how to spot great opportunities around you and how to take full advantage of them. Moreover, you will explore your limits, strengths whilst improving your English skills.

week #2

international summer camp PLUS

July 30 – August 6, 2022 | Hotel Astra, Bratislava, Slovakia 
13 – 17 years old

In the next 8 days, you will explore new cities in Austria, Czechia, Hungary, and Slovakia, learn about their history, and awaken new taste buds with European flavors. You will attend English lessons and sample LEAF Academy classes. You will learn about the BUILD model, and improve communication. 

you can apply for week #1 or both weeks. It is up to you!

international summer camp

Price for applicants from Czechia, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia (Visegrad region)*
500
200 regular price
  • apply by March 25, 2022 to get € 50 off (Early Bird price)
  • applicants from any other country pay full price of € 500
week #1

International summer camp

PLUS
500 regular price
  • Early Bird price does not apply in week #2
  • our sponsor does not support week #2, hence non-discounted price
week #2

*LEAF Academy sponsors are generously supporting LEAF Academy summer camp (week #1) in order to be as open as possible to students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds within Visegrad region (Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia). We believe that the size of your family wallet should not be the only decision-making factor in determining whether to participate in the camp or not.

FAQ

  • Are you 13-17 years old?
  • Can you communicate in English and want to practice it more?
  • Would you like to boost your skills?
  • Are you not afraid to explore yourself and your limits?
  • Are you eager to meet like-minded young people?
  • Would you like to experience a new way of learning in an intercultural environment?

If your answers are yes, then LEAF Academy Summer Camp is definitely for you. 🙂

We would like you to experience a new exciting way of learning by doing: through working in teams, hands-on experiences, and workshops as well as challenging tasks. We are here to help you to think for yourself about your personal journey both before and after the camp.

7:30 – 8:00             Wake up and prepare for the day
8:00 – 9:00             Breakfast
9:00 – 9:30             Group meetings
9:30 – 12:30           Challenging Team activities/Outdoor Expedition/Workshops
12:30 – 14:00        Lunch and free time
14:00 – 16:30        Challenging Team activities/Outdoor Expedition/Workshops
16:30 – 18:30        Workshops/Stories/Clubs/Sports
18:30 – 19:30        Dinner and Announcements
19:30 – 21:00        Evening Activities/Discussions/Group Reflections
21:00 – 22:00        Free time 
22:00                      Check-in and quiet on site

The Camp fee includes accommodation, all meals, equipment, and program

What is not included are your travel costs, pocket money, and insurance. If needed we will provide support with transportation to participants coming from abroad or other parts of Slovakia to the Camp location (from Bratislava main train station/airport).

The official communication language of LEAF Academy Summer Camp will be English.

We really want you to improve your language skills and that is why all Camp participants and staff will be speaking in English at all times.

As places are limited, we would like to select those participants who would benefit the most from the camp and its program. Therefore, all candidates will go through a brief selection process where we will consider their motivation to participate as well as their basic ability to communicate in English. This selection will take place within 2 weeks after the final deadline.

You will receive the decision of admissions to the Camp by the end of April.

The selected participants and their parents will then confirm their interest by paying the Camp fee and will subsequently receive more details and documents, which will need to be filled in before the start of the Camp.

In case you cancel your participation 4 weeks before the Camp, you will receive 50% of the paid fee back.

In case you cancel your participation less than 4 weeks before the Camp, the fee will not be refunded.*

*Serious reasons will be considered individually

Due to the nature of the Covid-19 ever-changing and evolving pandemic, we can only accept participants who are fully vaccinated. This means every participant must have at least two jabs to be able to participate in the summer camp.

Confirmation of full vaccination will be required prior to Camp.

Health & safety

Due to the nature of the Covid-19 ever-changing and evolving pandemic, we can only accept participants who are fully vaccinated. This means every participant must have at least two jabs to be able to participate in the summer camp.

Confirmation of full vaccination will be required prior to Camp.

To be able to participate in the camp once selected, you need to bring with you:

  • Valid ID card/passport or a valid student card
  • Health insurance card or confirmation of your health insurance
  • Original of the Medical Declaration signed by parents not older than 24 hours. (If you don’t bring this document signed by your parents, you might be asked to leave the Camp)
  • Pocket money* (including money for your travel to and from Bratislava).
  • Personal medication that you are currently taking**

*Meals and accommodation during the Camp are included in the program fee. The fee does not include your spending on personal needs. Remember to set aside a sufficient amount of cash for your travel to and from the Camp, snacks, and other planned expenditures.

**The medicine should be given to the Camp Nurse at the beginning of the Camp. This medication should be in its original packaging and accompanied by the doctor or pharmacist’s instructions regarding dosage and frequency. Participants with a history of asthma should bring two current inhalers with them.

For daily program and your stay at the Campus:

  • Toiletries (toothbrush/toothpaste, comb, towel, hygiene kit)
  • Summer clothes, including socks and undergarments, and pajamas. You should dress comfortably and casually (no formal dress is required)
  • Slippers or sandals for indoor use
  • Gym/sportswear and equipment for your favorite sport
  • A pair of sports shoes – such as trainers or running shoes („Converse“ are not preferred)
  • Your favorite book, magazine, game, musical instrument, or something to share your interests
  • Writing materials: a small notebook with pen/pencil

For the Outdoor Journey (mini expedition into the wildness): 

  • 50 liter or bigger backpack
  • Sleeping bag for sleeping outdoors
  • Sleeping mat for sleeping outdoors
  • Hiking Boots/Comfortable hiking shoes
  • Quick-dry long trousers – no jeans, they cause chafing when wet and are heavy to carry.
  • Quick-dry long-sleeved shirt
  • Quick-dry T-shirt (ideally synthetic fabric since cotton keeps you cold when wet)
  • Fleece pullover/jumper (evenings and nights get cold)
  • Waterproof jacket or poncho
  • Shorts
  • Clothes for sleeping (a t-shirt and a pair of trousers)
  • Sun hat with wide brim & retaining strap/baseball cap or similar
  • Pair of socks (ideally hiking socks)
  • Sunglasses & retaining strap (so you don’t lose them)
  • Sunscreen (SPF 25 or higher) and lip balm with SPF
  • Torch/headlamp & spare batteries
  • Spoon
  • Insect repellent
  • Lunch box with a lid
  • Water bottle (min 1 liter, ideally reusable because environment)
  • Ziplock bags or plastic bags for trash and for waterproofing
  • Personal mask/scarf/protection for upper airways
  • Personal hand sanitizer*

In case you don’t have a sleeping bag, mat, or backpack, we can provide you with one (numbers are limited)

LEAF will not accept responsibility for the loss of, or damage to personal belongings. 

*Hand sanitizers provided by the Academy will be available for camp participants at the campus and during the hike, however, we ask you to bring a personal one with you.

DOWNLOAD CHECKLIST

DOWNLOAD MEDICAL DECLARATION (bilingual)

The Medical Declaration needs to be signed by your parents not older than 24 hours and brought as a hard copy to the camp.

If you don’t bring this document signed by your parents, you might be asked to leave the camp without a refund.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at programs@leafacademy.eu or +421 907 836 490.