For Students 8-17 years old
- 15 hours of football-coaching per week
- 10 hours of Go Create! English lessons
- Optional British Explorer programme
- 2 full-day weekend excursions
- 5 afternoon activities each week
What a better way to learn a language than with the sport you truly love? KKCL Soccer Camp combines dynamic, fun English lessons with football coaching, matches and themed excursions to give each child a learning experience as memorable as a last-minute goal at the Boleyn Ground!
During your child’s course, English is spoken all day, every day – both on the West Ham training grounds and in the KKCL classroom – with a big emphasis on using the language naturally. The confidence and progress that comes from all that English communication is something every student can take home with them long after the final whistle.
Groups who prefer to experience more British culture can take the optional British Explorer programme instead of English lessons.
What happens in the morning?
Every morning, students will take part in training sessions with West Ham’s experienced coaches. Each session focuses on teaching the fundamental techniques of the game and showing players how to master these skills. Tailor-made for junior players, and with a fun and friendly atmosphere, these sessions allow players to live and breathe football all week – in English of course!
What happens in the afternoon and evening?
Afternoons and evenings are for Go Create! English lessons and excursions. Go Create! English offers far more than just standard English lessons with football vocabulary on top. In the Film Production session, for example, students take roles as both actors and crew (lighting, sound, camera, director) to write, shoot, and edit a short film, whereas their News Stories project allows students to learn how to be journalists by researching, writing and presenting their own news stories about sport and football. The lessons alternate with excursions, allowing students to get to know the secrets of London during their stay. Groups who would like to experience more British culture in the afternoon have the option of replacing English lessons with more cultural activities and trips from our British Explorer programme, such as horse-riding, golf and even afternoon tea!
What happens at the weekend?
Full-day excursions take place on both Saturdays and Sundays, featuring a mix of trips to historic centres outside London and sightseeing in the famous capital itself.
Where will the students stay?
In hotels or homestays. Whether your child prefers the immersive experience of staying with an English-speaking family in the UK, or the familiarity of a hotel, we are sure we can find the right solution for you.
Who supervises the students?
All activities are supervised by trained KKCL staff members – Activity Leaders and Teachers – as well as specially-trained Football Coaches from West Ham. All our staff are DBS checked and trained in safeguarding procedures.
How long does the course last?
As a general rule, the camps are two weeks long. If you have a different length of stay in mind, please get in contact with us at [email protected].
Who can participate?
Any children, male or female, between 8 and 17 years of age.
What level of soccer is needed to get into the camp?
We offer soccer camps for all levels. We understand that some children are mainly coming for the fun of playing their favourite sport, while others are involved in football in a more serious way and want to continue perfecting their game during the summer in our technique camps.
What will I get in the football kit?
Each child will receive a West Ham training top, shorts, socks and a jumper.
Can my children play a competitive match?
Yes, they can! KKCL and West Ham can arrange a friendly match against a local youth side if you require. Contact us for more details.