Water Sports Camp ‘Arbolar’
In Iberian Camps we feel very happy to offer the Water Sports Camp “ARBOLAR” in Mar Menor (Murcia), in the South of Alicante.
With more than 20 years’ experience and their own facilities, fully renovated, this company organises summer camps for 10 days, in July and August, for kids and teens aged 6 to 17.
Participants are split in age groups and everyday they’ll practise sailing, windsurfing, paddle surfing and kayaking. The programme includes also a full day excursion to a water park.
You’ll be able to meet other Spanish and Internationals, apart from the counsellors, all Spanish and English native, with whom you can practise and improve your level of English or Spanish.
All water activities are carried out in Mar Menor, the biggest salty lagoon in Europe (180sqm), right in front of the residence where the camp is located. No need for transports. There’s no more ideal and safer place for the nautical activity.
The best way to enjoy the summer: water sports, excursions, night games and new friends!
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DATES & ACTIVITIES
A very complete programme, conceived to enjoy water sports on the shores of Mar Menor. A 10-day camp for learning water sports like dinghy sailing, windsurfing, paddle surfing and kayaking, making funny excursions, playing other beach sports, laughing without stopping evening events… Perfect for kids and teens aged 6 to 17. Every camp has age groups and all activities are adapted to make our participants enjoy to the most.
Moreover, this camp is full of Spanish and International participants, as well as English native counsellors. This means that all campers will be able to practise their English or Spanish during their stay.
Accommodation, in bedrooms for 4 to 7 people, includes full board (breakfast, lunch, mid-afternoon snack and dinner).
This camp has 24 hours counsellors. Ration: 1 counsellor for 10 participants.
In 2019, you’ll be able to come in the following dates:
- From 1st to 10th July
- From 11th to 20th July
- From 21st to 30th July
- From 1st to 10th August
- From 11th to 20th August
Ask for prices and availability. We respond quickly.
DESCRIPTION OF ACTIVITIES
Dinghy Sailing. You’ll learn to handle a sailboat. You’ll steer your own boat and we’ll do excursions around the Mar Menor. This course is basically practical, and we will show you the following notions:
- All parts of a sailboat and its rigging.
- Navigation with different wind types (upwind, downwind, etc.)
Windsurfing. You’ll learn to use a windsurf board and enjoy new thrills together with speed.
Paddle Surfing (SUP). We’ll give you all tricks to stand on the surfboard and move with the oar. Easy and very funny!
Kayaking. We’ll show you how to use a kayak and you will participate in funny games.
Water Park at Terra Natura Murcia. We’ll spend the whole day in Terra Natura, visiting its zoo and enjoying its excellent water rides and swimming pools.
SPORTS AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES
Workshops: handicrafts, reef nots, juggling…
Beach sports: volleyball, football, zumba, aerobic…
Games: gymkhanas, treasure hunts…
In the evening, after dinner, they’ll do the following activities before finishing their intense days:
EXAMPLE OF CAMP:
|DAY 1||DAY 2||DAY 3||DAY 4||DAY 5||DAY 6||DAY 7||DAY 8||DAY 9||DAY 10|
|8:30||Arrival and room settlement||Wake up||Wake up||Wake up||Wake up||Wake up||Wake up||Wake up||Wake up||Wake up|
|10:00||Sailing||Windsurf/Paddle Surf||Excursion to water park TERRA NATURA||Sailing||Windsurf/Paddle Surf||Sailing||Gymkhana||Sailing||12:00 Departure|
|11:30||Rest. Kayaking||Rest. Workshop||Rest. Kayaking||Rest. Fun activity||Rest. Kayaking||Rest. Kayaking|
|3:15||End of activs. and shower||End of activs. and shower||End of activs. and shower||End of activs. and shower||End of activs. and shower||End of activs. and shower||End of activs. and shower|
|13:45||Lunch & Rest||Lunch & Rest||Lunch & Rest||Lunch & Rest||Lunch & Rest||Lunch & Rest||Lunch & Rest||Lunch & Rest|
|16:30||Meeting. First beach bath. Games to meet rest of campers||Windsurf/Paddle Surf||Sailing||Windsurf/Paddle Surf||Sailing||Windsurf/Paddle Surf||Sailing||Windsurf/Paddle Surf|
|18:00||Rest & snack. Beach sports||Rest & snack. Kayaking||Rest & snack. Fun activity||Rest & snack. Kayaking||Rest & snack. Fun activity||Rest & snack. Kayaking||Rest & snack. Fun activity|
|19:30||End of activs. Tidiness & shower||End of activs. Tidiness & shower||Return and shower||End of activs. Tidiness & shower||End of activs. Tidiness & shower||End of activs. Tidiness & shower||End of activs. Tidiness & shower||End of activs. Tidiness & shower|
|20:00||Rest & leisure time with counsellors||Rest & leisure time with counsellors||Rest & leisure time with counsellors||Rest & leisure time with counsellors||Rest & leisure time with counsellors||Rest & leisure time with counsellors||Rest & leisure time with counsellors||Rest & leisure time with counsellors|
|22:00||Evening fun||Evening fun||Evening fun||Evening fun||Evening fun||Evening fun||Evening fun||Evening fun||End of camp party|
|23:30||Good night!||Good night!||Good night!||Good night!||Good night!||Good night!||Good night!||Good night!||Good night!|
This complete programme includes:
- Accommodation in shared bedrooms for 4-7 people. En-suite bathroom
- Full board (breakfast, lunch, snack & dinner). Also special menus.
- 24 hours counsellors (Spanish and English native)
- Full day excursion to Terra Natura (transport & picnic lunch)
- 4 water sports (certified instructors & materials): dinghy sailing, windsurfing, paddle surfing, kayaking
- Recreational and sport games (workshops, beach sports & games)
- Evening meetings (entertainments, games, barbeque, parties, chill-out…)
- Accident insurance
- Civil Liability insurance
- Transport between train or bus station of Cartagena, and San Javier airport.
- Flight, train or bus tickets
- 1 extra day (half board & accommodation). 30€
- Transport Arbolar-Alicante. 30€ (return ticket)
- Bus/train from and to Madrid. 90€ (return ticket)
Ask for prices and availability
The Residence and Water Sports Centre ARBOLAR holds together in one facility a high-quality youth residence and a water sports centre.
Accommodation, meals, water sports, activities, instructors, etc., can all be found in this special place, located on the seafront of Mar Menor, in a privileged area.
Customers can come to this water sports camp without moving nor being transported anywhere.
All facilities are placed on the seafront and with a sea view, and they have an accommodation capacity for 114 people.
Facilities are divided in 2 adjacent areas: the main building and a second area with bungalow bedrooms.
- Bedrooms from main building:
- Capacity for 74 people
- 13 bedrooms for 4-7 people
- Air conditioning (cold and warm) in all bedrooms
- En-suite bathroom
- Bungalow bedrooms:
- Capacity for 40 people
- 10 bedrooms for 4 people
- Air conditioning (cold and warm) in all bedrooms
- En-suite bathroom
- Wifi in the whole facility
- Bed linens: sheets and blankets
- Kitchen with homemade menus
- Living-dining room with capacity for 65 people
- Outside toilets
- Multipurpose rooms for 25 and 40 people
Water Sports Center
The water sports centre is located at the daylight basement from main building, and it contains all necessary materials for the main activities of this camp: dinghy sailing, windsurfing, paddle surfing and kayaking.
We have the following materials:
- 4 training boats for dinghy sailing “vita” model
- 4 dinghy sailboats “cadet” model
- 2 dinghy sailboats “snipe” model
- 1 dinghy sailboat “laser” model
- 14 windsurf boards with different sail sizes
- 6 paddle surf boards with oars
- 20 kayaks for 2-3 people with their oars
- 2 single-seating kayaks with oars
- 1 safety and support rubber boat with a 30-horsepower engine
- Life jackets in different sizes
- Wetsuits in different sizes
The Mar Menor is a salty lagoon with 42 Km of beach and an average depth of 4 metres. It is separated from the Mediterranean Sea by a narrow sand extension called “La Manga del Mar Menor” but connected to the Sea through several channels. Its calm water from this small sea, its absence of waves, its average annual temperature of 20 degrees, its 300 sunny days per year and its sandy beaches make it an ideal spot for all kinds of water sports.
On the seafront from Mar Menor, located at Los Urrutias, in an area called Punta Brava, a very beautiful and peaceful place, where (outside summer) you can even find herons, flamingos and other birds on the beach.
How to arrive to this camp:
- Autovía del Mediterráneo, AP-7. Exit 794, direction El Carmolí (at 3km).
- San Javier Airport (Murcia) at 10 highway kilometres (7 mins.).
- Alicante Airport at 106 toll motorway kilometres (1h9mins) or 132 highway kilometres (1h20mins).
- Cartagena Train Station at 22 highway kilometres (15 mins.).
- Cartagena Bus Station at 22 highway kilometres (15 mins.).
Arrival to the camp. Transfer service from and to the camp
Every participant must arrive to the camp by himself, but he can use any of the following services:
Transfers from/to Madrid: For all starting dates we organise a bus or train service (according to demand) from Madrid, Albacete and Murcia. If the transfer is done by bus, it will be organised by the camp’s Company and there will always be a counsellor with them. The cost price for this service is 90€ (go and return).
Pick-ups in stations and airports. All participants coming from other origins can request this pick-up/return service from/to stations and airports. This service is free for the bus or train stations of Cartagena and San Javier airport (Murcia). For Alicante airport, the transfer service costs 30€ (go and return).
Participants travelling by themselves to the Residencia de Turismo Activo “Arbolar” (in C/ Laguna de Ruidera s/n, at Las Urrutias – Cartagena) must arrive after midday and leave before midday.
Participant’s pocket money and bank
If the participant attends this camp with cash money for his own use, we recommend it to be a moderate amount. 30€ would be enough since they’ll just be able to spend it in the excursion and the vending machine selling soft-drinks and snacks.
We also offer a free banking service, where participants can give their pocket money to their counsellor for safekeeping and managing during the whole camp.
The usual things for spending 10 beach days. However, we recommend you not to forget any of the following items:
- A cap, you’ll use it for sailing.
- A t-shirt for sailing (a lycra t-shirt to protect from sun exposure and chafings from life jacket).
- Shoes for sailing (booties for water, neoprene booties, closed rubber sandals or similar).
- Beach flip-flops.
- 2 swimsuits at least.
- Pullover or hoodie for the evenings.
- Bath and beach towels.
- Sun cream – water resistant – high protection factor.
- If you use glasses or contact lens, we suggest you bring a replacement.
- Documents: health card and identity card (PHOTOCOPIES, not originals).
- Rucksack for the excursions.
Parents or legal guardians will give to the participant the health document that is necessary for his medical assistance and his national identity card/passport (we recommend only photocopies).
Furthermore, participant must provide the bank receipt from his last payment.
Physical condition and requirements
Participants should not suffer from any contagious disease nor physical impediment that could prevent him from exercising our offered activities.
Being able to swim is an essential requirement. At the camp’s beginning we’ll make a swimming control in order to find out if there is a participant with special difficulties for moving inside water: buoyancy and movements. It will never be an effort nor competitive test.
Participants must always follow the rules from the centre and the indications from counsellors and the people responsible from ARBOLAR. Likewise, they will commit to behave in a polite and respectful manner towards the others.
In the case of non-compliance of these conditions and requirements, the Organisation will be entitled to deny his acceptance and to expel him from this camp.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
For the enrolment it is necessary to make a deposit of 25% from total camp price and fill in the registration form that we’ll send per email. You can ask for the registration form per email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or mobile phone (+34 647 26 17 17).
- 25% of total camp price in order to confirm reservation
- 25% of total camp price 2 months before the camp starts
- 50% of total camp price at the latest 1 day before the camp starts
Means of payment:
Bank deposit or transfer in this account:
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA)
Account holder: ARBOLAR Formación y Ocio Activo S.L.
Important! Do not forget to indicate the participant’s name and your requested camp dates (1st July, 11th July, 21st July, 1st August, 11th August or 21st August). For example: “J. Galindo Martinez 1st July”. By sending the bank receipt to us per email, we’ll be able to accelerate the confirmation of payment and camp’s reservation.
We refund the whole transferred money if the camp’s cancellation happens before the 20 days prior to its start. If the cancellation is made within the 20 days prior to the camp’ start date, we will refund the 50% of the paid amount.
Right of expulsion
The Company reserves the right to expel those participants who do not respect the established rules of coexistence. In case of expulsion, we will not refund any paid amount.
Ask us per mobile telephone/Whatsapp (+34 647 26 17 17) or fill in one of our web’s inquiry forms and we’ll inform you as soon as possible.
Yes. Nevertheless, please, note that mobiles will be switched off during the activities. Therefore, if you wish to talk to your child, we advise you to phone during the lunch or dinner time. Your child will be allowed to use his/her mobile phone only during those fixed hours.
Likewise, it is not allowed to bring any other technology device (tables, games, etc.) except for a photo camera.
You can phone our on-call counsellor (available the 24 hours) to the number that will be supplied later on.
No. Parents and authorised relatives may visit him/her at any moment. Nevertheless, we consider a 10-day camp to be quite a short time and for this reason, several visits would be unnecessary.
It is convenient that you inform us in advance when you plan to come for visit, so that we can confirm that there is no planned excursion on that day.
Yes. There is, but this doesn’t mean that your child will use it. For this reason, we advise you to provide him/her with enough clothes (basically t-shirts and shorts).
No. Parents are not allowed to access the bedrooms once the camp has started (if necessary, one of our counsellors go with you).
Yes. If other people different from parents/legal guardians would like to take the participant outside the camp, they must have a specific authorisation from them and the Organisation must be informed accordingly.
Please, keep us informed. We’ll adapt our menus to his/her needs, and if necessary, we’ll supply him/her with the corresponding medication.
Yes, for us it is a big concern to take care of our participants’ health. During sailings, our campers are obligatorily wearing t-shirt, cap and booties. Moreover, our instructors make sure that they use sun protection.
Yes. Participants are safer when sailing through Mar Menor than riding a bicycle through their neighbourhood. They always sail wearing a life jacket, they go with certified instructors (within the same sailboat) and there’s always a rescue rubber boat nearby.
Campers are allowed to move only inside the camp facilities. If they need to go out, there will always be one of our counsellors with them.